About WCIT

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) is a biannual event that brings together the world’s leading minds in business, government and academia sectors to discuss the opportunities and applications of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Since it was founded in 1978, WCIT has become the world's leading information technology gathering with prominent speakers from all over the world. Past congress speakers have included, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, and Michail Gorbachev, to name but a few.

WCIT 2008, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, generated:

  • 3,300 delegates from 93 countries
  • 50,000 exhibit visitors
  • 539 media, including Fortune Magazine, The Economist and CNBC
  • 1,000+ B2B meetings that resulted in an estimated $3.6 billion in business opportunities
  • 14 satellite events, including the World Cyber Security Summit

Canada was selected to host the 2012 event on May 18, 2008 during WCIT 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 2010 event will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.