OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr to open Toronto Stock Exchange on May 9

TORONTO, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ -Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will be joined by business leaders and Ontario entrepreneurs as he opens Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Monday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m.

"It's a tremendous honour to be able to open the prestigious TSX coinciding with the first day of our Discovery event," said Dr. Corr. "The start-up companies we support look to the great success of TSX-listed companies for inspiration. Many of those publicly traded companies have similar stories of starting out small and becoming Canadian and international success stories."

Joining Dr. Corr will be presidents of several OCE-supported companies as well as government and industry partners from Ontario and Alberta.

Named Canada's Best Trade Show 2010 and 2011 and now in its eleventh year, OCE's Discovery is Canada's premier innovation showcase. It brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, investment and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in the areas of energy, the environment, advanced health, digital media, information and communication technologies and advanced manufacturing. The annual conference and showcase attracts more than 3,200 attendees and 500 exhibitors.

Discovery 2016 takes place May 9-10 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

For more on Discovery, visit www.ocediscovery.com

About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario's global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario's industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and government ministries. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as advanced health, information and communications technology, digital media, advanced materials and manufacturing, agri-food, aerospace, transportation, energy, and the environment including water and mining. OCE is a key partner in delivering Ontario's Innovation Agenda as a member of the province's Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE is made up of regional and sector-focused organizations and helps Ontario-based entrepreneurs and industry rapidly grow their company and create jobs. For more information visit www.onebusiness.ca

SOURCE Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

For further information: Media contact: Stuart Green, Manager, Media Relations, 416-861-1092 x 1022, stuart.green@oce-ontario.org


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