Released on February 8, 2023
Premier Scott Moe and Energy and Resources Minister Jim Reiter will lead a trade and investment mission to Houston, Texas. The delegation will meet with key US investors and promote opportunities in Saskatchewan's natural resource sectors.
"Saskatchewan is one of the few jurisdictions that has the ability to help provide food and energy security in a global context," Moe said. "We will continue telling our province's story to the world to attract investment and sustainably grow our most important job-creating industries."
In Houston, the delegation will attend and participate in an Investment Forum featuring Saskatchewan, hosted by Pickering Energy Partners. The Forum will include panel discussions for investors to learn about Saskatchewan's strengths in oil and gas, carbon capture utilization and storage, helium and other critical minerals, and value-added agriculture. The event will also provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan-based companies to establish working relationships and partnerships with US industry representatives and leaders.
"Saskatchewan is already a leader in producing the food, fuel and fertilizer that the world needs," Reiter said. "Our mission in Houston builds on the significant groundwork that past trade missions have laid. It also further amplifies why Saskatchewan is a strong, innovative and attractive jurisdiction for investment."
The mission will reinforce Saskatchewan as one of the best places to do business. Partners from Saskatchewan's private sector are also participating, including Foran Mining.
"Foran is honoured to partner with the Government of Saskatchewan to help champion this truly world-class jurisdiction," Foran Mining Executive Chairman and CEO Dan Myerson, said. "Doing business in Saskatchewan is not only an opportunity to tap into a strong and diversified economy, but also to be part of a supportive and innovative community that values growth and success, and further empower positive social economic development."
The Premier and Minister Reiter will also conduct several bilateral meetings with US-based energy and resource companies and private equity firms. The meetings will present an opportunity to pitch Saskatchewan's value proposition as being a sustainable, predictable and reliable place to do business.
Year-to-date Saskatchewan merchandise exports to the United States are up more than $9 billion or 51.7 per cent from January to November 2022, compared to that same time in 2021.
The mission will take place from Wednesday, February 8 to Friday, February 10, 2023, with the forum being held all day on Thursday, February 9.
For more information, contact:Larisa Broadfoot
Trade and Export Development