Business Events Canada’s executive director Chantal Sturk-Nadeau welcomed guests, delegates and partners to the inaugural Innovate Canada, which kicked off with a welcome reception and dinner at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal, 22 May.
The goal of the event is to showcase the key priority economic sectors where Canada holds a competitive advantage, while highlighting the event experiences available.
Over three days delegates will explore the depth and breadth of Canada’s Information and Communications Technology ecosystem through participation in C2, which has quickly become one of the world’s most innovative business conferences.
The Innovate Canada experience will involve hosted tours of Montreal’s start-up and Fortune 500 tech businesses, along with one-to-one meetings with destination and economic development agencies from Canada’s top ICT centres of excellence.
Delegates at Innovate Canada will also experience a taste of what makes Montréal a compelling choice for conferences, inventive culinary and cultural experiences, dynamic nightlife and entertainment.
Innovate Canada is an exclusive, by-invitation-only event designed to attract international business events to Canada.
Targeting senior executives within the economic sectors identified in the government of Canada’s international trade priorities, Innovate Canada provides an opportunity to showcase Canada as a smart place to do business and a smart place to meet.