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ICTC’s Digital Think Tank invites you to a virtual panel discussion on FDI & the Post COVID Economy

You’re invited to join Alexandra Cutean, Senior Director of Research & Policy at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), along with her distinguished panel of guests as they dive into foreign direct investment (FDI) and growing our tech ecosystems.

In 2018, just 12% of Canadian startups (out of thousands assessed by the University of Toronto Impact Centre) met the criteria needed to grow to “world-class size” and maintain current growth trajectories. Although funding for startups is available through a variety of government grants, attracting high-quality foreign direct investment to Canada is essential. This investment can grow the pool of financial and technical resources available for local startups with an existing track record of success to become high-performing scale-ups. Beyond financial resources, high-quality FDI can also be a method for Canadian startups to gain knowledge, business expertise, and access to critical distribution networks and international markets.

This virtual panel discussion will delve into the topic:

Foreign direct investment (FDI) and tech ecosystem growth

Our distinguished panel consists of:

  • Jaap Slothouwer ,Country Director Canada, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)
  • Chris Chen , Head of Investment Promotion – Canada, Invest Hong Kong
  • Karicia Quiroz , Research Manager, Invest in Canada
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