2010 Commerce Centre

Email Notification of Business Opportunities

The types of business opportunities related to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are numerous and come from a wide range of buying organizations. It is estimated that the value of direct spending will be in excess of $4 billion and that major infrastructure projects will create another $3 billion in related opportunities in British Columbia (BC).

The Email Notification system on www.2010CommerceCentre.gov.bc.ca allows businesses to receive the latest 2010 related business opportunities by email. It will match the unique requirements of each subscriber with the type of opportunities they are interested in. This service is provide at no cost to business and requires only about 10 minutes to register.

The Email Notification of Business Opportunities will help businesses identify:

· Direct opportunities: including the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), venue construction, licensing and operational requirements

· Related Opportunities: to provide services to the Olympic Family, including sponsors and related organizations

· Major Projects: in preparation for these Games, including the Canada Line (Richmond-Airport-Vancouver transit line) and the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project

· Major Events: and sport venue development in the 2008 North American Indigenous Games, the 2009 World Police and Fire Games, the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Businesses wishing to sign-up and take full advantage of this informative, no-charge service, can do so by visiting www.2010CommerceCentre.gov.bc.ca.

On the 2010 Commerce Centre site, businesses will also find how-to information on preparing a response to a request for proposal, have the ability to browse through current and past bids, and identify winning bidders they may want to contact for subcontracting opportunities.

For more information:

2010 Commerce Centre

Suite 1600 – 800 Robson Square (Lower Plaza)

Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

Phone: 604-660-2020

Fax: 604-660-2520