October 2018

Discover the World of FinTech at the Singapore FinTech Festival

October 31, 2018
Trade and Invest BC and four B.C. companies will be attending the Singapore FinTech Festival, the largest financial technology event in the world. It is organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore in partnership with the Association of Banks in Singapore. It runs from November 12 to 16, 2018, and is expected to attract over 30,000 participants, decision makers and investors, with over 300 exhibiting companies from approximately 100 countries. This key industry event promotes discussions on emerging themes in the sector, such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in finance, and showcases the latest financial services ... continue reading
Posted by Vivian Lui
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The Okanagan Grows as Tech Sector Hub

October 25, 2018
The Okanagan technology sector has been growing over the past few years and a recent study puts the extent of this growth into perspective. A new study commissioned by Accelerate Okanagan in conjunction with the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) shows that the Okanagan region's technology sector is booming. The Okanagan tech sector has witnessed a year-over-year economic growth of 15% since 2013 and is now estimated to contribute $1.67 billion to the region's economy.   This is Accelerate Okanagan’s third survey to gauge economic impact, highlight growth and celebrate success since 201... continue reading
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Prince Rupert Port Expansion Sustaining its Strong Growth as North American Gateway

October 19, 2018
Located on British Columbia's beautiful Pacific North Coast and at the mouth of the majestic Skeena River, Prince Rupert is Canada’s Northern Gateway for Asia-North American trade. Prince Rupert is a transportation hub for Northern B.C., which is easily accessible by air (two-hour flight from Vancouver), ferry (B.C. Ferry or Alaska Marine Highway Ferry), rail (from Prince George) and highway 16. Framed and protected by coastal mountains and islands, Prince Rupert has the world’s second deepest, natural, ice-free harbour and is North America’s closest port to Asia. Shippers have discovered that Port of Prin... continue reading
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B.C. Seafood Companies Increasing Exports to China and South Korea

October 12, 2018
British Columbia’s high quality seafood products are in demand globally. In 2017, B.C. exported $3.9 billion worth of agrifood and seafood products outside of Canada. This industry produces over $14 billion in annual revenues and directly employs thousands of people in B.C. The province is rapidly increasing exports to growing markets such as China, South Korea and Southeast Asia. With a strong reputation for quality products and a strategic geographic location on the west coast of Canada, B.C. seafood producers are in a position to continue expanding exports in a growing global market. South Korea is a developing opportun... continue reading
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