The City of Calgary, led by the Mayor and the 4 economic development authorities, including Calgary Technologies Inc (CTI) and some 40 companies are hosting two premiere B2B events in Toronto (May 31) and Ottawa (June 1st). "CATA and CTI have long been partners," said CATA President John Reid, "and we are pleased to invite our members to meet a wonderful Mayor and his team of growth experts."
In each city, business guests are invited to listen to lunch presentations by Calgary's Mayor David Bronconnier, Westjet President and CEO Clive Bleddoe, and other industry leaders. In the afternoon concurrent industry sector sessions will be held, including a comprehensive presentation on Calgary's Advanced Technology sector. The day will culminate in a epic signature networking event profiling Calgary's arts and culture community along with key business leaders.
Calgary is known as Canada's fastest-growing city. It was found to be one of Canada's highest-rated cities in CATA's "TechAction Town Hall Survey" program. Alberta consistently records the highest investment per capita among provinces, with a total of $60.3 billion in investment in 2005, and a projected $66.0 billion in 2006. In 2005, Alberta investment per capita was $18,520, compared to the national average of $7,143. Increased investment in oil sands, utilities, information and communications technologies, manufacturing and business services is expected to sustain investment growth over the next three to four years. Conventional energy investment is expected to remain strong.