IT trade missions - US & Europe
June 9, 2010

Consulate events


Please see below and attached information about four upcoming IT trade missions (US and Europe). Please follow up with the people indicated.
  1. IT Security mission to Dallas (October 12-14): 4 spots left
  2. E-Learning & Modelling & Simulation mission to Orlando (Nov. 29-Dec 2): 6 spots left
  3. IT Trade Mission to U.S. Air Force - Alamaba (Aug. 30-Sept. 2)
  4. Multimedia Mission to France and Italy (October 24 - 29, 2010)
1) Security mission to Dallas (October 12-14)

Eight companies are invited to join the Ontario trade mission to Dallas and ASIS 2010 (www.asisonline.org). ASIS is the premiere security event attracting more than 23,000 security professionals and hosting the largest marketplace of security technologies, products and services. For the second time, eight Ontario-based IT security companies will have the opportunity to exhibit within the award-winning Ontario Pavilion (booth# 3798) and benefit from several value-added services. Confirmed exhibitors at ASIS include Honeywell, Panasonic, ADT, Johnson Controls, ITT and Ingersoll Rand. To register, please contact Mauricio.Ospina@Ontario.ca

2) e-Learning & Modelling & Simulation mission to Orlando (Nov. 29-Dec 2)

Eight e-learning, modeling & simulation trade mission to I/ITSEC (www.iitsec.org). The event attracts 16,000 attendees from over 40 countries and 500 exhibiting companies including U.S. prime contractors, large integrators and distributors such as SAIC, Lockheed Martin, L3Comm, Adobe, HP, CAE, Rockwell and BAE systems. For the third time, eight Ontario-based IT companies will have the opportunity to exhibit in the award-winning Ontario Pavilion (#2640), surrounded by CAE, L-3 and Raytheon, and receive several value-added benefits To register, please contact Mauricio.Ospina@Ontario.ca

3) Multimedia Mission to France and Italy (October 24 - 29, 2010)

This B2B mission will enable Ontario companies to meet with key decision-makers of companies from two world-class multimedia centres: Imaginove (Lyon, France: www.imaginove.fr/front/47-14-1-Annuaire-public-des-adherents) and Think Up (Turin, Italy: www.thinkupict.org). The program will be held in English. The program includes:
  • B2B matchmaking with French and Italian companies organized through the expertise our international partners. [Pre-arranged meetings. You will validate the meetings beforehand].
  • Site visits to animation studios, gaming software companies and other businesses with relevance to the companies participating in the mission.
  • Networking and presentations to large international business audience at View Conference 2010 (Turin): a key international stage for business on computer graphics, interactive techniques, digital cinema, 3D animation, gaming and VFX (http://www.viewconference.it/).
For further information, please contact Victor Miranda: victor.miranda@ontario.ca ; (416) 314-8231.

4) IT Trade Mission to U.S. Air Force - Alamaba (Aug. 30-Sept. 2)

The Canadian Consulate General/Atlanta is pleased to encourage Canadian IT companies to participate in the annual U.S. Air Force (USAF) IT Conference & Expo. Aug 30- Sept. 2, 2010. This event has taken place for the past 24 years in Montgomery, Alabama, the home of Maxwell Air Force Base. Last year the booths sold out and there was a large waiting list of exhibitors. The USAF is the largest user of ICT in the world. It is the largest customer of Microsoft, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, Dell and numerous other IT vendors. Last year’s conference had an emphasis on security and wireless products, but includes all aspects of ICT. Last year Steve Ballmer, CEO of MicroSoft was the industry keynoter. Other speakers included the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ( #2 military man in U.S.) and the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Air Force.

Additional opportunities include technical presentations at well attended specific breakout sessions and matchmaking with major VARS serving the Air Force. There is a free matchmaking activity for all exhibiting and non-exhibiting vendors where you can meet in prearranged sessions with the major VARs serving the Air Force. This year, the conference will also host industry and government keynote presentations by , and several leading commanders in the United States Air Force. An Atlanta-based Trade Commissioner will meet individually with Canadian exhibitors and provide individual counseling and introductions. We welcome any type of association or provincial trade mission.

Please register directly with the organizers at http://afitc.gunter.af.mil/ and for further information, please contact Steve Adger Flamm, Trade Commissioner Canadian Consulate General, tel. 404-532-2018, steve.flamm@international.gc.ca