Dear Attendees: Tips on How to Thrive at an International Conference


Attending an international conference is an excellent way to create meaningful connections with other industry professionals, learn about new advancements in your field, and is a great way to experience new destinations like Toronto. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) proudly hosts a number of international conferences every year, and many of us who work here agree there is something magical about global experts converging here to share their ideas and ground-breaking announcements. Members of … Continue reading

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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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Why we’re buzzing with excitement over urban beekeeping


It’s with great pleasure that we introduce you all to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s newest residents: honey bees! Our four hives were installed in June and the bees will be hard at work all summer long pollinating nearby flowers and making delicious honey for our culinary team’s use. Plus, you can watch them as they busily buzz around at a close (and safe!) distance. The hives are located on the top of the South … 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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Navigating through a post-con evaluation


In the lead-up to any event, it’s easy to get consumed by the immense planning effort, and by the time it has (successfully) come to a close, many want to do what needs to be done to move onto the next project. Personally, I call this the Post-event Purge; the brain dumps information that is no longer relevant so that it can make room for pertinent information for the here and now. I believe this … Continue reading

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