Written by: John Bermingham, CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Premier Gordon Campbell says he plans to sell Asia on B.C.'s green technology and medical know-how when he arrives in Shanghai today on his fourth trade mission to Asia.

The trip, which runs until Dec. 7, will also include stops in other parts of China, Hong Kong and India.

"This is an important followup on a trip that I had last year," Campbell said yesterday before flying out. "It's going to be a long trip, but I hope it will be worthwhile.

"We're really going to be talking about the trade relationships that we have. We are also going to be pushing our environmental technology.

"We're offering a number of environmental technologies, that will help China and India, as their economies continue to grow. Do that in a more sustainable manner."

Dale Gann, vice-president of the University of Victoria's Vancouver Island Technology Park, and the park's manager of business development, Av Hundle, will be joining the premier on the India leg of the trip. They will be raising awareness of the park's 30 companies and promoting commercialization and "inbound" investment opportunities. They will also forge ties with tech parks in India and put the welcome mat out for highly skilled senior managers, said Hundle.

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