Global Business Leaders Series - Stockholm
Canada Investment and Innovation Forum
Invest in Canada, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to Sweden, brought together business leaders, senior policy makers and key local industry representatives from the Stockholm region in Sweden and Canada for an informative discussion on Canada’s unique investment opportunities particularly in the innovative technology sectors of life sciences and information and communications technologies (ICT).
The business outreach program reached 49 Swedish companies for a total of 61 participants at the seminar. The one-on-one meeting session resulted in 95 meetings held between Canadian cities’ economic development organizations and 26 Swedish companies.
- Keynote Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Bank of Montreal Financial Group
- Christopher Chong, President and CEO, SST Wireless Inc.
- Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, Lead, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
- Ulf Pehrsson, Vice President, Industry & Government Relations , Ericsson
The plenary and panel discussion was moderated by Daniella Ibis, President and Founder, Daniella Ibis AB.
Positive media coverage from business oriented publications through a series of media interviews with Dr. Joe Cafazzo will be published in the next issue of Swedish Medtech Magazine Feb 25.
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.