The MedTech Conference is coming to Toronto!

advamedToronto has been selected by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) to host the foremost international event for medical technology experts, The MedTech Conference, set to take place October 5-7, 2020.

The major convention will bring over 2,600 leaders in medical technology, including CEOs, venture capitalists, and policy makers to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) and contribute an estimated $9.49M in forecasted economic impact direct spending to the city.

This significant bid win marks the first time The MedTech Conference will take place outside of the United States and reflects Toronto’s international standing as a world-class hub for medical technology and health sciences expertise.

Recognized as the fastest growing technology market in North America, Toronto is home to half of Canada’s medical technology companies and most top 25 global medical technology companies operate in the region. The city’s health sciences sector is also ranked among the best in the world, along with its researchers.

This important win, led by Tourism Toronto, the Leaders Circle, TOHealth!, MEDEC, and Ontario’s Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist, follows a series of major U.S. conventions secured by Toronto. In its last fiscal year, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre secured 11 major U.S. conventions for future years, the highest number in more than a decade.

“It says a lot about Toronto that AdvaMed chose this city to be their first conference outside the U.S. and we’re thrilled they have,” said Johanne Belanger, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto. “Toronto’s life science sector is thriving and the city is fast becoming a tech superpower on the global stage.”

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

There’s never a dull moment for an event planner. At Business Events Toronto, our own event planners extraordinaire, Moriah Bacus and Alison Owers-Graham, understand that you have to be ready for anything. Here are a few things they never leave the house without!

CHARGER-01PORTABLE CHARGER When you’re at an event, your phone is your life line. “It’s great to take advantage of charging stations at a show, but sometimes you can’t leave your phone behind to juice up,” says Owers-Graham. A portable phone charger means you can get a charge while staying in charge. Continue reading “TOOLS OF THE TRADE”

TEAM UP WITH TORONTO

Make your meetings and events fun, energetic and creative. There’s no shortage of unique team building activities around the city. Here are five of our favourites!

EDGEWALK

CN-TowerEdgeWalk.jpg
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: The EdgeWalk dares you to step outside the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere.

Nothing brings people together faster than a little fear. Experience the thrill of a lifetime at 1,168 feet above the ground at EdgeWalk. We dare you to walk around the outside perimeter of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest attraction and Toronto icon, The CN Tower.

Continue reading “TEAM UP WITH TORONTO”

HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO BUILD EVENT ATTENDANCE

Crowds meeting at event

Social media has changed the way we gather and process information. Potential event attendees are now turning to Google and social sites to see what others are saying about an event. The good news for planners is that social media can complement existing marketing tactics and expose your event to thousands of potential registrants online.

Continue reading “HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO BUILD EVENT ATTENDANCE”