The Canadian Consulate in Rio de Janeiro working with the CCCA organized a Virtual Investment Seminar with gaming companies in the Rio de Janeiro region. The mission involved 16 companies from the Rio de Janeiro region and 6 CCCA member cities. It was executed using Skype. The Consulate gave an overview of the FDI opportunity and the gaming sector in Canada. Each city then had an opportunity to address the Brazilian companies, outlining their value proposition and answering questions. The Consulate had provided profiles of the pre-qualified Brazilian companies in advance, including their foreign investment goals and time frames. Follow up after the session was done by the Consulate and individual cities working together.
The initiative was considered a success by all parties with the intent to extend the model in the future to other sectors and cities.
Vancouver, BC/Ville de Québec, QC, FEB 23, 2017 – Collaborating as members of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA), thirteen of Canada’s large cities met in Ottawa to continue building the urban contribution to Canada’s economic success. In addition to discussing recent shifts in the geo-political situation and consulting key federal stakeholders regarding new initiatives in the federal Fall Economic Statement, the CCCA welcomed Hamilton as its newest member and elected Ian McKay, the CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission, as Chair, and Hubert Bolduc of Montreal International as Vice-Chair.