11th Annual World Forum, the first to be held in North America.

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 8:00am - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:00am
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
United States

Join corporate decision-makers from all corners of the globe for the 11th Annual World Forum, the first to be held in North America.

Recognized as the premier event in foreign direct investment and corporate expansion, the World Forum brings together c-suite executives, intermediaries and investment promotion executives from all sectors and regions. This is THE meeting place for global expansion and economic development.

Join the 11th annual meeting (and the first to be held in North America) of The WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment 2014, June 15-18 in Philadelphia, USA - the only international event which brings locations around the world together with expanding corporates, to discuss global site selection and corporate expansion.

This is the 1st Annual Meeting with members from each continent, including board members from Kostal, Electronic Arts and IBM.
FDI Awards acknowledging investment and locations around the world.

FDI dealmakers already registered to attend from Austria, Belgium, Germany, India, Turkey, Slovenia, United Kingdom and the United States.


Keynotes just confirmed:




Mark Zandi
Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
A trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and the public.


Ali Velshi
Host of new primetime Business programme, Al Jazeera America
Velshi was CNN's Chief Business Correspondent, anchor of CNN International'sWorld Business Today, and the host of CNN's weekly business roundtable Your Monday, reaching viewers, listeners and readers in 222 countries every day.


Included in the "early bird" fee (until February 28th) of £GBP 999/US$ 1649:
15th June: Live Comedy Show at the Early Arrivals Reception
16th June: Excursions and Welcome Reception and Conference Launch at the National Constitution Center
17th June: At the Union League of Philadelphia, discuss and hear global FDI stories from internationally expanding companies. Every continent covered.
Slovenia Wine-tasting Reception
18th June: More location discussions between corporates from many sectors and continents. International site selection consultants from Africa, China, America, Europe and Asia Pac.


Host Sponsors:

Charts show breakdown of over 300+ delegates from around the world who will attend.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact
Anne Hardy at +1 770 325 3412,
email: [email protected]

"I was very impressed with the entire contingent [of speakers]."
- Jeff Troan, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin LMCP&FS

"I did take away many new thoughts/ideas."
- Greg Head, Corporate Secretary, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products

"Excellent as ever."
- Rene Siegl, Managing Director, Austrian Business Agency

"The event was certainly very memorable and an excellent networking opportunity for all participants."
- Mark Chan, Managing Director, Lighthouse Technologies,
Hong Kong

"The forum was fantastic."
- Abigail Wang, Executive
Vice President, Orica


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Event Type: 
Global Gateways
Business and Commerce