Global Business Leaders Series - Rotterdam
Canada Investment and Innovation Forum
Invest in Canada, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands, brought together business leaders, senior policy makers and key local industry representatives from the Rotterdam region in the Netherlands and Canada for an informative discussion on Canada’s unique investment opportunities in: information and communication technologies (ICT), business and financial services, sustainable technologies, and infrastructure.
The business outreach program reached more than 65 Dutch companies for a total of 92 participants at the seminar. The one-on-one meeting session resulted in 132 meetings held between Canadian cities’ economic development organizations and 56 Dutch companies.
- Keynote Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Bank of Montreal Financial Group
- Dr. John van Pol, Managing Director, INCAS3
The plenary and panel discussion was moderated by Stephen Lak, President, Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce.
Positive media coverage from business oriented publications through a series of media interviews with Mr. Porter has now been released. Articles from the Banking Review, The Asset, and CASHCOW reached more than 62,000 readers.
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 soon the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada is an excellent location for investors.