Foreign Direct Investment

Strategies for Attracting or Discovering opportunities to fund development on the local, provincial, national and global level

LEAD GENERATION
B2B SOFT LANDING PROGRAMS
OUTBOUND & INBOUND MISSIONS
BUSINESS RETENTION

LEAD GENERATION

We use creative methodologies to build your sales pipeline!

thinkCOMPASS has generated a dynamic and diverse client list has connected us to a vast collection of knowledge, networks, and opportunities. We work with businesses to develop a strategic vision that stimulate and capture interest for the purpose of developing a sales pipeline. With our team of specialists in various digital channels (for example, online marketing specialists, social media experts and more) we are an unstoppable match for lead generation. Our large network of government officials, business leaders, agencies and much more, allow us to provide our clients with a strong foundation to build off for lead generation.

Benefits:

  1. Development and Execution of B2B Programs
  2. Greater Insight into Customer Demand
    1. One-on-One Meetings Exploring Business Opportunities
  3. Development of a Sales Strategy

B2B SOFT LANDING PROGRAMS

Collectively we have designed and implemented over 100 international missions, including 4 continents and 30 cities. The marketing strategies were a key dimension of both in-bound and out-bound FDI international mission. In some cases, the missions were sector specific, while in other circumstances, missions were tied to specific market opportunities. A key determinant for each mission was the priority sectors and foreign markets and the expected return on investment. The ROI for the client was always about the impact that an investment would have on the region. We have considerable experience in assessing this value and in fully implementing all elements of international missions.

OUTBOUND & INBOUND MISSIONS

thinkCOMPASS has a broad range of experience researching, developing, and formulating FDI international marketing strategies for numerous markets in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. The strategies identified and defined the full FDI Value Chain, including but not limited to the following components:

  1. The approach and tactics to be used in each market
  2. Detailed analysis of the political and economic environment
    1. Targeting and lead generation
  3. Meeting solicitation
  4. Key investment location factor materialization (messaging)
  5. Propensity to collaborate with both Canadian and foreign entities to enhance success, expected results, timing, and budget

The strategies were developed to focus exclusively on those activities that would generate investments for the client.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Date:
Region/ 
City:
Industry/
Sector:
Inbound/ Outbound:
Description:
Link:
March
14-17
Cannes, France
Real Estate Development & Investment
Outbound
This premier real estate event, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones.
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March
TBA
Madrid, Spain
Infrastructure
Outbound
Spanish companies from the construction and development industry will be coming together to understand the regulations and opportunities in the Canadian infrastructure market.
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April
6
Florianopolis, Brazil
ICT, Health
Outbound
The visit to Brazil will provide Canadians access to symbiotic partnerships between cities, institutions and private businesses to ensure growth of Canadian-Brazilian economic interaction.
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April
24-28
Hannover, Germany
Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation
Outbound
The leading trade fair for factory and process automation, system solutions and industrial IT.
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April
5-7
Tokyo, Japan
LCD, OLED & Sensor Technology
Outbound
Specializing in Flat Panel Display R&D and manufacturing technology gathering all kinds of materials, equipment for electronic displays such as LCD, OLED, touch panel, etc. plays!
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April
TBA
Amman, Jordan
Multi
Outbound
Leverage our Invest in Canada program as we outline how to do business in Canada, while Canadian municipalities highlight their investment-ready projects to investors and business leaders from the Middle East.
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May
27
Beijing, China
Multi
Outbound
This world renown forum brings together prominent industry leaders, entrepreneurs, political leaders, technological and environmental experts to fight climate change and create a positive balance for economic and ecological sustainability.
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June
18-20
Maryland, USA
Smart City
Outbound
The United States welcomes investors of all sizes, including established multinationals, small or medium-sized enterprises, and high-growth startups. The Select USA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, the resources, and the market it needs to be successful.
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June
6-8
New York City, USA
Smart City
Outbound
Each year, the leaders of Intelligent Communities gather with their partners in technology, education, business, economic development, healthcare among other sectors. Learn how new technologies are transforming communities into next generation cities. Develop relationships with cities around the world including the Smart21 and top Intelligent Community of the year.
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July
TBA
Toronto, Canada
Real Estate Development & Investment
Inbound
Investors from across the globe will join an information and B2B session to gain access to the infrastructure market and stakeholders.
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Fall
If your multi-national firm is targeting North America in the next 1-2 years, the Think Canada: Global Business Summit will show you why Canada is the best entry into the North American market, while introducing you to Canada's many industry strengths, offering you insight into doing business in Canada and sharing with you a number of investment-ready opportunities across Canada. Seeking Canadian companies to connect with the participating foreign multinationals during the extensive B2B matching making program.
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November
6-9
Chicago, USA
Industrial, Metal
Outbound
North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event that provides a ‘one stop shop’ venue where businesses can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of their metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.
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February
6-10
Taipei, Taiwan
Real Estate Development & Investment
Inbound
Investors from across the globe will join an information and B2B session to gain access to the infrastructure market and stakeholders
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GLOBAL SALES & DISTRIBUTION

thinkCOMPASS has excelled in creating plans with actionable initiatives towards population growth, residential development, small business development, tourism development and private-sector industry attraction.

Our work is comprised of a number of key components including:

  1. Primary and secondary research, an environmental scan, a SWOT analysis, a long-term outlook for investment/trade, a competitive analysis, and recommendations
  2. Analysis that will examine opportunities beyond the existing relationships and make other strategic market recommendations
    1. Establishment of a competitive advantage that showcases predetermined communities as a place with great potential for private-sector business attraction, investment readiness, and tourism opportunities and experiences, while also becoming a leading tourism spot


We look forward to working together with our clients for more WINS, knowing that we have been recognized in the industry as being able to  successfully provide our clients effective  customized solutions and award winning designs that satisfy all types of business needs.

WE ARE UNIQUE

Award-winning work built on Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity.
Over 21 years and millions of dollars in insights, capital, and resources. We have worked across 20 industries, helping businesses expand abroad and into Canada. We are passionate about solving challenging problems for our clients, international business development, and helping clients achieve sustainable performance.

A BREIF HISTORY

The unique quality thinkCOMPASS has is our global network of partners consisting of over 160 partnerships in over 35 countries, which include government organizations, associations and chambers, educational institutions and in-market consultants.We have worked hard to manage, nurture and expand our network to help our clients become connected with global opportunities. Through our network we are able to present innovative technologies into the Canadian market, introduce businesses to support economic growth and build partnerships to help clients find new channels for business development. thinkCOMPASS not only helps our local community, but makes the world smaller by helping connect global companies with the Canadian market.

CELEBRATING OUR 21ST YEAR IN BUSINESS

21

YEARS

Providing growth opportunities through our service verticals: Strategic Consulting, Digital Marketing, and Globalization.

1200

PROJECTS

Helping businesses reach
larger audiences and develop tactics to improve business efficiencies.

35

COUNTRIES

Managing, nurturing, and expanding our network to help our clients become connected with global opportunities.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS 

“thinkCOMPASS has been our dedicated service firm for over 20 years. thinkCOMPASS’ strong consulting and marketing expertise, ability to adapt to changing industry trends, and their genuine dedication to supporting our cause have driven our long-term relationship.”
“thinkCOMPASS helped our brand market to a bigger and better audience by re-conceptualizing our logo and building an online presence. We proudly showcase our brand and thank thinkCOMPASS for guiding our journey!”
“It was a pleasure working with the team. Their incredible team helped me build and develop the business' social media strategy and execution. In
addition, they helped me in the development of a new website. ”