issue of fDi magazine is distributed at the
World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland
We hosted a special session on North
American investment trends at the IEDC annual conference in Phoenix.
to meet or co-sponsor future events.
TEL 847-304-4655 in Chicago.
The April 2007 issue was
distributed at BIO 2007
and featured the North American "Cities of the Future"
winners. Nominations for the 2007 competition will begin during
summer and fall 2008.
magazine is the global leading title focusing on the business of
globalization and in particular foreign direct investment . It is published
on a bi-monthly basis by the renowned Financial Times group.
Our readership comprises CEOs, CFOs and other senior
boardroom level decision makers at the world's leading companies.
We offer IPAs/EDAs* the ideal platform to promote their
services and jurisdictions. In 2006, we will be focusing heavily on the
issues that decision makers need to know (such as treasury management
systems, real estate decisions, intellectual property rights and improving
We frequently interview leading CEOs on their expansion
strategies as well as top government officials about the developments they
are putting in place to make their countries attractive to investors. We
will also be launching a new online service in 2006 which will be the ideal
tool for expanding corporations."
See the further
introduction by the Editor, below.
* IPA = Investment Promotion Agency - the term commonly
used in Europe and other countries to describe EDA's - economic development
agencies which attract, retain, and support the expansion of business
investment projects in their business communities.
The FT Group includes
www.FT.com - "the world's leading
audited business website, with more than 3.7 million unique users" and
The Financial Times as "the world's business newspaper", with "a daily
circulation of more than 435,000 copies".
Business is the specialty magazine publishing business of the Financial
Times group. This includes other leading niche market magazines such
as The Banker as well as special
feature reports of interest to C-level executives worldwide.
fDi - Foreign Direct Investment
Financial Times (FT) Business
Tel: +44 (0) 207 775 6323
From USA =
011 44 207 775 6323
+44 (0) 207 775 6416
NEW ADDRESS AS
OF JANUARY 29, 2007
fDi - Foreign
Direct Investment magazine
Financial Times -
SE1 9HL United Kingdom
Alternate contacts :
+44 (0)207 775 6365- changed 1/29/07
From USA = 011 44 207 775 6365
Switchboard +44 (0)207 775 3000
US advertising sales :
Bruce Donnelly, Global Direct Investment Solutions
Refer to the US media
planner for the editorial calendar and rates.
fDi media kit
Introduction from the Editor : Courtney
In just five short years, fDi has
established itself as the single most trusted source of information on
foreign direct investment. In 2006/2007 we intend to carry on doing more of
the same: investigating issues that concern foreign investors, talking to
leading corporate executives and government leaders, and highlighting the
many opportunities and risks that await investors around the world. We have
tracked legal disputes between foreign investors and host governments, as
well as the challenge to state incentives in the US, providing careful and
cogent analysis of the ramifications of these cases. We have interviewed and
profiled the leaders of such well-known companies as Ford, Dyson, Wal-Mart
and Boeing. We have also heard about the investment promotion plans of the
mayors of such cities as London, Athens and Seoul; the governors of US
states, Canadian provinces, and Chinese and Russian regions; cabinet-rank
officials in Indonesia, Nigeria and Hungary, among others; and the prime
ministers of the up-and-coming markets of Estonia, Lithuania and Malta. Our
access to business and political leaders is exceptional.
Throughout this year we will be adding to this top-notch
editorial content exhaustive but user-friendly web offering that will
compliment the print edition with hard data, sector and location rankings,
and practical tools for both corporate executives and IPAs.
Produced by the renowned Financial Times (FT) group, fDi
is the premier publication and for the business of globalization, and is
published on a bi-monthly basis with an ABC-certified circulation of over
15,500. Our experienced journalists and foreign correspondents provide
on-the-ground reporting of the issues and developments that corporate
executives must consider when making investment decisions.
editorial features of fDi magazine
News - leading edge reporting and analysis of
the multitude of regulatory, legal, environmental and sector-specific
developments that affect international investment and trade
Updates - latest investments by companies in the
key FDI sectors of automotives/aerospace, life sciences, and information
and communication technology
Corporate Strategy - top corporate executives
discuss their companies’ plans and strategies for international expansion
Regional Boss - regional political leaders and
IPA practitioners provide insight into their efforts to attract FDI
Legal Disputes - court cases and legal issues
that affect the regulatory environment for foreign investment
Best Practice - discussion of techniques,
strategies and practices for managing a multinational corporation
- Fair Comment - opinion pieces on hot topics in
global trade and investment, written by key decision makers
Trade Watch - thoughtful analysis of trade
flows, developments and agreements, and the impact they have on FDI
Think Tank - prominent business minds discuss
the concepts that have the potential to transform global business
Data Bank - comprehensive statistics related to
investment flows, sectors and locations
Reader testimonials about fDi magazine
"I love the fresh coverage in
fDi….It's really useful when we are exploring new expansion ideas…."
