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2 BUSINESS EVENTS CANADA 36.7 MILLION TOTAL POPULATION 18.4 MILLION TOTAL WORKFORCE 1.3 MILLION BUSINESSES $2.14 TRILLION TOTAL GDP SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA CANADA RANKS 1 ST IN THE G7 FOR Democracy (The Economist Intelligence Unit) Economic Freedom (The Heritage Foundation) Social Progress (The Social Progress Imperative) Overall Reputation (Reputation Institute) Quality of Life (OECD) Canada offers businesses the MOST EDUCATED talent pool among OECD countries " DISCOVER CANADA FOR BUSINESS EVENTS Canada is one of the safest, affordable and most welcoming destinations. When you convene in Canada for meetings and conventions you'll be connected with the innovators who are shaping the future, the thought leaders who are leading the way and the business and research architects who elevate Canada's position on the world stage across a spectrum of industries. Research tells us meeting in Canada makes delegate engagement soar; connecting with Business Events Canada is the first step to your best conference ever.ˮ — Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Executive Director, Global Business Events Canada Business Events Canada is a division of Destination Canada, our national tourism marketing agency charged with growing Canada's share of international business events. CANADA IN FOCUS " Canada is an alluring destination for global meetings and business events. By showcasing our industry expertise, we provide meeting planners and decision makers with important context to make their case for meeting in Canada, and fresh content to augment their agenda that is only available here. When you couple that with the unique conference locations and experiences Canada is known for, itʼs a win for everyone.ˮ — Virginie De Visscher, Director of Business Development Economic Sectors, Business Events Canada CANADAʼS CLUSTER EXPERTISE The Quebec-Ontario corridor is North Americaʼs second-largest in terms of the number of life sciences companies, and represents: • More than 1,100 companies • 66,000 qualified people • 490 undergraduate and graduate programs in biological and biomedicine sciences • The majority of Canadian sales and exports in life sciences • Access to the majority of Canadian venture capital The Montréal InVivo life sciences and health technologies cluster is comprised of more than: 620 ORGANIZATIONS 11 POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS 41,000 SKILLED WORKERS 1st in Canada for number of research centres and total university research funding

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