Hi-tech West Midlands companies are being invited to take advantage of an opportunity to discover the potential of Canada.
UK Trade & Investment’s Coventry & Warwickshire international trade team is organising a market visit to Toronto and Waterloo for West Midlands Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies from September 27 to October 1. The closing date for applications is August 27.
The companies will be researching the marketplace with a view to gaining new clients and developing partner relationships.
Louise Bennett, chief executive of Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, will be leading the market visit which will include a visit to technology event Technicity in Toronto.
UK Trade & Investment will also be arranging networking meetings with local ICT associations at Canada’s Technology Triangle in the Waterloo region and introducing the delegates to potential partners and clients.
International Trade Adviser Bineet Desai, said: “Canada is a hugely important market for the ICT sector and its reputation for developing innovative technology solutions is world-renowned.”
“Businesses such as Research in Motion (RIM) - the company behind the BlackBerry brand - have emerged from Canada and many leading international technology firms, including IBM, Ericsson, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Nokia, either operate in the country or work closely with Canadian partners.
“The size and range of the market mean there are many opportunities for West Midlands firms, particularly in wireless and mobile telecommunications, ICT security, healthcare ICT, enterprise applications, social networking, digital media, software and services.”
For more information contact Mr Desai at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 654191.