As more and more organizations choose to leverage local resources and knowledge experts to enhance their conferences, many are turning to the Toronto region, on the western edge of the Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor. Canada's largest city, and one of North America's largest Life Sciences clusters , this trailblazing hub of diversity is home to 50 multi-national pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and 16 of the top 25 medical device manufacturers. Acclaimed for the cutting-edge work being done in cancer research, organizations such as the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer found hosting their conference in Toronto set records for attendance (7,433 from across the globe) and had a lasting impact on their delegates.
The 2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto brought together the leading experts dedicated to research and treatment of lung cancer and thoracic malignancies. Organizers of the event say, "While we are proud of the record setting attendance, the conference also had a tremendous impact on advancing practice in the field, and also through highlighting the leading work being done in Toronto and in Canada. We received tremendous support from the teams at Business Events Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) and local businesses that helped to drive our overall success."
Canada is on the forefront of new technologies and innovations, and that's a win not only for the Life Sciences industry, but for the organizations who plan events in this sector. Tourism Toronto's Vice President, Sales and Service for Business Events, Tara Gordon, says it best:
"Our life sciences sector is thriving, and that's why so many in the industry around the world are choosing to host events here. Being the destination for meetings and events further cements our place as a global leader for health care and innovation in this space."