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ISED Minister Navdeep Bains to Visit Seoul
Canada's Industry Minister to Meet with Local Media
ISED Minister Navdeep Bains

Canadian Minister Navdeep Bains of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will visit South Korea on August 28 (Monday), 2017, the Canadian Embassy in Seoul recently announced.

ISED Minister Bains will be involved in activities for closer and more exchanges and cooperations between Canada and South Korea in various sectors of economy and industry.

The purpose of ISED minister's visit to South Korea is to diversify market and cooperation between the two countries, according to the embassy.

He will also introduce Canada's foreign trade policy and its innovation and technology to the local South Korean journalists.

Minister Bains will also visit Japan for the same reason on his trip to East Asia.

On his arrival the Canadian industry minister will meet with local journalists at the Canadian Embassy in Seoul on the morning of August 28, 2017.

Under the title of "Canada and Korea: Innovation for the Future" he will exchange opinions with the South Korean journalists at the breakfast meeting.

Canadian Ambassador to Seoul Eric Walsh will be also present at the breakfast gathering.

As a federal institution, ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development) covers all areas of Canadian industry and economy.

Bains has been very active in his duty as Canada's industry minister since he was appointed Canada’s ISED Minister on Nov. 4, 2015.

Bains is also the Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons. He represents the area of Mississauga–Malton, city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Situated in Southern Ontario.

Bains was only 26 years old in 2004 when he was first elected as MP (Member of Parliament) in the House of Commons. He was the youngest Liberal MP Parliament. He served as an MP from 2004 till 2011.

As ISED minister Bains dedicated himself to fostering the economic growth of Canada through a series of innovation, a top priority for the Canadian government.

Canadian government wants to make herself a world's leading center for innovation. Bains led the development of government's "Innovation and Skills Plan" program, creating new jobs and business opportunities for its people.

Minister Bains also took the lead in federal government's negotiating with its provincial governments, which led to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

In particular, Minister Bains has long been an ardent advocate for diversity and inclusion in one of the world's most diverse nations both ethnically and culturally.

As the son of Indian immigrants to Canada Minister Bains led this movement in the Parliament, introducing a bill to promote cultural minorities and other under-represented groups as well as women in Canadian society.

Navdeep Singh Bains was bron in Toronto, Ontario on June 16, 1977 as the son of Sikh immigrant parents. After finishing high school he entered York University where he received a BA degree in Administrative Studies.

He earned his MBA degree from the University of Windson. He also received his Certified management Accounting designation.

In 2016 he was awarded the covetous ECPA designation by CPA Ontario for his outstanding achievements and community leadership.

Before entering politics Bains worked for such companies as Nike Canada and Ford Motor Company.

For details or inquiries contact the Canadian Embassy in Seoul at 82-2-3787-4423 or leave a message at jean.ko@international.gc.ca




 

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