Upcoming Events

CoreNet Global Summit – EMEA

Start date: September 12, 2017

End date: September 14, 2017

12 - 14 September, 2017 - London

Blurring the Lines: Transcending Boundaries

The world is drawn on maps with lines that divide countries, cultures, people, politics, economies and ideologies. Whether physical or virtual, real or perceived, the barriers that separate people and places are widely recognized as part of our personal and professional lives. But now more than ever, those walls are crumbling. Hard lines have softened. Rigid rules have been bent. Dramatic changes in technology have altered the structure of the enterprise. Blurring the Lines: Transcending Boundaries speaks to the shifting, changing boundaries of the world in which we partner, compete, and collaborate. These changes require transformational thinking and integrated solutions. Corporate real estate professionals must examine – and exploit – the many implications of blurred lines at a time of unprecedented uncertainty. The 2017 CoreNet Global Summits will explore ways you can transcend traditional boundaries through divergence. Find out more about this event at CoreNet.

“Invest In” FTZ And SEZ Summit, Shanghai, 13 & 14 September 2017

Start date: September 13, 2017

End date: September 14, 2017

September 13 - 14, 2017 - Shanghai

Expo Real

Start date: October 4, 2017

End date: October 6, 2017

October 4 - 6, 2017 - Munich

EXPO REAL is Europe’s largest real estate and investment trade fair. It represents the whole supply chain of the international real estate sector—all the important sectors are there, from conception and design through investment and financing, realization and marketing to operation and use. Find out more about this event at EXPO REAL.

NAFTZ Annual Conference

Start date: October 22, 2017

End date: October 25, 2017

October 22 - 25, 2017 - San Diego, CA


Past Events


International FTZ Expo 2017

Start date: August 9, 2017

End date: August 11, 2017

August 9 - 11, 2017 - New Delhi

International Paris Air Show

Start date: June 19, 2017

End date: June 25, 2017

19 - 25 June, 2017 - Paris

The International Paris Air Show is organised by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association.
The 52nd  show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 19 to 25 June 2017, and once again will bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations. The first four days of the Show will be reserved for trade visitors, followed by three days open to the general public.
Find out more about this event at SIAE.

First European Investment Forum

Start date: June 21, 2017

End date: June 22, 2017

June 21 - 22, 2017 - Montevideo

World Free Trade Zone (China) Summit 2017

Start date: June 19, 2017

End date: June 20, 2017

June 19 - 20, 2017 - Hengqin


Laurens van der Schoor held a presentation on “How to Use FTZ Preferential Policy to Guide Financial Construction”, including Global Trends in FDI & New Forms Of Capital Investment and The Role of FTZs in Guiding Capital Investment at World Free Trade Zone (China) Summit 2017 on Monday June 19th.


The theme of Free Trade Zone (Hengqin) Summit 2017 is: The Development Trend of Chinese Free Trade Zones. During the summit, representatives from 11 Chinese pilot free trade zones and more than 20 international free trade zones will meet and discuss about the development of world free trade zones in the global background. Also, expert from research institutions, representative from investment enterprises will share their in-depth views on the free zone development and the prospect of Chinese pilot free trade zones.


Download the presentation here

Select USA Investment Summit

Start date: June 18, 2017

End date: June 20, 2017

June 18 - 20, 2017 - Washington DC

Meet the ICA team at Select USA Summit 2017


Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) is a global management advisory firm based in Boston, USA and headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our services include:

  • Location Strategies
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Incentive Strategies
  • Real Estate Optimization
  • Economic Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Incentive Policy Design
  • FDI Advisory
  • Corporate Profiling
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Free Zone & Foreign-Trade Zone Advisory
  • Implementation & Management Support

Our knowledge of markets, of talent pools, infrastructure, governments, regulations, and our networks allow us to give our clients expert analysis and advice on where and how to grow and expand their business operations.


What opportunities do different US states offer and how can you benefit from these when entering the US market?


To learn more about how we can support your organization meet Christopher Steele, COO and Zoë van den Berghe, Director Business Development & Marketing at the summit.


To set up a meeting, simply respond to this email or visit us at our booth, number 550. We look forward to meeting you!

Mr. Christopher Steele
COO ICA North America
Mobile: +1 617 678 9800

Ms. Zoë van den Berghe
Director Marketing & Business Development ICA
Mobile: +31 615 499 998 (NL)

Going Global FDI Expo

Start date: May 17, 2017

End date: May 18, 2017

17 - 18 May, 2017 - London

The Foreign Direct Investment Expo connects ambitious firms looking for new locations to base their businesses, with a wide set of regions, countries and cities offering a range of benefits and incentives to relocate. Oxford Intelligence will be exhibiting at this event. For more information and to register click here

World FZO Annual International Conference and Exhibition (AICE)

Start date: May 3, 2017

End date: May 6, 2017

May 3 - 6, 2017 - Cartagena

The World FZO Annual International Conference and Exhibition (AICE) is the largest interactive gathering of free zone professionals and experts across the globe. AICE 2017 will tackle the biggest challenges and opportunities in the design of next generation free zones. Find out more about this event at AICE 2017.

Hannover Messe

Start date: April 24, 2017

End date: April 28, 2017

24 - 28 April, 2017 - Hannover

The age of Integrated Industry is standing at the door. Energy systems will be digitally controlled. Mature Industry 4.0 technologies are hitting the market. Hannover Messe will drive this development even further – with a record number of examples of concrete applications. Find out more about this event at Hannover Messe.

IME 2017

Start date: April 7, 2017

End date: April 8, 2017

April 7 - 8, 2017 - Frankfurt

The Investment Management Exhibition, scheduled from 07 to 08 April 2017, in Frankfurt/Germany, is a unique conference and exhibition at the same time, aiming to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), with a focus on PPP- Public Private Partnership and Economic free zones/industry parks.

The IME is the best opportunity to find financing for Public Private Partnerships Projects, through marketing your projects and networking with global decision-makers from both the public and private sectors.

Huge opportunities to attract operators, manufacturing, services, R&D and infrastructure FDI

It brings together some of the most influential countries and business communities to discuss and develop Public Private Partnership Projects.

The event will provide an unmatched platform for investment projects to be unveiled to over 300 prospective investors in Europe and beyond.

More information on IME 2017 here.

WFZC Qatar

Start date: April 5, 2017

End date: April 6, 2017

April 5 - 6, 2017 - Qatar

Throughout the world countries and regions need to source ways to counter dependence on traditional revenue sources. Primary, products in particular, are subject to fluctuations in supply and demand and alternatives are needed to avoid major reductions in spending plans and fiscal consolidation which can lead to a significant loss in foreign assets. These can take the form of special Zones, Parks or other Centres.

Press Contact

Zoë van den Berghe
Director Marketing & Business Development


+31 20 217 0116
+31 6 1549 9998

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