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Spotlight - Tech Industry

Canada – Engineering Breakthroughs Across Industries

A quest for closer connection. A legacy of exploration. A thirst to improve industry’s impact on our planet. Canada has long been a leader in research and development of the world’s most technologically advanced industries. From the invention of wireless and satellite technology, to lifesaving medical discoveries, to the development of cutting-edge medical equipment and advancements that fuel connectivity and efficiency, Canada consistently leads the way. Augmenting our reality? More qualified engineers than any other G7 country solidifying Canada’s position as a global leader in ICT, Life Sciences and Cleantech — three industries leading the world’s economy.

Meeting in Canada opens your team up to a host of new ideas and new connections. Stand-out destinations like Montréal, Ottawa, and Toronto lead the way in research, development and manufacturing in Canada’s ICT, Life Sciences and CleanTech sectors. Each, is a powerhouse in their own right, and each is a remarkable location for conferences and events.



Canada’s Downtown

The best and brightest connect at conventions in Toronto, drawn by the city’s leading industries, research facilities and multicultural mosaic. As Canada's top convention destination (and consistently ranked in North America’s top five), Toronto makes meeting planners shine. You’ll find the Metro Toronto Convention Centre here, at 600,000 sq. ft., the largest in Canada, and plenty of options to entertain and educate guests including Broadway-bound theatre, major-league sports (MLB, NHL, NBA) and a host of unique museums, galleries, even a castle, to host off-site events.



Canada’s Capital Region

A global tech hub, Ottawa, is one of the world’s smartest cities and the # 1 most technology intensive city in Canada. When groups meet in Canada’s G7 capital, ideas are exchanged on an international stage. A centre of excellence for Cleantech, Life Sciences and ICT, the city boasts a large concentration of federal research agencies and laboratories including the National Research Council and the National Science and Research Council. An easy-to-access city, bordering Québec and the United States, Ottawa is also home to one of the country’s most dynamic convention facilities, the Shaw Centre. Beyond the Shaw Centre, planners find a wealth of unique museums and national galleries to host off-site networking events including: the National Art Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, and the newly re-opened Canada's Science and Technology Museum.



The "je ne c’est quoi" of Montréal

A centuries-old island city with a dual personality, Montréal is where old-world charms meet high tech innovation, and French meets English — seamlessly. Home to top-notch researchers in Life Sciences and genetics, Montréal is quickly gaining a global reputation for its breakthroughs in Artificial (or Augmented) Intelligence, and it’s already a tech leader in the gaming industries. When planners choose Montréal for their international conventions they’re gaining more than a dynamic conference location, world-class hotels and state-of-the-art convention facilities; they’re gaining the expertise of local industry experts, they’re enjoying one of Canada’s most diverse dining scenes, and they have an entire city dedicated to creativity at their doorstep.


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