The Leaders Circle
The Leaders Circle program partners with the city’s top thinkers, innovators, academics and researchers to attract international meetings to Toronto. Conventions and citywide business meetings help to strengthen Toronto’s global reputation, promote innovation and leave a legacy of social and economic benefits to the city and region.
Business events make a significant contribution to the city. The 2018 Leaders Circle Recognition Gala recently honoured 12 leading experts whose efforts to bring high-profile international meetings generated more than $63 million in economic impact for Toronto. Without a local ambassador, 70 per cent of international conventions would not consider an overseas destination.
Toronto is a world leader in life sciences, tech and finance and is making in-roads into renewable energy. The promotion of the city’s intellectual assets to the world helps meeting planners enhance content and programming, exhibitor base, attendance and sponsorship.
The Leaders Circle is an excellent resource for planners, according to manager Kathy Nicolay: “We are connected to those industry experts who know exactly what is happening in our city in their respective fields.”