Canada's Trade Mission to Turkey - Participants

Alpha Masonry Ltd.

Konstantinos Kotoulas

Sotirios Kotoulas
Project Manager/Architect


1335 Erin Street, Suite 101 Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 2S7 Canada
Tel: +1-204-775-4198
Fax: +1-204-772-2236

Alpha Masonry Ltd (Alpha), a leading general masonry and restoration contractor, is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has been serving its Canadian and International clients for nearly five decades.

Alpha is fully dedicated to the development of innovative, sustainable building techniques and details that address specific climates, material behaviour and cultural contexts. Alpha is an award-winning leader in the restoration of state capital buildings, national monuments and national historical sites.

Alpha is also actively engaged in progressive research and development to enhance building sustainability and efficiency, and has successfully completed numerous Silver, Gold and Platinum LEED projects. The company is currently constructing the high-efficiency Wuskwatim hydroelectric dam in northern Manitoba.

Alpha aims to promote green building/design and demonstrate the ways in which it reduces energy consumption through efficient design, smart green details, and the intelligent use of recycled and local materials. The company's research and development focuses on sustainable performance of masonry systems in moist environments with hot summers and cool winters.

Alpha Masonry's specific objective for this mission is to identify investment opportunities, forge new professional relationships, and find possible joint venture partners, with a focus on sustainable construction technologies and efficient restoration techniques.

Focus Sector: Environment

Clearford Industries Inc.

Michel Masini
Executive Vice-President

P. Eng.
Sales & Marketing

515 Legget Drive, Suite 100 Ottawa, Ontario K2K 3G4 Canada
Tel: +1-905-338-5307
Fax: +1-613-599-7478

Clearford Industries Inc. is a green technology company dedicated to providing water-supply and wastewater-management solutions for the global market.

Clearford is the developer of the patented Small Bore Sewer™ (SBS™), a small-diameter, watertight wastewater collection system that offers superior operational and environmental performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional gravity sewers. The SBS™ process has been installed and monitored at multiple 10-year reference sites in Canada.

With its proprietary SBS™ collection and distributed digestion systems as the core of wastewater treatment, Clearford is able to integrate a complete, advanced and efficient pollution control package:

  • sewage collection;
  • conversion of biosolids to biogas in distributed digesters;
  • harvesting of biogas for conversion to power;
  • treatment of the liquid portion of sewage to potable standards;
  • installation of systems in half the total time required for traditional methods.

Acting as system integrator, Clearford intends to identify and partner with leading-edge wastewater treatment providers in each country, and to work with local constructors and suppliers to deliver integrated wastewater management solutions.

Focus Sectors: Clean Energy, Environmental

Devlin Web Corporation Inc.

Catharine Devlin

Richard Woodruff
Vice President, Sales

185 Frederick Street Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L4 Canada
Tel: +1-416-363-6316
Fax: +1-416-363-6102

Devlin is an award-winning digital communications agency that offers services in the areas of user-experience strategy, Web design and development, creative development, digital marketing and mobile development to noteworthy clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Devlin has a unique commitment to user-centered design and usability principles, along with extensive experience in accessible Web design and development.

Devlin focuses on delivering the best possible online customer experience to reinforce existing positive perceptions of client brands, products and services.

Focus sector: Information and Communications Technologies

Fidus Systems Inc.

Michael Wakim
President and Chief Executive Officer

900 Morrison Drive Nepean, Ontario K2H 8K7 Canada
Tel: +1-613-828-0063
Fax: +1-613-828-3113

Fidus [Latin]: Trustworthy, dependable.

Fidus Systems Inc. designs and develops electronic products, and has design groups in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, and Milpitas, California.

Recognized as a trusted partner, Fidus has delivered more than 750 designs for 180 customers, from multinational corporations to start-up technology companies. Fidus transforms customers' >innovative concepts into great products—on schedule and on budget.

Fidus engineers work in a wide range of technologies and industries, including aerospace, defense, communications, medical, consumer and semiconductor. Of special interest to European countries is the radio technology that Fidus has developed for marine navigation, in compliance with Turkish AIS Class-B specifications. Fidus is also developing technology for future soldier systems.

We are seeking partners in Turkey and Greece who are interested in manufacturing and marketing our technologies for mutual benefit.

Focus sectors: Aerospace and Defence, Information and Communications Technologies

Free Breeze Energy Systems Ltd.

Mark Gregory James
Director of International Sales

745 Bridge Street West, Suite 1A Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2G6 Canada
Tel: +1-519-885-4311
Fax: +1-519-885-3717

Incorporated in 2004, Free Breeze has been selling community-sized wind turbines throughout North America for more than 10 years and has earned a reputation for integrity and professional competence. The company represents several models of wind turbines (225 kW, 500 kW, 600 kW, 750 kW, 2 MW), and provides equipment and/or turnkey solutions for any wind turbine project.

Free Breeze has opened a liaison office in Istanbul to service the Turkish and Greek wind markets. We are looking forward to meeting companies interested in our portfolio of turbines as well as strategic partners who can provide the services required to complete a wind turbine project.

Focus Sectors: Clean Energy

MDA (MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, Inc.)

Alfred Law
Director, International Business Development, Space Missions

13800 Commerce Parkway Richmond, British Columbia V6V 2J3 Canada
Tel: +1- 604-603-2260
Fax: +1-604-231-2763

MDA is a publicly-traded and well-established Canadian company with annual revenues in excess of $1 Billion and more than 3,000 employees at offices and subsidiaries across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

MDA is the world leader in space robotics systems and has developed NASA's Canadarm, the International Space Station Mobile Servicing System, the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM), as well other key missions.

MDA is the dominant supplier of ground segment infrastructures in the world, ncluding for the RADARSAT, NextView (the main US commercial remote sensing program), Landsat and the USAF EagleVision programs.

