Adam Jones-Kelley, CEO of Conway, Inc., puts people first. He reminds his team every day that what they do matters. “I don’t care if you’re an admin assistant, selling ad space or consulting directly with an expanding company, something they do every single day helps put food on the table of a family in some far-flung corner of America or the world,” says the steadfast leader. With more than two decades of experience Adam has taken Conway to new heights providing the world’s most comprehensive offering of services related to domestic and cross border corporate investment. According to Adam, there’s no company in the world like Conway. “We’re the oldest company in the world of FDI and corporate expansion, offering the most comprehensive suite of services to governments, industrial parks, IPAs, FTZ.s and expanding companies,” he adds.
" We’re the oldest company in the world of FDI and corporate expansion, offering the most comprehensive suite of services to governments, industrial parks, IPAs, FTZ.s and expanding companies. "
With a 66-year-old publications division, a 50-year-old association management division, a site selection consulting division and decades of event management, Conway is the bridge between government and business. When Adam rejoined Conway, they were just a publishing and association management company. Adam and his team saw a great need in the marketplace for a full-service organization offering solutions across every aspect of corporate expansion, and there was no company better positioned than Conway to do it. In the last decade the company has expanded to every corner of the world, with regional HQ offices in Shanghai, London, Berlin, Cape Town, Bogota and Panama City, and assisted countless organizations connect with investing companies. Part of this expansion was organic, but much of it was done through targeted acquisitions of partner organizations and competitors Conway admired. “We’re also hired some of the best minds in the industry to lead efforts in new markets and sectors,” says Adam.
Even the most competent of organizations tend to face market competition, but Conway’s differentiating factor is that they just do it better than everyone else. Adam and his team run the company for their soul before the wallet – that level of integrity and dedication to delivering best-in-class service to their clients has earned them a magnificent reputation.
Armed with 22 years of experience Adam wants the future entrepreneurs who want to make it big in the market to remember that an organization will live or die by the leader’s ability to identify, attract and retain talent. No matter how much technology intrudes in one’s life and streamlines processes, it will always come down to people. Hence, making sure that the right people are hired is the game changer.
For the days to come Adam and his team has big plans, including the launch of the International FDI Summit, which will be held in China in October, and next year will launch the Africa Trade & Investment Summit, while they continue to pour resources into the development of the firm’s AI-powered Conway Analytics product.
Adam’s pride and faith in his team are contagious. “If you think the last ten years were exciting, just wait til you see what we have planned for the next decade!”
Conway provides the world's most comprehensive offering of services related to domestic and crossborder corporate investment.