Welcome!

News Feed Item

Metro Toronto Convention Centre: Association of Legal Administrators' Education Conference Generates City-Wide Economic Impact

U.S. Rep Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords delivers keynote address to 2,000 international representatives

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) will hold its Educational Conference and Exposition at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) May 19 to 22 where more than 2,000 attendees, speakers and exhibitors are expected. Conference highlights include keynote speaker former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords who was shot by a gunman during a campaign rally three years ago, and her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, a retired combat pilot and astronaut. The ALA conference is expected to infuse into the City of Toronto and local environs more than $5.7 million in delegate spending, a boon to retailers, restaurants and hotels in the downtown core.

"ALA sought a world-class city to host the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the business of law and Toronto delivers that to ALA," said John Delavan, senior director, Member Experience. "The city's prestige in the world of business, its diversity and the infrastructure in the city centre - the convention venue, the host hotels and a variety of offsite dining and entertainment options - made Toronto very appealing to ALA. Another important consideration was ease of travel to Toronto for our attendees, business partners, and staff through Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport."

"Access to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is an important criterion for conference and event planners," said MTCC CEO Barry Smith. "The Billy Bishop airport offers visitors to Toronto, the convenient option of landing downtown, close to some of our city's finest attractions, which benefit from this type of visitor business, in ALA's case, stimulating millions of dollars in local spending."

In addition to the more than 1,100 attendees representing private law firms, corporate and government legal departments, and legal aid societies from around the world, nearly 200 exhibitors will participate in the three-day exposition featuring companies that provide vital products and services to legal professionals and their employer organizations. MTCC's ample space will house more than 90 education sessions and the conference's exposition.

"Not only was MTCC's downtown location and recent revitalization attractive, its 1,300-seat John Bassett Theatre really appealed to ALA conference organizers," said Delavan. "It's the perfect venue for Mid-west US rock band REO Speedwagon to perform an exclusive concert for delegates."

About the Association of Legal Administrators

ALA was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. Today, ALA is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community. The association identifies and provides solutions to the most strategic and operational challenges its members and customers face today, while preparing them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. The Annual Conference and Exposition is a primary vehicle to support the association's mission. For more conference information, visit www.alanet.org/conf.

About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 30 years, the Centre has hosted over 15,000 events, entertained more than 40 million guests and has added $4.7 billion in direct spending economic impact to the community. For further information, please visit www.mtccc.com.

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20140516-cn_tower_pic01_may16.jpg

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, an entertainment executive/TV producer turned serial entrepreneur, will present a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to max...
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
MongoDB Atlas leverages VPC peering for AWS, a service that allows multiple VPC networks to interact. This includes VPCs that belong to other AWS account holders. By performing cross account VPC peering, users ensure networks that host and communicate their data are secure. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jay Gordon, a Developer Advocate at MongoDB, will explain how to properly architect your VPC using existing AWS tools and then peer with your MongoDB Atlas cluster. He'll discuss the secur...
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...