Premier Wynne Leads Second China Trade Mission
Mission Will Expand Existing Trade Markets and Lead to New Partnerships
After wrapping up a successful mission in California, Premier Kathleen Wynne has travelled to China to continue to promote Ontario as an ideal place to invest.
During her second mission to China, Premier Wynne will visit four cities -- Nanjing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing -- from November 5 to 13. The mission will focus on the science and technology, cleantech and agriculture sectors, as well as partnerships in health care and education.
Throughout the mission, the Premier will meet with business leaders to showcase Ontario as one of the world's best places to invest and will meet with political leaders to strengthen trade and science and technology collaborations, and find ways to work together in areas of mutual interest.
On the China mission, Premier Wynne is leading a cleantech delegation, a science and technology delegation and a business delegation. There are 85 Ontario delegates on the mission. Also joining the Premier on the mission are Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade Michael Chan, and MPPs Han Dong, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, and Soo Wong, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services.
Attracting new investments and helping the province's businesses compete globally is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan is investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- In 2014, for the second year in a row, fDi Intelligence ranked Ontario first in North America for foreign capital investment. Foreign direct investment generates economic growth and creates jobs.
- According to the Conference Board of Canada, every $100-million increase in exports creates approximately 1,000 new jobs.
- Follow the Premier’s 2015 China mission on Twitter, Flickr and Google Maps.
“My first mission to China last fall generated agreements that resulted in almost $1 billion in new investments, creating an estimated 1,800 jobs in communities across the province. I made it a priority to return so I can continue building on these important relationships and drive further investment. I am confident that this mission will develop many new international business opportunities for Ontario companies, and bring even more jobs to our province.”