#BCTECH aims to shine at Mobile World Congress

#BCTECH aims to shine at Mobile World Congress

March 1, 2017 Posted by Amrinder Sandhar

British Columbia’s thriving tech sector will be in the spotlight at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, with  a large contingent of companies from across B.C.’s tech sector participating in the annual event.
The British Columbia delegation will be a part of the prominent Canada Pavilion, where companies will be able to network and connect with mobile and tech leaders from around the world. B.C.’s Trade and Invest team is working with representatives from ICT West, a collaborative project funded through Western Economic Diversification Canada, to ensure the B.C. delegation are able to connect and capitalize on the opportunities available at the show. 

B.C. companies are no strangers to success at MWC. Several companies that saw positive results last year are returning in 2017, including:

- PressReader, the biggest newspaper and magazine platform in the world headquartered in Richmond, B.C.
- Incognito Software, a software firm providing network management and service delivery solutions to Internet service providers around the world
- ThinkEco Power, a B.C.-based start-up with a new technology that monitors people’s activity patterns and warns when any unusual activity is detected

Mobile World Congress attracts 100,000 visitors from 204 countries, including over 5,000 CEOs, making it the largest gathering for the mobile tech industry and an ideal venue to showcase the expertise of the B.C. tech sector.

British Columbia is home to a progressive and dynamic information communications technology (ICT) industry, working with world-class research facilities and top-ranked universities. The sector is at the forefront of developing innovative solutions and game-changing platforms. British Columbia’s technology ecosystem also provides companies an established network of experienced communication and software professionals, angel investors, and close ties to the United States and Asia. These advantages provide strong investment opportunities for global companies looking to open North American branch offices and partner with start-up businesses here.

To learn more about opportunities in B.C.’s growing tech sector, contact one of our International Trade and Investment Representatives.


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