The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is dedicated to strengthening multi-sectoral linkages between Canada and Asia by promoting bilateral and multilateral dialogues around technology, economic, political, and security issues. In line with this mandate, APF Canada will convene a 1.5-day conference in Toronto on October 9 & 10, 2019 to examine the intersect between technology and geopolitics; specifically, the challenges and opportunities around technology adoption, markets and investment, development, and standards within the broader global context of U.S.-China technology competition.
Canada’s future economic development and competitiveness depends on its ability to successfully navigate this difficult terrain. Yet, Canadian businesses and governments will find it increasingly difficult to make decisions about which technologies to pursue, to develop, and to adopt based on technical criteria. Neither will the state’s choices be cost-free, with potentially far-reaching impacts on trade and investment. A clear discussion on Canadian national interests and strategies for dealing with this technology ‘divide’ is, therefore, critical.
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