The Massive Technology Show, Vancouver's annual technology event showcasing the best in business technologies, promises to provide an impressive variety of business technology speakers, exhibitors and networking opportunities at a new location ¨C The Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre at Canada Place on March 28, 2007. Compared to the 2006 event at Telus Science World where only 20% of booths had been sold at this stage, the organizers, Massive Events Co, have claimed nearly 50% booth sales already, due to the new and improved, philosophy, location and format.
"The move to the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre indicates the need from local businesses to develop a rapport with technology leaders, and to better understand how their organizations can optimize enhanced communications and best practice workings with the latest technologies. It's also a testament to the rapid expansion and growth of the Show, where we will see 200 exhibitors, 20 high-profiled speakers and a wide variety of demonstrations at this one day event, said Lindsay Smith, President of Massive Events Co. and Executive Producer of the Massive Technology Show, continued, Exhibit space is being bought at a phenomenal rate by international and local technology companies, compared with last year, which is a great sign of the Show¡'s strength in reaching key Vancouver and BC business decision makers."
The 2007 Show will be the largest yet, boasting up to up to 200 Canadian exhibitors. After two years at Science World, the Massive Technology Show organizers chose to create a new and even greater experience for attendees, and have redesigned the floor plan to allow greater interaction between exhibitor and attendee.
As in previous years, the Massive Technology Show will feature an impressive line-up of high-profile, respected technology and communications keynote speakers. These will include:
- Leonard Brody - an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and best-selling author most known for 'Everything I needed to learn about business¡ I learned from a Canadian¡'. A renowned technology leader, Brody will look behind the future of news, media and its effect on business life;
- John Topping - Director of B2B Technology at Google Inc will give an insight into online marketing and search engines;
- Andre Charland - President and CEO of Nitobi will share his knowledge and experience in blogging for business;
- Brent Stafford - President and CEO of Shaky Egg Consulting, Inc promises to give an interesting talk on how to use video games for improving your business;
- Stephen Ibaraki - Vice President of Canadian Information Processing Society will present on risk management and corporate responsibility;
- Brigitte Stock ¨C Vice President, Corporate Communications, National Public Relations will discuss using the internet and new forms of PR to create a global presence;
- David Iverson ¨C Investigations and Forensic Services for PriceWaterhouseCoopers will look at wireless data security and portable hard-drives;
- Cybele Negris ¨C CEO, webnames.ca will present on enabling your website for mobile communications, .mobi domain names and text-based sites.
The Massive Technology Show has equally received an overwhelming industry and sponsor support for the 2007 Show. PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc, a long-time supporter of the Show, has signed on as title sponsor for the third consecutive year.
'Having well-known names such as PEER 1, Staples, HiTechBC and Backbone Magazine sponsoring the event is a testament to how focused technology businesses need a platform to enable local businesses to connect and achieve.' Lindsay Smith added.
The Massive Technology Show is further reinforcing its strong relationship with both national and local business and technology communities by teaming up with a number of related industry associations. Partners for 2007 include:
- New Media BC
- CIPS: Canadian Information Processing Society
- Wired Woman
- BNI: Business Network International
- ASTT BC: Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC
- IIMA: International Internet Marketing Association
About Massive Technology Show
Massive Events Company (massivetechshow.com) is owned and operated by Lindsay Smith, former CEO and co-founder of Techvibes.com. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Massive Events is the producer of the Massive Technology Show (MTS), Canada's largest business-to-business technology event. A three-part interactive forum that showcases business technologies to the general business community, MTS connects technology industry leaders with business decision makers. If you would like to register or book exhibition space for the tradeshow, go to the website. Registration has just started and the demand to attend the show is expected to exceed last year's 4,000 attendees, with numbers having more than doubled already, from last year.
About Lindsay Smith
Prior to Massive Events, Smith was the CEO and co-founder of Techvibes.com, an online network that markets high-tech companies to the masses. She founded the Massive Technology Show in 2005, and has remained as Executive Producer of the Show through its rapid growth. Recipient of the 2006 Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 award, Lindsay was the Marketing Director for Netgenetix Media, Clubvibes.com, and Clubzone.com. Lindsay is the National President for Wired Woman, a Canadian association for women in technology.
About PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.
PEER 1, the first internet infrastructure provider to offer a 100% uptime guarantee, delivers leading-edge server co-location, network and dedicated hosting to web-centric businesses and SMEs worldwide. Recently ranked as Business in Vancouver¡¯s #5 Fastest Growing Company in Canada and #1 in BC by Profit Magazine, PEER 1 will be hosting the PEER 1 Pipeline at the Massive Technology Show, which will showcase their clients unique products and services on the tradeshow floor.