May 2016

British Columbia opens new trade office in Manila

May 30, 2016
The Premier’s Trade mission capped off a productive visit to the Philippines by announcing the opening of a new trade and investment office in Manila. The office located in the financial district of Manila, will provide an entryway for British Columbia companies into the growing Philippine market as well as other countries a part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN. The ASEAN economic region forms Asia’s third largest economy after China and Japan and is the fourth largest import market in the world, with 600 million people and a combined GDP of more than US$2.3 trillion. The expansion of B.C.&rsq... continue reading
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B.C. Companies Explore Opportunities in South Korea

May 26, 2016
British Columbia businesses participating in the Premier’s trade mission developed partnerships and explored business opportunities during the first stop in Seoul, South Korea. As a world leader in technology and innovation, especially in the areas of information and communications technology (ICT), digital media and clean tech, South Korea offers significant trade opportunities between B.C. and South Korean companies. B.C.-based Adtrack Media is taking advantage of these opportunities, recently announcing an agreement with the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT) for the installation of advertising technolo... continue reading
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Diverse delegation of B.C. Companies Participate in Asia Trade Mission

May 24, 2016
More than 75 British Columbia companies are travelling this week with Premier Christy Clark on a trade and investment mission to Korea, the Philippines and Japan, aimed at promoting B.C.’s thriving technology sectors and expanding markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG).Businesses and organizations representing a wide variety of sectors, from international education and digital media, to LNG, clean technology and professional services, will be travelling on this mission to form partnerships and attract new trade and investment dollars to British Columbia. Companies like PressReader, a B.C.-based technology firm that has be... continue reading
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B.C. Ocean Technology Companies Dive into Opportunities at OTC 2016

May 10, 2016
A strong contingent of companies from British Columbia’s ocean technology sector attended the Offshore Technology Conference this past week in Houston, Texas from May 2-5, 2016. The annual event attracts more than 90,000 professionals from 130 countries including key industry leaders from the energy sector. The conference is also recognized as the industry's foremost event for companies in the areas of drilling, environmental protection, exploration, production development, innovation and technology, making it an excellent venue to promote B.C.’s expertise in the sector. British Columbia is a maritime province wi... continue reading
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