Global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is continuing to rise, thanks to stronger economies and government efforts to make it easier for companies to invest and do business overseas. Companies are expanding across borders at ever-earlier stages in their development and these smaller, younger firms have different business interests and are influencing the direction of FDI flows. Meanwhile, larger multinational enterprises are constantly appraising their international operations to best maximise returns.
However, there are still hurdles to overcome, with significant risk associated with investing in some global hot spots and low levels of growth being experienced in certain European economies.
fDi Forum 2015: Unlocking the Potential of a Global Investment builds on 2014’s successful inaugural event in London. It brings together a high-‐level strategic group of CEOs, CFOs, managing directors and other decision‐makers from the corporate sector, along with select representatives from the public sector and other experts in the field of cross‐border investment, to debate the FDI environment and examine how to successfully navigate the challenges of investing in a new territory. Speakers will explore global investment trends, where the next FDI frontiers are, how to evaluate global political risk, what to consider in a cross‐border expansion, global strategies for growth and how bureaucracy barriers are being broken. The event also provides an opportunity to learn from the experts about how they achieved a successful investment.