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Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. In 2016, Air Canada together with its Air Canada Express regional partners carried more than 45 million passengers, offering direct passenger service to more than 200 destinations on six continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, providing the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.
Air Canada is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and employs 30,000 people. Its corporate headquarters are located in Montreal.
For more information please visit www.aircanada.ca.
Member Contacts: Anna Innis, National Manager Passenger Sales USA; Bambina Marcello, Director of Business Development Canada; Jeanette Vincent, Manager Western Region Sales USA
From artwork and advertising materials to authors' works, we are here to assist you and make you feel at ease with all your printing needs.
Allura provides printing solutions of the highest quality. We offer conventional offset printing and digital printing using the latest technology and equipment. We take pride in offering accurate, attentive and awesome customer assistance, so you can accomplish the most from your printing jobs.
For more information, please visit www.alluraprinting.com.
Member Contacts: David Gagnon, Co-founder/President; Rene Gagnon, Co-founder/CEO
Armanino LLP is the largest independent accounting and consulting firm based in California and one of the largest firms in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting, business management and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited—one of the world’s major accounting and consulting membership organizations.
Armanino helps companies and individuals who are planning a move to or from Canada and/or expanding their business beyond Canada’s borders. Our International Tax Services Group provides tax consulting and compliance services to support U.S. and Canadian businesses, high net worth individuals and employers. We are also an approved Certified Acceptance Agent and help Canadian citizens obtain Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) without going through their country’s consulate or embassy.
For more information, please visit armaninollp.com/services/international-tax
Member Contacts: Stefan Joyner, Business Development Manager; Michael Ozen, CPA International Tax Partner; Stephen Rickert, CPA International Tax Partner
Avalon Holographics is developing a ground-breaking screen technology that will revolutionize the way that people view and produce 3D visual content. Avalon displays replicate the experience of looking at real objects, to produce an incredibly lifelike and comfortable experience, without headsets or glasses.
Avalon is founded and funded by Wally Haas, who bootstrapped, built and sold Avalon Microelectronics to Altera (now Intel) in 2010. We’ve been building our technology for over 2 years already, with a seasoned team of advisors, including display and technology industry veterans, we have 28 staff with 11 PhDs, and we’ve identified well over 20 core patent opportunities (with the first few filings underway).
Our target markets include a number of early applications (such as arcade gaming, simulators and digital advertising), then moving into gaming, along with a range of other application-specific markets. The long-term goal is to enter the broader display market (over $100B today and growing to $155B in 2020).
For more information, please visit www.avalonholographics.com
Member Contact: Russ Baker VP Business Development
Axellium helps businesses get in shape and build the operational muscle they need to increase productivity and strengthen overall performance.
Our approach, combined with our exclusive "Performance Axellerator" solution, provides executives with a unique and otherwise unavailable perspective on their business. The result of our analysis gives them the confidence that they are making the right business decisions. Our implementation method gives them control over the outcome and ensures they achieve their objectives.
For more information, please visit www.axellium.com.
Member Contact: Robert Kelle, Co-founder & Managing Partner
Brookfield Property Partners is a global commercial property company that owns, operates and invests in best-in-class office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, triple net lease, self-storage and student housing assets. For more information please visit www.brookfieldpropertypartners.com
Brookfield Renewable operates one of the world’s largest publicly traded, pure-play renewable power platforms. Our portfolio consists of hydroelectric and wind facilities in North America, Latin America and Europe and totals more than 10,000 megawatts of installed capacity, generating enough renewable energy to power four million homes. For more information, please visit www.brookfieldrenewable.com
Member Contacts: Mr. Michael Speer CFA, SVP Brookfield Property Group; Ms. Angela Fentiman, Manager Community Relations North America Brookfield Renewable
Cardinal Point is an independent wealth management group of companies created to service the sophisticated needs of high net-worth families. Our firm is dedicated to providing investment oversight, financial planning, tax services and cross-border solutions within the United States and Canada. Cardinal Point’s financial and tax advisors operate under the fiduciary standard and understand that your wealth, family, interests and values are all interconnected. For additional information, please visit cardinalpointwealth.com and cardinalpointwealthcalifornia.com.
Member Contact: John McCord, CFP®, Director of Private Wealth Services
Riverside County's EDA/Office of Foreign Trade has the distinction of being the first of its kind in the U.S. at a county level offering state style receptions for international delegations, signing trade agreements with other nations, cities, provinces or states, taking advocacy positions on legislation that support trade to aggressively expand our foreign trade zones, support and encourage foreign direct investments from international companies and foreign investing individuals. We do this in cooperation with our international trade partner agencies like the Department of Commerce, the SBA, CITD, the Governor's Office of EDA "Go Biz" and others.
Foreign trade is a significant source of job creation and investment within the county. Many jobs created by foreign direct investment have higher than average wages and good benefit packages, and help to diversify and strengthen the local economy. Executing bilateral trade agreements between Riverside County and foreign countries opens new markets for goods produced within the county. Further, when foreign trade zones are established within the county, it allows local manufacturers to save money on tariffs and taxes which are a powerful incentive for companies to stay, relocate or expand in the county. The encouragement of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the U.S. economy provides a source of ready capital at a time when domestic credit and lending is constrained. For more information please visit www.rivcoeda.org.
Member Contact: Heidi Marshall - Commissioner of Foreign Trade
D'Alessio Law Group is a boutique immigration law firm practicing exclusively in the area of US immigration law. They offer a particular level of expertise to clients, particularly expats, who seek to immigrate to the United States to invest and or work.
