Meeting with Minister of Finance the Hon. Joe Oliver

Canada’s Minister Of Finance, the Honourable Joe Oliver, addressed guests at  a breakfast meeting jointly organised by the Canadian and Belgian Chambers of Commerce, with participation of the International Group of Chambers Of Commerce (IGCC).

Mr. Oliver shared with the audience his perspective on Canada’s success story, describing the policies behind the prosperity and sustainable public finances.  He also put forward his views on the challenges and the opportunities facing the European and Global economies.  His presentation was followed by his responses to questions asked by a number of guests.

The Breakfast meeting was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw on June 27 and was attended by about 50 guests.

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Bernhard Otterstein was born and educated in Vancouver, Canada, where he graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has worked with numerous corporate, governmental, and institutional entities in North America, Europe and Asia in the areas of economic analysis, strategic project and investment planning, new market development, as well as cross-cultural communications. He has been directly involved in projects in the fields of real estate, engineering, energy, biotechnology and IT/telecommunications.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Otterstein has gained first-hand experience in identifying and promoting innovative, emerging technologies and related business opportunities, taking them from early stage to market via private equity investment and the active co-management of several start-up ventures.