Denis Merkwirth has been active in the field of foreign direct investment (FDI) for more than a decade. Denis joined Conway in 2011 after four years at KPMG, where he formed part of a global network of FDI specialists assisting companies from various industries with their international expansion projects by
providing location analysis and incentives negotiation support. In 2017, he took over the leadership of Conway Advisory where he helps companies to effectively plan and execute international market entry strategies and assists investment promotion agencies to attract and retain foreign investors. He regularly publishes articles on investment trends, participates as a speaker at FDI events and delivers trainings to corporate and economic development audiences. Denis is a native German and Russian speaker and is also fluent in English and Spanish.
The FDI Minefield – Global trends & Location risk factors
Global FDI dropped 16% in 2017. Is this the new normal, or an aberration? What are the current trends and major factors behind this and what should you look out for in 2018? This session will analyse the current global and regional FDI trends and showcase some of the key drivers and risk factors impacting corporate location decisions.