Global Business Leaders Series:
Canada Investment and Innovation Forum
Invest in Canada, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to Switzerland 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 Zurich region in Switzerland and Canada for an informative discussion on Canada’s unique investment opportunities.
The business outreach program of this invitation-only event reached 55 participants from 49 Swiss companies at the seminar and networking luncheon. The one-on-one meeting sessions resulted in 109 meetings held between Canadian cities’ and provinces’ economic development organizations and 28 Swiss companies.
H.E. Susan Bincoletto, Ambassador of Canada to Switzerland
Craig Alexander, SVP & Chief Economist, Conference Board of Canada
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 the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Canada is an excellent location for investors.