Diaspora community in Canada keen to invest in Fiji: Seeto

The diaspora community in Canada has expressed a strong desire to contribute to the growth and development of Fiji, stated Investment Fiji Board Chair, Jenny Seeto, as the agency successfully concluded it’s first phase of the Fiji North-America Business Mission in Surrey.

 The Business Mission is a collaborative effort between Investment Fiji, the Ministry of Trade, Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and the Fiji Trade Commission North America.

 Seeto, having engaged extensively with former Fiji citizens residing in Canada, conveyed her appreciation for the overwhelming support demonstrated by the diaspora community.

 Through business forums, networking events, and business-to-business meetings, Seeto witnessed firsthand the enthusiasm of the diaspora to explore investment and trade opportunities in Fiji, ranging from land ventures to various sectors of the economy.

From Left: - InvestmentFiji Board Chair Jenny Seeto, Fiji Honorary Consul in Los Angeles Vinod Bhindi, Minister for Trade, Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hon. Manoa Kamikamica, Fiji Honorary Consul in San Francisco Jay Singh and Fiji Trade Commissioner to North America Alika Cooper during the event

 "The keen interest shown by the diaspora community in Canada reflects their enduring connection to our homeland and their commendable commitment to giving back to the Fiji community.  Some of the diaspora community who have successful businesses here, have also expressed their desire to retire in Fiji,” stated Seeto.

 "Their entrepreneurial success and enthusiasm exemplify the potential for diaspora investments to drive sustainable development and prosperity for Fiji,” added Investment Fiji Board Chair.

 Throughout the Fiji North-America Business Mission, the Fiji delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hon. Manoa Kamikamica engaged in informative sessions with various diaspora groups, including the Fiji community in Surrey, entrepreneurs, investors, I-taukei Cultural Society, in British Columbia and Fiji Canada Association members.

Investment Fiji Board Chair Jenny Seeto (left) with Minister for Trade, Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hon. Manoa Kamikamica

 Seeto emphasized that investing in Fiji offers more than just financial returns; it presents an opportunity to create jobs, drive innovation, and positively impact communities across the nation.

 She urged members of the diaspora to consider Fiji as a strategic investment destination, highlighting the country's diverse investment opportunities across multiple sectors.

 "Your investments have the power to transform lives and communities in Fiji and Investment Fiji stands ready to provide guidance and support at every step of your investment journey,” Seeto affirmed.

Diaspora community in Canada.

 Investment Fiji, serving as the dedicated promotional arm of the Fiji Government, has facilitated the establishment and expansion of countless businesses over the years. The agency remains committed to assisting both domestic and international investors in realizing their investment goals in Fiji.

 The Fiji North-America Business Mission, featuring key government representatives, private sector organizations, and business leaders is now in San Francisco and will later proceed to Toronto, Canada.

 The Business Mission will conclude on May 14, 2024.