On 1st March 2023, the Financial Times Group (FT Group) acquired the product and consulting assets of Wavteq Group Limited (Wavteq). The Wavteq brands; including Amplify, IncentivesFlow, InvestmentFlow, InvestmentMap, Influencers, Institute and their strategy and advisory services have joined the fDi Intelligence portfolio.
FT has not acquired the lead generation division of Wavteq, which can still be found here.
For further information visit; newproducts.fdiintelligence.com or read press release.
In a poll conducted in our recent webinar sessions which attracted around 300 IPAs/ EDOs combined, 70% of organizations participating indicated they had cancelled ALL overseas exhibitions, whilst 28% reported cancelling only some. 52% of participating organizations also indicated an anticipated decline in FDI this year for their cities and regions of 10-25% and 20% indicated they anticipated a drop off of more than 25%.
We’re all reconfiguring therefore how to supplement this gap left by major events and tradeshows which have become a cornerstone of investment promotion activities as they present the opportunity to showcase a location, engage with multiple potential investors and intermediaries in a concentrated burst.
The short-term inability to continue business as usual also provides us with space to consider what we can do differently and possibly better. Some of my thoughts on this:
In the midst of this crisis, it’s easy to feel powerless as events unfold at break-neck speed, but in fact we have an opportunity to help our communities stay strong, resilient and recover from economic shock as quickly as possible. Now is time to recharge our power.
On the 12th March 2020, Dr Henry Loewendahl, CEO Wavteq led the free to attend webinar which outlined the implications…