FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2023
(Regina) EDR is making a pitch for Regina in one of the world’s largest gatherings for businesses and investors in agriculture and agtech.
The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, held September 26-27 in London brings together leading agribusiness, co-operatives, consumer packaged goods brands, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers to accelerate the transition to sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. The summit provides a critical stage for Regina to share its story of innovation and opportunity with businesses and investors from the UK and Europe.
“Each year, businesses and investors from the UK and Europe invest billions into the global ag and food sector,” Economic Development Regina CEO Chris Lane said. “Now, we’re making the case that Regina is the place of opportunity unlike any other. Whether it’s food, ingredients or an emerging renewable energy sector, few locations in the world are better positioned to prosper than Regina.”
Lane notes that the pathway to success for UK businesses in Regina is short. Close to home, public agencies like Innovation Saskatchewan and Prairies Economic Development Canada contribute to a robust innovation ecosystem. At the same time, Innovate UK, which plays a similar role in that country, is already a key partner in Regina’s Agtech Accelerator. That partnership, Lane says, is living proof that our ag innovation systems can grow and thrive together.
What’s more, Regina has what investors are looking for.
“For UK and European businesses looking to establish a hub for the North American market, Regina is a safe, secure, welcoming environment,” Lane said. “Regina also offers a unique location for ag and agtech businesses – surrounded by 80 million acres of premium cropland, and within two days of more than 270 million customers and multiple ports.”
During the London summit, EDR will:
- Promote Regina as an investment option to global companies looking to establish a North American presence and to foreign investors looking to buy equity in North American start-ups
- Alongside key Agtech Accelerator partners, participate in a panel discussion on how different stakeholders find success through collaboration
- Build and grow relationships with global agriculture and agtech companies
- Support existing partners in London, including Regina’s Agtech Accelerator, the Ministry of Trade and Export Development, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, Global Affairs, and the Canadian High Commission in London
“Regina, and Saskatchewan, will have a strong presence in London,” Lane said. “We’re excited to get on the ground and share Regina’s amazing story of innovation and opportunity with the world.”
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