CATA Gartner Outsourcing Summit
November 21, 2006

CATA<i>Alliance</i>

November 21, 2006

CATAAlliance is organizing a series of initiatives to brand Canada as a major and unified nearshore sourcing provider through a partnership arrangement with Gartner.

One of our goals is to have organizations/executives reach our new pre-qualified audiences of invitation-only executives who have responsibility for determining IT and BPO near-shore and offshore strategies and assessing the vendor landscape for their enterprises.

We are inviting your participation at our launch event, the Gartner Outsourcing Summit (March 19-21, 2007, Dallas Texas)

First on the list is the Gartner Outsourcing Summit, where we are offering two Country Pavilions,available in arrangements of four or eight "pods"; the Pavilions offer Government Departments/Ministries, Industrial/Regional Alliances, and Service Providers an opportunity to participate under a Canadian and/or Regional umbrella. Service providers that have been in business for fewer than five years will be provided special consideration. We have secured significant discounts for participants electing the Pavilion venue.

The draft Program agenda and audience profile is available upon request. The venue is geared to helping delegates reach our new pre-qualified audiences of invitation-only executives who have responsibility for determining IT and BPO near-shore and offshore strategies and assessing the vendor landscape for their enterprises.

The CATA/Gartner partnership builds on the recent Advantage Canada Summit, bringing together a Pan-Canadian assembly of recognized public, private, academic and labour leaders to develop a Canadian Brand: a defining statement that clearly describes Canada's value proposition as a global sourcing destination of choice and differentiates the Country from competing Nations.

++ Action Item: Please contact Kevin Wennekes, VP of Research, CATAAlliance at kwennekes@cata.ca to discuss participation in the Pavilions.

Yours sincerely,
John Reid
President, CATAAlliance