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Ukraine tech companies in Toronto to talk business May 29-31

More than 15 ICT companies from Ukraine available for B2B meetings, looking to forge potential partnerships with Canadian companies

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada / KYIV, Ukraine – May 18, 2017–Branham Group, together with the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) Project, is bringing more than 15 Ukrainian ICT companies to Toronto and setting up introductory one-on-one meetings with Canadian companies interested in doing business with them.

Ukraine’s goal is to tell the world that it is open for business and has a lot offer, according to Wayne Gudbranson, Branham Group CEO.

“I have personally seen this in the tech area. In fact, we are very excited about connecting the Branham300 ecosystem of leading companies with a very talented group of Ukrainian ICT companies visiting Canada,” Gudbranson said.

“Canada and Ukraine already have a close relationship. The final signing of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), which is imminent, will accelerate a lot of business opportunities between our respective countries.”

The event will provide a unique chance for Canadian companies interesting in off-shoring and finding partnering opportunities to have one-on-one B2B meetings and speak with many ICT executives from Ukraine who are here because they are interested and ready to work more closely with Canada, said Gail Balfour, Senior Research Analyst at Branham Group.

“Whenever I speak with Canadian ICT companies, both start-ups and ones that have been around for years, one thing that often comes up is their desire to find opportunities to do more business internationally. This event will provide a lot of potential for doing just that because we can introduce these Canadian company leaders to several like-minded executives from Ukraine, all in one room, and all with similar business goals and objectives.”

The Ukraine B2B meetings with Canadian companies will take place between May 29 and May 31, 2017 at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce building in Toronto. Shortly after, the Branham300 launch event takes place May 31, also in Toronto, where the Top 250 ICT companies in Canada will be announced. Key speakers at the invitation-only Branham300 event will include Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister – Trade Representative of Ukraine.

Follow the hashtags #TeamUkraineICT and #2017Branham300 for social media updates. The Branham300 ranking of Canadian technology companies and multinationals operating in Canada will be posted at branham300.com on May 31, 2017.

Branham Group Inc. (branhamgroup.com), is a Canadian based, globally directed Industry Analyst and Strategic Advisory for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Branham provides Planning – Marketing – Partnering service for established and new technology brands in the global market. With its Branham300 database, Branham has expansive data on the Canadian ICT industry. The Branham300 is a unique community in the Canadian ICT sector that includes privately held and publicly traded tech companies in Canada.


For more information, please contact:

Gail Balfour, Senior Research Analyst, Branham Group

613-745-2282, ext. 118


About CUTIS (cutisproject.org/en/)

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) Project is a 5-year (2016-2021) Canadian development assistance initiative designed to lower poverty in Ukraine through increasing exports from Ukraine to Canada and investment from Canada to Ukraine.

About the Branham300

The Branham300, now in its 24th year, is a unique ranking of technology companies in Canada because it tracks both publicly held and privately owned companies. It is the only comprehensive list to do so. The Branham300 also delivers insight into Canada’s start-up community through the Top 25 Up and Comers and measures the contributions made by multinationals operating in Canada.

The Branham300 consists of three major listings, ranked by revenue (except where noted):

Top 250 Canadian ICT Companies

Top 25 ICT Multinational Companies operating in Canada

Top 25 Up and Coming ICT Companies (ranked on innovation and long-term promise, not revenue)

Sub-listings that are generated from the Top 250 listing include:

Top 25 Canadian Software Companies

Top 25 Canadian ICT Professional Services Companies

Top 25 Canadian ICT Hardware and Infrastructure Companies

Top 10 Canadian xService Providers (xSP) – (includes ASP, ISP, Wireless SP, MSP, etc.)

Top 10 Canadian ICT Security Companies

Top 10 Canadian Wireless Solutions Companies

Top 5 Pure-play Healthcare ICT Companies

Top 10 ICT Staffing Companies

Top 10 Software as a Service (SaaS) Companies

Top 10 Mobile Technology Companies

Top 5 Digital Media and Entertainment Companies

Top 25 Movers and Shakers

Top 15 Growth Companies