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Council Connect Signature Luncheon
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When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:30 Am - 1:30 PM
Where: The Gladly
2201 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix 85016

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Wednesday, April 20th | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Expanding Your Business, Arizona and Beyond – Canada’s
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit Program

Staying innovative is essential to competing successfully in the world of global business. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program, developed by the Government of Canada, is aimed to empower businesses, particularly small to medium-sized companies, to compete internationally. Come and join our speakers for the April Council Connect signature luncheon with the Arizona Technology Council about one of the most globally competitive and generous R&D tax programs and how it can help effectively expand your business, Arizona and beyond.

Who Should Attend
Arizona companies who are considering international expansion and are interested in learning about Canada’s business advantages. This session will be of most benefit to companies who are engaged in innovative and collaborative research and technology development.

About the Presenter
Matt Pearson is the National Technology Sector Leader for SR&ED at Ernst & Young LLP. He is also EY’s SR&ED practice leader for Ottawa, the national capital. From his time in industry and at EY, Matt has been involved in the preparation and defence of SR&ED claims since 2001. Prior to joining EY, he was Vice President of Technology at a telecommunications company that he co-founded and grew to over $30M in annual revenue, ultimately bringing it public on the Toronto Venture Exchange. Matt also has experience at large corporations, starting his career at Intel Corporation in California. He serves on the Board of Directors of CENGN, the Centre of Excellence for Next Generation Networks. Matt has a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University, and a B.Sc. from the Royal Military College of Canada.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. The TCS is on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide, gaining market intelligence, uncovering opportunities for Canadian companies and helping reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a free service of the Government of Canada, helping companies prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems. Learn more at

Location: The Gladly, Phoenix, AZ


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