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Discovery 2012 wins international award for best meeting/conference

August 26, 2013

OCE's Discovery 2012 edition was named 'Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $250,000)' by the International Special Events Society on August 24. Discovery bested finalist events from the United States and Germany to take home the honour.

Discovery, Ontario Centres of Excellence’s annual innovation showcase, has another award to its name.

After winning back-to-back STAR awards for “Best Trade Show” in Canada in 2010 and 2011 in addition to hosting the Guinness World Records-setting speed mentoring event in 2012, Discovery’s 2012 edition was named “Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $250,000)” by the International Special Events Society on August 24. Discovery bested finalist events from the United States and Germany to take home the honour.

“We are tremendously proud that Discovery has been recognized for its excellence once again,” said OCE president and CEO Dr. Tom Corr. “We know Discovery is an event of the highest quality and it’s nice to see all the hard work that goes in to pulling it together being acknowledged internationally.”

Judging criteria included event management, logistics, purpose, marketing and uniqueness.

OCE’s Discovery is Canada’s premier innovation showcase. It brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, investment, entrepreneurship and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in the areas of energy, the environment, advanced health, digital media, information and communication technologies and advanced manufacturing. 

Discovery highlights ground-breaking work in sectors like cleantech, advanced health, digital media, information and communications technologies, and advanced manufacturing. The annual conference and showcase attracts more than 2,500 attendees and 350 exhibitors.

The next Discovery conference takes place May 12-13, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.