On the occasion of its 20th anniversary: INO will host an important technological meeting



    QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - On next September 17th, on the
occasion of the 20th anniversary of its establishment, INO will organise a
technological meeting reuniting the Minister of Employment and Social
Solidarity, Mr. Sam Hamad and Quebec City's mayor, Mr. Régis Labeaume, as well
as entrepreneurs, scientists and prestigious speakers. Canada's largest center
of expertise in business applications for optics and photonics will take
advantage of the occasion to celebrate its continuous progress by spotlighting
the successes of the 20 or so companies INO has spawned and pave the way to
its future development. "Throughout the years, INO has been able to rely on
the support of many elected officials, builders, visionaries and leaders to
sustain its development. Twenty years later, it's now time to "give back" by
reflecting upon the future of the optics / photonics industry", declared INO's
President and CEO, Mr. Jean-Yves Roy.

    High calibre speakers, workshops and discussions

    Hosted by journalist Stéphan Bureau, the technological meeting will allow
participants to discuss on the themes of innovation, globalisation, emerging
technology and the future evolution of optics in telecommunications with
renowned speakers such as Stephen A. Hurwitz, a lawyer specialised in venture
capital and co-founder of the North American Venture Capital Summit, John R.
McDougall, President and CEO of the Alberta Research Council (applied
research) and Alain Dubuc, columnist and editor for the Le Soleil and
La Presse newspapers (technological innovations and globalisation).
Participants will also be able to hear Mr. Germain Lamonde, founder, Chairman
of the Board, President and CEO of EXFO, a global leader in the field of fibre
optic testing products, who will present his vision of future development in
the world-wide industry of telecommunications.
    Furthermore, the creator of the now famous Moulin à images and
internationally renowned director, Mr. Robert Lepage, will share his vision of
the union of the arts and technology on the occasion of a luncheon
presentation. A discussion workshop which will reunite Eric Bergeron, Alain
Chandonnet, Philippe de Sandro and Deni Bonnier, four high-performance
technological entrepreneurs who administrate companies spawned by INO and that
distinguish themselves on an international level, will be the occasion to
identify key ingredients of success to insure the expansion of new high
technology companies.
    "For INO, the 2008 INO Technological Meeting marks an important step in
its development, but also celebrates the place currently occupied by
knowledge-based economy in the greater Quebec area. On next September 17th, we
will celebrate twenty years of innovation and of success in Quebec City, which
is now known as a center of excellence and of great knowledge where research
rubs shoulders with innovation, products and high value added services that
have high commercial potential" added INO's President and CEO.

    About INO

    Creator and developer of foreground technologies, INO is the largest
center of expertise in business applications for optics and photonics in
Canada. International leader in its field, to this day, INO has created more
than 4000 made-to-order solutions for companies in Quebec and Canada in
different fields of activity. INO made 38 technological transfers toward the
industry and is at the origin of 24 new high technology companies. INO employs
more than 225 people, a majority of which are researchers, scientists and
technicians that make the company world-renowned. Last year, INO, following
the example of six other research centers, was recognized by the Canadian
government as a Center of excellence for Commercialization and Research. For
more information, please visit: www.ino.ca.




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For further information: Line-Sylvie Perron, NATIONAL Public Relations,
(418) 648-1233 extension 234, Cell: (418) 569-1452; Sylvie Patry, NATIONAL
Public Relations, (418) 648-1233 extension 232, Cell: (418) 454-1088

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