Media Advisory - Why is Foreign Investment in Canada Declining? What is Canada Doing Wrong?

CALGARY, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a significant driving force behind economic growth - but investment in Canada is dropping. Does Canadian foreign investment policy require an overhaul? How can Canada attract its "fair share" of foreign investment? What sectors are being hit hardest by the decline of foreign investment?  Do Canadians even care? 

A two-day forum is being hosted in Saskatoon that brings together investment, business and global affairs experts from around the world to diagnose the problem, and offer real solutions.   Speakers include:

  • Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • David Waugh, CEO, North Atlantic Potash
  • Frank Graves, President, EKOS
  • Jia Wang, Deputy Director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta
  • Wendy K. Dobson, Adjunct Professor and Co-Director, Rotman Institute for International Business, University of Toronto, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy
  • Alex Fallon, President & CEO of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority
  • Clark Grue, President and CEO, Rainmaker Global Business Development
  • Steven Globerman, Kaiser Professor of International Business and Director of the Center for International Business, Western Washington University
  • Martha Hall Findlay, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and Chair, Advisory Council, Partnership for Resource Trade
  • Gordon Houlden, Director, China Institute, University of Alberta
  • Dylan Jones, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
  • Tony Kay, British Consul General to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Innovation Division, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, Government of Alberta



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


Organization Profile

The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890