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fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 – Winners

In spite of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, London retains its position as fDi's European City of the Future for 2020/21, while Paris keeps the regional crown.

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fDi Strategy Awards 2019 – the winners

Lithuania's Go Vilnius has been named fDi’s IPA of the Year for 2019, and organisations from across the globe are commended for their investment promotion and economic development activities. 

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2019/20 ranking

Thailand has held on to its title of fDi’s Tourism Location of the Future, followed by Macau and Portugal. 

Rankings schedule

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Competition closing date

Publication date

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 CLOSED February 2020
Aerospace Locations of the Future 2020/21 16.3.20  June 2020
TNW x fDi Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21 16.3.20    June 2020
Tier 2 Cities of the Future 2020/21 8.5.20 August 2020
Global Free Zones of the Year 2020 19.6.20 October 2020
Global Cities of the Future 2020/21  31.8.20  December 2020
Polish Cities of the Future 2021/22 6.11.20  February 2021

fDi x TNW Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21:

 

In June 2020, fDi Magazine, in collaboration with TNW, will

publish its ranking of tech cities across Europe. We are
searching for those European cities with the most promising
prospects for start-up and tech investment.

Could your city be the fDi x TNW Tech City of the Future?

In order to analyse the most recent FDI promotion activities of locations, we invite investment
promotion agencies, economic development organisations, governments, governors and mayors to
complete a short online survey detailing the current strategies they offer potential start-up
investors.

There is no cost to submit.

Application Link:   CLICK HERE
Closing Date:  

Monday, 16th March

(Extension available on request)

Publication Date:   June 2020
For more information contact:   naomi.davies@ft.com

fDi’s Aerospace Locations of the Future 2020/21

 

In June 2020, fDi Magazine will publish its ranking of

aerospace locations around the world. We are searching for
those cities with the most promising prospects for inward
investment, economic development and business expansion.

Could your city be fDi’s Aerospace Location of the Future?

In order to analyse the most recent FDI promotion activities of locations, we invite investment
promotion agencies, economic development organisations, governments, governors and mayors to
complete a short online survey detailing the current strategies they offer potential aerospace
investors.

There is no cost to submit.

Application Link:   CLICK HERE
Closing Date:  

Monday, 16th March

(Extension available on request)

Publication Date:   June 2020
For more information contact:   naomi.davies@ft.com

Previous Rankings

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Top fDi Performers 2019

A look at the results of fDi’s rankings throughout 2019 finds that Singapore and New York dominated the year’s league tables, followed by Shanghai, Tokyo and London

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fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year 2019 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC takes home the top prize in fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year for a fifth consecutive year. 

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Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2019/20 – the winners

Singapore has retained its place at the top of fDi's Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future ranking, with Shanghai and Tokyo completing the top three list. 

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Fintech Locations of the Future 2019/20: London tops first ranking

London has been named fDi’s inaugural Fintech Location of the Future for 2019/20, followed by Singapore and Belfast. Naomi Davies reports. 

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Greenfield FDI Performance Index 2019: Serbia storms to top

fDi Intelligence research reveals which countries receive more than their ‘expected share’ of FDI. 

russia retains

Russia most diversified commodity economy for the fourth year

Russia remains fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, while second ranked Brazil has displaced Ukraine into third place. 

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American Cities of the Future 2019/20 - the winners

New York continues to reign as leader of fDi’s American Cities of the Future 2019/20 ranking. 

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American Cities of the Future 2019/20 – FDI strategy

A more detailed look at fDi's judges’ top five American Cities of the Future 2019/20 for FDI strategy. 

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Island Economies of the Future 2019/20 – the results

Cyprus is ranked first in fDi’s Island Economies of the Future rankings.

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Sri Lanka retains crown as fDi’s most diversified island economy

Sri Lanka and New Zealand hang on first and second place in fDi's Diversification Index for island economies.

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From Locations

Singapore tops fDi’s Smart Locations of the Future 2019/20 ranking

Singapore is fDi’s first Smart Location of the Future, followed by London and Dublin in second and third place. Naomi Davies reports.

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Singapore tops fDi's first biotech rankings

Singapore has been named fDi's first Biotech Location of the Future for its impressive record of job creation, low corruption levels and IP protection. 

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