Great to see everyone at the Global FDI Mixer last night at the Polish Embassy in London. Here’s to a successful trade & investment Olympics!
A gold medal goes to the Trade & Investment Promotion Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland for their top hospitality!
Places need to make a noise to be noticed and we are very much looking forward to the exuberant noises that the United Kingdom will be making at 08:12 (UK time) on Friday 27 July, 2012.
For three minutes all the bells will be ringing to announce the first day of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Everyone across the country is invited to take part.
This crowd sourcing of noise is the creation (Work No. 1197) of Martin Creed who we would like to see more involved in the world of FDI. We encourage locations to work with him to boost and brighten their place marketing efforts!
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona helped transform the city, raising its profile and showing that it was a cosmopolitan, international city. Today, Barcelona is one of the leading FDI locations in Europe.
The Roca London Gallery is currently showcasing the transformation of Barcelona in 92 (the exhibition is free and runs from the 12th to 28th of July). Of course it includes the iconic diving board image. It will be interesting to see what the stand out image of the London 2012 Olympics will be…
As tech entrepreneurs increasingly become a target for investment promotion agencies across the world, the City of New York is trying to move out of the shadow of Silicon Valley with its World to NYC programme.
The Big Apple is setting out its credentials as the entry point for global entrepreneurs to grow their tech business in the North American market. New York promotes its highly social and networked strengths in areas such as venture capital, advertising, media and professional services – all contributing to a significant and growing tech ecosystem. Since 2010, the programme has hosted visitors from the UK, China, Singapore, and Latin America.
The programme is delivered by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and it helps demonstrate that tech is very much a part of the city’s future.