The Leaders Circle honoured 13 local experts from various fields, including atomic physics and human rights, for their important role in bringing international meetings to Toronto at the 2019 Leaders Circle Gala on November 7, 2019. Together, these top experts have helped secure eight international meetings that will create lasting legacies for Toronto and Ontario.
The participation of local experts is an important component of Toronto’s thriving international meetings market. Submitting a bid for an international meeting requires, in approximately 70% of instances, involvement from the Canadian member organization or a local leader who is an expert in that field. The Leaders Circle Gala is an event supported by Tourism Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) to recognize leading professionals for their partnership in successful bids.
“Toronto is a global hub for tech, finance, academia and life sciences, and our reputation in these sectors is elevated by the opportunity to host international meetings here,” said Scott Beck, President & CEO at Tourism Toronto. “Thank you to our Leaders Circle Ambassadors that are integral in attracting international meetings to Toronto. It’s because of their hard work and dedication that Toronto is having so much success in attracting international events.”