About the Foreign Direct Investment Awards

It gives Rupert & I great pleasure to launch the Foreign Direct Investment Awards 2018.

Building on the success and learnings of last year’s inaugural event, we look forward to welcoming more than 200 people again to celebrate the eight awards presented to the organisations, teams and individuals who contributed to the success story that FDI into the UK enterprise economy is today. Indeed, the Financial Times fDi Magazine, our principal media partner for the awards, reports that the UK has held on to its top ranked position as an investment destination in Europe with 22% market share worth £38bn, showing that our inward investment appeal retains its dominance despite Brexit uncertainties. Furthermore, FDI created an all-time high of 2,265 FDI projects creating more than 75,000 jobs according to the most recent report from the Department of International Trade for 2016-17. Importantly, this is a multi-sector, nationwide trend with the UK regions performing particularly robustly.

In the build up to the 2018 programme, we now invite previous and new corporate sponsors to partner with InvestUK to support the only industry event that brings together and celebrates the achievements of the broad community and ecosystem of players in the business of foreign direct investment. In hosting the FDI Awards in 2018, we offer a proven and engaging marketing platform for engaging key influential audiences, building corporate profile, entertaining clients, networking the industry and rewarding your teams. Our 2018 sponsorship packages are detailed in this document as well as a lot of positive feedback that we received in 2017 from our distinguished panel of judges and sponsors.

We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate the FDI Awards 2018 as sponsors and guests for what will I’m sure be a useful, highly enjoyable and entertaining evening. As ever, we are grateful for your support.

InvestUK

A Review of the FDI Awards 2017

“The inaugural FDI Awards evening was a triumph! It was very well attended and there was a real sense of anticipation in the room as the winners were announced. The event was extremely well organised and, unlike the Oscars ceremony, no winner envelopes got mixed up!”

The FDI Awards 2017 were attended by over 200 people from across the inward investment industry and featured speakers RT Hon Greg Hands and Michael Charlton from the Department for International Trade. Counted among the award winners were Fitzgerald & Law, Dolfin, Aston Currency Management, and Northern Powerhouse Developments.

For a full list of FDIA 2017 award-winners, please see here.

Award Categories

In 2018, we’re offering awards in 10 categories across the industry, recognising both firms and teams as well as individuals, including a brand-
new Entrepreneur of the Year category. Other categories include:

  • Promotions and Marketing Innovation Award
  • Global Mobility Services Award
  • FDI Deal of the Year

For a full list of awards categories and for the winners of the FDI Awards 2017, please see here.

GUESTS

UK GOVERNMENT SPEAKERS

INVESTORS

SPONSORS

On the Web

Follow us at @invest_uk on Twitter for regular updates on foreign direct investment across the United Kingdom.

Keynote Speakers

Supported by the Department for International Trade

RT Hon Greg Hands, MP

Minister of Department for International Trade

Leading on high-value export and investment campaigns in technology, infrastructure, energy, and others. Appointed as Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, 2016. Elected as Conservative MP for Hammersmith and Fulham in 2005, and again for Chelsea and Fulham in 2010 and 2015.

    Michael Charlton

    Chief Investment Officer, Department for International Trade

    Responsible for DIT's Value Group, as well as for attracting and maintaining foreign investment into the UK, driving performance of exports and inward investment. Previously Minister and Director-General, Trade & Investment, China, based at the British Embassy in Beijing.

      Judges

      Rupert Gather

      Chairman, InvestUK

      Rupert Hambro CBE

      Chairman, Hambro Perks

      Pam Jackson

      PwC ME Regional Deals Leader

      Clare Pearson

      Chair, British Chamber of Commerce, China

      Peter O’Kane

      Chairman, D Group and British Expertise

      Sir Eric Peacock

      Chairman, Peacock Foundation

      Nicola Horlick

      CEO, Money&Co

      Robbie Lyle

      Director, Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency

      Trevor Barton

      Executive Director, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

      Schedule

      7 March, 2018 | Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London
      The event starts promptly at 6pm and runs until 11pm.

      6:00 PM
      45m
      REFRESHMENTS

      Cocktails, Wines, and Canapés

      6:45 PM
      5m
      BALLROOM

      Introductory Speech

      6:50 PM
      10m
      BALLROOM

      Philanthropy Speech

      7:00 PM
      20m
      BALLROOM

      Keynote Speech

      7:20
      20m
      REFRESHMENTS

      Short Break

      7:40 PM
      50m
      BALLROOM

      Awards Ceremony

      8:30 PM
      2.5h
      BALLROOM

      Networking and Drinks

      11:00
      BALLROOM

      Close

      Headline Sponsors

      The Foreign Direct Investment Awards are made possible by the following sponsors.

      Partner Sponsors

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      Event Tickets

      Sponsor the Foreign Direct Investment Awards and help recognise the leading players in the industry while maximising your company exposure.

      Single Ticket
      £130
      • 1 guest
      • 1 table
      • Advertorial
      • Logo on all event communications
      • Logo on website
      • Logo/naming on all pre-event marketing
      • Speaker slot
      • Judges Panel place
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      Silver
      £3,000
      • 1 table
      • 10 guests
      • Logo on Programme
      • Logo on website
      • Logo on all event communications
      • Logo/naming on all pre-event marketing
      • Speaker slot
      • Judges panel place
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      Gold Sponsorship
      £6,000
      • 2 tables
      • 16 guests
      • Half page Advertorial
      • Logo on all event communications
      • Logo on website
      • Logo/naming on all pre-event marketing
      • Speaker slot
      • Judges Panel place
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      Platinum Sponsorship
      £12,000
      • 3 tables
      • 24 guests
      • Full-page Advertorial
      • Logo on all event communications
      • Logo on website
      • Logo/naming in all pre-event marketing
      • Speaker slot
      • Judges Panel place
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      2017 Quotes

      Some opinions on the Foreign Direct Investment Awards 2017

      I really enjoyed the meeting, discussion and outcome. My fellow judges have been well chosen… you have created a rather interesting matrix and an amazing catalyst.
      Robbie LyleDirector, Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency
      It was a great night, made some good contacts, grateful for the invitation and of course we’re delighted with the win!
      Andrew ToolanBusiness Development Manager, Manchester MIDAS | Promotions & Marketing Innovation Award Winner
      The inaugural FDI Awards evening was a triumph! It was very well attended and there was a real sense of anticipation in the room as the winners were announced. The event was extremely well organised and, unlike the Oscars ceremony, no winner envelopes got mixed up!
      Nicola HorlickCEO, Money & Co
      My lot certainly made the most of it too and it’s always nice to get some of the team together for a branding and bonding exercise.
      James BennetPartner, Aston Currency Management | Best Forex Broker Award Winner

      Register

      This is your opportunity to meet the titans of the industry, expand your knowledge of inward investment, and enjoy a night out with likewise financially-minded experts. Register to attend the Foreign Direct Investment Awards below.

      Location

      • The Montcalm Hotel, London
      • info@fdia.co.uk
      • (+44) 020 000 0000
      • 18:00 - 23:00