Vladimir Putin

Gillespie, Ian

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A "from where I sit" perspective on what it takes to compete and succeed internationally. Issues germane to the recent Summit of the Americas. What we, that is business, government and academia, need to do collectively to build more competitive teams for the recently inaugurated business Olympics among countries and companies as they compete furiously for mind share as well as market share. The global economy and what it has become. Challenges faced by Canadian industry. Differing perspectives on globalisation. The need to develop a growth strategy which considers not only export activity but also foreign direct investment (FDI). Canadian world-class companies. Not doing enough collectively to seize the global opportunities and to position ourselves for the future. The right time to look to establish a presence in Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Bilateral trade between Canada and Mexico. The need for business, government and academia to co-ordinate our leadership efforts to position Canada for global success now and in the future. Investment in education. Taking a leadership position in key markets. Trophies to be had in this global relay race already under way. Now as the time for Canadian companies to move up the league tables by seizing the abundant global opportunities and how our prosperity depends on it.

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