TECTERRA launches TECNOVATE16 with a sold out tradeshow, featuring CBC's Dragons' Den Manjit Minhas as keynote speaker

CALGARY, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - TECTERRA is pleased to welcome 79 exhibitors from across Canada to its inaugural geospatial innovation forum, TECNOVATE. The event, which will take place on June 22, 2016 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, is expected to attract individuals from the business community to network and build strategic alliances within the industry.

TECNOVATE, formerly known as the TECTERRA Geomatics Showcase, launched in 2011 with a goal to showcase companies within their portfolio. After six years of consistent growth and success, the organization is opening the tradeshow doors to include all companies throughout Canada with a geospatial focus, along with service companies and their partner organizations.

"By opening up the event to any Canadian company working with geospatial technology, we are giving the exhibitors and the public a bigger platform to network and develop commercial opportunities," says Jonathan Neufeld, Chief Executive Officer of TECTERRA. "The sold out tradeshow reflects the support and value our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees see in TECNOVATE, especially given the economic downturn here in Alberta."

In addition to the sold out tradeshow, TECNOVATE will feature Canadian entrepreneur Leonard Brody and Calgary's own Manjit Minhas, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minhas Breweries and Distillery, and judge on CBC's Dragons' Den, as the event's keynote speakers.

To register for TECNOVATE16, visit: www.tecnovate.ca    

TECTERRA is a geomatics technology innovation support centre that fosters the development and commercialization of geomatics technologies in Canada. The first centre of its kind, TECTERRA works with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and government affiliates to enable the use of geomatics technologies in addressing local, national and global challenges. Since its inception in 2010, TECTERRA has supported over 200 companies, including 82 start-ups; and has placed over 300 highly qualified professionals in careers across Canada. Overall, the organization has generated $172 million in actual economic impact to date.


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For further information: Media Contact: Candice Fulgencio, Manager, Marketing and Communications, TECTERRA, Email: cfulgencio@tecterra.com, Phone: 403.614.5534


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