Global Business Leaders Series
Canada Investment and Innovation Forum
Seoul, Republic of Korea,
Invest in Canada in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to the Republic of Korea brought together business leaders, senior policy makers and key local industry representatives from the Seoul region in South Korea and Canada for an informative discussion on Canada’s unique investment opportunities in: information and communication technologies (ICT), life sciences, and sustainable technologies.
The business outreach program of this invitation-only event reached 45 participants from 28 Korean companies at the seminar and networking luncheon. The one-on-one meeting sessions resulted in 102 meetings held between Canadian cities’ and provinces’ economic development organizations and 24 Korean companies.
H.E. Eric Walsh
Ambassador of Canada to Korea
SVP & Chief Economist, Scotiabank
CEO, Accelerator Centre
Global Leader R&D & Government Incentives, Deloitte LLP
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.