Global Business Leaders Series:
Canada Investment and Innovation Forum
March 6-10, 2017
Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, China
Invest in Canada, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to China, brought together business leaders, senior policy makers and key local industry representatives from the Beijing, Tianjin and Qingdao regions in China and from Canada for an informative discussion on Canada’s unique investment opportunities in: information and communication technologies (ICT), life sciences, and advanced manufacturing.
The business outreach program of these three invitation-only events reached 336 participants from 250 Chinese companies at the seminars and networking luncheons. The one-on-one meeting sessions resulted in 229 meetings held between Canadian cities’ and provinces’ economic development organizations and 91 Chinese companies.
Doug Porter, Chief Economist & Managing Director, BMO Financial
Diane Côté, CEO of MEDTEQ
Jocelyne Meinert, Owner & Creative Director, Bigstudios Inc.
Iain McColl, President & CEO, Hibar Systems Ltd.
The events proved to be a success as it created awareness and positive messaging around Canada. With a top performing economy, sound banking system, highly skilled workforce, low taxes, and a commitment to free and open trade, evidenced by NAFTA, and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada is an excellent location for investors.