Sarnia-Lambton participation in China Trade Mission opens new opportunities
May 01, 2013, Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario, Canada – Sarnia-Lambton participants of the recent Ontario Science and Technology Mission to China are deeming the trip a success. County of Lambton Warden Todd Case, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership General Manager George Mallay, and Dr. Maike Luiken, Dean of Applied Research and Innovation at Lambton College, were part of the Ontario delegation.
“We had a number of opportunities to present the benefits of Sarnia-Lambton and to meet with business, educational, and science-based organizations in Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin to discuss opportunities relating to clean energy, water, and advanced materials,” says Warden Case. “The County and the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership benefited on a number of levels.”
Warden Case also had the opportunity to meet with the Vice Mayor of Tianjin, a city of 15 million people.
Case noted that the trip:
– Provided opportunities to present the benefits of Sarnia-Lambton, its firms, Lambton College, and the Western University Sarnia-Lambton Research Park to potential investors and partners
– Supported the efforts of investors already considering projects in Sarnia-Lambton
– Met and promoted Sarnia-Lambton partnership opportunities with other Ontario universities on the Mission
– Opened the door to participate in upcoming China missions to Ontario
Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Chair, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, noted “The Mission represents another step in Sarnia-Lambton’s ongoing efforts to reach out to international markets.”
The Mission involved over 30 representatives from Ontario. Delegates participated in the Ontario Fuel Cell Workshop, the Beijing International Technology Transfer Congress, toured Tongji University, and visited Eco-City in Tianjin. Eco-City is a planned futuristic city that uses new energy technologies and advanced green building systems.