Canada Investment and Innovation Forum


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Invest in Canada, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, hosted business leaders, senior policy makers and key local industry representatives from the Amsterdam region in the Netherlands and from Canada for an informative discussion on Canada’s unique investment opportunities and why to consider Canada as the gateway to the North American market.

Click here to download the Canadian Delegation Mission Booklet for this European Roadshow.

During this – free of charge – event, insights were provided from top companies and key government officials from Canada and abroad, on the tremendous investment and R&D opportunities that make Canada a top destination for foreign direct investment. This included business opportunities and advantages for EU businesses under CETA and an overview of Canadian Government programs that are available to support investors.

Seminar participants also had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with certain members of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA), a group representing 12 of Canada’s largest cities and provincial representatives, to discuss shovel-ready investment projects across Canada.

Trade Agreement EU – Canada

Click here to view the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Speakers included:

Opening remarks by Sabine Nölke, Ambassador of Canada to The Netherlands

Welcoming remarks by Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade

Keynote address by Craig Alexander, Senior VP and 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

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Event Evaluation Form:

For those who attended the seminar and/or the one-on-one meetings, please click here to find the evaluation form. Please fill out and return this to Melanie ter Meulen.

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