Canada as a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Destination

  • 27 September 2022
  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • Webinar


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The Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada in the UAE s organizing a webinar: Canada as a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Destination. 

Canada has one of the largest and most comprehensive investment relationships in the world. Canada encourages foreign direct investment (FDI) by promoting its stability, global market access, and infrastructure.


  • 4:00pm - Welcome and introductions by Robyn Albers, Secretary to the Board, CBC Abu Dhabi
  • 4:05pm - Why Canada? Post Pandemic Economic Recovery in Canada, Larry McClure, Investment, Embassy of Canada
  • 4:20pm - Canadian Corporate Immigration Pathways to support your investment, Stephen Green, Green & Spiegel LLP
  • 4:35pm - Corporate Tax Advantages in Canada – Isabella Bertani, BERTANI
  • 4:50pm - Q&A
  • 5:00pm - Webinar ends

This webinar is supported by:

  • Canadian Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates
  • Canada Arab Business Council
  • Canada-UAE Business Council


    Larry McClure, Senior Investment Officer, Embassy of Canada to the UAE. Larry joined the trade section in 2021 and has been in Abu Dhabi since 2016. Larry’s work supports UAE businesses seeking to capitalize on the benefits of investing in Canada by working as a trusted partner and advises on the opportunities available from municipal, provincial, and regional partners in Canada. Larry holds an MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) from Warwick Business School, UK and is a candidate for a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at Aston Business School, UK specializing in Investment Strategy and Innovation.


    Stephen W. Green is one of the two Senior Partners at Green and Spiegel and is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by The Law Society of Ontario. Stephen has been practicing immigration law for 30 years and has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian immigration. Stephen has been identified for many years as a leading practitioner in immigration law. Stephen is considered a subject matter expert in the field, frequently asked to speak as a panelist, moderator and lecturer. 

    Stephen’s expertise includes all areas of Canadian immigration law, specializing in corporate employee transfers, federal skilled worker applications, investor applications, work permits, and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Stephen also leads the Investment and Entrepreneur Department at the firm, which assists experienced executives and high net worth individuals to invest in Canada to obtain Permanent Residence. Stephen also has particular expertise in CUSMA confirmation exemptions, work permit approvals for strategic, expert and key professional employees and high-level executives.


    Isabella Bertani, Founder and Chief Client StrategistBERTANI

    Named by Practice Ignition as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting globally for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022, Isabella Bertani is the Founder and Chief Client Strategist at BERTANI located in Toronto, Canada.

    Isabella's practice focuses on inbound foreign investment and Canadian domestic companies with global interests. A recognized leader in foreign direct investment, Isabella routinely advises global corporations with regards to expansion into the North American market and clients include numerous foreign subsidiaries of significant global entities. Isabella is a frequent speaker on topics relating to globalization including doing business in Canada, trade agreements, global trade and migration, and the impact of geopolitical trends on global foreign direct investment and global trade. She has a particular interest in FDI and its impact on global sustainability.


    Robyn Albers, Secretary and Business Council Liaison of CBC Abu Dhabi

    Robyn Albers is the Program Director MENA of Global Speech Academy. She has a Masters of Education in TESOL and twenty-four years experience training employees and university students in the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Taiwan and Canada. She has published academic articles on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and has won international awards in teaching. Her mission is to help employees write and speak simple, clear, messages to increase confidence and competence in their working environment.


      CBC Members and non-members: Complimentary