Canada's fast becoming a go-to country, if not THE go-to country. Our friends at The Consider Canada City Alliance say the IMF and OECD expect Canada to lead all G7 countries in economic growth. The World Economic Forum has ranked Canadian banks the soundest in the world for the fifth consecutive year. And today we're proud to be promoting the fact that Ontario – Canada's most populous province – is the number one water patent jurisdiction, according to the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP).
The Intelligent Community Forum is based in New York City and works with communities large and small from around the world to help them adopt and adapt to the opportunities of the Broadband Economy.
The Intelligent Community Forum became a market2world public relations client in late 2012, a referral from John Jung, CEO of Canada’s Technology Triangle who is also one of the forum’s co-founders and a collaborative innovation visionary.
market2world created the logo/tagline for DriveLogik, the fuel-savings-driven landing page for the new product and we are now hard at work securing media coverage. Our week one results include articles in eight fleet management, heavy-duty truck, and telematics technology publications in North America, India and Taiwan, with another five articles and radio interviews to come.
market2world is very proud to have conceived and promoted the Consider Canada City Alliance brand from its inception in 2011, and to have publicized its early beginnings as first the "C-9" and then "C-11".
Thanks to the leadership of the now incorporated organization's founding President Michael Darch, the global beacon of the of the "C-12" promises to shine brighter with the addition of the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), bringing collaborative innovation to an even higher level to attract more and better Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to our great nation.
Thanks to our clients, suppliers and friends, the market2world team is proud to support Take Young People Seriously (TYPS), the amazing youth centre in Almonte, Ontario. Throughout the year, TYPS youth take part in after-school, mental health, community garden and countless other volunteer programs in a supportive, supervised environment staffed by qualified youth workers and volunteers. Along with the great people at TYPS, we trust that you and yours enjoy a holiday with good health, family and friends, and we wish you a joyful journey in 2014!
If you're an economic development manager, anywhere, here's your required reading to launch 2014, as authored by John Jung.
market2world’s tradition of supporting entrepreneurs continues from regional to national levels and we couldn’t be more honoured to do this work. Industry Canada reports that 77.7% of all private jobs created in Canada between 2002 and 2012 were created by small businesses. We all have a stake in the success of entrepreneurs.
When Ricardo Sodre, the Founding Partner and CEO of Brazil’s Project-1 accelerator, read Startup Nation, it was a bolt of entrepreneurial lightning. The best-selling book on Israel’s unprecedented startup miracle pointed the way to how he could make a difference in his innovation-starved country of Brazil. And while Israel beckoned, Canada’s advantages also attracted the interest of the CEO who currently has five startups under development in Sao Paulo.
fDi Magazine is a global leader in reporting on the business of globalization and is part of the respected Financial Times publishing family. fDi offers insight on the key issues surrounding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). And this month we were gratified to see not one but two significant client features in this authoritative publication.
We launched a new regional brand for Invest Ottawa in Feb. of 2012, a new global brand for the the Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. last June, and today a new national brand for the Receivables Insurance Assocation of Canada that leverages several years of marketing results we've created with the International Credit Brokers Alliance – a worldwide organization with members in 30 countries.
For 28 years the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), this country’s largest technology association, gathers in Ottawa for the annual Innovation Awards dinner. The event is on tonight, May 29 at uOttawa. For the 12th year in a row I am honoured that CATA CEO, John Reid has invited me to be the Master of Ceremonies.
A Statistics Canada report released today, titled Foreign Direct Investment 2012, underlines why the market2world team spends a lot of time with our clients thinking about how our nation can tell a better story to attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). In the past few months we've publicized a Consider Canada City Alliance investment and trade mission to China, an Ontario Clean Technology Alliance mission to Germany, an Ontario Technology Corridor mission to Brazil, and an Ontario Food Cluster mission to France.
On Sept. 30th, 2011, I blogged about a new leader in the National Capital Region: "He's the most important CEO in Ottawa right now because he's committed like no one I've met to tear down the little walls and moats that have been building up for several years now to delay what is ours for the taking: To be the best place in Canada to start and grow a knowledge-based business."
I don't cut a sponsorship cheque for many causes without thinking hard about whether the money will really, truly, make a difference. But when Victoria Lennox asked me to contribute some cash to Startup Canada, it was the easiest decision I've made in a long time.
This week the Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. – a united front representing Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Québec City, Winnipeg, Waterloo Region and Saskatoon – is embarking on a three-city investment mission to China. This is the Asian country that the OECD predicts will surpass the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy as soon as 2016.
On Saturday April 13, 2013 I made my regular monthly appearance on CFRA's Computer Radio Show. Mobile apps was the theme for the program. From an industry that did not exist in 2008 mobile apps are now a global business worth $18 billion. Ottawa has more than 75 companies in the mobile app space.
The market2world team loves aggressive, visionary clients that aim to make a global impact. So it doesn't get better than this announcement: The New York-based Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has selected market2world as its public relations Agency Of Record (AOR).
Earlier this month on March 13th, the Ottawa chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) invited me to host a conversation with Desh Deshpande at the chapter’s 10th Anniversary kickoff event held at UOttawa.
Gururaj Desh Deshpande is one of the world’s most sought after speakers on entrepreneurship. A successful serial entrepreneur, he was raised in India, attended two Canadian universities and then he moved to Boston where he co-founded several firms including Sycamore Networks Inc. a firm that hit $45 billion in market cap during the tech boom of the 90's and just this February a deal closed to sell Sycamore and have it become a private firm.
On March 16, 2013 I became a contributor to the Computer Radio Show on 580 CFRA AM radio in Ottawa. I know the program host Norman Jack from my days at the Bell Media complex in Ottawa when I worked the technology beat at CTV Ottawa. For market2world this is a continuation of a long connection with Ottawa’s technology community and entrepreneurs.