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Conference & Forum Series
Canadian FDI Forum4
JW Marriott Ice District
Edmonton, Alberta

Oct 22-24 2019
FDI Forum Canada
Canadian FDI Forum3

Area Development and The CAI Global Group are excited to be heading to the JW Marriott Ice District, bringing its highly regarded Canadian FDI Forum to Western Canada for the first time.

Attendees will hear from and network with leading site consultants and industry experts, participating in a program of presentations, panels and roundtable discussions focused on the trends influencing corporate site selection and economic development strategy.


The Forum opens with an evening Networking Reception and Dinner at the outstanding JW Marriot Ice District. The day one and day two programs consist of presentations and panels, ending with roundtable discussions and a networking reception where attendees can engage face to face with speakers and colleagues.


Area Development is considered the leading publication covering corporate site selection and relocation. Providing content since 1965, information highlights key factors, issues, and criteria that affect a successful location decision.

The CAI Global Group is a consulting firm offering expertise in investment projects including financial incentives, site selection, and business strategies on the retention, expansion and attraction of investment projects for multinational, national and domestic companies.




2018 Agenda

JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District

Attendee Feedback:

Overall experience was excellent. Presentations were relevant with great speakers and content. Lots of opportunities to network with site selection consultants and Canadian economic developers.
Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development

Liked the overall program and felt we had good opportunities for direct one on one time with site selectors.
City of Woodstock, Ontario (Sponsor)

Since it was my very first forum, I would say it was quite a success! The subjects of the conferences were spot on and very relevant according to what we must do as EDOs. I really enjoyed meeting other people working in the field from different region and exchanging about our practices.
Quebec International

My first attendance to the Forum. Very well organized and run. The speakers delivered a good combination of insights and trends with how the specific of how it impacts Canada and how Canada is seen globally or on a North American scale.
Opportunities New Brunswick

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