Business Events Canada to Host Inaugural Innovate Canada Event Highlighting the ICT Sector

27th Mar, 2018

Business Events Canada (BEC), is set to host Innovate Canada, its first sector focused event highlighting the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The three day event, taking place from 22 to 25 May in Montréal, will allow attendees to experience first-hand Canada’s tech sector and its innovations through the C2 conference, site visits and B2B meetings.

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 destinations in Canada that have ICT as a priority sector to hear more on the extent of the sector strength across the country.

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.

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 a kind Canadian cultural and culinary experiences throughout their trip. Business Events Canada is hosting a select client list of C-suite executives who are leaders in the ICT sector who can also hold their group meetings in Canada. For further information please contact, Emma Cashmore, Account Director at 

In its 7th year, the internationally acclaimed C2 Conference brings together over 6,000 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: “as a division of Destination Canada with the mission to attract business events to the country, Innovate Canada lets us leverage Canada’s key priority sectors including ICT, Life Sciences and Agribusiness to attract more international conferences here. 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”.

Sturk-Nadeau also 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”.

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