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Technology Mission from Liberec to Waterloo Region

The Czech Embassy in Ottawa in partnership with the Waterloo Regional Economic Development Corporation ( www.wredc.ca ) and the Regional District Office of Liberec are organizing a  visit for representatives of the City of Liberec in the region of Waterloo and Kitchener, Ontario. The area is known as Canada’s Silicon Valley.

The mission will be held between May 8 and May 12, 2016 and will be led by Martin Puta the Regional Chair/Governor of Liberec. He will be accompanied by several representatives of the Technical University of Liberec including professor Zdenek Kus, Petr Lenfeld the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Karel Frana, Vice-Dean from the same faculty. Also in attendance will be Jiri Vaclavik, the Director of the Sales and Research Institute of Textile Engineering and Technology from Liberec.               

This mission continues to build on the technical mission that was held in September 2011. It´s a continuation of the initial mission, and it is championed by the economic advisor Josef Dvoracek and engineering professor Tony Martinek  M.A.Sc., president of Martinek & Associates, Ing., and past professor of Conestoga Polytechnic College and Advance Learning.

There will be presentations about the economic regions of Liberec and Waterloo. There will also be academic meetings at the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College Institute. The Regional Chair/Governor of Liberec Martin Punta will meet his counterpart Regional Chair Ken Seiling and the Mayors of Waterloo and Kitchener Dave Jaworsky and Berry Vrbanovic. While in Kitchener the delegation will meet with representatives from the Czech community.

More information can be obtained from:

Mgr. Michael Otta
Head of the Department of Regional Development and European Projects 
Regional Office of the Liberec Region
U Jezu 642 / 2a, 461 80 Liberec 2
Tel : + 420-485-228-553
E-mail: michael.otta @ kraj-lbc.cz | www.kraj-lbc.cz


Josef Dvoracek
Economic Counssellor

Embassy of the Czech Republic to Canada
251 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G2, Canada
Phone: +1-613- 562-3875, x. 30
Fax: +1-613- 562-3878
E-mail: josef_dvoracek@mzv.cz | www.mzv.cz/ottawa