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The Innovation Forum was held in Vancouver BC on April 16 and 17, 2014. The purpose of the Innovation Forum was to connect aerospace, marine, defence and security industries with innovation-driven investment, partnership and business opportunities.

In total, there were more than 500 registrants; 3 federal ministers; 4 dynamic moderated discussions; 14 technology demonstrations; 17 federal and provincial innovation support programs; and 143 Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government meetings.

83% of participants established new connections.

49% of participants identified perspective leads.

70% of participants learned about government innovation programs.

50% of participants considered networking the most useful.

34.3% of participants considered learning about innovation, experiences and attending discussion panels, the most useful.

12.9% of participants considered Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government meetings the most useful.

2.8% of participants considered other aspects of the innovation forum the most useful.

98% of participants said the forum met or exceeded their expectations and they would attend WD events in the future.

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