Mario Armero, President, General Electric-Europe
"I tend to read the Economist for overall news and fDi
is my source when I want to get down to the nitty gritty on investment
strategy….." Martin McCourt, CEO, Dyson
"fDi magazine provides incisive coverage of the
macroeconomic, trade and investment trends that shape global business, as
well as thorough analysis of the business and regulatory environments in
Martin Wolf - -
Chief Economist and Deputy Editor, The Financial Times
"I have been reading fDi magazine since its launch a few
years back, and find it a very valuable source of information on investment
trends and topics. It offers high quality content, is objective and
neutral in its opinions about locations covered in its articles, and as far
as I know is the only truly global investment magazine in the market.
I think it certainly meets a need."
Roel Spee - IBM Global Business Services - Plant Location
TEL : + 32 2 416 5928
www.ibm.com/bcs/pli - in Brussels, Belgium
"Articles from fDi magazine often turn up in Google
searches on topics I am researching for various clients, such as FDI trends,
special economic zones, and much more. Almost invariably, these articles are
relevant, well-researched and well-written."
Charles Krakoff, Managing Partner
Koios Associates LLC - Emerging Markets Investment and Trade
Available on request. In summary, it is 15,500
qualified subscribers, with research estimating total readership of 45,000.
This is roughly 40% in North America, 40% in Europe, and
20% in Asia and elsewhere. The editorial focus is reaching "C-level" and other
top executives who are directly responsible for strategic business location
Although some other magazines in this
market report a larger subscriber base, a closer review of their statistics
will generally reveal that only 6,000 - 12,000 of their readers work at
companies with over 500 employees, and those are almost entirely in the USA,
and not necessarily at the most senior levels.
may reach many top executives at small firms, but there are only a few
thousand major projects each year (over 50 new jobs). Small projects
add up, but reaching many thousands of small company executives is not the
same thing as reaching the C-level of multinationals with the resources to
develop major projects.
Available on request. As
of January 2006 there were roughly 32,000 visitors to
www.fdimagazine.com each month.
This has been growing rapidly since the launch of the website in April 2003
after the magazine in 2001. As of November 2005 Google statistics
reported that it had already indexed 1970 pages of content on their site.
Since our own websites now attract 500,000+ visitors per year,
and prominently feature fDi magazine's website through many relevant links,
we expect that many of our visitors will discover the quality of fDi
magazine content and make use of their research and reporting as they search
online for useful information and contacts for their own project plans.
See also :
FT Business also publishes
The Banker :
cover story about
Goldman Sachs, whose CEO -
Hank Paulson - was appointed later in May 2006 as US Secretary of the Treasury by
FT Business and The Financial
Times Group are owned by Pearson Plc.
Pearson PLC also owns a 50% share of The Economist (over 1 million
circulation) and has interests in many other business media in countries
such as China, South Africa, Germany, France, India, Russia and elsewhere.
We have an informal working relationship for reciprocal links
between our websites and collaboration on research work as appropriate, such
as on request,
since we have developed many relevant contacts, directories, and unique
global content after many years in this field.
We also have a contract to provide US marketing services,
assisting the publisher with US advertising sales as an independent
representative (not as an employee). We may also assist the publisher
with promotional events and sponsorship choices in the USA, including the
planning of marketing activities to reach top executives and professional advisors
GDI Solutions is not responsible for US editorial coverage,
content, or market research. Given our own extensive networks of
contacts and market research in this niche, we simply offer our suggestions
on request as we do for executives or business advisors who are
Our relationship makes it easier for executives and advisors
to find this respected source of useful global market research for foreign
direct investment projects, and vice versa. The main focus of our work
together is to grow their US advertising sales and market reach.
Relationship leader at GDI Solutions for potential clients
Bruce Donnelly, President
Please advise regarding any necessary corrections to this
The relationship leader is responsible for maintaining
sufficiently frequent contact and knowledge at GDI Solutions about participating
The leader keeps published GUIDE Service Profiles timely and consistent, and serves
as an initial point of contact for any investors who may choose not to
contact the service provider directly yet about their interests, such as at
a very exploratory or confidential stage of project planning or information
Advertising and PR history :
- None at this time : Global Direct Investment Solutions is
not yet an advertiser in fDi.
- We have had reciprocal
"partner" links from their website from May 2006.
- We may be quoted from time to time because of 15 years of
experience in this niche market, but we will usually just refer fDi staff to
our most relevant contacts for their research work.
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