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GCXpo 2024

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Epic Canadian Smart Mobility Demo Day hosted by Area X.O, in collaboration with the Government of Canada and event sponsors

The Epic Canadian Smart Mobility Demonstration Day

Hosted by Area X.O, the R&D complex for next-gen smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity, in partnership with the Government of Canada and event sponsors.

Meet Canadian Innovators and Experience Smart Mobility Tech in Action at Area X.O!

Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the epic second annual day of dynamic and interactive Canadian smart mobility technology demonstrations at Area X.O, the all-weather R&D complex for next-generation smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity technologies founded and operated by Invest Ottawa.

Together with key partners from the Government of Canada, we are delighted to invite you to this special demo day on Thursday, September 26, 2024 from 8AM to 4PM at Area X.O.

  • Event Site: Area X.O, 1740 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 3R8 (View Map)
  • Parking and Registration at the Nepean Sportsplex, directly across from Area X.O, opens at 7AM

The only national demo day of its kind in Canada, GCXpo (formerly TCXpo) will bring together hundreds of innovators, entrepreneurs, technology developers, industry leaders, regulators, smart mobility partners and stakeholders from Canada’s Capital and across the country.

Set in Ottawa and benefiting from the hundreds of industry, government, and innovation leaders across this global tech hub, GCXpo will showcase Ottawa’s thriving tech ecosystem and the organizations that contribute technology and intelligence to future vehicles and other smart mobility innovations.

Please be our special guest for this epic day and:

• Experience dozens of interactive and collaborative smart mobility demonstrations and exhibits hosted by Canadian entrepreneurs and companies, from connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to drones, advanced robots, low-speed automated shuttles (LSAS), IoT and smart city solutions…to name a few

• Participate in a series of high-profile announcements and on-the-spot interviews hosted by our roving reporter, with very special guests live at Area X.O’s private track with live streaming to the world on social media

• Take a self-guided or Area X.O-guided walking tour of our technology-rich secure R&D complex for all-weather experimentation, testing, validation and demonstration – experience our capabilities on the ground

• Meet Canadian innovators and companies driving the smart mobility revolution creating new capabilities and solutions for every sector of our economy – from intelligent transportation to defence, public safety, smart farming, telecommunications, cleantech and smart cities

• Learn about the flagship projects conducted by Area X.O in collaboration with Transport Canada, including those focused on Safe Smart Intersections for Vulnerable Road Users and Safe Level-Railway Crossing

• Explore the programs, services and capabilities available to entrepreneurs, innovators and their partners through Area X.O and Invest Ottawa in Canada’s Capital and across the country

All participating guests, delegations and media will access our secure site via shuttle bus. The event will proceed rain or shine.

Register today for this free event, and experience the next generation of Canadian smart mobility tech in action at Area X.O!

Interested in being a GCXpo sponsor, partner, demonstrator or exhibitor? We want to hear from you!

Contact our team today at [email protected]. We look forward to helping you achieve your objectives!

Area X.O and Invest Ottawa sincerely thank the Government of Canada for their generous support of GCXpo.

By “Reserving a spot” you will consent to Invest Ottawa sharing your information with its government funders for the purposes of complying with reporting requirements.

Important Details to Help Create a Great Experience for You

Committed to Your Safety – Waivers: At Area X.O, your safety is our top priority. All participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to entering Area X.O consistent with the security protocols and policies established for our active R&D and test site.

  • Please complete our Area X.O online waiver here
  • All waivers must be completed online before entering Area X.O
  • We regret we will be unable to permit entry to our R&D facility without a signed waiver
  • Our welcome team will greet you upon your arrival to ensure your form is complete
  • These protocols help keep you and all visitors safe at Area X.O
  • All guests must be 18+ to enter this event

Parking: Complimentary parking will be available in the back lot of the Nepean Sportsplex, located directly across from the entrance of the Ottawa Greenbelt at 1701 Woodroffe Avenue.

  • We will have lots of signage to guide you to the right place!

Our team looks forward to welcoming and guiding participants to this lot beginning at 8:00AM.

Hop Aboard our Bus to GCXpo: We look forward to shuttling all GCXpo guests to the event via bus. Hop on at the Nepean Sportsplex parking lot and join us for a two-minute ride across the street into our R&D complex. There is an entire technology-rich living lab waiting for you behind the fields of corn!

  • Buses will be available and operating consistently to minimize wait times for all participants.

Special Mobility Requirements: Should you have any special mobility requirements, please contact Audrey Willsey at [email protected]

  • Our team will be pleased to work with you to make all the arrangements required for a great experience.

Refreshments and Food Available for Purchase:

  • We are delighted to have some of Ottawa’s best local food trucks onsite with us for GCXpo.
  • All guests and participants will have the opportunity to select and purchase the food of their choice to refuel and replenish throughout the day.
  • Please bring along cash and credit/debit for your purchases onsite.

Recommended Attire: GCXpo is an epic day of demonstrations at Area X.O’s private innovation facility. As the majority of this event will take place in the great outdoors, we encourage you to dress for the fall weather. This includes comfortable footwear suitable for grassy and uneven terrain. Additionally, we recommend bringing an umbrella should the forecast call for a sprinkle.

  • In the event of rain or severe weather conditions, the event will be postponed to Friday, September 27, 2024
  • We will apprise all registered participants of any changes to this event via email

Inclusive and Accessible: As a champion of the Government of Canada’s 50/30 Challenge, Invest Ottawa is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the creation of a highly inclusive and accessible experience at Area X.O.

  • Should you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please contact Audrey Willsey at [email protected].
  • We would be delighted to collaborate with you on the most integrated solution to help meet your needs and create the best possible experience at GCXpo.

Smile for the Camera: With an epic day like this, we are excited to take many photos and videos throughout the day. By joining us at this special event, you understand and agree that photos and video footage featuring you and all participants may be published and shared publicly with different audiences.

Special Note: By registering for this event, you accept that you will receive event-related emails, as well as an invitation to subscribe to our mailing list.

Referrals? Questions? You are receiving this invitation as a valued member of our smart mobility and innovation community. Should you have colleagues or fellow members of your network that you would like to bring along, please send along your recommendations to Audrey Willsey at [email protected]

Sincere Thanks: Very special thanks to all Area X.O public and private collaborators for their consistent and generous support of the innovation community we serve. This includes:

  • Our Lead GCXpo Partners: Transport Canada and FedDev Ontario
  • Our visionary Area X.O Co-founding Partners: The Government of Canada, including FedDev Ontario; the Government of Ontario, including OVIN (the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network managed by OCI); the City of Ottawa, Accenture, BlackBerry QNX, Ericsson, Microsoft, the National Capital Commission, Nokia, and Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions.
  • Our Area X.O sponsors: FCC, MDK Business Law and Rogers

Virtual Participation: For any guests that will be joining us virtually, we are excited to stream select content via Invest Ottawa’s social media channels. We look forward to sharing further details with guests joining us virtually.

This project is generously funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gcxpo-2024-tickets-891309419467

Organizer

Invest Ottawa
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Venue

Area X.O
1740 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 3R8
Ottawa, K2G 3R8 CA
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Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

Head Office

EOIC Head Office
2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON. L1H 8C1 Canada
905.432-3999