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News and investment missions

 

March 5-9, 2012

The Ontario Technology Corridor attends the world's largest professionals-only game industry events, Game Connection America 2012 and GDC 2012, in San Francisco, California, to attract new investment and trade partnerships to the province.

Talknowledgy host, Phil Gaudreau speaks to Blair Patacairk of Invest Ottawa and John Criswick of Ottawa based Magmic Games, about the Game Developers Conference and the Ontario Technology Corridor, CFRA / CHUM Ottawa, mp3 of interview here (March 10, 2012)

"Hockey stick" upturn in digital media industry scores expansions of Electronic Arts, Google, Gameloft and Arkadium in Ontario Technology Corridor, AFJV news, (March 9, 2012)

GDC 2012: Canada Is About More Than Just Hockey, Eh? Electronic Arts, Google, Gameloft and Arkadium make up growing Ontario Technology Corridor, GamerLive.TV, (March 7, 2012)

Game industry expansions in Ottawa and Ontario Tech Corridor include Magmic, EA, Gameloft, others, OttawaStart, (March 7, 2012)

Ontario Continues to Expand Digital Media and Gaming industry, Techvibes, (March 5, 2012)

“Hockey stick” Upturn in Digital Media Industry Scores Expansions of Electronic Arts, Google, Gameloft and Arkadium in Ontario Technology Corridor, Exchange Magazine, Morning Post (March 5, 2012)

Ontario Tech Companies Enjoy Growth, Expansion, Mediacaster Magazine, (March 5, 2012)

“Hockey Stick” Upturn in Digital Media Industry Scores Expansions of Electronic Arts, Google, Gameloft and Arkadium in Ontario Technology Corridor, Entertainment Technology Center, (March 5, 2012)

Ontario Technology Corridor Making Its Presence Known at GDC, Village Gamer, (March 5, 2012)

Press release: "Hockey stick" upturn in digital media industry scores expansions of Electronic Arts, Google, Gamloft and Arkadium in Ontario Technology Corridor

November 2011

Hiring trends in the ICT sector, IT in Canada: Collaboration (November 28, 2011)

Sitting pretty: digital interactive gaming conference, London Free Press / lfpress.com (November 17, 2011)

The Ontario Technology Corridor releases its November 2011 newsletter, Ontario's $40 billion ICT engine gears up with 52.4% of Canada's top 250 companies (downloadable PDF). Newsletter articles include:

  • Ontario's ICT engine gears up
  • Innovate in Ontario - a safe haven for business expansion
  • News from the five regions of the Ontario Technology Corridor

October 2011

Bringing the World to Ottawa Companies, OCRI blog (October 17, 2011)

Executives from the Ontario Technology Corridor are attending Interop New York to show ICT companies from around the world that Ontario is the best place in North America to expand or relocate their businesses.

Ontario cities prowl U.S. show for IT investment, itWorld Canada (October 5, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor at Interop New York 2011, IP Wire (October 4, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor visits New York to showcase province's tech scene, Techvibes (October 3, 2011) Also sent to e-newsletter subscribers.

Techvibes story also picked up at DigitalPuck.ca, at CVCA (Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and in the "recent headlines" at CVCA / Capital Rants (October 3, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor at Interop New York 2011 to Attract New/Expanding Information Communication Technology (ICT) Companies, Interop news page (October 3, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor at Interop New York 2011 to attract..., IT Market Dynamics / IT in Canada (October 3, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor at Interop New York 2011, Broadcaster - Canada's Communication Magazine, part of the Business Communications Group Network, along with Mediacaster Magazine (October 3, 2011)

Press release: Ontario Technology Corridor at Interopo New York 2011 to attract new/expanding information communications technology (ICT) companies (October 3, 2011)

September 2011

From Garden City to gaming city, itbusiness.ca, (September 1, 2011)

August 2011

The Ontario Technology Corridor had representatives at Gamescom 2011, in Cologne, Germany, from August 17-21, 2011, to demonstrate the province’s “winning combination” of talent and tax credits for expanding or relocating digital media companies. Canada’s gaming industry has expanded 11 per cent annually and is forecasted to grow 17 per cent in each of the next two years.

