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Month: April 2016

Ottawa’s first trade mission to India generates business opportunities for local companies

The Ottawa trade mission to India, with Mayor Jim Watson and a delegation of 35 business and industry leaders, generated investments and opportunities in technology, education, film production and tourism. The resulting list of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), strategic partnerships and mutually beneficial agreements between Ottawa companies and their Indian counterparts has an estimated total value of over $80 million. The 35 delegates from Ottawa represented technology companies, academic institutions, business and tourism associations, as…
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Ottawa trade mission to India announces agreements in Bangalore

Ottawa’s trade mission to India was in Bangalore today, the hub of India’s IT industry, where the delegation focused on helping Ottawa companies in the technology sector expand into India. The trade mission also provided opportunities for Indian startups to consider Ottawa as a prime location to make the jump into the North American market. Many of the world’s leading companies, such as Intel, Microsoft, Bosch and Cisco, have made Bangalore their home in India,…
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Ottawa trade mission in India announces new partnerships

Mayor Jim Watson and trade mission delegates announced a series of partnerships during two days of site visits and meetings in New Delhi and Mumbai, as part of the Ottawa trade mission to India. Mayor Watson and some delegation members met with the three mayors of Delhi yesterday and discussed opportunities for cooperation, especially in the areas of Smart Cities, technology, education and tourism. In Mumbai, the financial epicentre of India and heart of the…
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Ottawa trade mission to India shows early signs of success

Mayor Jim Watson’s trade mission to India was off to a good start Monday with the announcement of agreements between Canadian and Indian companies during its first day of business in New Delhi. The delegation is focused on building trade linkages and attracting investments which is a significant component of “Partnerships for Innovation”, the City’s economic development strategy. One of the highlights of the day was a meeting with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind…
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More transportation choices: Ottawa opens the door to companies like Uber and Lyft, while modernizing taxi regulations

I’m pleased to tell you that Ottawa has become one of the first Canadian jurisdictions to adopt regulations for Private Transportation Companies like Uber and Lyft. ‎We’ve also cut fees and red tape on the traditional taxi industry in order to allow it to compete and innovate. The new regulations come into effect on September 30. If a Private Transportation Company like Uber or Lyft want to operate in Ottawa, they’ll be required to follow…
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