Organizers of Kingston's first Innovation Expo are calling yesterday's technology convention a big success after more than 500 people with interests in the tech sector attended.
"It really raised the profile of Kingston as a place where things are happening," said event spokeswoman Mary Anne Beaudette.
The expo, which featured presentations from some of Canada's top high-tech heavyweights, was an opportunity to showcase several cutting-edge, locally developed technologies as well as the newly inaugurated Kingston Business Centre, home of the former Norcom plant.
Already home to the Kingston biotech firm Performance Plants, it's hoped the building will become a massive technology centre.
There were also local tech sector speakers and presentations by award-winning marketing guru Arlene Dickinson and futurist Walter Derzko.