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Discovery 12: International Café

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery 12 is pleased to welcome Ontario's International Trade Branch and The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). Attendees can meet with trade officials representing a network of professionals from countries around the globe.

MEDI International Trade Branch and DFAIT officials are available to assist Discovery delegates with their business objectives. Attendees will benefit from in-depth knowledge, expert advice and support services available from the network of offices around the world.

Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation International Trade Branch

The International Trade Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation assists innovative Ontario companies with exportable goods and services to access and expand into international markets and establish business partnerships. For more information about International Trade Branch programs and services, please visit: www.OntarioExports.com.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

The Innovation, Science and Technology Program of the Trade Commissioner Service connects Canadian businesses and researchers to a network of qualified international contacts; assists with the commercialization of Canadian innovations abroad; helps source innovative technologies and partnerships internationally; and, provides financial support through funding mechanisms aimed at increasing Canada's innovation capacity. Visit www.international.gc.ca to learn more.

International Café Agenda:

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May 15, 2012

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9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

International Café Presentations – International Presentations

OMERS Theatre East

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9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, International Trade Branch

Marek Karwowski, International Market Consultant , USA: Construction, Environment, Renewable Energy

 

Roshan Mohan, Manager, International Markets

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10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

International Presentation

Haishan Zhao, Chairman, Tianjin Municipal Science & Technology Commission, Tianjin, China

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11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

International Presentation

Alistair Burt, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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Lunch

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2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

International Café – Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada presentations

OMERS Theatre East

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2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

"Canada-Italy Science and Technology Relationship – Opportunities for Collaboration"

Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Minister Counsellor, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

"The Netherlands: Bigger Than you Thought!"

Bill Pound, Counsellor, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

"Canadian Technology Accelerator and Related Services in San Francisco"

Thierry Weissenburger, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

"Canadian Technology Accelerators @ NYC: Cleantech and Digital Media"

Régine Clément, Trade Commissioner, The Consulate General of Canada, New York

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3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

"Boston - Innovation in a Mature Market"

Maurice Egan, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

"Canada and France Collaboration"

Jean-Dominique Ieraci, Minister Counsellor (Economic and Commercial), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

 

François Gauthé, Trade Commissioner, The Canadian Embassy, Paris

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3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

"Green Chemistry, Separation Technologies, and Blood Pathogen Inactivation - Collaboration Opportunities with a Japanese Company"

Renato Caldart, Global Practice Lead, Business Development, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

"Go Global – Start Local"

Jim Feir, Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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Schedule a one-on-one meeting
with the following Trade Officials:

(click on calendar icon to request a meeting)

Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
International Trade Branch

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Sector Officer Email  
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Manager, International Trade Branch Pamela Kanter pamela.kanter
@ontario.ca
Click to request a meeting
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Manager, International Trade Branch Richard Gould  richard.gould
@ontario.ca
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Manager, International Trade Branch Roshan Mohan mohan.roshan
@ontario.ca
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Area Director – USA,
Environment, Renewable

Energy and Green Build
Marek Karwowski marek.karwowski
@ontario.ca
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Area Director – South Asia, International Trade Branch

Akhil Tyagi akhil.tyagi
@ontario.ca
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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

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Location Officer Email  
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Paris Jean-Dominique Ieraci
Minister Counsellor
jean-dominique.ieraci
@international.gc.ca
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Paris François Gauthé
Trade Commissioner, The Canadian Embassy
francois.gauthe
@international.gc.ca
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Rome Emmanuel Kamarianakis
Minister Counsellor
emmanuel.kamarianakis
@international.gc.ca
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The Hague Bill Pound
Counsellor
william.pound
@international.gc.ca
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Boston Maurice Egan
Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner
maurice.egan
@international.gc.ca
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New York Régine Clement
Trade Commissioner, The Consulate General of Canada
regine.clement
@international.gc.ca
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San Francisco Thierry Weissenburger
Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner
thierry.weissenburger
@international.gc.ca
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British Columbia Renato Caldart
Global Practice Lead, Business Development
renato.caldart
@international.gc.ca
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Ottawa Kevin Fitzgibbons
Director, Innovation, Science and Technology
kevin.fitzgibbons
@international.gc.ca
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Ottawa Thomas Cassart

Global Practice Lead, Innovation

thomas.cassart
@international.gc.ca
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Ottawa Jane Powers
Innovation Support Officer
jane.powers
@international.gc.ca
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Toronto Pratima Rao
Trade Commissioner, Innovation, Science and Technology
pratima.rao
@international.gc.ca
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Toronto Jim Feir
Director and Senior Trade Commissioner
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