INVESTMENT, INNOVATION, AND THE CITY - MaRS GTA Event Features i-CANADA Chair (July 18-19): A CATA Partnered Event
July 12, 2012

Bill Hutchison, Chair of i-CANADA & CATAAlliance Director, is to deliver keynote remarks at an event being held July 18-19 by MaRS Discovery District.  CEOs and investors will gather with Mayors, city managers, urban visionaries and business leaders from across the GTA and North America to explore the opportunity for investment and innovation in 21st-Century cities.  The event, which also features i-CANADA Governors Council member Brad Woodside, Mayor of Fredericton, New Brunswick, will spotlight topics such as:

     -        Catalyst Cities – Leadership centres of the new economy that are catalysts for prosperity in today’s urban age;

     -        The Global Metropolis -  Next-generation infrastructure and financial partnerships;

     -        The Mobile Metropolis -  Innovative approaches to transportation delivery;

     -        The Digital Metropolis -  Connected citizens and the rise of Open Data;

     -        The Start-Up Metropolis – The factors that foster a great ecosystem of start-up companies;

     -        The Sustainable Metropolis – Innovations that contribute to a sustainable economy and ecosystem;

     -        The Investment Attraction Hub – The role of the city in competing for investment and talent;

     -        The Metropolitan Lab – How research institutions work with other sectors to create centres of excellence;

     -        The Metro Neighbourhood -  The rise of the mega-city is demanding new models of multiple downtowns and living centres; and

    -        The Metropolitan Brand – A well-managed city brand can attract international attention;


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