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TRADE MISSION: Seattle/Vancouver for Tech

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The Pacific Northwest has become a thriving ecosystem for emerging companies, with powerful incumbents like Amazon, Microsoft, Hootsuite, and Expedia. Over the past five years, total funding to the Pac-NW has doubled, seed funding has grown, and top tech acquirers have been actively buying in the region.

This programme will comprise 2 days in Vancouver and 3 days in Seattle. As a discovery mission, it is intended to build a network and understanding of the region’s economy and opportunities. The region’s tech strengths include B2B tech, retail/ecommerce, and video games.

In Vancouver, Cisco, Samsung, HP and SAP all have major operations. Local leaders include, Hootsuite, Trulioo, Slack, Lululemon, Telus, and EA. The city’s mix of creative and technology has made it a global epicentre for the video games and visual effects industries. It is also a gateway to China and the Asia-Pacific region.

In Seattle, the programme will explore visits to Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, CostCo, and Expedia, and innovation hubs like the Azure Stack Innovation Center, the Booz Allen Hamilton iHub, and the Best Buy Technology Development Center. Other leading companies in the region include Concur, PopCap, Nintendo America, REI, T-Mobile, Tableau, Zillow, and more.

Note: Registration via Eventbrite does not guarantee attendance. All applicants must be accepted onto the Mayor's International Business Programme to participate.

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