Jan Smit, a CSES partners, carried out a two day training workshop on inward investment promotion in Kotka, Finland. The workshop was attended by participants from the private and the upblic sector including Invest in Finland Agency , the St. Petersburg Investment promotion agency (GAPI) and the St. Petersburg's Foundation for SME development .
The course covered a number of topics related to inward investment including:
- understanding of the nature and the different modes of Foreign Direct Investment;
- analysis of the process and criteria used in company location decision-making;
- the role of Investment Promotion Agencies and their activities inlcuding company segmentation and targeting, aftercare and key accounts management.