Ottawa, September 12, 2006 ...International delegates participating in GTEC Week wish to identify innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities which support their infrastructure development. Of particular interest are any technologies or product that relates to E-Government, E-Commerce and Telecommunications.
GTEC Week, launched in 1993, is recognized as Canada's most significant forum on the use of technology to improve government services and operations. The event features an annual Distinction Awards program and gala, a comprehensive Professional Development Forum, and the GTEC Exhibition and Showcase of IT products, services, and solutions. The conference program and extensive trade show are attended annually by an estimated 7,000 professionals including delegates (senior business and government officials) from more than 40 countries.
Confirmed Delegations: Benin, Brazil, Ghana, India, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, U.S., Whales, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Cameroun, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mali, Maroc, Maurice, Mozambique,Nmaurice, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.
CATAAlliance and GTEC are also offering a full day International Program on October 25th at GTEC Week, as part of the promotion of international business and trade. For details of this by invitation only event, please refer to:http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr08290601.html
In terms of looking at technologies from Canada, areas of interest identified through a delegate Survey include:
Qualification of Interest
Next Steps and Follow Up
GTEC delegates will be provided with company/organization capability information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up.
GTEC delegates will coordinate internally to make sure that each selected Canadian company would be able to meet with the appropriate country contact. Follow-up could take several forms including one on one meetings at GTEC, teleconference, videoconferences and site visits to determine the appropriate vehicle for collaboration.
CATAAlliance is undertaking this initiative with the support of its partners International Trade Canada, CIDA, Industry Canada and the Canadian e-Policy Resource Centre
Advancing The Business of Technology
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is the biggest business development association for producers and users of advanced technology. The only organization representing all sectors of the economy, CATA's umbrella of special-interest, municipal, provincial and allied organizations directly reaches 20,000 technology executives and an additional 22,000 technology users. Dedicated to making Canadian organizations world-class makers and adopters of technology, CATA creates strategic partnerships, strengthens communities and networks, and promotes supportive public policy. For more than a quarter of a century CATA has been stimulating growth, driving commercialization and growing the advanced technology export industry for the Canadian economy. More information about CATA can be found onthe CATA Web site: www.cata.ca