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Waterloo Feature 2019

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2 | Ignitemag.ca | Ignite Advertising Supplement Meet in Waterloo Region Industrial Chic: True North 2019 takes place at LOT42 where a recent multimillion- dollar renovation transformed this former industrial facility into a flexible event and performance venue, including the 40,000 sq. ft. Factory space and the 10.5-acre Back Yard capable of hosting outdoor gatherings of 25,000 people. True North Waterloo 2019 June 19-20, 2019 2,500 attendees The second annual True North conference, hosted by Communitech, features a keynote by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. "We're seeing a real openness, entrepreneurial mindset and a very global view of doing business," says Steve Currie, Communitech's Chief Innovation Officer. Kitchener's Tannery Event Centre, part of the Communitech hub, is a revitalized factory that combines vintage industrial charm with trendsetting spaces for up to 220 people. TIMOTHY MUZA, TIMOTHYMUZA.COM PHOTO: DOORS OPEN WATERLOO REGION 2018 Tap into local expertise As part of the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor, Waterloo Region's key economic sectors include Advanced Manufacturing, Information & Communications Technologies (ICT), Finance and Insurance, and Agriculture & Food Processing. • Enhance your programming by inviting local experts to be guest speakers. • Arrange a customized tour of research or corporate facilities. • Bolster registration for conferences that tie into the key market sectors. Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics Catalyst137 is a massive purpose-built tech hub serving Internet of Things entrepreneurs. Based in Kitchener, this 475,000 sq.-ft. campus offers private event space, a makerspace, testing facility and a "hackable" streetscape designed to test emerging interactive technology.

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