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SEDC Alliance Partner

About the European American Investment Council:

The European American Investment Council (EAIC) provides an effective platform for local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs) to market themselves to potential investors from Europe, by means of a widely distributed membership and conferences designed to connect EDOs to potential investors and multipliers.

European Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has become one of the most important sources of manufacturing job growth in the U.S. It is still challenging for most EDOs to attract these investments to their communities.

The EAIC bridges the gap between EDOs and European investors searching for a location in the U.S. Our Advisory Council consists of Site Selectors, Consulting Firms and other advisers who are experienced with FDIs. They know exactly what European investors are looking for and what information they need in order to decide where to invest. The multilingual and well-connected team of the EAIC is ready to boost your community’s success among European investors.

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SEDC Member Benefits:

  1. 10% discount on regular EAIC membership.
  2. Complimentary admission to EAIC conferences and meetings in Europe (2-4 per year.)

Upcoming Events:

FDI Trip Germany Automotive (incl. visit of IZB – International Suppliers Fair) – 10/15-10/19/2018

Delegation trip to Germany (focused on the automotive industry) with company visits and multiplier meetings. The high-quality exhibitors and a large number of key decision-makers and trade visitors that attend the IZB make it one of the most important communication and business platforms for the industry. Accommodation from Monday through Friday and all national travel in Germany are included.

Annual EAIC Meeting & Conference – 10/29-10/30/2018

Annual EAIC Conference with European and U.S. automotive companies, FDI Experts/Site Selectors of the EAIC Advisory Council and EAIC member communities. The member-only meeting will take place on October 29, the conference (open to non-members too) will take place on October 30. Both events will be held in Fort Wayne, IN.

FDI Trip Germany on Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Plastics (incl. visit of MEDICA) – 11/12-11/16/2018

Delegation trip to Germany (focused on the medical device, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics industries) with company visits and multiplier meetings. With 5,100 exhibitors from 70 Countries, the MEDICA is the leading European trade show for the medical sector. The trip kicks off with a two-day visit to the MEDICA for meetings with decision-makers of promising companies in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. After the show, the delegation will travel around North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's leading state for manufacturing, to meet with further prospects in the chemicals and plastics industries. Accommodation from Monday through Friday and all national travel in Germany are included. 


Upcoming EAIC Events for 2018, click here.