BC Technology Industry Launches 2010 Business Outreach Program

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With the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaching, the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) has launched a formal Business Outreach Program to successfully introduce, promote and connect BC technology companies to the world. Companies interested in learning more about the 2010 Business Outreach program should visit the BCTIA at http://www.bctia.org/programs/2010.

Voice of BC's Technology Industry

Seldom do we get such a high-profile opportunity to show the world the breadth of innovation that we have in BC, as well as the cultural connections that we have to the rest of the world

With the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaching, the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) has launched a formal Business Outreach Program to successfully introduce, promote and connect BC technology companies to the world. With the 2010 Business Outreach Program, the BCTIA is working to dovetail the BC Tech industry into a number of initiatives across British Columbia, including programs from the 2010 Commerce Centre, the Vancouver Economic Development Commission and the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

"British Columbia is home to some amazing technology, and for two months next year we have a great opportunity to show it off, as the world comes to visit us", stated Pascal Spothelfer, President of the BCTIA. "Notwithstanding all of the other great success stories that our industry has to tell, many of our companies are helping to make the 2010 Games the greenest and most technologically-advanced games ever."

The 2010 BC Tech Business Outreach Program is a multi-faceted industry promotion program that includes:

  •      Business Promotion – through the development of the 2010 BC Tech Pitch Book that will be used to introduce BC Tech Success Stories to visiting media, business leaders and dignitaries.

  •      Business Matching – providing co-ordination services to introduce people seeking business opportunities while they visit the Games.

  •      Business Outreach – through the provision of a dedicated Business Outreach Officer dedicated to the BC technology sector who will be domiciled at the 2010 Commerce Centre during the month of February 2010.

"Seldom do we get such a high-profile opportunity to show the world the breadth of innovation that we have in BC, as well as the cultural connections that we have to the rest of the world", stated Spothelfer. "While the prime focus is on the athletes, we're convinced that the 2010 Games is also a great opportunity for BC to show the world that BC is a great place to live, learn, work, and invest."

Companies interested in learning more about the 2010 Business Outreach program should visit the BCTIA at http://www.bctia.org/programs/2010.

About the BCTIA
The BC Technology Industry Association is British Columbia’s leading member-based industry association that represents start-ups to established technology companies across the province. As the voice of the technology industry, the BCTIA is committed to the ongoing growth, sustainability and prosperity of the technology industry and the transformation of British Columbia to a knowledge-based economy. For more information, please visit http://www.bctia.org.

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