Company & Brand Development

CGC has conceived and developed several internationally renowned brands over three decades. Some notable businesses we have created include: GTEC/Technology in Government Week, Canadian High Technology Week, Ottawa Business Show/Business World, Connelly Business Exhibitions, and PMC Training.

GTEC/Technology in Government Week

One of the world’s largest forums on using information technology to improve government service delivery and operations. Over 7,000 professionals from dozens of countries around the world attend the exhibition, conference and the Distinction Awards. In 1998 CGC sold GTEC and Government in Technology Week to Ziff Davis/Softbank, a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan.

Canadian High Technology Week

Canada’s largest event serving users of electronic components, test & measurement equipment, and production & packaging equipment. As part of the Week, Connelly Exhibitions also conceived and developed the first Government/Industry Roundtable in conjunction with the Canadian Advanced Technology Association and other groups. Conclusions reached by the annual Roundtables have been incorporated into Canada’s industrial development policy by the federal government. In 1991 CGC sold the three Canadian High Technology events in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal event to Reed PLC, a major multinational headquartered in England.

Ottawa Business Show

The National Capital’s premier business event and Canada’s largest business Show. It comprised three concurrent events: COMTECH featured hundreds of exhibits from leading information technology companies, the highly popular IT conference, the Productive Workplace Exhibition which featured the latest ergonomic furniture and office environment products and services for modern office. The Ottawa Business Show offered a complete range of services for business and government.  In 1998, the Connelly Group sold the Ottawa Show to InBusiness Media Network Inc.

Performance Management Consultants

CGC purchased Performance Management Consulting, as a small company in 2007. Under the CGC’s ownership, PMC entered new markets, expanded products and services and became a leading training provider for clients across Canada and the United States. PMC’s product offerings include Business Skills Training/Development and Consulting as well as specialized services for Indigenous Communities. PMC enjoys an impressive client roster of government, Fortune 500 companies, SME’s and the Indigenous community. Courses are delivered both in person and online. CGC sold PMC in 2021 to new ownership and it continues to operate successfully.

We are a diverse organization operating in several areas of business. Our operations and expertise include:

  • Marketing Solutions to the public and private sectors,
  • Executive and Employee Training
  • Real Estate ownership and management,
  • Strategic Investment in early stage companies,
  • Consulting to the Indigenous Community
  • Conference and Event Management