The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and their colleagues from MEVKA/Invest in Konya jointly held a Knowledge Forum on FDI under the theme “Effective Investment Attraction and Facilitation”.
At the forum’s offcial opening, ISPAT and WAIPA President Arda Ermut greeted nearly one hundred
participants from nine countries with welcome remarks that focused on WAIPA’s mission and Turkey’s current economic outlook.
During the two-day event, attendees were able to listen to presentations on topics such as Providing True Value to Investors, Fundamental Investment Promotion Principles, and FDI Trends and Innovation in Investment Promotion. Participants were also able to take part in a workshop on
organizing roadshows and conducting strategic meetings with investors. The list of presenters included FDI experts such as FDI Advisor Andreas Dressler, WAVTEQ CEO Dr. Henry Loewendahl,
and fDi Intelligence Global Commercial Director Chris Knight. EY also provided insight, while Director of Invest in Sharjah Mohamed Juma Al Musharrkh spoke on best practices. Business input came from the Austrian company Hamburger Containerboard Turkey, which recently invested in a greenfeld
paper mill in Turkey.