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WAIPA Appoints KW Group Regional Advisor, Asia Pacific region to Enhance Support For Regional IPAs

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) has announced the appointment of Malaysia-based KW Group as Regional Advisors, Asia Pacific to support WAIPA Asia Pacific members and related WAIPA capacity development activities in support of the region’s investment promotion agencies (IPAs).


“WAIPA is delighted to appoint KW Group as Regional Advisors for Asia Pacific to support our global objective to promote and develop understanding and cooperation amongst the world’s investment promotion agencies and to advocate government support for the work of IPAs and recognition of their role in stimulating economic development.
KW Group is based in Malaysia and their Asia focus of networks and experience in supporting inbound and outbound FDI, Trade & Investment will be a huge support for WAIPA to allow us to serve the region’s investment promotion agencies through a dedicated regional partnership allowing us to accelerate WAIPA global initiatives and to stimulate economic development.
As part of the regional development, we are pleased to announce an upcoming round table for heads of Asia Pacific Investment Promotion Agencies as an initial WAIPA initiative in July and look forward to further announcements over the coming weeks.” Ismail Ersahin, Executive Director, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
“KW Group has a long history working with investment promotion agencies since establishing back in 2010 and we are very proud to be supporting WAIPA in the Asia Pacific at a critical time for post Covid economic recovery.
We look forward to collaboration with WAIPA to support regional capacity development and sharing global best practices in attracting foreign investment and enhancing outward investments as well as assisting IPAs in advising their respective governments on the formulation of appropriate investment promotion policies and strategies.
We look forward to supporting WAIPA in building dedicated programs and outreach to regional IPAs and we are looking forward to further announcements shortly.”
Andrew Keable, Managing Director, KW Group Sdn Bhd

PRESS CONTACT

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)

Eva Salamon Kaplan, Communication Specialist, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)

eva.salamon@waipa.org

KW Group

Andrew Keable, Managing Director, KW Group Sdn Bhd

andrewk@kwconfex.com

ABOUT WAIPA

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) is an international nongovernmental organization established in 1995 under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that acts as a forum to promote and develop understanding amongst investment promotion agencies (IPAs), providing them with technical assistance and capacity building, and encouraging networking and exchange of best practices in investment promotion.

WAIPA’s Consultative Committee is formed of key development organisations including;

  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

  • Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

  • International Labor Organization (ILO)

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

  • World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

  • World Bank Group (WBG)

https://waipa.org/

ABOUT KW GROUP

KW Group is an Asia Pacific-focused consulting & intelligence business based in Malaysia since 2010. Annually KW Group support over 100+ businesses & government entities with inbound and outbound foreign direct investment (FDI), investor attraction, trade, export development, economic development & market access projects. KW Group has extensive start-up / scale-up experience & networks with regional investors, governments, multipliers, and businesses focusing on the Asia Pacific region.

​By 2030 65% of the world’s middle-class consumers will be found in Asia. It is forecast that ASEAN will become the world’s fourth-largest economy with a USD 4 trillion consumer market. We are delighted to support FDI, trade & investment in the Asia Pacific region to realize the economic potential for governments and businesses.

www.kwconfex.com

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