The Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands will bring together business development executives from Canada’s major cities and provinces to discuss:
• Canada’s economic fundamentals and its openness to trade,
• Advantages of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada (see also CETA benefits for the Netherlands),
• Competitive advantages, capabilities, and investment opportunities in Canada’s innovative clusters,
• Government support programs available for Dutch investors.
Dutch business executives will share their investment experiences in Canada. One-on-one meetings can be arranged for Dutch investors to have private discussions with representatives of Canadian cities and/or provinces.
Canada: leader in green economy
Canada offers foreign investors a strong renewable energy industry with opportunities across the entire value chain, from technology development and supply to energy generation, distribution and storage. Presently, 65% of electricity generated in Canada comes from renewable sources and each year, renewables account for a greater share of Canada’s electricity-generation capacity.
• Canada’s long coastlines and vast land mass give it some of the best wind and solar resources. This is supported by a large domestic and regional market; Canada is the 6th largest consumer of electricity in the world.
• The renewable energy industry is growing within Canada. Annual solar capacity has been forecasted to increase three-fold by 2025. Wind energy moved from just 300 MW installed capacity in 2003 to close to 8,000 by end of 2013. It is expected to add record 1,300 MW in 2014 and another 5,000 MW of projects over the next three years.
• Canada is a world leader in collaborative R & D. There are tremendous opportunities to create partnerships between industry, government, universities, research institutes and testing facilities.
Canada is a known global leader in the development of a bio-based economy. Leading bioproducts produced in Canada include: biofuels, biopolymers and chemicals, with ethanol being the leading bioproduct by revenue.
• The industry consists of 208 firms employing 3,020 people generating $1.3 billion in revenues. This makes Canada the destination of choice for some of the world’s largest companies active in the bioproducts space, including Archer Daniel Midland, BioAmber Inc. and LANXESS.
• Canada offers unique advantages to investors in the bio product industry. It has more biomass resources per capita than any other country and access to a wealth of feedstock.
For more information on this free of charge event and to register, visit www.ccca-amsterdam.nl