PM Trudeau woos tech giants in US trip

Veronica Silva
February 13, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has concluded a trip to the US where he visited San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago to meet with government officials and business leaders to promote Canada as an investment destination. He also discussed the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), climate change, cross border tourism, and the energy sector. Highlights were meetings with technology CEOs in San Francisco, including Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce; and Daniel Saks, president and CEO, AppDirect, who both announced more investments in Canada. He also met with Jeff Bezos, CEO, Inc.; Robert Bradway, chairman and CEO, AMGen; and Devin Wenig, president and CEO, eBay. Trudeau’s trip to the US came a few weeks after Amazon announced that Toronto is the only Canadian metropolitan area to be included in the shortlist of possible destinations for Amazon’s second headquarters in North America, dubbed HQ2.

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