Welcome message from his worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa

On behalf of Members of Ottawa City Council, it is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all those participating the 2015 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC), convening under the theme “Supporting Communities toward Resilience,” and taking place at the National Arts Centre in in the heart of Canada’s capital, from May 31 to June 4, 2015.

I am delighted to offer my moral support to IEEE Canada for providing a valuable forum for the IEEE community, NGOs, industry stakeholders, institutions and the public to discuss important issues facing humanity today. In order to create a resilient community, it is essential to foster and build on improving the living, learning, working and business environments.

My congratulations to all the volunteer organizers for dedicating their time and energy to the successful staging of this educational meeting. Additionally, I want to thank them for working to develop concrete projects which efficiently and effectively help to create resilient communities using sustainable and ethical technology.

As Mayor of the host city, I invite visitors to explore the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery at City Hall, as well as the revitalized Lansdowne Park and new TD Place, home of the Ottawa REDBLACKS CFL team, and Ottawa Fury FC North American Soccer League team.

Allow me to convey my best wishes to the participants for a very productive and rewarding gathering, as well as to the visitors for a most enjoyable stay in Ottawa.



Jim Watson, Mayor

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