WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Communitech and CityAge are delighted to announce that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will be giving a keynote speech at The Innovation City conference on Oct. 9 & 10.
The Innovation City, which will be held at the CIGI Auditorium, is focusing on the partnerships, ideas and infrastructure essential to building a regional technology supercluster that can help drive the provincial and national economies.
"Communitech is delighted to host Premier Wynne at this CityAge event," said Iain Klugman, president and CEO of Communitech "Our region is one of North America's centres of innovation and the Premier's continued leadership will help us attract and retain the talent necessary to build this important part of Canada's economy."
Private, public and research leaders from across North America will discuss investment, infrastructure and urban design models that can help to attract talent and capital. A key focus will be on the linkages between Waterloo Region and Toronto, and the benefits and challenges involved in creating a regional supercluster.
"The business of city building impacts all levels of our economy and society," said Miro Cernetig, co-founder of CityAge. "It's an honour to have Ontario's Premier address this important gathering."
Communitech, founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1997, is an industry-led innovation centre in Waterloo Region, supporting a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies employing 30,000 people. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startups to rapidly growing mid-sized companies and large global players. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, Communitech supports companies in commercializing innovation and technology, with the goal of creating a greater number of successful global businesses.
The Innovation City is a platform created by CityAge to advance the business of city building. More than 3,500 people have attended CityAge.org events, which have been held in New York, Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Kansas City MO, Philadelphia. Upcoming CityAge editions are planned for London, England, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong.