Shaw Centre Ottawa

PR Opportunities

Several PR opportunities are available before and during GTEC 2016 that will help maximize your company’s exposure. All of the following services are included at no charge for GTEC exhibitors.


PR Strategy and Counsel

The GTEC PR team is available to answer any questions you may have when developing your media outreach strategy. Contact the GTEC PR Team.

Media List Access

Beginning September 30, the media list will be available for download in the Exhibitor Portal. This list will give you the opportunity to coordinate on-site interviews and meetings with pre-registered press, analysts and bloggers prior to the event. Once available, the media list will be updated each Friday. The media list is available through the Exhibitor Portal only. PR agencies will need to obtain login information from their client for access to the media list.

Inclusion in Exhibitor Announcements Press Release

If your company is announcing a new product leading up to or at GTEC, we can help you increase exposure through a press release detailing exhibitor news, to be distributed prior to the event on Tuesday, October 25. See last year’s press release as an example.

Instructions on how to participate are available in the Exhibitor Portal. The deadline is Friday, October 14. Please note that submissions cannot exceed 50 words and no marketing copy will be considered. If you would like to participate in this opportunity but not release specific details of your announcement, we can accommodate you.

Media Lounge Hours and Briefing Space

Meeting space is available on-site in the Media Lounge for exhibitors who have secured briefings with press, analysts and bloggers.

Please note that the Media Lounge may be used by exhibitors only when accompanied by a member of the media. For each meeting, one attendee must be registered as media and the other must be a registered exhibitor or speaker. Space is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Media Lounge will be located on Level 2 (Show Office 2C) and will be open the following hours:

Wednesday, November 2 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 3 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Share Your Press Kit Materials

There will be a space available for exhibitors to leave their press kit materials in the Media Lounge beginning Tuesday of the event. Creative company information is always appreciated.

Encourage Your Press/Analyst Contacts to Register

If you would like to encourage any of your regular press or analyst contacts to register, please introduce them to the PR Team via email or direct them to the Press Centre page for more information on media registration.

Press Release Guidelines

GTEC owns its brands and content and must approve any third party use of its brands and content. If you plan to write a press release about your exhibitor announcement, sponsorship, or other activities around the event, please follow these guidelines:

  • Event boilerplate should be included in the press release (see boilerplate below).
  • The date and location of the event should be included in the first paragraph: GTEC 2016 is happening November 1-3 at the Shaw Centre.

GTEC Boilerplate

About GTEC
GTEC is Canada’s internationally recognized forum for enabling and celebrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leadership, innovation and impact in Canada’s public sector. Since 1992, GTEC has brought together more than 100,000 public and private sector innovators, leaders and enterprises to explore and drive leading-edge ICT initiatives, application and service delivery. Building on targeted webinars, summits, and roundtables that stimulate dialogue throughout the year, GTEC’s annual flagship Conference and Exhibition attracts more than 4,000 participants, and delivers:

  • Education and training opportunities that develop top ICT talent
  • A robust conference program with compelling keynote presentations and panels on current strategies, opportunities and trends
  • An extensive exhibition showcasing emerging technologies, innovations, and solutions that enhance productivity and performance
  • A wealth of collaboration, business development and networking opportunities
  • Distinction Awards that celebrate ICT excellence in Canada’s public sector

For more information on GTEC, please visit:

PR Contact

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