Red Dot CEO joined Ontario delegation for the International Paris Air Show
Red Dot Digital’s founder and CEO, KC Goundiam, took part in a trip to Paris as part of the Ontario government’s delegation attending the International Paris Air Show, one of the world’s biggest aerospace trade shows, where Canada was hosting the Canadian Pavilion with a delegation of 400 people representing more than 140 Canadian companies.
“The opportunity came about via the Ontario Trade Commission,” Goundiam explained. “Digital transformation and industry 4.0 are highly relevant for the aerospace industry right now, and these are where Red Dot’s expertise lies. Because we are able to help companies across multiple sectors, it made sense for me to go and explore opportunities for Red Dot.”
According to Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, “Aerospace and space sectors are key economic drivers for our economy. Small and local companies to multinational ones, they all create highly skilled jobs from coast to coast. As a highly export-driven industry, they are relying on Canada’s strong position in the global market, exporting to 190 countries last year alone! We will keep working to support the sector by securing strategic investments in advanced technologies, driving innovation and maintaining highly skilled jobs in Canada.”
As part of the delegation, Goundiam attended an event for women in aerospace organized by Canada’s ambassador to France, attended by Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau and Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus, among others. She also attended two receptions at the residence of the Canadian ambassador for Canadian companies, along with Minister Garneau, Minister Bains, former Québec Premier Jean Charest, and numerous other ministers and business leaders.
“I’m thrilled to be making inroads with regard to international business opportunities for Red Dot, and to be pursuing leads in many different industries including the booming aerospace industry,” Goundiam said.
The aerospace sector contributed over $25 billion to Canada’s GDP and 213,000 jobs to the Canadian economy in 2018.