APEC Press Release

Canadian Students Chase Investment for Canada Headed to APEC CEO Summit

London Ontario– September 27, 2013 – Five talented students armed with a compelling invest in Canada story will travel to Bali from October 2-8th to represent Canada at the 2013 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) CEO Summit. These students, Gillian Fong-McMaster, Andrew Shon, Tyler Power, Leenat Jilani and James Sun from across Canada were selected as delegates, by the charitable organization Global Vision for their flagship program Junior Team Canada (JTC). The delegates will represent each of the country’s regions at APEC and will work with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada to promote Canada’s brand and investment in Canada.

While at the CEO Summit, the team will speak with business leads about considering Canada for investment. Generous R&D incentives, a stable financial sector, and a highly educated workforce are just some of Canada’s strengths that they will showcase. In addition to its diversified economy, Canada is beautiful and safe place to work and study. Junior Team Canada aims to help these APEC CEOs to realize the advantages of doing business in Canada, save money, grow their businesses, and become more competitive.

In addition to participating in the CEO Summit, the team will participate in APEC’s Voices of the Future Program where they will meet with youth leaders from the other APEC economies. Together, they will discuss economics, sustainability, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. These young professionals will then create a Youth Declaration to present to ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) representatives.

Since 2004, JTC has participated in the Annual APEC CEO Summit and Voices of the Future Program This team could not be more excited to share Canada’s business opportunities with Asia-Pacific business heads.. Their work has been supported by Prime Minister Harper and featured in domestic and international media.

For more information about Global Vision and the APEC 2013 team, visit the Global Vision website at www.globalvision.ca.
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