Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor, a Hub of Innovation
Bounded by Quebec City in the east, and Toronto in the west, with Montreal and Ottawa in between, the Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences corridor is the second largest Life Sciences cluster in North America, representing some 1,100 organizations and 490 graduate and undergrad programs in biological, and biomedicine sciences. That's a lot of experts who can help conference organizers leverage local industry for B2B living lab tours, or to connect with industry leaders to enhance speaker's and conference agendas.
"The sheer volume of expertise found in this one geographical region is quite astonishing," says Virginie De Visscher, director of business development, economic sectors for Business Events Canada. "When global organizations choose to meet in any of the urban centres in the Life Sciences Corridor, they not only find world-class destinations with unique cultural, culinary and event attractions, but they also encounter the innovators who are shaping the future of Life Sciences. It's those researchers and businesses who can help shape a conference agenda by providing expert speakers, or by hosting lab tours where delegates really become immersed in the work being done in Canada."