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Toronto to host Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

July 13, 2015  

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Microsoft announced today that an estimated 15,000 Microsoft technology partners and employees from around the world will converge in Toronto next July for the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

The Worldwide Partner Conference is Microsoft’s single largest annual event, bringing together staff and partners from over 150 countries across a spectrum of technology businesses from July 10-14 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Microsoft Canada president Janet Kennedy noted that Toronto previously held the Microsoft World Partner Conference in 2004 and 2012. “Canada is a very important market, and with our recent announcements such as the opening of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in Vancouver, locally delivered cloud services via two data centres in 2016 and now the return of the WPC to Toronto, it reflects Microsoft’s dedicated commitment to this country,” she said.

Microsoft said in a statement. WPC provides an opportunity for partners to learn about new products, and services and make new connections.

Andrew Weir, chief marketing officer for Tourism Toronto, says the economic impact of the conference on the city will total an estimated $22 million.

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