Kitchener – Started as an informal association of large Canadian cities in 2007 and formally incorporated in 2012, the Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. is embarking on a six day investment mission to three Chinese cities starting the week of April 14th.
As a charter member of the Alliance, Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc is uniting with economic development organizations from nine other large Canadian cities to promote Canada as the world’s most desirable destination for Chinese investment and trade.
The OECD expects China’s economy to overtake that of the United States, currently Canada’s largest trading partner, as soon as 2016. Consider Canada City Alliance members strongly believe that cities play an increasingly critical role in global economic flows and that Canada’s value proposition for trade and investment is best presented through integrated efforts at the national and regional levels. Together, the 11 cities of the Consider Canada City Alliance represent:
• 54% of Canada’s population
• 56% of Canada’s employment
• 59% of its GDP
• 72% of Canada’s GDP growth (between 2007 and 2012)
• 90% of jobs growth in Canada (between 2007 and 2012)
Starting in Hong Kong, and then moving to meetings in She¯nzhèn and Beijing, John G. Jung, CEO from Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc will be joining approximately 30 other senior executives at meetings with pre-qualified Chinese companies and government organizations to make presentations at China-Canada Investment Opportunities seminars. These seminars are being facilitated by Federal government representatives from Invest in Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT).
The charter members of the Consider Canada City Alliance are: Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Québec City, Winnipeg, Waterloo Region and Saskatoon.
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