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Canadian ICT Mission 2017 to the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica

Monday, October 30 to Friday, November 3, 2017

Canadian Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Mission to
the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica (7th edition)
Oct  30- Nov 3, 2017

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and San José (Costa Rica), invite you to participate to an ICT Trade Mission to these two cities which will take place from October 30th to Nov 3rd, 2017, with a strong focus on telecom technologies and services, and IT security.

Why participating? Because…

  • The outcomes of previous editions have been highly satisfactory to Canadian companies: You will meet leading ICT players including telecom carriers, CATV operators, system integrators, ICTs distributors, government and associations all of them potential clients/partners for Canadian technologies.
  • Through tailored one on one meetings you will get first- hand information about market current status and about opportunities …. a low investment for a great potential.  
  • Our experience shows that many of the Canadian companies participating have gone back to the markets to follow up with potential companies.
  • Canadian companies are perceived to be suppliers of high quality products and services and business relationships with Canadians are welcome and long lasting.
  • Each markets represent an array of opportunities for your company.

The DominicanRepublic (Oct 30th & 31stt, 2017):

  • The DR has a modern and robust telecommunications infrastructure, and 5 different submarine cable international connections. The Government has plans to further deploy fiber optics to help increase broadband access nationwide.
  • The telecom sector has experienced a consolidation process in the last years, creating 4 strongly integrated companies which offer the full portfolio of telecom services (voice, data, video, CATV, corporate services, data storage, cloud services, and so on). These carriers invest millions of US$ each year in the acquisition and upgrading of various technologies.
  • Demand for physical security solutions has been booming, as both Government (through its recent and expanding 9-1-1 platform) and private sector are investing considerably to counteract crime. The Central Government recently expanded its 9-1-1 Emergency Response System service to 3 additional provinces, and it's scheduled to continue with the expansion. Cyber security is also a subsector of interest, as cybercrimes by national and international crime rings keep increasing targeting mainly (but not exclusively) financial institutions. 
  • There is also growing demand for corporate software and solutions such as mobile enterprise collaboration solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and online payment systems.

Costa Rica (Nov 2nd   & 3rd , 2016):

  • Millions of dollars have been invested by the telecom operators to improve their services and gain market share resulting in improved services to citizens although still insufficient to cope with the country's demand. Improved broadband technologies seem to be the most urgent need for the country as for the government to carry out some of the public projects related to e-government. A new telecom bid "to sell" 70 MHz recently injected US$43 million to FONATEL which will be used in projects to connect less developed regions. 
  • In the IT field, with improved broadband there is demand for digital content for converging technologies, VoIP services and applications. Physical security solutions are in demand due to increased criminality providing opportunities for IT based physical security and access security (cameras, software, systems, public surveillance, CCTV, etc.). Cyber security is also in demand by industries and government. 
  • In the public sector, government and municipal governments are working in diverse projects related to e-government, (e-health, payments, improved finance management, and e-education, distance learning, connectivity, etc.)  

INTERESTED? please email to regis.batista@international.gc.ca and/or alexander.leon@international.gc.ca to provide you with additional logistics information and a draft program.

There is no registration cost to participate.

Registration deadline: September 25th.

HOTELS:

The TCS has arranged special rates for you. Below the information for reservations:

Regis Batista Lemaire

Trade Commissioner/ Délégué Commercial

Canadian Embassy/ Ambassade du Canada

regis.batista@international.gc.ca

T. (809) 262-3100 ext 3352

Ave W. Churchill #1099, Torre Citigroup en Acropolis Center, Piso 18, Santo Domingo,

Dominican Republic/ République Dominicaine

www.santodomingo.gc.ca

 

 

Alexander Leon

Trade Commissioner | Délégué commercial 

Canadian Embassy | Ambassade du Canada | 

alexander.leon@international.gc.ca 

T (506) 2242-4467 | Cel.+506 8811-7851 

Edificio 5, Tercer Piso, Oficentro La Sabana, Sabana Sur, San José, Costa Rica 

www.costarica.gc.ca