For all of you Canadians lucky enough to be going to GDC San Francisco – and judging from my Twitter feed, there are a lot of you – the Trade Commissioners Service (TCS) and its partners invite Canadian companies to meet existing and new clients at the Canada Business Lounge at the W Hotel from March 1-3 and during the Canada Networking Event at Jillian’s on March 2.
Canada Business Lounge at the W Hotel – March 1, 2 and 3
The TCS, with support from Telefilm Canada, Export Development Canada and several partners including the Canadian Interactive Alliance, British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Innovation PEI, Investissement Quebec, Montreal International, New Media Manitoba, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Ontario Media Development Corporation, is pleased to announce that the Canada Business Lounge will be at the W Hotel during GDC 2011. The Lounge includes 3 private meeting rooms and a separate open-concept lounge that will be exclusive to Canadian companies and their clients for meetings at no cost.
Location: W Hotel, 3rd Floor, 181 – 3rd Street
Time: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on March 1, 2 and 3
Private Meeting Rooms: Many Canadian companies booked meeting rooms in advance. During GDC, any remaining private rooms will be made available on a first come first serve basis.
Open Concept Area: 3rd Floor and the XYZ Lounge: No reservations required. Chairs and couches will be arranged to allow for separate discussions in the Canada Business Lounge on the 3rd Floor on March 1, 2 and 3. The XYZ Lounge has been reserved exclusively for meetings with Canadian companies on March 2 and 3.
Meeting Point: There will be a TCS reception desk with officers from Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, China, India and from across the United States and Canada to provide services, take bookings and support companies and partners.
Canada Networking Event – March 2
The Trade Commissioners Service, in partnership with Telefilm Canada, and with support from several partners including Export Development Canada, Canadian Interactive Alliance, British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Innovation PEI, Investissement Quebec, Montreal International, New Media Manitoba, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Ontario Media Development Corporation and Heenan Blaikie, will host the popular Canada Networking Event at Jillian’s. In 2010, over 600 people attended, 50% of whom were international guests invited by the TCS, including Disney Interactive, Activision Blizzard, THQ, CapCom, Sony, Perfect World and Nintendo, among others.
Details: Wednesday, March 2 from 4.30 to 8.30 at Jillian’s, 101 – 4th Street (at Howard)
Invitation Required: RSVP to add your name to the mailing list.