New Speaker Confirmed for FDI Webinar, November 14

Unlock Strategies to Attract Investment from Asia

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org

IEDC is excited to announce the addition of Paul Zito, Vice President of International Development at the Regional Growth Partnership in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Zito’s job is to help stimulate the local economy via increased foreign direct investment promotion and by providing export assistance to local companies.  He also served as Managing Director of the State of Ohio European Office (Brussels, Belgium), one of the overseas offices of the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD).  Mr. Zito generated tens of millions of dollars per year of European investment into Ohio and exports from Ohio working with companies such as BMW and Siemens and many small and medium-sized companies as well. 

About the Webinar:

What's the power of foreign direct investment (FDI)? During 2012 the state of Florida created over 11,450 jobs from FDI alone, and the state of Texas saw $18 billion in investment. With 1,671 FDI projects occurring during 2012 in North America, economic development organizations can't afford to be on the sidelines any longer. Our November webinar will explore the continent of Asia and how it remains one of the top FDI project regions for EDOs to target.

By hearing from our expert speakers and learning best practices from relevant case studies, economic developers will be able to apply the strategies and methods taught during this webinar and tailor it to their community's position in the Asian market.

Join us for a webinar on November 14 at 11:30 a.m. EST and:

  • Learn from real-life case studies of successful Asia FDI.
  • Learn from the experts' methods and practices to attract and grow your EDO's FDI programs.
  • How to use your community's assets to your advantage with FDI.

Speakers:

Dennis Meseroll
Director
Tractus Asia Ltd
Bangkok, Thailand

Dennis Meseroll is one of Tractus Asia's Bangkok-based Directors. He helped found the company in 1995 and has since then been responsible for the firm's business development and corporate strategy advisory practice in Asia. During his 14 years with Tractus, Mr. Meseroll has worked with clients in the real estate, electronics, consumer goods, automotive and heavy manufacturing industries, as well as advised investment promotion agencies across Asia. His work has spanned the areas of corporate strategy, strategy implementation, site selection, partner screening, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations support, and project management.

Paul Zito
Vice President of International Development
Regional Growth Partnership
Toledo, OH

Paul Zito has been the Vice President of International Development at the Regional Growth Partnership since October 2011. His mission for RGP and as a representative for JobsOhio in the Northwest Ohio region is to help stimulate the economy via increased foreign direct investment promotion and by providing export assistance to local companies. 

Paul has over 20 years of international business development experience and has worked with companies around the world to help grow their overseas markets. Paul has a deep understanding of FDI from both the business and the economic development/community perspective. He was an international sales executive and consultant in the motion picture industry for 10 years, selling millions of dollars per year by licensing the overseas rights to motion pictures to companies such as British Sky Broadcasting, Canal +, Sony, Daewoo, HBO and others. 

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