Ontario Draws International Digital Game Developers, Invest in Canada, (August 30, 2011)

Ontario Draws International Digital Game Developers, Mediacaster Magazine, (August 30, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor showcases province's talent at world's largest gaming event, London Economic Development Corporation, (August 24, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor showcases province's talent at world's largest gaming event, Techvibes, (August 23, 2011)

Ontario Morning's Whey Chen interviews Larry MacKinnon, London member of the Ontario Technology Corridor, CBC Radio, (August 23, 2011)

Ontario's talent and incentives for the global gaming industry showcased at Gamescom 2011, Invest in Canada / Government of Canada news, (August 22, 2011)

The Power of Tax Breaks in Ontario's Technology Corridor, GamePolitics.com, (August 19, 2011)

Gaming firms sell London, London Free Press - lfpress.com, (August 19, 2011)

High-score to Ontario for its game-winning incentives, Exchange Magazine morning post, (August 18, 2011)

Cisco to double Ottawa R&D staff, Ottawa Citizen, (August 18, 2011)

IO Members Thrive Thanks to Ontario's Gaming Advantage, interactive ontario i/o news, (August 17, 2011)

Cisco, Ontario to invest almost half billion in R&D, itWorld Canada, (August 17, 2011)

Ontario Woos Game Developers, Hugh's News, (August 17, 2011)

Ontario in Full Force at Gamescom, Village Gamer, (August 17, 2011)

High-score to Ontario for its game-winning incentives on offer to expanding digital entertainment companies, Film Imaging, a Digital Media Net Community site, (August 17, 2011)

Press release: High-score to Ontario for its game-winning incentives on offer to expanding digital entertainment companies (August 17, 2011)

Press release in German: Bestnoten für Ontario - die kanadische Provinz bietet expandierenden Unternehmen aus der digitalen Unterhaltungsindustrie attraktive Anreize (17. August 2011)

May 2011

AUE to spend $40 million on productions in Toronto, Screen Daily, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto boosts film hub status with American United investment, Money, Quebecor Media, (May 20, 2011)

Investissement de 40 M$ pour le cinema, TVA Nouvelles, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto, plaque tournante du l'industrie cinematographique?, Argent, Agence QMI (May 20, 2011)

Hollywood investit 40 $ millions en Ontario, Lien Multimedia, (May 20, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor gets $40 million investment from American United Entertainment, Techvibes, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto boosts film hub status with American United investment, Toronto Sun, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto boosts film hub status with American United investment, Ottawa Sun, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto boosts film hub status with American United investment, London Free Press, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto boosts film hub status with American United investment, Niagara Review, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto boosts film hub status with American United investment, Winnipeg Sun, (May 20, 2011)

Toronto boosts film hub status with American United investment, Edmonton Sun, (May 20, 2011)

American United Entertainment headed to Canada, Reuters, (May 19, 2011)

The Caldwell Account interview with Gerry Pisarzowski (GTMA), Sun News TV Toronto, (May 19, 2011)

American United Entertainment headed To Canada, The Hollywood Reporter, (May 19, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor Nets $40 Million Investment in Media and Film Production Infrastructure, ITNewsLink.com, (May 19, 2011)

Google unveils new research funding for University of Waterloo, Financial Post (FP) Tech Desk, (May 19, 2011)

GTMA Foreign Direct Investment Initiatives, Ontario Technology Corridor Nets $40 Million Investment, online and in the Greater Toronto Area HotNews April/May 2011 e-newsletter, (May 19, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor nets 40 million dollar investment, Village Gamer, (May 17, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor Nets $40 Million Investment in Media and Film Production Infrastructure from American United Entertainminet, Production Hub, (May 17, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor nets $40 million investment, Mediacaster, (May 17, 2011)

Ontario nets $40 million investment from American United Entertainment, Filmvictoria, (May 17, 2011)

Ontario nets $40 million investment from American United Entertainment, PlayBack, (May 17, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor Nets $40 Million Investment, Hollywood Industry, Digital Media net community, (May 17, 2011)

Press release: Ontario Technology Corridor Nets $40 Million Investment in Media and Film Production Infrastructure from American United Entertainment (May 17, 2011)

May 2-4, 2011 Canada 3.0 Digital Media Conference

Digital Media Readies for ‘Moonshot’ as New Tools and Technologies Roll-out at Canada 3.0, What'sYourTech.ca, (May 3, 2011)

Exploring Canada's Digital Future, Exchange Magazine Morning Post, (May 3, 2011)

Stratford epicentre of digital nation, London Free Press / lfpress.com, (May 2, 2011)

April 2011

Digital Media Sector Demand Drives Expansion of the Communitech Hub, Mediacaster Magazine, (April 28, 2011)

March 2011

Interactive Gaming Ontario 3D to Fund 3D Game Development, GDN: Gamers Daily News, (March 5, 2011)

Boost for London tech industry: cash injection, The London Free Press, (March 4, 2011)

February 28 to March 4, 2011

The Ontario Technology Corridor sent representatives to GDC 2011, in San Francisco, to promote Ontario's pixel-perfect business conditions for expanding digital media companies. Currently, the Ontario Technology Corridor supports 6,400 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies in Ontario’s collaboratively linked technology regions of Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo Region, London and Niagara.

