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.