Minister Fast Visits ICT Expo in Hong Kong with Ministers Paradis and Wong

Photo: (left to right) Minister Paradis; Minister Wong; Minister Fast.


April 13, 2013 - Hong Kong - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, accompanied by the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), visit the Canadian pavilion at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s International ICT Expo, Asia’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) trade show. Twenty-two Canadian companies are participating in this year’s Canadian pavilion at the Expo, along with representatives from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.

The ministers held a roundtable with Canadian participants to discuss opportunities for ICT companies in Hong Kong.

The ministers also took the opportunity to congratulate the Canadian company OpenText for its recently awarded contract with Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the implementation of OpenText’s enterprise content management solution, which will help the university to better manage its increasing volumes of records and other information.

Minister Fast is on a two-week visit to Asia that includes stops in the cities of Tokyo, Yokohama, Hong Kong, Beijing, Harbin and Tianjin before he attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting in Indonesia.

For more information, please consult Deepening Trade with Asia.

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