Mayor Jim Watson is heading to Los Angeles subsequent week to place a highlight on Ottawa as an excellent filmmaking metropolis, with a cease at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Wash. to be taught concerning the retail large’s operations.
The town introduced on Thursday that the mayor will fly to California on Monday, a day after the Emmy Awards, and attend a reception celebrating Canadian Emmy nominees.
On Tuesday, Watson and a small Ottawa delegation will attend an trade dinner hosted by James Villeneuve, Canada’s consul normal in L.A. Watson will rub shoulders with movie and tv leaders and enterprise growth contacts.
Watson and Michael Crockatt, the CEO and president of Ottawa Tourism, are scheduled to attend the World Tourism Cities Federation Summit on Wednesday, with the mayor talking at a discussion board the place he’ll discuss classes realized throughout the Ottawa 2017 celebrations. Watson can also be scheduled to satisfy with Beijing Mayor Chen Jining and the top of the tourism fee for the Chinese language capital.
Ottawa and Beijing have had a “sister metropolis” settlement since 1999.
Ottawa movie commissioner Bruce Harvey and Kelly Daize, Make investments Ottawa’s market director for the Americas, are additionally a part of the Ottawa delegation.
Watson will fly to Seattle on Thursday to tour the Amazon headquarters, since Ottawa is within the firm’s seek for a metropolis wherein to construct a second, large headquarters.
“My tour of the Amazon campus in Seattle will hopefully let me see what Amazon wants and what they are going to be trying to obtain with their second headquarters,” Watson mentioned in a written assertion. “I sit up for this chance to tour the campus and achieve perception from the consul and senior commerce commissioner in Seattle.’’
The town has put collectively an Amazon process drive to discover what it might take to place Ottawa in competition for the Amazon facility.