University of Waterloo Hosts International Innovation Roundtable

Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 06, 2016) - Foreign diplomats will gather with policy, business, and academic leaders in Ottawa on Wednesday to compare various national approaches to using innovation policies in order to achieve high growth in a low-growth world.

The University of Waterloo hosts the event, which features an interactive panel of Ambassadors from Germany, Israel and South Korea. Kelly Gillis, Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will moderate the panel.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Canadian Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON

The International Innovation Roundtable is a precursor to the Waterloo Innovation Summit, hosted by the University of Waterloo and Communitech, taking place in Waterloo region on September 14-16, 2016.

Space is limited. Media wishing to attend must register in advance by emailing Pamela Smyth at the University of Waterloo.

Key participants:

  • Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • His Excellency Werner Wnendt, Ambassador of Germany to Canada
  • His Excellency Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada
  • His Excellency Daeshik Jo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada

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