MDA has extensive experience in the design, development and integration of satellite systems, with a number of world-leading developments. Notable missions include: Anik-C, the world's first direct broadcast satellite; MSAT, the world's first mobile communications satellite; and RADARSAT-2, the world's first advanced commercial remote sensing radar satellite.

Focus sectors: Aerospace and Defence

Northstar Trade Finance Inc.

Berat Pehlivanoglu
Representative, Turkey

Atasehir Residence, B Blok, Kat 10, Daire 41, Istanbul, Turkey 34758
Tel: +90-216-629-0001
Fax: +90-216-629-0004

Head Office:

595 Burrard Street, Suite 833
P.O. Box 49058 Vancouver, British Columbia V7X 1C4 Canada
Tel:+1- 604-664-5828
Fax: +1- 604-664-5838

Northstar Trade Finance Inc. was created to support small and medium-sized Canadian exporters by offering financing credit to worthy foreign buyers of eligible Canadian goods and services.

Northstar brings together the export strengths of the federal government—through the Export Development Corporation, Western Economic Diversification, and the Government of British Columbia—and the private sector—through the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank of Canada, HSBC Bank Canada and the National Bank of Canada.

Northstar fills a gap in the financial market by financing export sales of between $100,000 and $10 million, with repayment terms of one to five years. Northstar also provides fixed-rate, medium-term loans to foreign buyers, as well as floor-plan financing options for foreign distributors.

Focus sectors: Service: Finance


Andrew Considine
Director of Business Development and Strategy MEA

2560 Matheson Boulevard East, Suite 500 Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Y9 Canada
Tel: +1-905-625-2622
Fax: +1-905-625-2773

Redknee is a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for communications service providers. More than 80 companies across the world use Redknee's real-time, prepaid monetization solutions, including end-to-end converged billing and real-time charging, rating and policy, to grow their subscriber base and boost average revenue per unit (ARPU). By enabling its clients to develop marketing segments, tariffs and plans and launch innovative service offerings and business models, Redknee makes it possible for them to grow their convergent subscriber segments and encourage customer loyalty by providing an advanced customer experience.

Redknee would like to discuss strategies for billing transformation and next-generation technology enablement with Turkish companies. We would like to identify specific opportunities within the Turkish market where Redknee can add value to the networks of communications operators as they evolve to next-generation technologies.

Redknee has partnered with the leading regional system integrator Size Technologies to establish a presence in Turkey and provide local support for regional operators.

Focus sectors: Information and Communications Technologies

SNC-Lavalin International Inc.

Paul Mariamo
Senior Vice President

455 René-Lévesque Boulevard West Montréal, Québec H2Z 1Z3 Canada
Fax: +1-514-866-0419

SNC-Lavalin is one of the world's leading engineering, procurement, construction and related technical-services organizations, serving selected industry sectors and geographic markets.

During this mission, SNC-Lavalin is seeking primarily to promote its ability to undertake major projects in the areas of transportation, hydroelectric and thermal power plants, as well as projects with an environmental focus. We are also looking to explore the potential for new business opportunities in such fields as solid-waste disposal and mega-hospitals, among others.

In Turkey, SNC-Lavalin currently provides engineering/construction services for such industries as coal, natural gas and oil, food processing, iron and steel, hydroelectric power and transportation. In Greece, SNC-Lavalin has participated in the construction of several hydroelectric projects and river basin developments as well as a few phosphoric acid and fertilizer plants.

SNC-Lavalin is looking to build on the existing relationships that we have established over the years and capitalize on the Canadian government's support of the company's various ventures around the world.

Focus sectors: Agriculture and Agri-Food, Clean Energy, Environment, Mining

Trend Micro Canada Technologies

Brian O'Higgins
Consultant, Assistant to the CTO

Simon Young
General Manager, EMEA Server Security

Tel: +44-7789-694-090

40 Hines Road, Suite 200 Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2M5 Canada
Tel: +1-613-599-4505
Fax: +1-613-599-8191

Trend Micro Canada Technologies is a subsidiary of Trend Micro, Inc.

Trend Micro's Canadian head office in Ottawa acts as a centre for excellence in virtualization security and hosts the team responsible for developing Trend Micro Deep Security, an industry-leading intrusion defence and anti-malware solution for physical servers, virtualized datacenters and cloud computing environments.

The purpose of Trend Micro's participation in this mission is to introduce Trend Micro Deep Security to the Istanbul market, including government departments and private sector enterprises that need to protect confidential information and prevent data breaches. Trend Micro has limited exposure in Turkey and seeks to engage suitable distributors, channel partners or other technology partners, with the ultimate objective of exporting Trend Micro Deep Security to Turkey.

Focus sector(s): Information and Communications Technologies

Vector Aerospace Corporation

Bill Drikos
Director, International Business Development

2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2100 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3E2 Canada
Tel: +1-416-602-6035
Fax: +1-416-925-7214

Vector Aerospace Corporation is an independent, industry-leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft operators in both the commercial and military markets around the globe. Vector is committed to being the benchmark against which MRO businesses are measured.

Vector holds an impressive array of internationally recognized approvals from the world's leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Airframe approvals include Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, Boeing, AugustaWestland, MD Helicopters and Sikorsky. Engine approvals include Pratt &Whitney Canada, Honeywell, Rolls Royce, Turbomeca and General Electric. Vector's key certifications and approvals include EASA Part-145, Transport Canada Civil Aviation, FAR 145/AMO 3-92 & 231-91 and Design Approval Organization, Federal Aviation Administration certification through bilateral agreement, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Within the Turkish and Greek market, Vector has experience in T65 engine and accessories repair and overhaul (R&O) and PT6T engine R&O.

Focus sector: Aerospace