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 Ambassadors celebrated at first ever Recognition Gala


What a night! It was an evening of celebration for Toronto’s success in the International Business Events industry, and those key individuals who led the charge in putting the city on the world conference stage. June 16 marked the inaugural Recognition Gala of the Leaders Circle, Toronto’s official Ambassador Program supported by Tourism Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Held at MTCC, the momentous occasion drew together members of the tourism, business, and higher … 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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Leaders Circle Case Study: How ISTH’s Toronto Congress raised the bar


“This congress was the perfect opportunity to unite the forces in Canada and invite the world, and this national gathering of strength will continue to manifest itself in grant proposals and in future research emanating from our country and city.” –Leaders Circle Ambassador and Congress President Dr. Sam Schulman Background: In the summer of 2015, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was host to the XXV Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) … Continue reading

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