Toronto wins international conference bid for IEEE ICASSP 2021


When you ask Leaders Circle Ambassador Prof. Dimitri Androutsos why Toronto is an ideal host city for the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), he laughs. “You’re asking me to list the thousand reasons?” he asks.  In April 2016, Androutsos and fellow Leaders Circle Ambassadors Prof. Kostas Plataniotis (University of Toronto) and Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang (Ryerson University) presented the case for why ICASSP should come to Toronto in 2021. Leading the list … Continue reading

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Leaders Circle forges partnership with TO Health!


Exciting news for our city’s Human Health and Sciences (HHS) cluster! A joint goal to raise Toronto region’s HHS profile globally has led to the Leaders Circle’s newly formed partnership with TO Health! For the Leaders Circle, forming a relationship with TO Health! presented itself as an exciting opportunity. “We’re thrilled with this new partnership,” said Kathy Nicolay, Leaders Circle Manager. “The Leaders Circle will continue to identify international meetings that showcase Toronto’s excellence in … Continue reading

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Honorary Leaders Circle Ambassadors appointed following inaugural event


Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, Reza Moridi, have had bestowed upon them an official honour from the Leaders Circle, Toronto’s official Ambassador Program. An inaugural presentation of the Leaders Circle took place last week, stirring up excitement and buzz around the words research, innovation, and opportunity. Tory and Moridi shared the stage with Tourism Toronto President and CEO Johanne Bélanger, as well as Metro Toronto Convention Centre President and … Continue reading

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Leading the Leaders Circle: Meet Kathy Nicolay


Did you know Toronto had the highest number of international meeting attendees in North America in 2014? Toronto was also ranked second in North America for number of international meetings held that year. These numbers tell a fantastic story about Toronto’s position as a top meetings and events destination. And this status has immense implications for the city. When international meetings are hosted here, they bring with them a legacy of social and economic benefits … Continue reading

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