First annual techweek.to celebrates innovation



    TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - Toronto Technology Week (techweek.to) is an
exciting new week-long annual event that will be held from May 28 to June 1,
2007 to celebrate and showcase technology in Toronto, Canada's largest
technology hub.
    Today's announcement coincides with the launch of a new website:
www.techweek.to that contains a full listing of the techweek.to schedule of
events, participant information and program details.
    Mayor David Miller will kick off the week on Monday, May 28 at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre. Techweek.to will pack more than a dozen events into
the five days at a variety of locations in Toronto, including MaRS, Metro Hall
and the Direct Energy Centre.
    Highlights include Canada's first-ever Canadian Municipal Wireless
Applications Conference, Canadian New Media Awards, and a State of the Nation
keynote address and discussion panel.
    "The intent is to provide an annual week-long forum for everyone to
exhibit, display and demonstrate technology and innovation in all of its forms
and applications," Dave Forde, Chair of techweek.to said. "It's a great
opportunity for networking. We expect IT businesses, web developers,
educators, investors, entrepreneurs, students, companies and the public to
participate and attend the wide range of programs."
    "We're delighted that the 1st Canadian Municipal Wireless Application
Conference and Exhibition will coincide with the first annual Toronto
Technology Week," said Bernard Courtois, President ITAC. "The conference we're
hosting fits in perfectly with the techweek concept. There'll be a lot of
tremendous synergy created during the week that will generate new business
opportunities."
    "Techweek is a weeklong showcase that will highlight Toronto's creative
talent and world-class companies," Kathleen Webb, Project Director of the
Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) said.
    It is expected that more than 5,000 people from Toronto and
internationally will attend one or more of the techweek.to events. The week is
being coordinated by ICT Toronto, an volunteer based industry alliance and
committee formed by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry
stakeholders representing a cross-section of the industry, in both the private
and public sectors.
    Activities include trade association events, such as seminars and
business networking functions, collaboration demonstrations, and educational
forums, special exhibits showcasing innovation and excellence and other IT
sector related activities. Some programs will have an admission charge while
others will be free.
    Techweek is supported by the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA),
the City of Toronto, Profectio and Radiant Core as well as additional partners
and supporters. CNW Group (www.newswire.ca) is proud to be the official news
wire of Toronto Technology Week.
    Additional sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available.
Please check out the Toronto Tech website: www.techweek.to for further
details.




For further information:

For further information: Dave Forde, Chair, (416) 760-3344,
forde@profectio.com; Rob Berry, Co-Chair, (416) 392-3387, rberry@toronto.ca

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