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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 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 CANADA'S CLUSTER EXPERTISE Canadaʼs Ocean Supercluster taps into emerging technologies to position the country as a global leader in the knowledge-based ocean economy, and to strengthen Canada̓s ocean industries, which include marine renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding and transportation. Situated largely in Atlantic Canada, goals for the Ocean Supercluster project include: digitize marine operations; connect technology providers and end users; attract diverse and skilled talent pools; provide access to facilities for prototyping and testing; and champion a Global Ocean Tech Alliance. TECHNOLOGY FOCUS • Automation • Autonomous Marine Vehicles • Digital Sensors and Monitoring • Energy Generation • Marine Biotechnology • Marine Engineering Technology SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, 2018 CANADA IN FOCUS

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