CATA and GTEC: Technology Test Bed Pavilion
August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009

CATAAlliance Partners with GTEC on a "Technology Test Bed Pavilion"

Ottawa  - CATAAlliance and GTEC have partnered on an excellent opportunity for SMEs (Small to Mid-sized companies) to showcase before a premier government audience at GTEC (Canada's Government Technology Event).

When governments procure technology for complex large projects, public sector managers are conscious of securing best value for the planning and delivery of the final solutions.

CATAAlliance has recently urged the federal government to create test bed programs for Canadian companies where departments would purchase products and services for use in federal program delivery. The business cases from those projects could be used by SMEs as case studies for international business opportunities.

CATA CEO, John Reid, commented "Canadian businesses, institutions and governments need to redefine themselves, how they act, and how they work together. To compete and prosper, we need to fully enter the creative economy and be an Innovation Nation. Adopting Canadian Technology Test Beds at all levels of Government can be part of a new working model to accelerate our innovation and competitive performance."

According to GTEC Executive Director, Kevin d'Entremont, "GTEC is a great platform for reaching the government IT audience. When issues like this arise in the media, our event can be a catalyst in propelling companies and issues forward for government and industry. We hope the Test Bed pavilion will shed light on an emerging opportunity and create new and exciting opportunities for Canadian companies."

The turnkey pavilion includes low cost display space in a larger exhibit that also features a presentation theatre. Benefits to your participation in the Pavilion include:
  • One kiosk on the perimeter of a 16'x20' hard wall structure on the show floor
  • Power/Laptop/Internet/
  • Company name on overhead signage
  • Seats 12-15 theatre style
  • Minimum of 2-30 minute presentation sessions each day (2 days)
  • Leverage Marketing promotions of the Pavilion - website/Event Guide /email/ twitter etc. in advance of the event
  • Value: $3,100 + GST ($2,725 for CATAAlliance Members)
To reserve a space in the Technology Test Bed Pavilion, please contact:

Terry Horsman,
Director of Marketing and Sales
Tel: 613-599-8880, ext 103

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