Canada's Pixel-Perfect Business Conditions Touted by Ontario Tech Corridor, Interactive Ontario io/news, (March 8, 2011) - also in io weekly email newsletter (PDF)

Ontario's gaming industry surge recognized by Toronto Star, Ottawa TechWatch, (March 5, 2011)

OTR links: Ontario sees surge in gaming industry, Doug Pete's blog, (March 5, 2011)

Ontario sees surge in gaming industry, The Toronto Star, (March 4, 2011)

Canada's Business Conditions Touted by Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC, Computer Graphics World, (March 3, 2011)

Business Conditions are "Pixel-perfect" Says Ontario Technology Corridor, nGen Niagara, (March 2, 2011)

We've dropped the gloves on Canadian modesty: join the winners in the Ontario Technology Corridor, Ottawa TechWatch, (March 2, 2011)

Business Conditions are 'Pixel-perfect' Says Ontario Technology Corridor, Mediacaster Magazine - Broadband & Content, (March 2, 2011)

Pixel-perfect: Canada is firing on all cylinders, and the Ontario Technology Corridor knows it, Techvibes, (March 1, 2011)

News: Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC, MCV The Games Business, (March 1, 2011)

Canada's Pixel-Perfect Business Conditions via GamesPress, Gamasutra, (March 1, 2011)

Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC, gi gamesindustry.biz, (March 1, 2011)

Morning Post - Technology - Canada's Pixel-perfect Business Conditions Touted by Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC San Francisco, Exchange Magazine for Business, (March 1, 2011)

Canada's Pixel-Perfect Business Conditions Touted by Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC San Francisco, Melodika.net, (March 1, 2011)

Ontario Talks Business Opportunities at GDC, Hugh's News, (Feburary 28, 2011)

Canada's Pixel-perfect Business Conditions Touted, Village Gamer, (February 28, 2011)

Canada's Pixel-Perfect Business Conditions Touted by Ontario Technology Corridor, Digital Producer Magazine, also posted to Digital Animators, another site within the Digital Media Net Community, (February 28, 2011)

Press release: Canada's Pixel-perfect Business Conditions Touted by Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC San Francisco (February 28, 2011)

November 22, 2010

The app kings: meet the army of tech genius millionaires who are turning Toronto into the new Silicon Valley, Ontario's hip digital media entrepreneurs wonder why anyone would bother with a boring office job when they can share code at networking parties, design games for smartphones and sell their ideas for a fortune (Toronto Life Magazine, November, 2010 issue)

October 19, 2010

The Ontario Technology Corridor releases its October 2010 newsletter, Ontario Technology Corridor's ICT advantage (downloadable PDF). Newsletter articles include:

1. $100 of R&D becomes a cost of $44 in Ontario

2. In the news: Led by Ontario, Canada overtakes U.K. gaming industry

3. Ontario offers deep tech talent pool in "STEM" disciplines

August 16-18, 2010

The Ontario Technology Corridor sent representatives to GDC Europe 2010, in Cologne, Germany to show digital entertainment companies from around the world that Ontario is the best place in North America to expand or relocate their businesses. A combination of a deep talent pool, strong economy and targeted incentives has helped the Province of Ontario push Canada past the UK as the world’s third largest centre for video-game development talent, trailing only Japan and the United States.

New Ontario investment in tech giving small gaming companies a leg up, InfoExecutive, (August 31, 2010), same story also published at CRN Canada / IT in Canada

Canada overtakes UK to become third largest development community, NextGen Player, (August 30, 2010)

Canada Overtakes UK, Future Shop Tech blog and community forums, (August 25, 2010)

As TIGA Slams UK Pols, Canada Tries to Lure More Devs, GamePolitics.com, (August 17, 2010)

Canada overtakes UK games business; Nudges Brits into fourth place, ThinQ.co.uk, (August 17, 2010)

The Games Are Afoot, Village Gamer, (August 17, 2010)

Ontario a developing video-game player, The Beacon Herald, Stratford, (August 17, 2010)

