EDC to underwrite SR&ED bank loans: Pre Register for the TeleForum Briefing Now
November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009

SR&ED TeleForum: New! EDC to underwrite SR&ED bank loans

Register Today for Important Updates

Join a group of your colleagues on Friday November 20th for a CATA Teleforum Conference Call on the new mandate of Export Development Canada (EDC) to begin underwriting bank loans to exporters that receive research and development tax credits through the SR&ED program.

Loans will only be available to companies that export, expect to receive their SR&ED benefit in the form of a cash refund and have a history of successful SR&ED claims.

EDC's initiative is very timely. Although interest rates have been low, SMEs (Small to Mid-Sized Enterprises) that have intellectual property as their primary asset have suffered reduced access to credit and working capital.

The Teleforum Conference Call is a uniquely interactive meeting of invitation-only executives who will also be invited to related venues to extend the information sharing, access to briefing material and encourage peer exchanges.

CATA Teleforum Conference Call: Underwriting of Bank Loans for SR&ED Refunds

Featuring Keynote Moderator: Russ Roberts, Sr. VP, CATAAlliance; Presenters: Vicky Brouillard, EDC Sector Advisor; and, Alex Berlin, President and CEO, and/or Craig Bowditch, VP of Finance & Administration, Afore Solutions, and successful  program user.

Friday, November 20th, 2009
10:00am - 11am EST
Conference Call format with Q&D

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To Register please complete the online registration form at: http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/sredteleforum.html

Your local call in number and access code will be sent to you via email. Note that the Call-in Registration fee is $25 for CATA members and $45 (plus gst) for Non Members (subject to confirmation of membership status). Fees are reinvested in our research programs, inclusive of SR&ED advocacy. Dr. Roberts is also available for one on one counsel, should executives wish to review any confidential matters.

Questions: please contact cmalette@cata.ca

Note: Register early! Based on feedback from previous Teleforum Calls, we may need to limit the number of registrants on this call with additional calls scheduled, as required. This format facilitates richer discussions with ample time for Q&A.

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