MEDIA ADVISORY - Foreign Direct Investment: Friend or Foe for Canada?

CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - In this era of an increasingly globalized world economy, foreign direct investment (FDI) is a significant driving force behind economic growth and the international integration of markets for goods and services. While recognizing the importance of FDI's role in economic growth, there are often complex policy and social concerns - the "buying up" of Canadian natural resources. What is the role of federal and provincial governments in protecting strategic resources? Are some regions of Canada doing better at attracting FDI than others? 

This two-day forum examines the challenges and opportunities that FDI presents for Canada and features many high profile speakers including:

  • Martha Hall Findlay, The School of Public Policy
  • Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Clark Grue, President and CEO, Rainmaker Global Business Development
  • Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Innovation Division, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, Government of Alberta

Event program can be viewed at:


FDI Canada Forum 2015


Tue. Sept. 22nd, 2015, 11:30 a.m. with closing speaker 4-5 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 23rd, 8 a.m. with closing keynote at 1:15 p.m.


Delta Bessborough Hotel, 601 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Media contact: Morten Paulsen,, 403.220.2540


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