MAPLE Joins Canadian Trade Commissioner Service to Host Digital Media Information Session in Toronto

When: Friday, November 20th, from 09:30 to 11:00

Where:  Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), Ontario Regional Office, 151 Yonge St, 4th Floor, Toronto

RSVP: By Tuesday, November 17 to

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), in partnership with MAPLE Business Council, will be delivering an information session on market opportunities in Southern California for Canadian companies in the digital media sector.

Los Angeles is globally recognized as the entertainment capital of the world, and the digital media industry in California is intricately linked to the entertainment industry.

The digital media sector was responsible for over 200,000 jobs and close to $17 billion in job revenue in 2014.  Investment in So Cal’s digital media sector continues to rise, led by many of the top U.S. and international gaming publishers, developers, and film and animation studios.  This presents opportunities for Canadian companies.

This information session will provide Canadian companies with pertinent information and resources on the digital media sector in So Cal (gaming, visual effects, and post production), and will provide advice on how best to pursue commercial opportunities in the sector.

Ms. Tina Shih (Trade Commissioner based at the Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles) will deliver the presentation, joined by MAPLE co-founders, Robert Kelle and Stephen Armstrong.

The TCS is Canada’s most comprehensive network of international trade professionals who provide practical advice on foreign markets and on-the-ground intelligence to help Canadian companies make better, more timely, and cost-effective decisions in order to achieve their goals abroad.

The MAPLE Business Council is an executive-level organization focused on promoting cross-border investment and trade between Canada and Southern California and among Southern California businesses with Canadian connections.