D'Alessio Law Group was founded on the premise of providing high quality legal representation with a focus on excellent client service and individualized attention by those who have personal experience with the immigration process. It is their objective to provide the best representation possible as they help their clients achieve their immigration goals in a fast and effective manner. For more information, please visit www.dlgimmigration.com
Member Contact: Lorraine D'Alessio - Managing Attorney; Liz Profumo - Partner Attorney; Jack Sung - Attorney
As a recognized leader in taking U.S. franchises global, here at Edwards Global Services (EGS), we maximize our franchise clients’ return on investment (ROI) by successfully taking U.S. franchises into carefully selected countries. Our trademarked, proven processes, a global, in-country associate network, and our vast experience living and working in countries around the world combine to ensure global success.
We work with franchises in the education, food, retail, and service sectors and take them global through licensing, direct investment, joint ventures, and distribution methods.
Many U.S. franchises try to take their business global. The franchises we take global actually succeed and make money.
For more information, please visit: http://www.edwardsglobal.com/
Member Contact: William (Bill) Edwards, CEO
"Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast" - Peter Drucker, The Founder of Modern Management
In most companies, people talk about IT Strategies. The problem as Drucker describes it is that Culture, which is driven by Psychology, is disconnected from the company's IT Strategy and its supporting Software. It is only when Software Systems are designed with Culture in mind that companies begin to properly leverage the possibilities that their IT strategies contemplate.
IMC has a ground-breaking approach to defining and developing software systems that power innovative organizations. We have created a unique process, found at the intersection of Technology and Psychology.
IMC has been driving change in telecommunications, media, financial services, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare and the service industries for over a decade in Canad, the US and the UK.
For more information, please visit www.imcba.com.
Member Contacts: Stuart Sherman, Founder/CEO; Nicole Whittle, VP Acceleration.
Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, headquartered in Orange County, has over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, client counseling, due diligence, and related litigation and licensing.
For more information, please visit www.knobbe.com.
Member Contacts: Marko Zoretic Partner, Nora Marachelian Associate and Salima Merani Partner
Media-Corps exclusively represents a portfolio of leading Canadian media brands providing digital, web, mobile, broadcast, print, and out-of-home engagement opportunities. The Media-Corps team can match the most relevant channels to deliver their clients' business objectives. Media-Corps also represents premium advertising solutions in the U.S., with specialties in programmatic television, radio and digital. Their team can help clients plan and/or buy advanced media activations around the world or simply take care of it all completely.
For more information, please visit www.media-corps.com
Member Contact: Robert Laplante, President
Opportunities NB (ONB) is an action-oriented agency working with industry partners, economic development stakeholders and public sector partners to seek and support high-growth businesses. ONB serves as a "one-stop" shop delivering seamless, integrated and responsive services, focusing on attracting and developing high-growth opportunities through foreign investment and exports. ONB creates customized solutions for growth-oriented business-to-business clients, developing a solid value proposition and exceptional testimonials from the companies who have already chosen to invest in New Brunswick, Canada.
For more information, please visit www.onbcanada.ca
Member contacts: Joel DeWolfe, Business Development Executive, Investment Attraction – JP Robicheau, Assistant VP, Investment Attraction
Purolator International is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada’s largest integrated freight, parcel and logistics solutions provider. Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, and fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada. "We deliver Canada" is not just a slogan. It is backed by over 50 years of delivering reliable, efficient and cost-effective shipping to, from and within Canada for more than 210 countries and territories worldwide.
U.S. businesses depend on us, and we responded by building hubs in the U.S. to expand our capacity and capability while creating custom shipping and supply chain solutions. Whether your Canada freight or packages are coming from, going to or crossing Canada, we deliver the experience, confidence and solutions to get it done right, worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.purolatorinternational.com
Member Contacts: David Perfect, Branch Sales Manager San Diego
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 lawyers practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. Snell & Wilmer is renowned for having extensive experience in a full range of transactional and litigation legal services. The firm’s range of practices include, among others: bankruptcy, bioscience, business litigation, construction, corporate, employee benefits, energy/environmental, healthcare, intellectual property, international, labor/employment, product liability, real estate/zoning, tax, and trusts/estates.
For more information, please visit www.swlaw.com.
Member Contact: Garth Stevens, Partner
The 360 Marketer is a consulting firm providing strategic and tactical marketing expertise for emerging and established B2B and B2C brands. Extensive experience across health care information technology, restaurants and consumer packaged goods representing over $800 million in annual revenue.
For more information, please visit www.the360marketer.net.
Member Contact: Stephen Armstrong, Principal
Westmark Tax is a boutique tax and accounting firm specializing in cross-border tax services, including US and Canadian tax preparation for individuals and companies. Our primary focus is to provide you with premium client service which will match your particular needs. We will work hard to develop a tax strategy to optimize your global tax picture.
Specializing in US tax preparation & tax strategy consulting services to individuals as well as businesses. Providing premium tax service for enhancement and optimization of your tax scenario by tailoring a tax strategy that will match you or your business’ particular needs. For more information, please visit www.westmarktax.com.
Member Contacts: Mo Ahmad, Founder; Arslan Adilkhan, Associate.
York Bridge Capital is a Toronto-based private equity firm focused on early stage technology companies. Investment sectors are:
• Information, Data & Communications Technology
• Mobile Technology
• Digital Media & Entertainment
• Medical Devices & Diagnostics
• Energy & Engineering Technologies
• Natural Health Products
• Real Estate
As experienced entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the challenges facing even the most promising new companies, and bring not only financing but management advisory services, assistance with intellectual property strategy and structured access to the US and global markets. We work closely with investment and funding partners across North America and globally.
For more information, please visit www.yorkbridgecapital.ca
Member Contact: Ken Richards, Co-founder