Los Angeles Event

FT Global Investment Series: Focus on Canada
Create. Innovate. Grow.

Friday, September 23, 2011 - W Hollywood, Los Angeles

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At a time of continuing uncertainty and fragile recovery prospects, Canada's economic performance stands out among advanced economies. Having posted the strongest growth among G-7 countries between 2008 and 2010, the Canadian economy is forecast to grow in the order of 2.1 per cent, on average, between 2011 and 2012, the fastest in the G-71.

In a bid to draw more investment into Canada, the Government of Canada has committed new resources and programs to support leading-edge research and international collaborations to bolster the country's competitiveness in ICT, clean energy, life sciences, and other innovation-intensive sectors. This drive is being supported by Canada's economic stability, healthy fiscal position, robust banking system, low corporate tax rates, favorable R&D tax incentives and highly-educated workforce.

What are the most promising opportunities and key challenges for businesses looking to establish or expand their operations in Canada? What can Canada do to be more competitive in an increasingly globalized business environment, to attract the interest of US and foreign companies?

The Financial Times, in partnership with the Government of Canada, brought together senior policy-makers and business leaders from the US, Canada and abroad for a series of six conferences in Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Miami, and Washington to discuss the latest sector trends, the key areas of growth, and factors relevant to considering Canada as a place to invest.

If you would like to attend or receive more information, please contact Chrissy Sexton at chrissy.sexton@ft.com or +1 212-641-6369. 

1Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Economic Outlook, November 2011