Business Missions

CTT: Going to Great Lengths for the Waterloo Region

Once again this year (2012), CTT can boast that it has gone to the ends of the Earth and beyond to tell the story of Waterloo Region, in its efforts to bring new investment, business and jobs to the Region. To name but a few of the locations that staff traveled to: Germany, Japan, Brazil, […]

CTT Foreign Multinational Aftercare Calling Program Debuts in Germany

City of Kitchener Mayor Carol Zehr led a Team Waterloo Region delegation to Germany from June 12-21 that included: John G. Jung, CEO, CTT; Rod Regier, Director of Economic Development, City of Kitchener; and Bill Elliot, Integrative Trade Consultant, CTT. The delegation visited with the headquarters of firms with operations in Waterloo Region. This highly […]

Media Release: Strengthening Local Relationships In Germany

Canada’s Technology Triangle News


June 12, 2012 – Kitchener, ON – The first leg of Canada’s Technology Triangle’s (CTT) Foreign Multi National (FMN) “Aftercare & Follow-Up” program kicks off this week in Germany.  Mayor Carl Zehr and CEO, John Jung, along with other Regional Economic Development stakeholders have teamed up to visit approximately 15 German companies with operations in the Waterloo Region.

The group brings a diverse knowledge of the Region as well as extensive experience understanding the unique issues that Foreign Multi Nationals may experience and that could hinder them from thriving and growing in the Region.  By nurturing these foreign businesses who have established roots in the region, the group hopes to reacquaint them with municipal and regional economic development staff, identify barriers to additional local expansion and to identify opportunities for R & D, supply chain engagement and local business opportunities or connections. 

Through extensive research, CTT identified over 240 foreign companies having operations in the Region, and then in conjunction with municipal partners developed a short list of 50 FMN companies who could most benefit from the program via a corporate visitation in 2012. 

“By already having chosen to locate their investments in Waterloo Region, these organizations have demonstrated their faith that this region is a top destination to do business, and we want to make certain that they have access to all the resources, information and support needed to ensure they succeed and grow in the Region.  It’s all about retaining and growing the foreign businesses that extensive effort has gone into bringing here.” remarks John G. Jung, CEO, CTT.

The companies to be visited are as diverse as the Region itself—integrated financial services, advanced manufacturing, luxury consumer goods, innovative building solutions and green technology producers

To obtain additional information about the mission or the “AfterCare Program” contact John G. Jung, CEO, CTT at


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Top 3 Funding Programs for CTT’s Business Mission to China 2012

CTT’s upcoming Business Mission to China is an excellent opportunity for many Canadian small businesses to expand internationally, however finding room in your budget to attend can be difficult. Luckily, the Federal and Provincial Governments offer a wide variety of Canadian Government funding options to help stretch your dollar. Mentor Works, the Canadian Government Funding […]

Canada’s Technology Triangle and Waterloo Delegation attend The 8th Chongqing International Garden EXPO (China)

By John G. Jung, CEO, CTT I never thought of a Garden EXPO to be important or a major international economic development driver, but I must admit that I was wrong. The Chongqing Garden EXPO is more than a garden expo site; it is a major regional investment covering 2.2 square kilometres that provides a […]

Brazil: All systems are go

When you think of Brazil, what comes to mind? The movie “Rio”? Samba? Carnival? Caipirinha (a lovely but toxic drink that creeps up on you after a few glasses)? Or perhaps those skimpy swimsuits up and down the beaches of Copacabana? Some may recall the tourist images of the Christ the Redeemer statue on the […]

CTT’s Exploratory Business Mission Program to China

In May 2010, Canada’s Technology Triangle (CTT) took a delegation of 15 business and academic leaders (for between 7 and 14 days) from the Waterloo Region to China. The exploratory visit included business development, academic meetings and investment attraction meetings in Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu and Beijing. One of the key lessons for the delegation was […]