The conference and exhibition will take place in the  Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre), which is located on the scenic banks of the Rideau Canal and embedded in the cultural center of Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital city.
Shaw Centre is an excellent exhibit facility for IM 2015 . Shaw Centre has an access to many loading docks for exhibitor convenience.  The Centre is equipped with 4 high speed elevators capable of carrying freight to all four levels of the Centre. For more deatils and all other logistics, please refer to the contact information below.

Exhibition quick facts:
  • IM 2015 will attract more than 500 attendees from around the world
  • Ottawa boasts a hospitality industry well-accustomed to hosting international delegations and diplomats.
  • Ottawa is home of 1,800 technology companies that employ more than 80,000 highly skilled professionals.
  • Ottawa is home of four universities and two community colleges
  • Ottawa is home to more that 1,000 associations
  • Ottawa is home to 100 embassies and trade missions
For more details and benefits see the Exhibitor Invitation Package.

Contacts for exhibitor space:
Anissa Shaddy


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is a member of Polytechnics Canada leading research-intensive, and publicly funded English-language college of technology.The college is degree-granting and industry-responsive post-secondary education institution committed to education, training, and applied research for industry. Algonquin College located in the National Capital Region and the beautiful Ottawa Valley with campuses in Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke. The college has more than 150 programs effectively combine theory and practice - the best way to prepare for your career. Please visit www.algonquincollege.com.
Carleton University, Canada’s capital university!  Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal. Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies.  More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving  26,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts, please visit www.carleton.ca.
Founded in 1952 with the formation of IRE’s (the Institute of Radio Engineers) Professional Group on Communications Systems (PGCS), IEEE Communications Society has evolved into a diverse group of global industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. Members interact across international and technological borders to: produce publications, organize conferences, foster educational programs, promote local activities, and work on technical committees. To learn more about IEEE Communications Society, please visit http://www.comsoc.org.

The IEEE Ottawa Section belongs to Region 7 of the IEEE that is better known as IEEE Canada. The Ottawa Section represents more than 2000 individual members and serves to promote local events significant to Electrical, Computing, and Software Engineering. We offer great networking opportunities through the events that our chapters and section organize. If you are interested in the rapidly evolving and exciting field of computer systems, communications, and electronics you too can join the IEEE and be part of the IEEE Ottawa Section. To learn more about IEEE Ottawa Section, please visit http://www.ieeeottawa.ca.

Big data is much more than just data bits and bytes on one side, and processing on the other. The IEEE Big Data Initiative is leading the effort for collaboration across IEEE for a well-coordinated approach, message, and development of new products and services for big data.

For more information, please visit http://bigdata.ieee.org
Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) can be seen as different expressions of an overall transformation which is going to impact Telecommunications and ICT industries. This trend (sometimes called Softwarization or IT-zation) is going to impact also several other industries, for example reducing costs by digitalizing and automating processes, optimizing the usage of resources and creating new forms of cooperation/competition in the value-chains. This transformation is mainly driven by ultra-broad band diffusions, IT advances (e.g., performance of hardware intertwined with down-spiraling costs), by the growing availability of software solutions (e.g., in Open Sources Software). In particular, SDN and NFV are creating the conditions to reinvent Telecommunications network and service architectures: in fact, in the long term most (if not all) network and service functions could be virtualized and dynamically allocated onto an underneath physical infrastructure, fully decoupled. This is going to move the competition from CAPEX-based models to OPEX-based ones, potentially changing business roles and relevant business models. Moreover, Softwarization will reduce the threshold for new Competitors to enter the arena, even with new roles: in fact, more and more in the future, technology development and adoption will be intertwined with business sustainability and regulation aspects. SDN-NFV will be exploited not only if they can be demonstrated to be advantageous (e.g., reducing costs); secured and trusted, but also if they will be sustainable from a business viewpoint (e.g., enabling new business models). At the same time, newly designed Telecommunications service scenarios will be looking for more and more enabling solutions and technologies capable of bringing the relevant business into reality.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. From the network core down to consumer devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Networks are becoming more relevant in the world we live in today, and at Juniper Networks we believe the network can create a connected planet that unleashes a great wealth of possibility, innovation, and discovery that cannot be measured. Additional information can be found about Juniper Networks at www.juniper.net or connect with Juniper on Twitterand Facebook.
Nakina is a next generation software company enabling the network virtualization evolution. Nakina offers a suite of Network Integrity applications for managing, securing, and optimizing physical and virtual networks. Nakina’s applications are built upon our Network Integrity Framework - open and modular software platform that abstracts network complexity, normalizes multi-vendor management, and bridges the physical and virtual worlds for Management and Orchestration systems. Our software is proven, trusted and protects the world’s largest and most important networks.
The OpenNMS Group is the corporate entity behind the award winning 100% free and open source OpenNMS enterprise grade network management application platform. They provide commercial consulting, support, training and custom development services in addition to acting as maintainers for the project

In Ottawa, you can experience the best of Canada all in one place! The fourth largest metropolitan area in Canada, Ottawa offers just the right amount of urban appeal to 1.1 million English- and French-speaking residents amid growing multicultural communities. As Canada’s capital, some of the nation’s most impressive historic sites, cultural attractions and festivals reign supreme and within its natural setting, a thriving culinary and craft beer community is brewing. Wait till you taste it!

As the North American headquarters for Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, there is a certain “je ne sais quoi” that this clean, green and active city embodies—a breath of fresh air! Whether it’s biking along the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site that runs through the heart of the city), doing yoga with a thousand of your closest friends on the lawns of Parliament Hill, soaring above the bustling ByWard Market neighbourhood in an open-cockpit biplane, or whitewater rafting along the Ottawa River just steps from downtown, there are many easily accessible options to soak up all this city has to offer. To learn more about Ottawa Toursim, please visit http://www.ottawatourism.ca/en/

Since 1848 the University of Ottawa has been Canada's university. Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the University has emerged as a vibrant "centre of learning", with a total population including students, teaching and support staff - of 40,000. The largest bilingual university in North America, the University is a major player in the cultural and economic development of the National Capital Region. The University of Ottawa is among Canada's leading teaching and research-intensive universities. We foster an environment where ideas flourish and innovation thrives. The student experience is enriched by our unique characteristics producing generations of exceptional graduates. Please visit www.uottawa.ca.

Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Business™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility.Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 29,000 ProPartners and more than 135,000 customers worldwide. Veeam's global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit http://www.veeam.com.