Global Business Leaders Series:
Canada Investment and Innovation Forum
Invest in Canada, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to France and the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA), a group representing 13 of Canada’s largest cities, hosted business leaders and key local industry representatives from the Paris region in France and Canada for an informative discussion on Canada’s unique investment opportunities with the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
The business outreach program of this invitation-only event reached 56 participants from 47 French companies at the seminar and networking luncheon. The one-on-one meeting sessions resulted in 93 meetings held between Canadian cities’ and provinces’ economic development organizations and 32 French companies.
H.E. Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador of Canada to France
Jean Charest, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Martha Crago, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, McGill University
Albert De Luca, Tax Partner and National Leader of the Global R&D/ Government Incentives Group, Deloitte Canada
The event 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 CETA. Canada is an excellent location for investors.