Canadian Companies in Eastern Germany to Benefit From New Berlin Airport

By Germany Trade And Invest, PRNE
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BERLIN and TORONTO, October 6, 2010 - The twenty year anniversary of the reunification of Germany
this week put the spotlight back on the formerly divided country and its
capital, Berlin. Located at the center of Eastern Germany, Berlin now boasts
one of the world's most impressive infrastructure projects, Berlin
Brandenburg International Airport. The airport adds to the region's portfolio
as an international, high-tech business location, which is underscored by the
presence of several leading Canadian companies in the surrounding region.
Germany Trade & Invest will be presenting business opportunities in Eastern
to Canadian companies at an event in Toronto on October 7, 2010.

Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, slated to open in
July of 2012, will serve the growing number of passengers to the region, with
the ability to expand to serve 45 million travelers annually. At the same
time, the airport provides an international hub in the center of Eastern
, a region currently characterized by growth in a number of
cutting-edge fields like renewable energies, auto manufacturing and
semiconductors. This project is expected to further attract businesses to the
dynamic region.

The investor event on October 7, billed "Check in to Eastern
for European Business Success", will present new opportunities in the
region arising from the opening of Berlin Brandenburg International Airport
in 2012, including business success stories in the region from senior
executives Jacques L'Ecuyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, 5N Plus
Inc., and Bernard Betts, Vice President of Worldwide Distribution Operations
for Future Electronics.

Canada is a leading source of foreign direct investment in
Eastern Germany due to the region's growth potential, stable investment
environment and concentration of high-tech industries. Several world renowned
Canadian companies have chosen sites in Eastern Germany, including
Bombardier, Arise Technologies, and Novelis, in addition to 5N Plus and
Future Electronics.

Germany remains a top European destination for Canadian
investments. Ranked fifth worldwide by a recent World Economic Forum study on
business locations, Germany is especially praised by international decision
makers for its outstanding transport and communications infrastructure as
well as the world's best innovation capacity, according to the study. A
testament to this solid business framework, Germany's economy grew by 2.2
percent last quarter, the highest quarterly result since reunification.

Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward
investment promotion agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The
organization advises foreign companies looking to expand their business
activities in the German market. It provides information on foreign trade to
German companies that seek to enter foreign markets.

    Germany Trade & Invest
    Eva Henkel
    T: +49(0)30-200099-173
    F: +49(0)30-200099-111

Germany Trade & Invest, Eva Henkel, Email: eva.henkel at, T: +49(0)30-200099-173, F: +49(0)30-200099-111

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