Ontario Leads Charge as Canada Tops UK, ITnewslink.com / videoGAMEScanada.ca (Lien Multimédia group, Quebec, Canada), (August 17, 2010)

Ontario a developing video-game player, London Free Press, lfpress.com, (August 17, 2010)

Ontario on cutting edge, North Bay Nugget, (August 17, 2010)

Ontario on cutting edge, The Belleville Intelligencer, (August 17, 2010)

Canada levels up on U.K., Simcoe Reformer, (August 17, 2010)

UK dev force 'has finally fallen behind Canada', UK Develop Online, (August 17, 2010)

Ontario on cutting edge, The Sudbury Star, (August 17, 2010)

Effort to bring gamers to Kitchener, 570 News Kitchener (August 17, 2010)

Canada passes U.K. to become the third largest video game development community, Gamer Investments, (August 16, 2010)

Canada overtakes UK in video-game innovation, Toronto Sun, (August 16, 2010)

Ontario Leads Charge as Canada Tops UK as World's Third-Largest Game Development Community, Waterloo Tech News, (August 16, 2010)

Canada overtakes UK in video-game innovation, montrealtech.net, (August 16, 2010)

Intense Ontario investments push Canada past U.K. to become 3rd-largest game development community, Techvibes.com, (August 16, 2010)

Canada overtakes U.K. in video-game innovation, The Kingston Whig Standard, (August 16, 2010)

Canada Charges Ahead of U.K. As World's Third Largest Development Community, Industry Gamers, (August 16, 2010)

Canada overtakes U.K. in video-game innovation, nGen Niagra Interactive Media Generator, (August 16, 2010)

Canada becomes the World's Third-Largest Game Development Community, Social Games Observer (Europe), (August 16, 2010)

Canada overtakes U.K. in video-game innovation, Canoe.ca Money, (August 16, 2010)

Canada Tops UK as World's Third-Largest Game Development Company, Broadband & Content Mediacaster Magazine, (August 16, 2010)

Kanada überholt Großbritannien als drittgrößte Entwicklergemeinde der Welt - Ontario bildet die Speerspitze dieses Trends, News Deutschland, (August 16, 2010)

Press release: Ontario Leads Charge As Canada Tops UK As World's Third-Largest Game Development Community (August 16, 2010)

Cutting Edge Digital Production Center Opens in St. Catharines, GamePolitics.com, (August 5, 2010)

July 2010

Canada seeks to lure U.K. video game developers, Canoe.ca Money, (July 19, 2010)

Canada's ESA Tells UK 'We'll Take The Best', Gamasutra.com, (July 19, 2010)

Canada Overtakes UK as Third Largest Game Maker, DIG London, (July 7, 2010)

May 13, 2010

The Ontario Technology Corridor releases its May 2010 newsletter, Game On in the Ontario Technology Corridor! (downloadable PDF). Newsletter articles include:

1. Targeted tax credits and incentives to gaming and digital media companies

2. Ontario leads charge as Canada overtakes U.K. to win over game developers

3. LinkedIn, Ubisoft join RIM, Silicon Knights, Magmic and others to consolidate gaming talent in Ontario, increase investment advantages

March 9-13, 2010 

Ontario Technology Corridor representatives attended Game Developers Conference (GDC 2010) in San Francisco, California to promote the Ontario Technology Corridor as the go-to destination for gaming companies worldwide. The Ontario Technology Corridor offers a deep talent pool, strong and stable economy, and targeted incentives to gaming companies who relocate to the province.

Canada officially becomes the third largest maker of video games, surpassing the U.K., from the Cynical Gamer's Declamations and Diatribes News report, 411mania.com (April 8, 2010)

Canada Overtakes U.K. as Third Largest Game Maker, 1up.com "Where gamers call home" (April 6, 2010)

Canada: We're Number Three (with a bullet!), GamePolitics.com, (April 5, 2010)

Ontario Technology Corridor return from successful San Francisco gaming mission, posted with permission from The Wire Report (March 25, 2010)

Techvibes speaks with the Ontario Technology Corridor, Techvibes global blog (March 23, 2010)

Luring digital entertainment companies into the Ontario tech corridor, ITinCanada / INFOExecutive (March 17, 2010)

London Ontario CTV interview with Ontario Technology Corridor team members at GDC 2010, Peter White, CEO LEDC, and Michael Schmalz, President Digital Extremes, London A News (March 16, 2009)

