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South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

São Paulo has retained the top spot in the South American States of the Future ranking for 2016/17, with Buenos Aires Autonomous City rising to claim second place and Rio de Janeiro ranking third. Cathy Mullan reports. 

Mexican States of the Future

Mexican States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

Mexico’s Federal District state – home to the country's capital city – has been named fDi’s inaugural Mexican State of the Future for 2016/17, while Nuevo León has been ranked second and Querétaro third. Cathy Mullan reports.

European Cities of the Future 2016
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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17

fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 ranking provides an invaluable benchmark for assessing the continent’s investment landscape. As in previous rankings, northern and western Europe dominate, but the good news stories – particularly in our FDI Strategy sections – are spread far and wide

Global Free Zones of the Year 2016

Could your free zone be fDi’s Global Free Zone of the Year 2016?

Global Free Zones of the Year 2016
        In October 2016, fDi Magazine will crown its 2016 Global Free Zones of the Year, recognising the most promising free zones across the world. We are looking for those free zones which offer the best investment environments and prospects for business expansion and economic development.

We are inviting investment promotion agencies, free zone operators, local and regional governments, as well as economic development units to supply additional information about their free zones, by completing a short survey detailing your zone’s occupancy rates and incentives.

Closing date for submissions: 24th May 2016

Publication date: October 2016

Contact: cathy.mullan@ft.com
+44 20777 6717

German Cities of the Future 2016/17

German Cities of the Future
 

German Cities of the Future 2016/17:

In August 2016, fDi Magazine will publish its biannual ranking of the economic, financial and business strengths of states across the South America region – ‘South American States of the Future 2016/17’. We are searching for those cities with the most promising prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.

Could your state be fDi’s German City of the Future?

fDiMagazine will publish the top locations in the following categories: Economic Potential, Cost Effectiveness, Connectivity, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Business Friendliness and FDI Strategy.

fDiBenchmark will analyse quantitative data for all categories, with the exception of FDI Strategy. For this qualitative category, we invite those charged with FDI promotion to complete a short online survey detailing the current FDI strategy they offer potential investors.

There is no cost to submit.

Application Link: CLICK HERE
   
Closing Date: 

15th April 2016

(Extension available on request)

   
Publication Date: April 2016
   
For more information contact:  cathy.mullan@ft.com

Chinese Provinces of the Future 2016/17

Chinese Provinces of the Future

In 2016, fDi Magazine will publish its ranking of the economic, financial and business strengths of provinces in China – ‘Chinese Provinces of the Future 2016/17’. We are searching for those provinces with the most promising prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.

Could your province be fDi’s inaugural Chinese Province of the Future?

fDi Magazine will publish the top locations in the following categories: economic potential, cost effectiveness, infrastructure, human capital and lifestyle, business friendliness and FDI strategy.

fDi Benchmark will analyse quantitative data for all categories, with the exception of FDI strategy. For this qualitative category, we invite those charged with FDI promotion to complete a short online survey detailing the current FDI strategy they offer potential investors. Participation in the FDI strategy category with the survey will enhance your location’s overall performance in the rankings.

There is no cost to submit.

Application  CLICK HERE
Closing date Wednesday 15th April ( Extension available on request)
Publication date August 2016
For more information contact cathy.mcreynolds@ft.com

Rankings schedule

Region 

Competition closing date

Publication date

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 CLOSED February 2016
South American States of the Future 2016/17 CLOSED April 2016
Mexican States of the Future 2016/17 CLOSED April 2016
Aerospace Cities of the Future 2016/2017 9th March June 2016
Chinese Provinces of the Future 2016/17 15th April August 2016
German Cities of the Future 2016/17 15th April August 2016
Global Free Zones of the Year 2016 24th May October 2016
Global Cities of the Future 2016/17  12th August December 2016
Polish Cities of the Future 2017/18 10th October February 2017
American Cities of the Future 2017/18 16th December April 2017
     

Previous Rankings

European Cities and Regions of the Future logo

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15

London has retained its position as fDi’s European City of the Future 2014/15, while Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen has sailed to the top to rank first among Europe’s regions. 

South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2014/15

São Paulo has been declared the winner in fDi’s South American States of the Future 2014/15 ranking with Metropolitana de Santiago and Rio de Janeiro following in second and third places. Cathy McReynolds reports.

Middle East Free Zones of the Future
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Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2013/14

Dubai Airport Freezone has once again been awarded the title of the top Middle East Free Zone of the Future in fDi Magazine’s biannual ranking. Jebel Ali Free Zone climbed to second position with Dubai International Financial Centre placed in third.

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