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Upcoming ICA Event

"Investment Hub of the Future” Breakfast seminar in co-operation with TPA-Global.
24th of July, IBFD building H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 210 Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Past ICA events

ICA provided a quest lecture at Nyenrode Business University - 10 July 2009

Based on available experience with corporate relocations, Matthijs Weeink was given the opportunity to provided a quest lecture as part of the course Global Sourcing and Captive Offshoring.

“Global Sourcing & Location Choice” Breakfast seminar  in co-operation with Nyenrode University and TPA-Global. 12 May 2009, Knight’s Hall, Nyenrode Castle Breukelen, The Netherlands
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"Supply Chain Management Master Planning and Special Economic and Industrial Development Zones". In co-operation with World Free Zone Convention and TPA-Global.  March 23-25, 2009. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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"Refocus of your corporate value chain - quick wins and practical solutions". In co-operation with TPA-Global and Möbius. March 31, 2009. Ghent, Belgium.
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"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?

"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.
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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

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).

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.

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.

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

8-9 March 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

Keynote speaker and moderator in various sessions.

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

Key note speaker on investor aftercare and investor servicing.

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..

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

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

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