Ontario Technology Corridor courting developers at GDC 2010, NextGen Player, (March 14, 2010)

Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC 2010 to attract game companies, Future Shop Tech Blog (March 14, 2010)

Technology Corridor showcasing Ontario's digital prowess in U.S., Ottawa Business Journal (March 11, 2010)

Ontario continues to sell itself as a creative gaming hotspot, Techvibes (March 10, 2010)

Game developers lobbying for Ontario cluster, The Wire Report (March 10, 2010)

Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC 2010, afjv.com (Agence Francaise pour le Jeu Video) (March 10, 2010)

Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC 2010, Daily Exchange, Exchange Magazine (March 10, 2010)

Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC 2010 in San Francisco to Attract New or Expanding Gaming Companies, The Village Gamer (March 9, 2010)

Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC 2010, Euroinvestor.co.uk (March 9, 2010)

Ontario Tech Corridor at GDC 2010, DA Digital Animators (digital media community) (March 9, 2010)

Press release: Ontario Technology Corridor at GDC 2010 in San Francisco to attract new/expanding gaming companies (March 9, 2010)

The Hub: "Who's Going To Be The Leader When it Comes To Digital Media?", Exchange Magazine editor, Jon Rohr interviews Gerald Pisarzowski, Vice-President Business Development with the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA), pages 12-13, Business Monitor, Exchange Magazine (Jan/Feb 2010)

2009 News and Missions

December 8-10, 2009

The Ontario Technology Corridor sent representatives to Game Connection Europe, in Lyon, France, to promote Ontario’s abundant digital creative talent, targeted business incentives, low business taxes, European-style universal healthcare and cultural diversity. The global gaming industry is also attracted to Ontario's lower-cost, more stable housing markets than those found in many U.S. cities.

Gaming and electronic media cluster growing in Ontario, Canada, Clusterpreneur, (Dec. 11, 2009)

GDN: Interview with Gerry Pisarzowski from the Ontario Technology Corridor, N4G news for gamers, (Dec. 11, 2009)

Ontario Technology Corridor - joining the digital gaming revolution, TechVibes.com blog, (Dec. 10, 2009)

Ontario Technology Corridor à la Game Connection Europe pour souligner son intérêt pour le secteur du divertissement numérique, Le Lien Multimédia, (Dec. 10, 2009) (article is available by subscription only)

Interview with Gerry Pisarzowski from the Ontario Technology Corridor, Gamers Daily News blog, (Dec. 10, 2009)

Le nouveau studio d'Ubisoft à Toronto montre que l'approche de la province de l'Ontario..., Vidéogames Pockett, (Dec. 10, 2009)

La Province de l'Ontario accordera 263 M$ CDN pour..., Forums.PlayerOne.be, (Dec. 9, 2009)

Ontario Gets Serious About Gaming And Digital Media Companies, The Gov Monitor (Dec. 9, 2009)

La Province de l'Ontario accordera 263M$ CDN pour l'installation d'Ubisoft, Agence Française pour le Jeu Vidéo (afjv.com), (Dec. 8, 2009)

Ontario Funding Almost 33% of New Ubisoft Toronto Studio, Gamers Daily News blog, (Dec. 8, 2009)

Ontaro Continues to Back Games, Calls out Europe, GamePolitics.com, (Dec. 8, 2009)

Ubisoft's new Toronto studio proves Province of Ontario's focus..., DA Digtial Animators and Digital Producer Magazine, (Dec. 8, 2009)

Ontario delegates head to Lyon France this week to lure games developers to province, Tech Media Reports (Dec. 8, 2009)

Press release: Ubisoft's new Toronto studio proves Province of Ontario's focus on digital entertainment is on the money (et la communication en Français) (Dec. 8, 2009)

November 6, 2009

Press release: Ontario and the Communitech Hub: Digital Media & Mobile Accelerator (Nov. 6, 2009)

October 14-18, 2009

The Ontario Technology Corridor promoted Ontario's digital possibilities to the world at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Blair Patacairk, Senior Consultant, Investment, with OCRI, highlighted Ontario's education infrastructure initiatives and targeted tax incentives, plus recent business wins, such as the decision by international interactive gaming giant, Ubisoft, to set up in Ontario.

Patacairk was joined by colleagues, including Darius Basarab, Senior Business Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Investment, and Gerald Pisarzowski, Vice-President Business Development with the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA).

