Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to this year's sponsors and exhibitors!
Gold Sponsors
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Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.ca and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision.
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Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 30,000 companies use Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. With nearly 20 years of experience analyzing data, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 60 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community.


NATIONAL Public Relations, connects clients to the people who matter most; delivering the right message, at the right time. Grounded in research, insight and deep sector understanding, we bring together teams of discipline experts from across our network to provide creative communications solutions that move people in thought and actions. For 40 years, NATIONAL has been at the centre of issues and industries that matter, leading change for today and tomorrow.

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West’s Digital Communications Services provide tools, technology and intelligence to help companies target the right audiences, reach across multiple channels and monitor the impact of their messages. Designed for PR, agency and corporate communications professionals, our solutions enable companies to tell their brand story and engage media, customers, employees and all of their key stakeholders:


  • Press release distribution
  • Media & influencer targeting
  • Media monitoring
  • PR newsrooms
  • Webcasting & PR events
Learn more at west.com/digital-communications.
Silver Sponsors
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For more than 35 years, Argyle has been chosen by some of the world's biggest brands, put big ideas onto the public agenda, and grown to become one of Canada's largest independent communications firms. Argyle builds relationships in many sectors, in many ways. The firm's specialties include consumer and trade marketing, corporate communications, healthcare communications, government and public affairs, digital communications and branding and design.
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Leger is the largest Canadian-owned polling, research and strategic marketing firm with over 400 employees in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary in Canada, and Philadelphia in the United States. Our firm distinguishes itself through its marketing intelligence and strategic advice.
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The McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management (MCM) Program offers professional communicators, marketers and communications managers a unique opportunity to earn a Master's degree while continuing to work. Offered by McMaster University in partnership with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the MCM offers you the best of Canadian and American education in business administration, market research, reputation management, brand management and communications management. For more details, please visit our website at mcm.mcmaster.ca
Bronze Sponsors
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MacEwan University's School of Business is focused on developing industry-ready graduates with a passion for social responsibility and ethical decision-making. With a wide array of programs from 10-month certificates, 2-year diplomas to 4-year degree programs, we guide students into a range of business-related careers. Every major within the Bachelor of Commerce degree offers a cooperative education stream and there are honors options, as well as minors. Students participate in a variety of provincial, national, and international projects and summer courses around the world giving them a global perspective.
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The Canadian Press is Canada's trusted news leader, providing real-time, bilingual multimedia news for digital, broadcast and print media for more than 100 years. PR, communications and marketing professionals also rely on our suite of services, including real-time media monitoring and custom content creation. With our storytelling expertise and network of 200+ freelance videographers, photographers, writers and designers, we create branded video, photos, articles and infographics for clients to help earn coverage, engagement and leads.
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The Alberta Energy Regulator, or AER, provides for the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of energy resources. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while securing their economic benefits for all Albertans.

Energy regulation in Alberta spans 79 years and has evolved over time. This evolution continued in 2013 when we became a new organization and took on regulatory functions related to energy development that were previously held by Alberta Environment and Parks (formerly Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development). Today, we are the single regulator of energy development in Alberta—from application and exploration, to construction and development, to abandonment, reclamation, and remediation.

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