TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
2012 (WPC) will take place July 8-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre. An estimated 15,000 attendees representing technology companies
in 156 countries will be in attendance. WPC 2012 is set to be three
times bigger than the last time the event was in Toronto in 2004.
"On behalf of all Ontarians, I am pleased to welcome participants from
around the world to Toronto for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner
Conference. Attracting such a world-class event confirms Toronto's
international reputation as a great convention city. Conventions like
this contribute to the local economy, generate jobs, and support
tourism across the province," said Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism,
Culture and Sport.
"Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference is one of the world's most
prestigious and advanced conferences; being selected as a venue is a
testament to our ability to host major events," said Barry Smith,
president & CEO of the Convention Centre. "We welcome the boost to our
local economy - an estimated $39 million in visitor spending - and the
incredible opportunity to showcase our city and vibrant information
Because of the size and sophistication of WPC, participating venues are
coordinating efforts to create Toronto's largest ever 'Campus Network'.
The Convention Centre, Air Canada Centre, Intercontinental Hotel, and
the Sheraton Centre Hotel will be coordinating to run on the same
computer network, providing participants with access to shared files,
data, and information.
"Partners play a significant role in the Microsoft ecosystem and WPC is
our chance to thank them and celebrate our mutual achievements," said
Kati Quigley, Senior director, Worldwide Partner Community Events,
Microsoft Corp. "With Toronto serving as our setting for this year's
WPC, we will enable partners to collaborate with each other, while
simultaneously showcasing our vision and strategies that can help them
ultimately drive revenue in the coming year."
About the MTCC
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's #1 convention and trade
show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted
approximately 15,000 events and entertained over 40 million guests. For
further information, please visit www.mtccc.com.
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