Capital Projects in Emerging Markets & Sustainable Design – China, India and the Middle East
August 21, 2007

CATAAAlliance MEMO

Date: August 21, 2007|

Attn: High tech executives

Re: Conference Event -- China, India and the Middle East

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CATAAlliance, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is pleased to invite you to a trade and business-to-business conference (Tuesday, September 18, 2007: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto) on the theme of “Capital Projects in Emerging Markets & Sustainable Design – China, India and the Middle East (GCC).

The one day Conference includes: Experienced and knowledgeable guest speakers addressing challenges and opportunities in these emerging markets; Canadian success stories; Dynamic exhibits and interactive panel discussion; and, opportunities for one-on-one meetings with trade specialists.

The Opening Keynote is: Kevin Hydes, Chair, World Green Building Council and Vice President, Stantec, a CATA member company and advocate for our SR&ED programs. Full agenda details are presented below.

The Agenda:

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast (Courtesy of CMHC)

9:00-9:20 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hydes, Chair, World Green Building Council and Vice President, Stantec

9:20-10:30 a.m. China and India: Infrastructure for 2.5 Billion People

Moderators / Panelists:

- Ron Portelli, Vice President, Gartner Lee Ltd - Joe Ng, President, JNE Consulting
- Executive Speaker - SNC Lavalin

Q & A / Open Discussion

10:30-11:00 a.m. Networking and Partner Exhibits

11:00-12:15 p.m. Middle East: the Gulf States – Spending $20 Billion Each Month on Infrastructure

Moderators / Panelists:

- Lesley Gregory, Vice Chairman & President, Canada-Arab Business Council; and President, The Corporation for International Settlements (Canada) Ltd.
- Steven Rhys, Senior Vice President, Forrec Ltd.
- Peter Halsall, President, Halsall Associates - Phil Jones, Vice President, HOK Canada

Q & A / Open Discussion

12:15-12:30 p.m. Networking and Partner Exhibits

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch and Featured Speaker: Mary Ann Lazarus, Senior Vice President and Director, Sustainable Design, HOK

2:00-3:30 p.m. One-on-one meetings (sign up during the day) - Networking and Partner Exhibits

Registration:

For registration information ($35 confirmation fee) please contact: the Canada-Arab Business Council, a CATA member company at 416-362-0050 or email: info@canada-arabbusiness.org

++ Event Promotion and Branding Program:

Organizations wishing to use CATA’s Event Promotion and Branding Program (e.g., GTEC) should contact CATA President John Reid at 613-236-6550 ext 224.