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Record Number of Global Tech Leaders set for Innovation Scouting Among Canadian SMEs at Wavefront Summits 2014 in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/20/14 -- The B2B Meetings taking place at the 2014 Wavefront Wireless Summits February 4-6, 2014, are proving a major attraction for a milestone number of entrepreneurs and global business heads. Over 100 Canadian entrepreneurs and small businesses have already applied to participate in the B2B Meetings, where they will be granted the opportunity to meet and pitch decision makers from 20 international global brands including, Ericsson, Oracle, Deutsche Telecom, Telefonica, Cisco, HP, Sierra Wireless and Rogers among many others. Since 2012, Wavefront has facilitated over 100 meetings with 50 multi-national global leaders through the Summits, which have resulted in partnerships and signed business.

"The time and resources that it would require for most entrepreneurs to get in front of key decision makers at just one of these large multi-national companies, never mind multiple, is typically out of reach," explains James Maynard, President and CEO of Wavefront. "For us to be able to offer this opportunity, on top of an agenda of great content and discussion among global experts is something that we know will make an impact for wireless businesses."

The B2B Meetings offer unprecedented access to tangible business potential for growing Canadian wireless and mobility companies. Major global organizations view them as an ideal platform to connect with increasingly renowned Canadian technology innovation. Participating entrepreneurs and corporate representatives are carefully matched based on strategy and goals. During 45-minute private meetings with industry leaders, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to:


--  Pitch their company in a one-on-one setting
--  Lay foundations for future relationships and collaboration
--  Explore new business direction and possibilities
--  Gain entry into new markets
--  Access international suppliers

In addition to the B2B Meetings, the 2014 Wavefront Wireless Summits features an impressive line up of speakers and thought leaders set to discuss and share insight into driving business transformation through wireless technology.

The wireless industry contributes more than $41 billion to Canada's economy and it is forecasted that by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion connected devices globally. Wavefront is helping companies build a stronger wireless sector in Canada, which is contributing to a stronger Canadian economy. A recent assessment of Wavefront's economic impact reveals the creation of nearly 575 jobs across Canada, accelerated time to market by four to six months for wireless companies, and $37 million generated in GDP between 2009-2012.

If you are a wireless entrepreneur or small business, find out more about the B2B Meetings and complete the online application form found here. Availability is limited and applications must be received by Tuesday, January 21st.

For more information about the 2014 Wireless Summits, including attendee registration and agenda, click here.

About Wavefront

Wavefront is Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research (CECR), accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless training programs and events. For more information and to join the Wavefront Community visit www.wavefrontac.com.

Media Contact:

Wavefront are pleased to offer media the following:


--  Media passes to the 2014 Wavefront Wireless Summit Events
--  Special access to speakers and attendees
--  Preview access to topics or presentations
--  Photos, video or other information required

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