Monday, November 12, 2012


                                                                                                       Trisha Beausaert

London’s tech industry represents more than 3% of the area’s workforce, making the number of individuals working in that sector over 8000. Southwestern Ontario is quickly becoming identified as a niche market, with local colleges, universities, and vocational schools turning out talented students, and experienced professionals moving into the city for its celebrated quality of life. This very capable labour force is employed by more than 300 London tech companies that support the market for a wide variety of sectors, such as:

  • ·         Digital interactive game development
  • ·         Website publishing and development
  • ·         Automotive design, manufacturing, and tech products
  • ·         Digital imaging and photography
  • ·         Content creation ie. films, television, blogs
  • ·         Recreation and entertainment tech products
  • ·         IT services and products
  • ·         Household software
  • ·         Design technology
  • ·         Banking and financial software
  • ·         Medical technology and equipment
  • ·         Various subsectors of manufacturing

 Hot on the heels of DIG, the Technology Electronics Show(TES) on November 16th & 17th, will strive to support and showcase a vast number of tech companies, industries, subsectors, services, and products that make up the blossoming tech corridor that is rising up around us at a rapid and inspiring rate in London, Ontario.  

The first show of its kind in Southwestern Ontario, TES is hosted by the Western Fair District and partnered with the London Chamber of Commerce, the London Economic Development Corporation, DIG, the Ontario ElectronicStewardship, Microcad Computer Corporation, Attache Group Inc., the OnEdgeNetwork, and TechAlliance. Expected to draw nearly 5000 attendees in the form of tech-savvy consumers, students, industry experts, and area business representatives, the tech and electronics show is built to support a Consumer Zone, a Business Zone, and a Gaming Zone that is sponsored by London-based G2PO

In conjunction with seminars and VIP speakers Peter White, CEO of the London Economic Development Corporation, and technology journalist and analyst Carmi Levy, over 100 exhibitors will be present at TES to share new technology and innovations, while also offering the opportunity to test new products and network with companies and delegates.

With web and game professionals in town and geared up with DIG, and TES bringing together the industry experts and public, the Technology Electronics Show is in the ideal position to be a smashing success in its inaugural year, as well as the  perfect complement to a week of celebrating the vast tech industry in Southwestern Ontario. 

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