On November 17, General Electric (GE) Canada and Export Development Canada held a matchmaking session at GE Canada’s Customer Innovation Centre (CIC) in Calgary, AB. The session focused on connecting companies with leading edge capabilities in pipeline design to business opportunities with GE.
The introductions are being made as part of an ongoing partnership between GE Canada and EDC aimed at developing access for Canadian small- and medium-sized (SME) technology companies to the global marketplace for Industrial Internet technology.
”GE is developing the next generation of pipeline solutions, drawing on the best IT and digital technologies available to us. Working with EDC, we are able to tap in to a wealth of Canadian capability in this area to ultimately bring innovation to global energy marketplace,” noted Bradley Smith, Vice President of Regional Programs.
GE Canada and EDC have partnered on similar initiatives with matchmaking sessions in the aviation, energy and high-technology sectors across Canada. “The supply chains of global companies like GE are critical to Canada’s exporting story, because smaller Canadian companies have the opportunity to grow alongside GE as it extends its reach into new global markets,” said Mairead Lavery, Senior Vice-President, Business Development, EDC.
Of the 25 companies reviewed, 9 were selected to meet with GE Canada’s senior procurement executives in direct one-on-one meetings. All of the companies were SMEs.
GE Canada has been a strategic partner for EDC due to its strong track record of growing exports from its Canadian operations and nurturing Canadian suppliers into dynamic exporters.
EDC provides financing solutions for GE Canada based upon the quality of its Canadian footprint and the prominence of exporting in its business model.
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Canadian companies with leading edge expertise and the ability or willingness to export that are interested in future EDC trade development opportunities can register here, by calling 1-888-434-8508, or by registering their services on Enterprise Canada Network (ECN), a joint venture between EDC and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME).