In Brief

As the proud host of the 1976 World Olympics, the city of Montréal, Canada is honoured to serve as the international host to what has become known as the “Olympics of Information and Communication Technologies”.

From May 21 to 24, 2012, the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Montréal will bring together leaders from the business, government and academic sectors to discuss the hottest issues facing the information and communication technologies (ICT) industry and its impact on the world at large.

This premier ICT forum is expected to draw 50,000 visitors from around the globe as the industry’s most prominent and respected thinkers share their insights and vision for the future. Speakers from past WCIT events have included Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Michael Dell, Colin Powell and Michail Gorbachev – to name but a few.

Under the key theme of “The New ICT-Driven Society”, attendees of WCIT 2012 will witness history in the making as 3,000 international delegates discuss how to better integrate ICT in an effort to:

  • Propel the development of businesses, economies and communities around the world to the next level
  • Make government services more efficient
  • Improve communications to populations worldwide
  • Help societies gain more independence through collaborative networks and the diffusion of knowledge
  • Respond to rapidly-changing, demographic issues


This seven-day event will feature:

  • A four-day conference featuring topics that discuss ICT’s role in promoting better energy-efficiency, healthcare, education and environmental sustainability
  • Networking opportunities and structured meetings (B2B, B2G, B2I)
  • A large exhibition featuring the latest advancements in ICT products, services, and applications and government pavilions showcasing the expertise of leading ICT countries
  • Trade and investment tours to Montréal’s International District and the Cité Multimedia
  • Organized tours of Montréal (spouse program and pre- and post-congress tours)
  • Social events (welcome reception, WITSA awards dinner and networking dinners)
  • Golf tournament

Mark your calendars for this historic event! WCIT 2012, Montréal, May 21 to 24, 2012.


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