Canada Plans To Grow Tech Co-operation with UAE Firms


As the two countries aim to strengthen trade and economic connections, Canada is seeking expanded cooperation and partnerships in vital technology with government and private sector organisations in the UAE to assist them enhance consumer services.

The North American country is keen to open more lines of communications with government entities that provide essential services to residents in a fast-moving and tech-driven country, including those in the utilities and transport sectors, Tracy Reynolds added at the Gitex Global technology conference in Dubai, as per nationalnews. 

On the sidelines of the event, top executives from Canadian technology businesses have already met with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), he added. The consul general declined to elaborate on the discussions, but said announcements on partnerships and cooperation might be made soon.

"We were able to sit down and talk to them and introduce Canadian companies, who discussed their technology solutions that can be used to improve the services being delivered to residents of Dubai and the UAE," he said. "There's a lot of business that's happening. The opportunities speak for themselves," said Mr Reynolds, who succeeded Jean-Philippe Linteau in July.

These possible collaborations with UAE businesses will underlie Canada's largest presence at Gitex, the emirate's week-long technology conference and expo. He noted that the number of Canadian companies in Dubai's global technology hub had more than quadrupled this year to 60.

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