Canadian Innovation Exchange 2009 dates announced



    TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - Robert Montgomery, Principal of First Maximilian
Associates, and CEO of Achilles Media Ltd., announced today the 2009 dates for
Canada's seminal event focusing on innovation. Returning for its sophomore
year, from March 3-4, 2009, the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) will take
place at the Carlu event venue in Toronto. CIX highlights the amazing
technology-based innovation taking place in Canada and brings together its key
market participants including the investors, entrepreneurs and service
providers driving our most innovative companies. Delegates will participate in
high level keynotes discussing the present, future and funding of innovation,
facilitated networking, and presentations by Canada's most innovative
companies.
    The inaugural CIX saw over 250 entrepreneurs, companies, and investors
from Canada and the US, along with other key market participants come
together. CIX 2009 focuses on the future of innovation and its
commercialization and culminates in the presentation of Canada's 20 Top
Innovative Companies.
    This year's event will see a particular focus on how to survive and
flourish despite the current state of the economy. According to Rick Nathan,
Managing Director, Kensington Capital Partners and Chair of the CIX Executive
Committee, "Innovation doesn't stop when the going gets tough in the markets.
This year the Canadian Innovation Exchange will bring together the key players
in technology who are building the foundation for the next growth cycle of our
economy."

    Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is a two-day event showcasing Canada's
hottest new and innovative technology companies. A nexus of multiple meeting
and networking opportunities, CIX enables entrepreneurs, innovative companies,
key North American investors and service providers to interact and discover
Canada's next great technologies, ideas and companies.

    Visit the website at www.canadianinnovationexchange.com for more info.





For further information:

For further information: Press contact: Erin Whittaker, (416) 921-3171,
x: 234, ewhittaker@achillesmedia.com

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