Global Location of Companies

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Global investment trends based on the most recent research published in IBM's Global Location Trends ( ) and The decision making process in companies regarding the foreign location of its operations.

Roel Spee is Global Leader of the Plant Location International division of IBM. His team is based in Belgium.

Roel Spee is global leader of Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) which is the global center of excellence in IBM Global Business Services for corporate location strategies and economic development services. Roel has over 30 years of experience as location strategy and economic development consultant.
During his career, Roel has built up strong expertise in advising international companies in location choices for a broad variety of industries and investment projects. Besides being a key advisor to IBM internally, Roel has assisted corporate executives from international companies around the world with their strategic location choices for over 300 projects.
Roel also leverages his pragmatic experience working directly with international companies in their location selection projects for advising economic development organizations: developing and implementing both marketing strategies to attract new and retain present businesses, as well as economic development strategies for improving business conditions in their regions. Clients include over 100 economic development organizations worldwide, many of which have been assisted with multiple engagements.
Roel is the creator of several assets that have become industry standards in the location strategy business, such as the Cost-Quality location benchmarking methodology and the Global Location Trends database and annual reports.
Roel is one of the founding members of the Site Selectors Guild, an association of the worldwide most reputable site selection consultants. He is also a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Asset Management Council (IAMC).

Contribution fee
Students Business School Thomas More: via semestrial contribution 30€
Other students: €10
Thomas More Alumni: 20€

Date & starting hour | 18 February 2020, receiving 17:45 - start seminar 18:15 - expected end hour 20:15
Language | English
Location | Thomas More, Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21 bis, 2800 Mechelen - aula Hanswijk
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