Global Business Leaders Series – Belgium and Luxembourg

Brussels, October 29 | Antwerp, October 30 | Luxembourg, October 31

The Global Business Leaders Series features business leaders and policy makers from across Canada, Belgium and Luxembourg. Keynote presentations, panel discussions and investor testimonials will highlight Canada’s attractive investment opportunities in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and information and communication technologies.

A Canadian delegation comprising members of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) – a group representing 11 of Canada’s largest cities – will participate and meet one-on-one with business executives to discuss the many investment benefits and opportunities in Canada:

Brussels, October 29, Speakers include:

  • H.E. Denis Robert, Ambassador of Canada to Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Pieter Timmermans, CEO, VBO-FEB
  • H.E. the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior VP and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada
  • Peter Frise, Scientific Director and CEO, Auto 21
  • Richard Meadows, COO, Medical Device Commercialization Centre, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
  • Christian Reinaudo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Agfa-Gevaert
  • Michael Darch, President, Consider Canada City Alliance

Antwerp, October 30, Speakers include:

  • H.E. Denis Robert, Ambassador of Canada to Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior VP and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada
  • Peter Frise, Scientific Director and CEO, Auto 21
  • Richard Meadows, COO, Medical Device Commercialization Centre, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
  • Michael Darch, President, Consider Canada City Alliance
  • Brigitte Peleman-Vantieghem, CEO, Peleman Industries

Luxembourg, October 31, Speakers include:

  • Gregory Rust, Senior Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior VP and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada
  • Peter Frise, Scientific Director and CEO, Auto 21
  • Richard Meadows, COO, Medical Device Commercialization Centre, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
  • Christine Leurquin, VP Institutional Relations EMEA, SES
  • Michael Darch, President, Consider Canada City Alliance

Additional speakers to be announced soon.

With a top performing economy, sound banking system, highly skilled workforce, low taxes, and a commitment to free and open trade, evidenced by NAFTA, the recently announced Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and our ongoing participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade negotiations, Canada is an excellent location for investors.

To host these events, Invest in Canada, the Canadian Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and members of the CCCA are working with the Belgian based Federation of Enterprises of Belgium, Chamber of Commerce Canada-Belgium - Luxembourg, Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Antwerpen-Waasland and in Luxembourg, the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg. Further details will be announced soon.

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Event Details

Brussels, Antwerp and Luxembourg

Invest in Canada - Global Business Leaders Series - Brussels, Antwerp, Luxembourg, October 29-31, 2014

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Contact Norma Lambros