Toronto Global, IEF to Host ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Business Summit on 9 Sept

Industry Watch | September 8, 2021 | News

Toronto Global

Toronto Global, which works to promote the region as an investment destination for global businesses,  along with International Economic Forum of the Americas, will co-host a business summit on 9 September 2021, to celebrate the re-opening of the Canadian and global economies.

This comeback celebration will be a live in-person event at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto and taken virtually around the world.

The theme for the event is ‘Stronger Than Ever’, engaging different stakeholders working together to reimagine how to emerge from this pandemic even stronger.

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premier Doug Ford will kick off the summit by showcasing how the city of Toronto, the province of Ontario and Canada are safely re-opening the economy, safely re-opening business, re-igniting business investment and creating new, diverse and inclusive jobs.

This will be followed by discussions with domestic and global business leaders including Afsaneh Beschloss, Chief Executive Officer, RockCreek; Patrick Pichette, Inovia Partner and Chairman, Twitter; Jen Wong, Chief Operating Officer, Reddit; C Vijayakumar, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, HCL Technologies; Jan De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade; Erin Elofson, Head of Pinterest Canada; and Ravi Kumar S, President, Infosys.

Mayor Tory said, “Before the pandemic, Toronto was the fastest growing city in North America – people and businesses were choosing our city to live, work and play. We are determined for that success to continue as the pandemic comes to an end and we reopen and rebuild our economy. I am so confident that Toronto – Canada's economic engine – will come back stronger than ever. This summit is one of the many ways we are letting the world know that Toronto is the best place in the post-pandemic world to invest and grow your business. I look forward to global business leaders joining us in September.”

Premier Ford said, “We are laying the foundation for a strong economic recovery in Ontario by increasing investment opportunities through trade and investment missions to position Ontario as a leader in innovation and technology. Ontario’s deep talent pool, cutting edge innovation ecosystem, and competitive business costs continue to make our province an ideal place for investment and will contribute to building back our economy stronger than ever.”

Stephen Lund, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Global, added, “This has been a difficult year, no doubt. Difficult for businesses, difficult for frontline workers, difficult for Canadians. However, the enduring confidence of investors in the Toronto region has remained and we’re very bullish about our opportunities going forward. I’m proud to be leading a team at Toronto Global that has never stopped believing in this region and never stopped driving towards bigger and better.”

In-person event to celebrate re-opening of Canadian and global economies at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto will be taken virtually around the world.

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