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IBC Digital Bridge is an Ideal Digital Tool to Increase Effectiveness and Performance of the Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) Program

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By Mykhailo Magal, 05/28/2016 - 20:11
IBC Digital Bridge is an Ideal Digital Tool to Increase Effectiveness and Performance of the Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) Program

IBC Digital Bridge Platform is designed to multiply the effectiveness of investment promotion | export development activities, and the performance of attracting foreign direct investments for implementation of Municipal | Provincial Investment Opportunities or Export Development Opportunities originating from local small & medium businesses, as well as, to significantly reduce administrative and operational costs related to the promotion campaigns.

Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) Program is  Canada Government Program. Acccording to The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service website the purpose of the ICCI Program is to improve Canadian communities’ capacity to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment (FDI) by providing funding for approved FDI projects. Overall, the ICCI program aims to increase Canadian employment and improve Canada’s capacity to compete in the global economy. 

According to our research, using the Platform services during first 3 years would increase:

  • foreign direct investments to Canadian municipalities and provinces - by 50% and more,
  • exports by small & medium businesses - by 20% and more.

Municipalities | Provinces | Government Programs and their local businesses can use the Platform as a service to Present, Promote, Connect and Communicate their Municipal | Provincial Investment Opportunities or Export Development Opportunities (originated from municipality | province businesses) to foreign businesses using multiple digital channels of the Platform. The IBC Digital Bridge can also be used as an extension to Municipality | Province | Government Program's website pages to lead their visitors to available investment and export opportunities promoted at IBC Digital Bridge. Multi-channel global promotion services include: 

WEB: targeted promotion to specified list of countries of the Globe due to IP-Geo-Fancing technology implemented on IBC Digital Bridge Platform
E-MAIL : forward Opportunity content link to e-mail; dedicated e-mail campaigns
SMS: send SMS with link to the Opportunity to known people
PHONE: use integrated IBC VoIP Phone to call about the Opportunity to known people
INSTANT MESSAGING: send and exchange IM with known IBC Digital Bridge users, who might be interested to know
BLOGGING: create and moderate blog on IBC Digital Bridge about the value the oppotunity could create, if implemented
WEBCASTING: Live or on demand webcast over the Internet using IBC Streaming Media Server to distribute the Opportunity video content to many simultaneous listeners/viewers.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google +

The Platform provides its users with an integrated digital toolset to effectively Present, Promote, Connect and Communicate their Municipal | Provincial Investment Opportunities or Export Development Opportunities, from a single desktop, tablet or mobile.

The available integrated digital presentation & communication assets are:

  • dedicated media forms for submitting promotional materials on the Municipal | Provincial Investment Opportunities and Export Development Opportunities with possibility to add relevant images (image slider), video (private video, YouTube or Vimeo), Executive Summary, geolocation data, etc.
  • geolocation tools to show promoted opportunities on Google Map with access to the opportunity contents and even to its location on the street, in a click,
  • private video-audio enabled digital rooms (Video Chat) to enable your one-to-one communications with the foreign business, and vise versa,
  • private Instant messaging between registered users,
  • immediate VoIP phone calls, SMS-to-mobile service from within your browser window, to share information about the opportunity or foreign business initiative with friends or colleagues YOU KNOW,
  • dashboard of Municipal | Provincial Investment Opportunities or foreign business initiatives with possibility of filtering contents by country, province, municipality, type of investment, industry sector, investment expected, etc.
  • dashboard for Foreign businesses to enable their viewing of your Municipal | Provincial Investment Opportunities or Export Development Opportunities, and immediately book One-to-One Online Video Meeting(s) with Municipality | Province, should they want to discuss the Opportunity you promote on IBC Digital Bridge,
  • dashboard of Business Investment | Export Initiatives from foreign businesses, with possibility to book One-to-One Online Video Meeting(s) with Foreign Business immediately, if your Municipality | Province wants to discuss the Initiative,
  • display ads of advertized opportunities on Front page and Discovery page of the Platform,
  • event calendar to facilitate communication schedule,
  • many other digital tools on-demand.

IBC Digital Bridge to Canada is an ideal presentation, promotion, connection and communication tool for the municipalities participating in Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) Program. Use of the Platform services would greatly improve Canadian communities’ performance and capacity to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment (FDI) and develop export opportunities. 

We invite Municipalities, Provinces and Federal programs to employ the innovative digital services of the IBC Digital Bridge to Canada to 

  • streamline the processes of attracting foreign direct investment and export development, 
  • effectively attract foreign direct investments from around the world,
  • generate more export opportunities,

thus, increase employment and improve Canada capacity to effectively compete in the global economy.

Should you want to know how to apply IBC Digital Bridge Platform to meet your specific needs, we are here to help you.


Submit Municipality | Province Investment Opportunity for foreign business.

Submit Municipality | Province Export Development Opportunity for foreign business.

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