The Investment Mission was part of the “Global Business Leaders Series: Focus on Canada” organized by Invest in Canada. The series features investment missions to select countries throughout the world to highlight the advantages of investing in Canada and to showcase specific opportunities. With support from the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) and the Embassy of Canada in South Korea, the event featured seminars on investing in Canada, Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings between CCCA member cities and site visits to local technology companies. This mission highlighted Canada’s investment opportunities in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), Life Sciences as it relates to Robotics and Sustainable Technologies. 8 out of 11 CCCA members attended this event.

Highlights of the Program

Taipei, Taiwan, April 18, 2016

Taipei, Taiwan, April 19, 2016

The "Canadian Assistive Robotics Summit" seminar featured the following :

Seoul, South Korea, April 21, 2016

The Investment Roadshow Plenary Session featured the following:

  • Opening remarks by Master of Ceremonies Mike Weisbart, Principal Consultant, Tower Communications Korea.
  • Welcoming remarks by H.E. Eric Walsh, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Korea
  • Economic keynote address by Jean-Francois Perrault, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank, Canada
  • "Canada's Large Cities: Your Partners for Success in North America" by Carl Viel, Chair, Consider Canada City Alliance
  • Natan Aronshtam, Partner and Global Managing Director, Global Innovation & Investment Incentives, Deloitte
  • Paul Salvini, Chief Executive Officer, Accelerator Centre, Waterloo, Canada
  • Jin-Sung Huh, General Manager, Business Administration and Coordination, Green Cross Holdings Corp., South Korea
  • Panel discussion and Q&A: "Innovation and Competitiveness - Business Opportunities in Canada"
  • Investment Matchmaking Session (B2B) between Canadian cities and Korean companies

Seoul, South Korea, April 22, 2016

Site visits to Gyeonggi-Centre for Creative Economy & Innovation (GCCEI), Digital Media City (DMC) and City of Seoul