Add a bookmark to get started

San Juan Puerto Rico
31 October 20234 minute read

More than fun and games: Successfully investing in Canada's thriving creative industry

31 October 2023 | 9:00 – 10:30

DLA Piper Tokyo Office
Meiji Seimei Kan 7F
2-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku


Canada is the third largest country for video game development in the world after Japan and the US. And the number of creative and development facilities across Canada is growing due to generous government support and a large pool of skilled talent. This makes it an attractive jurisdiction for Japanese companies looking to expand their footprint internationally, set up resources closer to the US, or simply access the talent pool via hiring or acquisition.

Join us for a seminar on investing in Canada's video game industry, featuring Canadian lawyers from DLA Piper's Vancouver office and leaders from the Government of British Columbia and Investment Quebec. Our speakers have a wealth of experience in helping Japanese companies expand into Canada, whether they’re focused on the Canadian market or using it as a springboard to access other jurisdictions.

Ryan Black and Tyson Gratton from our Vancouver office will summarize recent legal developments and regulations in the video game and technology sector in Canada. François Tremblay from our Montréal office will help provide important context for the French-speaking province of Quebec. All three of them are members of the DLA Piper Japan-Canada Group. Speakers from Investment Quebec and Trade and Invest BC will highlight government involvement in attracting investment from outside of Canada, specifically for the gaming industry in Quebec and BC.


Event supported by:

Government of British Columbia

Investissement Québec International

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan


Guest speakers

Ryo Tokunaga

Managing Director, Japan, Government of British Columbia

Akira Yamaguchi

Governor, Investissement Québec International

About British Columbia Trade and Investment Office – Japan
Trade and Invest British Columbia works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest.

About Investissement Québec International
Investissement Québec actively participates in Québec's economic development by stimulating business innovation and productivity, entrepreneurship and takeovers, as well as increasing investment and exports.
About CCCJ
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan is a private sector, not-for-profit business organization founded in 1975 to promote the development of commerce between Canada and Japan.