GTEC International Program - Advance Notice
August 29, 2006

August 29, 2006


Re: GTEC International Program - Advance Notice
October 25, 2006, Ottawa
Reserve Today

Action Requested:
Executives with an interest in participating should contact John Reid at to reserve as we are limited in the number of delegates we can accommodate. Registration fees apply.


We are providing early notice of a special event that CATA is organizing (October 25th in Ottawa at the Westin Hotel) in conjunction with GTEC week that will provide opportunities to meet with executives attending from 50 countries, senior trade and investment officials and business leaders from the CATA Board of Directors.

Note that we are focusing on the themes of the Global Trends, the New Flat World, and Public Sector-Private Sector partnerships. Prior to the event, CATA will be using a new E-Profile tool, to facilitate Business to Business and Business to Government opportunity discussions. Our agenda is presented below:


7:00 am - 8:10 am
Registration and Welcome
John Reid, President, CATAAlliance
Wendy Ace, Director Canadian e-Policy Research Centre and Head
of GTEC International Delegation
Eric Davies, Executive Director, GTEC

Host Perspectives and Moderator
Paul Brent, Host CTV Tech Now and Session Moderator
What is the New Flat World?

8:10 am - 8:30 am
Keynote Speaker, Vito Mabrucco, Managing Director, IDC
What are the global business and development drivers. Are the frontiers of opportunity changing?
What is the role of public sector-private sector partnerships? What are the pitfalls and
opportunities facing businesses and governments?

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Keynote: Tony Gaffney, Executive Director, Accenture
Results of a peer to peer Roundtable of leading Technology companies who addressed the question of how to respond to "Growth in the New Flat World- a borderless market"

Commentaries and Interactive Discussion with audience
Don Smith, CEO, Mitel Corporation, Doug Smeaton, Pres., & CEO, Semi Conductor Insights Inc. and Steve Munford, Pres. & CEO, Sophos, Invited GTEC delegates

9:30 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mexican and U.S. Perspectives on the New Flat World and the benefits of cross border trading

Ken Wasch, President, Software and Information Industries Association of America and co-Chair, NAFTA Advanced Technology Alliance; Rogelio Garza, Chief of Staff, CANIETI.

The Software and Information Industry Association is America's principle trade group for the digital economy. It promotes, protects and informs the world's largest information-based sector.

The National Association of the Industry, Electronics, of Telecommunications and Computer science in Mexico, CANIETI promotes the development of the sector in global surroundings with services of high quality.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closing Keynote and Panel
Dynamics of Public Sector-Private Sector Partnerships, a key to success
Keynote: Jacques Shore, Partner in Gowlings, followed by commentaries by public sector speakers and private sector case study speakers.

12:15 - 1:45
E- Profile Luncheon
Opening Remarks: Minister or DM, International Trade (invited)

Meet with delegates from 50 nations to advance your knowledge of new marketplaces for goods and services. Company capabilities will have been profiled beforehand using CATA's E-Profile matchmaking tool.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CATAAlliance Board of Directors Meeting (private)
Delegates Pursue One on One Meetings

5:30 pm
International reception hosted by the Government of Canada and partners.

Yours sincerely

John Reid, President, CATAAlliance
Eric Davies, Executive Director, GTEC & CATA Director