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The ninth most populous city in Canada, Brampton is a melting pot of cultures, languages, food and now, innovation & entrepreneurship! The city placed second in business friendliness and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategy in Ontario and is taking a prominent place as a major urban centre & an emerging innovation hub along the Innovation Super Corridor between Waterloo and downtown Toronto. These facts coupled with having one of the youngest population in Canada, Brampton is at a pivotal time in its history which promises to propel the city to a booming representation of Canada's strength in diversity!

Brampton has identified 4 Industry Sectors that appropriately represent its business dynamics & industrial growth strategy;

  • Advanced Manufacturing, which generates over 30% of the city's economic output and employs almost a quarter of Brampton's workforce

  • Food & Beverage, a sector which is a one-stop shop, with food testing, processing and packaging facilities as well as transportation, packaging design, equipment and refrigeration storage all located within the city

  • Health & Life Sciences, which averages 6% growth YoY and employs over 12,000 people directly. The city is North America's third largest biotechnology cluster

  • Innovation & Technology, being geographically located in the heart of the Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor, which is the 2nd largest Information & Communication Cluster in North America

The CBA Catalysts of Brampton is a group representative of the cultural and business nuances of the city and aspires to play an engaging role in its growth story in the coming years!


Executive Committee

Ashwin Sanzgiri

Chief Catalyst

Dan Wasserman

Corporate Relations

Thomas Wong

Entrepreneur Relations

Advisory Group

Pam Banks

Executive Director - RIC Centre

Reetu Gupta

COO - The
Easton's Group

Suraj K. Gupta

CEO - Rogue
Insight Capital

Kaushal Chokshi

President - Cross Border Angels & Experts

Global Sponsors

Banking Partner

IP Legal Partner

City Partners

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