Canadian Digital Media Sector to Showcase World-class Capabilities at
International Media Centre for the G-8 and G-20 Summits, enabled by Canadian
Digital Media Network

WATERLOO, ON, June 24 /CNW/ - Canadian digital media innovation will be in the spotlight when leaders from around the world attend the G-8 and G-20 Summits June 25 - 27. The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) has attracted high-tech participants from CDMN-affiliated organizations across Canada to the Experience Canada marketing pavilion in downtown Toronto where they will showcase unique digital media capabilities.

"All eyes will be on Canada during the G-8 and G-20 Summits, and the CDMN is serving as a conduit to the high-tech sector, demonstrating the power of Canadian innovation and potentially attracting future investment," said Kevin Tuer, managing director of the CDMN, which is dedicated to furthering commercialization of digital media in Canada. "Experience Canada at the International Media Center will be high-impact, with imaginative displays, giant video walls and creative use of technology capturing the essence of Canada's tech leadership."

The CDMN, which links digital media-related organizations across the country, has attracted tech companies, universities, research houses, and public sector organizations to participate in the 20,000 square foot Experience Canada marketing pavilion. The experiential pavilion will have global impact, as key displays will be digitized, virtualized and shared over the Internet. The virtual site can be found at www.vg20net.org.

A unique feature for the more than 3,000 media expected to cover the summits, is a mobile social networking platform enabling journalists to have information and access to content experts at their fingertips as well as collaborate using secure software. The link to the network is: www.g20net.org. The G-8 Summit will take place in Huntsville, Ontario, June 25 and 26 and the G-20 Summit will take place in Toronto, Ontario, June 26 and 27, 2010. Experience Canada will be housed within the International Media Centre in the Heritage Court of the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from June 23-27.

About the Experience Canada marketing pavilion:

As Canada hosts world leaders for the G-8 and G-20 Summits, thousands of media will participate to bring coverage of developments back to their national audiences around the world. This offers a unique opportunity to draw media attention to Canada's many strengths as a destination for business, investment and tourism. Set up in the International Media Center for the G-8 and G-20 Summits where journalists will work for much of the two Summits, Experience Canada is designed to showcase Canada through compelling images, interactive displays, and access to experts who can speak to Canada's many strengths, all content that can form the basis of national and international print and broadcast stories. For more information about Experience Canada, please visit http://g20.gc.ca/for-media/experience-canada/.

About The Canadian Digital Media Network:

The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) www.cdmn.ca is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in Digital Media by enabling connections and collaboration of people across the country - entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes and government - and bringing more digital solutions to market. The CDMN comprises Canada's largest concentration of business-driven digital media research, technology development, and digital commercialization expertise; it connects digital media expertise and capability from coast-to-coast, creating a digital convergence corridor. Digital Media covers a broad spectrum of technology and services, and includes any information created and shared virtually.

SOURCE The Canadian Digital Media Network

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor, CDMN, shelley@cdmn.ca

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