June 4-5, 2019
This 2 day session will be helping ‘experienced and new economic developers’ to:
It will also provide participants with a general overview of investment promotion, prospecting and services functions.
This session represent a great networking opportunity and a dynamic forum to discuss roles and responsibilities, while at the same time, consolidating local/regional, provincial and federal partnerships.
Bernard Lemay is a Canadian expert on foreign investment attraction.
He holds a PhD in geography from the University of Montréal – Theses titled: "Development of foreign investment programs and the economic and spatial organization the territory: a comparative study of the regions of Montreal, Paris and Atlanta"; a Master of urban and regional planning from University of Ottawa; and a Bachelor of social sciences from University of Ottawa.
From 2000 to 2016, he worked for Global Affairs Canada developing a series of training courses on the foreign direct investment attraction and providing advice to senior management. He gave more than a hundred training sessions and workshops to over 2,350 Federal, Provincial and Local economic development employees across Canada and at Canadian trade missions abroad.
He started his career as Industrial Commissioner Assistant in Sorel-Tracy in 1984, from which it originates. From 1988 to 2000, he worked in the field of foreign direct investment attraction, for different government departments, such as Global Affairs, Industry Canada and Agriculture Canada.