Lambton County, Ontario, April 18, 2013 – County of Lambton Warden Todd Case and Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership General Manager George Mallay are participating in an April 20 provincial mission to China. The one week venture includes participating in the Ontario-China Fuel workshop and attendance at the Beijing International Tech Transfer Congress. Dr. Maike Luiken, Dean of Applied Research and Innovation at Lambton College, will also make the trip.
“Local officials will be pushing for investment opportunities tied to the Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund that could bring new investment to the College and the community,” says Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, Chair of the Economic Partnership. “The community needs to pursue more international opportunities that are tied to community strengths to bring more investment and diversification to the area.”
There will also be opportunities to give presentations and participate in prospect meetings.
“I am excited about the potential,” says County of Lambton Warden Todd Case. “We realize it takes time to build relationships but believe we must do more internationally to attract new investment to the region and get more local firms exporting to overseas markets.”
There will be more than 30 people as part of the Ontario delegation. The mission will also provide an opportunity to network with other Ontario companies and organizations.