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July Newsletter: What Are The FDI Sectors Of The Future?

The Asia Pacific Economic Development, FDI, Trade & Investment Community

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As part of this month’s newsletter, it is with great pleasure that we announce our partnership with the UNESCAP Trade, Investment & Innovation team to host two significant events in the coming months. These events will serve as dynamic platforms, bringing together key stakeholders from the Asia Pacific FDI, Trade, Investment & Economic Development Community, including Investors, Private Sector Business Leaders, Investment Promotion Agencies, Governments, International Organizations, Business Councils, and Chambers. For details on attending feel free to contact me at the details below.

ASEAN Investment Summit, 2nd September in Jakarta, is a collaborative effort between UN ESCAP, the ASEAN Secretariat, the Ministry of Investment of Indonesia, and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). This Investment Forum aims to showcase the current investment opportunities in ASEAN to foreign direct investors, ultimately contributing to inclusive and sustainable development.

United Nations Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum, Xiamen, China, part of CIFIT, 9th September. This forum, co-organized by UN ESCAP, WAIPA, and the World Economic Forum, is dedicated to boosting foreign direct investment in the digital economy for sustainable development. By exploring innovative approaches, this event will pave the way for exciting opportunities and collaborations within the region.

Regards, Andrew Keable, Managing Partner, KW Group & Senior Regional Advisor APAC, WAIPA


FREE REPORT: FDI Innovation Report "The New Laws of FDI Attraction" Launched by WAIPA & OCO Global - Data from 74 Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) worldwide, providing insights into their strategies for addressing global changes and challenges that affect the attraction and targeting of Foreign Direct Investment projects.

ASIA PACIFIC COMMUNITY NEWS: Our summary of the top stories for the economic development, FDI, trade & investment community

RESOURCES & REPORTS: Our monthly summary of the key resources and reports that matter.

· fDi Intelligence Report 2023: FDI Into APAC Grew 65% In 2022 - FDI into the Asia-Pacific region grew in 2022, with the region seeing a 65% increase in capital expenditure from 2021, reaching $279.7bn.

ABOUT US: KW Group is a dynamic and independent consultancy, dedicated to driving economic development, FDI, trade, investment, and market access. With over a decade of experience, we have successfully supported a diverse range of clients, including investors, business leaders, investment promotion agencies, SEZs, governments, and trade bodies. Our unwavering focus on the Asia-Pacific region has allowed us to become a leading authority in this thriving market, with our headquarters based in Malaysia.

At KW Group, our comprehensive expertise encompasses a wide array of critical areas, including economic development, investment promotion, trade facilitation, policy formulation, rigorous research, strategic planning, capacity building, and market access. We are actively engaged through donor programs supporting regional development around UN Sustainable Development Goals, ESG, Climate FDI, Gender Equality, and Digital FDI as well as sub-regional capacity development projects.

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Warm Regards, Andrew Keable

Managing Partner, KW Group, Senior Regional Advisor Asia Pacific, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)


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