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Bowman Travelling to Taiwan to Tout Winnipeg’s Advantages to Sister City

March 24, 2019 8:21 AM | News

Brian Bowman

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Mayor Brian Bowman is departing Winnipeg today for Taiwan to meet with officials in Taichung, our sister city.

The trip is part of the 2019 Smart City Summit and Expo next week to promote Winnipeg’s many business advantages.

“This is a unique opportunity to connect with global cities on the cutting edge of technology, strengthen our partnership with one of our sister cities, promote Winnipeg abroad with one of Manitoba’s leading technology accelerator organizations, as well as support the international work of our National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation,” said Bowman.

“Our sister city in Taichung is a global leader in using technology to help manage a growing city in a smart way, specifically leveraging a strong collaboration between government, business and universities.”

Joining Bowman on the trip is Councillor John Orlikow (River Heights) and Marshall Ring, CEO of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator.

While abroad, Bowman will be taking part in a special event on truth and reconciliation together with Ry Moran from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Other events hosted by Canada’s trade office in Taiwan will allow for personal introductions to businesses looking to either enter the Canadian market or expand an existing presence.

Bowman and others will return to Winnipeg on March 31.