China Mission: June 2009
May 13, 2009

Join CATA on Executive Trade Mission to China: Technology Trade and Outsourcing Mission to Visit Shanghai and Jiangsu Province
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance

Join CATA on Executive Trade Mission to China: Technology Trade and Outsourcing Mission to Visit Shanghai and Jiangsu Province

May 13, 2009…CATAAlliance invites Canadian technology companies with an interest in trade and outsourcing partnerships with China to register for an extended Canada-China trade Mission from June 19 to 27, where participants will engage in matchmaking sessions, be included in a Canadian Pavilion in Nanjing, and explore business opportunities in Wuxi - with most in-country expenses paid through our partners.

The mission is being conducted in collaboration with Gowlings, the Canadian Consulate in Shanghai, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Jiangsu government, and the Wuxi government.

The mission, being led by CATAAlliance VP Kevin Wennekes, consists of three main events:

Shanghai Matchmaking Session
In partnership with the Canadian Consulate in Shanghai, CATAAlliance will provide an exclusive match-making and business showcasing session among the Canadian delegates and local Chinese business and government stakeholders. Using your company's Online China Profile, locally-engaged staff will invite key government and business concerns that are tailor-selected to satisfy your company's relationship development goals. An exclusive guided tour of the Shanghai Zhangjiang Technological Innovation Park will also be provided.

China International Service Outsourcing Cooperation Conference 2009 (CISOCC)
Join CATAAlliance VP Kevin Wennekes as he delivers a keynote speech at the CISOCC, taking place on June 23 and 24 in the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. The delegation will participate in a Canadian Pavilion experience where they will network and explore potential business opportunities. Download a PDF copy of the event guide here.

Visit to the Wuxi-CATA Technology Park
CATA has spearheaded the development of a CATA - China Business Portal for the city of Wuxi and has free; private office space as well has a wealth of other benefits and incentives available to North American companies. Mission participants will visit the newly established CATA-Wuxi headquarters to further explore the benefits of leveraging the CATA-China relationship to execute their China objectives.

Trade Mission Agenda
June 19: Depart for Shanghai - Arrive June 20 in the afternoon.
June 21: Decompression day / Free time
June 22: Matchmaking with Canadian Consulate in Shanghai
June 23 - 24: CISOCC - Canadian Pavilion
June 25 - 26: Tour Wuxi-CATA Technology Park
June 27: Return to Canada

++Action Item: Only 15 companies can take advantage of this exclusive trade mission. Please contact Kevin Wennekes at kwennekes@cata.ca or (613) 236-6550 x 3 for more information or to reserve your company a place in the mission.

To facilitate your participation in the delegation, and to eventually realize a better outcome of the matchmaking opportunities being coordinated in this mission, you are encouraged to complete the CATA China online profile.