Mayor Rob Gijzel is visiting Canada these days as leader of an economic trade mission.
He and his party have joined the King and Queen on their state visit to Canada.
The main purpose of the trade mission is to attract investors and companies to our country. Besides the mayor, Alderman Staf Depla joins the group. He will perform multiple interviews with investors.
The trade mission mainly focuses on the Waterloo Region, which, like Eindhoven region, is known as a ‘Brainport’ region. Many high-tech companies are located there that also work closely with the Canadian government.
Last night there was a state banquet. The Canadian Governor General Johnston invited both King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima as well as mayor Van Gijzel.
Van Gijzel had met Johnston previously. The Canadian Governor General visited Eindhoven last October.