Ontario battles recession with online games, itbusiness.ca, (Oct. 27, 2009)

Let's get digital, Ottawa Business Journal, (Oct. 22, 2009)

Ottawa and provinces need comprehensive policies to boost Canadian digital media sector, Tech Media Reports, (Oct. 16, 2009)

CTV Ottawa News at 6:00, Karen Soloman reports at the Ottawa International Animation Festival about the digital animation sector in Ontario and speaks with OCRI's Senior Consultant, Investment, Blair Patacairk, (Oct. 15, 2009)

Ontario Technology Corridor declares digital doors open for business, Exchange Magazine Daily, (Oct. 15, 2009)

Press release: Ontario Technology Corridor declares digital doors wide open for business at Ottawa International Animation Festival (Oct. 14, 2009)

Press release: Ontario Technology Corridor wins award from the International Economic Development Council  (Oct. 6, 2009)

2008 News and Missions

November 17 - 21, 2008

An “advise the advisors” tour took Ontario’s technology opportunity message to three UK cities, including London, Cambridge and Birmingham, to meet with economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, city councils, business associations and tech companies.

John Jung, CEO of Canada's Technology Triangle Inc., explained the UK investment mission's objectives with BNN TV's Pat Boland during a Nov. 21 story entitled "Pitching Ontario's tech corridor." Also, below, are several more UK and Canadian press articles describing the Ontario Technology Corridor's successful UK tour, along with the tour team's press release and PowerPoint presentation.

Best of England companies eye Canada drive, Business Weekly UK, (Nov. 20-27, 2008)

Ontario Technology Corridor visits UK, IT in Canada, (Nov. 21, 2008)

U.K. investment to benefit the region: OCRI, Ottawa Business Journal, (Nov. 20, 2008)

Ontario Technology Corridor myth busters brief UK economic advisors on why Ontario is North America's innovation gateway, Exchange Morning Post, (Nov. 20, 2008)

Technology Triangle now part of technology corridor, TheRecord.com, (Nov. 20, 2008)

Ontario Technology Corridor myth busters brief UK economic advisors on why Ontario is North America's innovation gateway, Monitor Today!, (Nov. 20, 2008)

Canadian delegation raises profile of Ontario Technology Corridor, Contingency Today, (Nov. 19, 2008)

Press release: Ontario Technology Corridor myth busters brief UK economic advisors on why Ontario is North Americaʼs innovation gateway (Nov. 19, 2008)

Ontario Technology Corridor Advantage PowerPoint presentation, (Nov. 17, 2008)

February 18 - 22, 2008

Participated at Game Developers Conference (www.gdconf.com) in San Francisco, California

Ontario Technology Corridor digital gaming article PDF (Feb.18, 2008)

Ontario Technology Corridor value proposition for digital gaming PDF (Feb. 18, 2008)

 

2007 Missions

December 3 - 7, 2007

Participated at Lyon Game Developers Conference (www.lyongdc.com) in Lyon, France with corporate calls

March 5 - 9, 2007

Attendance at International Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California

February 5 - 14, 2007

Attendance at NASSCOM in Mumbai, India

As part of the recent GTMA mission to India, the OTC Team represented by Gerald Pisarzowski (GTMA), Bill Elliot (CTT) and Scott Runte (OCRI) met with over 20 companies interested in expanding into North America. These one-on-one pre-qualified meetings took place in New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. The discussion focused on the advantages of doing business in Canada as a stepping-stone for the North American market, leading to a "blended-shore" business model (OTC-near shore combined with India-offshore).

In addition, the OTC Team participated in two awareness building seminars: one in Bangalore organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the other organized by the CII at the International Engineering & Technology Fair in New Delhi. Both of these seminars involved matchmaking sessions during which the OTC Team met with over 20 companies interested in exploring business opportunities within the OTC.

 

2006 Missions

October 23 - 27, 2006

Investment attraction mission to southeast UK with corporate calls

March 27 - 31, 2006

Investment attraction mission to Silicon Valley with corporate calls

 

2005 Missions

November 14 - 18, 2005

Investment attraction mission to London, UK with corporate calls

March 29 - April 6, 2005

Attendance at Gartner Outsourcing Conference in Los Angeles, California

Investment attraction mission to southern California with corporate calls

 

2004 Missions

December 6 - 10, 2004

Investment attraction mission to Silicon Valley with corporate calls

February 23 - 27, 2004

Investment attraction mission to Silicon Valley with corporate calls

 

2003 Missions

December 1 - 5, 2003

Attendance at Wifi Planet Conference and Expo in San Jose, California