The Indo-Pacific region comprises 40 economies, over four billion people, and $47.19 trillion in economic activity. It is also the fastest-growing region in the world and home to six of Canada's top 13 trading partners. By 2040, it is projected to account for more than half of the global economy. Vancouver's geographical proximity, deep cultural ties, and trade connections to the Indo-Pacific are generating local economic benefits and driving entrepreneurship in the region. As such, Canada's relationship with the Indo-Pacific is crucial to the country's long-term prosperity and economic success.
Join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, as she shares a timely update on Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy, the federal government's vision for engagement with this strategic region and what Vancouver businesses need to know about these opportunities.