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ICT export programs: Mexico, Spain, UK, US, France

Dear Ontario tech and related firms:

The Ontario Government continues to support Ontario companies to access and develop international markets by offering exporter preparation programs, one-on-one export and market advisory services, market intelligence, export business missions and other programs. Details below and please follow up with the person/link indicated in each item. Please share, register NOW, and send me an email if you wish to unsubscribe. Thanks and happy holidays!


  1. February 6-10: Ontario Advanced Manufacturing/Automotive Export Business Mission to Expo Manufactura Monterrey, Mexico 2023
  2. Apply by Jan 31: Ontario/Canada programming at Mobile World Congress


  1. Apply by Dec. 14: UK Enterprise Software Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA)
  2. Apply by Dec. 14: New York FinTech – Canadian Technology Accelerator
  3. Apply by Dec. 15: SoCal Black Tech Express


  1. December 13, 2022 Webinar (9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, EST) Exporting to Latin America
  2. December 15: ExportON New opportunities ICT-Cybersecurity and Security in Mexico
  3. TCS at WEST 2023 Conference
  4. TCS at Hello Tomorrow

Details below.



February 6-10: Ontario Advanced Manufacturing/Automotive Export Business Mission to Expo Manufactura Monterrey, Mexico 2023

Ontario, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, invites you to participate in the Advanced Manufacturing/Automotive Export Business Mission to Expo Manufactura Mexico 2023 and a business outreach program in Saltillo. Mexico is recovering with a goal to return to pre-pandemic production of 4 million lights vehicles produced annually and the local automotive supply chain is turning to automation, robotics, and Industry 4.0 applications to become more competitive. As the largest manufacturing event in Northern Mexico, Expo Manufactura presents an excellent opportunity for innovative Ontario companies in the areas of advanced manufacturing (i.e. automation, tooling, Industry 4.0 solutions, etc.) to showcase their products and technology solutions and develop new relationships and partnerships with the growing automotive industry in Mexico.  The mission will take place in Monterrey, the heart of Mexico’s Northern and most industrial region. This region is also home to OEMs, including GM, Stellantis, Kia, Mercedes-Benz Buses and Navistar, Daimler, and Freightliner, as well as Tier 1 suppliers such as Metalsa, Nemak, Cuprum, Sisamex, Katcon, Tupy, Magna, Mahle, and others. The mission program will include Pre-mission webinar,1:1 market/export advice, Market and sector briefing, Ontario/Canada booth at Expo Manufactura trade show,B2B meetings & Networking, Industrial site visits in Monterrey and Saltillo. Cost per company $900.00. Register by December 18 at Register Now! For questions please contact: [email protected]

Apply by Jan 31: Ontario/Canada Programming at Mobile World Congress 2023, Barcelona, Spain

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade will be leading an Ontario ICT Export Business Mission to the Mobile World Congress, the largest Telecom industry trade show in the world. In 2022, MWC hosted 61,000 attendees from almost 200 countries, and this year’s attendance is estimated to be even higher.

The Canadian delegation will include provincial government representatives from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec as well as national government representatives from organizations such as NRC-IRAP. As part of the Canada programming at MWC 2023, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) will host an Export Café on Sunday, February 26, where Trade Commissioners will meet one-on-one with Canadian clients interested in their markets. On Tuesday, February 28, the TCS will organize a networking reception at the Canada Pavilion to facilitate B2B connections with the world’s largest service providers. If you are planning to attend MWC 2023, please register for these two events here. The registration deadline is January 31, 2023. If you have any questions and/or for any other information regarding the Ontario participation at MWC 2023, please contact Arman Giloyan at [email protected].


Apply by Dec. 14: UK Enterprise Software Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA)

The UK Enterprise Software Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program has recently launched and you can apply now. The technology industry is at the heart of the UK economy with a turnover of over $312 billion and 30 significant clusters across the country. The CTA program provides the necessary information needed by Canadian companies looking to expand in the UK, through market briefings, business intelligence, strategic guidance, and introductions to potential clients, investors, and partners. Click here to apply now and see for yourself the difference the CTA program can make. Deadline to apply: December 14. Questions, please contact [email protected]

Apply by Dec. 14: New York FinTech – Canadian Technology Accelerator

New York City & Virtual. 23 January-10 March 2023. New York City is one of the largest technology hubs in the country and is arguably the most powerful city in finance. This Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) global business development program can give you the knowledge and connections you need to enter and succeed in this market. Upon acceptance to the New York CTA program, you will access: mentorship and strategic advice from a team of private sector executives, industry leaders and trade commissioners; dedicated support to pursue business and investment leads; networking opportunities and company showcase events, including a demo night at the end of the program; programs and workshops covering a range of topics that provide cyber-companies with skills and knowledge. You can find more information, including the eligibility criteria, and register your organization here.

