2018 October 16 d.

21st TCI Network Global Conference

Organizer: TCI Network

Location: Toronto, Canada

TCI 2018 is the leading global clusters event for government, business, and academic leaders, to make unexpected connections for economic growth and shared prosperity. It will be held over 3 days (October 16-18, 2018) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

What you’ll get

  • Access to and learning from global experts on cluster development focused on the theme of “Collaborating to Compete: Clusters in Action.
  • Cluster immersion experiences that focus on the business opportunities within the active clusters in the Toronto Region, designed specifically for TCI 2018.
  • Opportunity to develop and foster new business relationships. TCI 2018 is designed to foster interactions and past conferences have resulted in business partnerships.
  • Meet those who are at the forefront of cluster and economic development from around the world. Previous conferences had delegates from 40 to 90 countries.
  • Attendance to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: The TCI Network Global Conference was last in North America in 2007 (Portland) and in Canada in 2004 (Ottawa). This conference moves continents annually and never returns to the same city twice.
  • A different experience every day that prioritizes interactions between delegates within smaller groups  (through cluster immersion experiences and interactive breakout sessions) and larger group plenary sessions during networking breaks.

Who attends?

  • We expect 400 delegates to attend TCI 2018.
  • A global audience: More than 50% of delegates are expected be from outside of Canada.
  • Government leaders: politicians and policy makers, economic development and international trade ministries across every level of government.
  • Business leaders: executives who see themselves as leaders in the development of a particular cluster, because at the heart of clusters are firms!
  • Consultancies who will provide advice to clients on how to grow a cluster/sector.
  • Cluster practitioners, managers, and industry associations
  • Academics who study networks, clusters, economic development, geography, and political science.

More information: www.tci2018.org