TORONTO — The city of Toronto will once again play host to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), an annual, global convergence of the tech giant’s top partners.
The event — which is set to bring more than 16,000 delegates representing more than 135 countries to Toronto — is poised to bring more than $70 million in visitor spending to the community.
While taking place largely at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) and the Air Canada Centre, Microsoft’s WPC will also include 300 networking events and meetings which are expected to take place in hotels, restaurants, and other establishments throughout the city.
“The return of Microsoft WPC is a significant event that we not only welcome, but recognize throughout Toronto,” says Barry Smith, president and CEO of MTCC. “The city-wide reach of a conference of this magnitude is undeniable; hundreds of businesses and thousands of Torontonians are welcoming the opportunity to extend their hospitality to thousands of delegates hailing from all over the world.”
This will be the third time in 12 years that Toronto has served as the event’s host city. The WPC will take place July 10 to 14.