Solegear Bioplastics Inc.

Solegear Bioplastics Inc.

October 27, 2011 11:57 ET

Vancouver Entrepreneur Joins Team Canada at G20 YES

Solegear Founder and CEO to Attend International Summit in France to Promote Canadian Entrepreneurs on International Stage

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2011) - This week, Vancouver-based entrepreneur, Toby Reid, owner of Solegear Bioplastics Inc., will be joining other Canadian delegates to form Team Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Nice, France.

Reid was selected to participate in the G20 YES, an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries, between October 31 and November 2, 2011. Working with delegates from around the world to identify the ways that governments and business communities can best harness the economic, social and environmental benefits of entrepreneurs, Reid will be driving business development, effecting public policy and raising awareness for young entrepreneurs around the globe.

"This is a very important time for the world's entrepreneurs – we're needed more than ever," said Reid, Solegear's CEO. "Today's economic uncertainties present a huge opportunity for entrepreneurship to provide the economic stability that is clearly needed. The Team Canada delegation will be sharing the stories behind Canada's successful entrepreneurial sector, responsible for nearly half of this country's economic output, as a means to drive innovation, productivity and job creation for sustainable community development."

The delegates at the G20 YES will be assessing data published in two recent studies:

"The Power of Many: Realizing the socioeconomic potential of entrepreneurs in the 21st century" by McKinsey & Company

"Entrepreneurs speak out: A call to action for G20 governments - The Nice Cote d'Azur 2011 Entrepreneurship Barometer" by Ernst & Young

The resulting recommendations from the G20 YES delegates will then be officially handed to the G20 leaders at the G20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy on November 3rd in Cannes.

About Solegear Bioplastics Inc.

Solegear, based in Vancouver, BC, designs, produces and distributes high-performance bioplastics and biocomposites, as alternatives to petroleum-based plastics. Founded in 2006, Solegear is leveraging patent-pending technologies, diverse partnerships and new business development programs in 2011 to take the next major step in the Company's development as a leader in the bioplastics industry.

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