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Waterloo Region to be showcased to the world on Tuesday

Last Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 4:43 am EDT

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More than 20 ambassadors and consuls general will be in Waterloo Region on Tuesday to see for themselves the investment opportunities the area has to offer.

The day will culminate with the 7th annual International Reception and Dinner, hosted by Canada’s Technology Triangle. CTT CEO John Jung says the goal of the annual event is to attract investment and talent to the Region. “The way to do that is to let people externally know about Waterloo Region and after that and they visit, it basically sells itself.”

Over 300 senior executives and CEOs from leading Canadian companies, as well local academic and government leaders representatives will network with the international representatives.

Jung says that before the gala dinner and reception the ambassadors and consuls general will visit ComDev and the Communitech Hub, as well as CIGI and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo. “They see what’s going on in this area and the vibrancy and excitement of what’s going on in Waterloo Region and they take that back home with them. They tell our story internationally.”

The day’s events will end with a gala reception and dinner at Bingemans featuring globally recognized thought leader Richard Florida, who will talk about how to attract and retain talent.

Canada’s Technology Triangle is a public-private partnership that markets the competitive advantages of Waterloo Region to the world.