Brad Wall keen to pick Henry Kissinger’s brain on China
June 4, 2013
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is heading to a high-powered meeting of world government and business leaders that is known for its tight secrecy.
Wall is set to attend the Bilderberg conference starting Thursday in Hertfordshire, England.
The conference’s website says it was founded in 1954 to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. The site describes it as a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about global issues.
Wall said Monday his trip will give him a chance to tell Saskatchewan’s story to major players.
“We’re going take every chance we can to tell the world about what’s going on in Saskatchewan and what we have to offer and this is a pretty good opportunity to do that,” he said.
“Saskatchewan increasingly is playing a role in the world, especially from an economic standpoint,” Wall added. “When you have 45 per cent or so of the world’s potash reserves, a world that increasingly needs to grow more food, where emerging economies like China and India have a growing middle class and want higher protein intensities in their diet, we have the fertilizer and the food.