Apply by Dec. 15: SoCal Black Tech Express

The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles is proud to be launching the second edition of the SoCal Black Tech Express, an initiative offering High-Intensity Services and programming to early-stage and tech-focused Canadian companies that are led by entrepreneurs who are a member of the Black community. The SoCal Black Tech Express is designed to accelerate the growth of selected Canadian companies as they enter the Southwest U.S. market and navigate the local ecosystem of potential investors, partners, and customers. The cohort will prioritize black-owned/led companies that are actively raising or soon to enter another funding round. The program will run from late January to March 2023, and will conclude with in-person programming in Los Angeles, CA during the week of March 6th. To be considered for the program, please submit a formal application here. Companies will be informed of selection in December. There will be two info webinars next week to speak with the organizing team; timing and registration details as follows:

Tuesday, December 13 at 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

Wednesday, December 14 at 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST


December 13, 2022 Webinar (9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, EST) Exporting to Latin America

Mexico, Brazil and Colombia have a combined population of 400 million and conduct total annual two-way trade with Canada of over $38.5 billion. The Ontario Government is presenting this webinar to highlight trade opportunities with Mexico, Brazil and Columbia in the key emerging sectors of Infrastructure (e.g. water, energy & transportation) and Technology (e.g. AI, Fintech and Telecom). We will cover: 1) Opportunities within these key markets and industry sectors, 2) Resources to establish a trade presence in Mexico, Brazil and Columbia and 3) Cultural sensitivities and norms to be successful doing business in Latin America. Join our market insiders for this exciting 90 minute session! Register for this free session at: Exporting to Latin America registration link. For questions please contact [email protected].

December 15: ExportON New opportunities ICT-Cybersecurity and Security in Mexico

The Government of Ontario is hosting a free webinar focused on opportunities in cybersecurity and security in Mexico. The enhanced cybersecurity ecosystem is crucial for the successful implementation of digitalization across the economy that the Government of Mexico is currently undertaking. The webinar will be presented by Professor Mario Arroyo, former Chief of the Planning, Prospective and Private Security Unit National Commission Mexico and currently Executive Director of the Iberomerican Institute for Leadership and Security in Mexico City. The webinar will cover topics such as: Current Mexico´s security situation and 2023 forecast, How companies integrate ICT in some security sectors, Size and budgets allocations by the Mexican Government for 2023,Business opportunities in the ICT and Security sector, Finding and screening partners. Register by Dec. 13 at Register Now! For questions please contact: [email protected]

TCS at WEST 2023 Conference

WEST 2023, is the premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast, co-sponsored by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the U.S. Naval Institute. WEST (Feb. 14-16) is the only event where the makers of platforms and designers of technologies can network, discuss and demonstrate their solutions in a single locale. While WEST is specifically targeted for the communications and electronics business areas within the Department of Defense (DoD), there is always a broader array of companies and interests represented that include: information technology and cyber-related companies in both hardware and software, platform prime contractors of ships, aircraft and ground systems, U.S. government research and development agencies from all services, and user commands from all services seeking latest technologies that might meet their needs. The TCS is organizing a business program for Canadian companies who can demonstrate their potential to succeed in this market and industry. Business-to-business (B2B) meetings can be arranged for up to 15 companies. You can find more information and register your organization here.

TCS at Hello Tomorrow

Hello Tomorrow (Feb. 8-10) in Paris is a leading international event in the field of deep tech, gathering an exclusive audience at the intersection of massive social and environmental impact and business opportunities. Startup entrepreneurs, industry groups and venture capitalists are the attendees participating in in two key events: the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, which brings together over 1000 of the very best startups developing cutting edge technologies to solve global challenges, showcasing some of their products, 1000 corporates ready to discover the next big thing in their industry, over 300 deep tech investors scouting the crowd. The conference attracts 1,000 of the most inspiring leaders in their field. The Hello Tomorrow Investor Day offers one-on-one meetings between 300 deep tech startups and 150 of the most important venture capitals (VCs) and corporate venture capitals (CVCs) in France and Europe. The TCS will be organizing a networking event, and a product pitch to select audiences. You can find more information and register your organization here.