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Press releases
"Where is the money coming from?" ICA publishes its research and analysis on FDI performance and FDI profitability in fDi Magazine (a Financial Times publication):
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Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) launches LocationMonitor®: FDIperceptions.com. A web based tool that measures and analyzes all places on the internet where investors give their opinions about the attractiveness of locations for doing business.
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Investment Consulting Associates publishes in WAIPA's Newsletter Quarter 2, 2008 on its research into the performance and profitability of FDI by the world's leading multinational corporations
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Investment Consulting Associates published in Dutch Newspaper on "Promoting The Netherlands in China and the role of aftercare"
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"Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) and Transfer Pricing Associates (TPA-Global) announce partnership agreement to provide location selection & location optimization services for corporate supply chains". 
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Upcoming events with ICA participation

"The Profitability of Foreign Direct Investment - FDI". ICA Seminar presentation at the FDI Expo London 24 - 25 June 2008. Organized by FDI Magazine and the Financial Times.
In this seminar ICA  highlights recent research and provides examples of the foreign profitability of FDI among leading foreign investors. Which companies are among the best performers and which industries are leading? What are some of the ''rising stars'' to attract? What makes some companies more successful than others in their FDI strategies? What are the implications for aftercare and lead generation strategies of Economic Development Agencies?
http://www.fdi-expo.com/

"Valuation and Supply Chain Optimization Services Seminar" organized by TPA Global and its alliance partners. 30 May 2008 at NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam The Netherlands.
Program/Registration Form

Roundtable panel discussion at the 2008 Academy of International Business (AIB) in Milan June 30-July 3. 
The Practice, Policy and Theory of Location Selection and Optimization in a "Flat World"
Chair: Douglas Van den Berghe, Investment Consulting Associates - ICA

The Practice of Location Decision Making and the Role of Business Intelligence
Douglas Van den Berghe, Investment Consulting Associates - ICA

Regional Location Strategies in a ‘Flat World’
Alan M. Rugman, Indiana University

New Policy Dimensions of the Location Decision
Michael Gestrin, OECD

The Impact of the Flat World Concept and Location Decisions on IB Theory
John Dunning, Rutgers University and Reading University
http://aib.msu.edu/events/2008/

Paper presentation on: "Foreign Profitability of large Multinationals" at the 2008 Academy of International Business (AIB) in Milan June 30-July 3. Presenters: Dr. Michael Gestrin (OECD) and Dr. Douglas van den Berghe (ICA).
http://aib.msu.edu/events/2008/

Past events with ICA participation

OECD Global Forum on International Investment VII 27-28 March 2008, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France.
ICA will be speaker at this high level forum on best practices of promoting investment.
http://www.oecd.org/investment/GFI-7

Program

UNCTAD-WAIPA Regional Training Workshop on Investor Aftercare for Central America and the Caribbean. 21 - 23 August 2007, San Salvador, El Salvador

Workshop and training on investor aftercare for Central American and Caribbean government officials.
http://www.waipa.org/works_programme1.htm
http://proesanews.com/page/6/

WAIPA Regional Workshop : "Middle East Customer Services and Investor Aftercare".
Ras Al Khaimah, 22-23 June 2007

Workshop on investor aftercare and CRM in RAK Free Trade Zone
http://www.rakftz.com/en/news_details.php?id=73
http://www.waipa.org/pdf/Workshops/2007/RAK-June2007/programme.pdf

THE WAIPA WORLD INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2006 AND 2007
8-9 March 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

Keynote speaker and moderator in various sessions.
http://www.waipa.org/waipaXII.php
http://www.waipa.org/waipaXI_highlights.php

WAIPA-BANCOMEXT Workshop on Investor Servicing and Aftercare
17-18 October 2006, Mexico City

Key note speaker on investor aftercare and investor servicing.
http://www.waipa.org/pdf/Workshop%20Programmes/Mexico_programme1.pdf

Costa Rican Investment Board (CINDE) and UNCTAD. 
Workshop on FDI in Tourism in Central America and Caribbean.

Government of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and UNCTAD.
Workshop and report on investor facilitation, benchmarking and investment promotion. Bluebook on Investment measures in Ghana and workshop to present findings and report to the President of Ghana..

UNCTAD
Participation in expert meetings in relation to annual World Investment Report.

OECD
Participation in high level expert meetings on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), policy making and analysis.
 
 

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