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Innovate Canada 2018 focuses on ICT Sector

Business Events Canada to Host inaugural ICT Event, Innovate Canada

Business Events Canada (BEC), is set to host its first ICT event, Innovate Canada. The three-day event, taking place from 22 to 25 May in Montréal, will allow attendees to meet with Canada’s leading-edge tech giants, global innovators and forward thinking CEOs across the ICT industry.

In partnership with C2 Conference in Montréal, Business Events Canada, is extending an invite to international clients, focusing on C-suite executives of ICT companies, to experience the C2 Conference for a day, followed by a full day of behind the scenes tours of Montréal’s living labs and companies revolutionizing Canada’s technology ecosystem (from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies), and ending with a day of one-on-one meetings with representatives of Canada’s centres of excellence in the ICT sector.

The four themes on which the site visits will be focused are: Artificial Intelligence and deep learning, VFX and gaming, Life Sciences and Health Tech, and Data Center and Cybersecurity. There will also be high-level networking opportunities and activities during the three days to make real-time connections with the world’s leading companies and experts in AI, Big Data, Robotics and more.

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Guests of Innovate Canada will be treated as full VIPs to everything from airfare to luxurious accommodation at the newly redesigned Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and one of kind Canadian culinary experiences throughout their trip. Business Events Canada is supporting the airfare for those clients meeting the criteria, for further information please contact, Virginie de Visscher, Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors.

About C2 Conference

In its 7th year, the internationally acclaimed C2 Conference brings together over 6,500 innovators, executives, global visionaries creatives, entrepreneurial icons and social game changers from over 50 countries in an impressive array of commerce and creativity.

Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Executive Director of Business Events Canada, commented, “We see a strong alignment between our economic sector strategy and the C2 Conference and we are delighted to host international guests at Innovate Canada and for them to have valuable B2B exchanges with destination and industry experts at the vanguard of Canada’s leading-edge ICT sector.”

Benefits Beyond Tourism

Any conference that introduces a new audience to Canada is a catalyst for economic development. Sturk-Nadeau notes, “the beyond tourism benefits of business events are numerous and include trade and investment opportunities along with the attraction of talent, research partnerships, and overall economic growth of Canada.”

Priority Sectors

BEC focuses on seven priority sectors where Canada holds a competitive advantage: Aerospace, Agriculture and Food, Clean Technology, Infrastructure & Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, Life Sciences and Natural Resources. These priorities are in line with the areas in which Canada is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence.