What is the GEDC Industry Forum?

Engineering and technology leaders from the private sector and education gather over 3 days for exchange on critical issues in a unique, interactive and creative event. The Industry Forum presents an opportunity to leverage collective knowledge and experience whilst developing an influential and meaningful dialogue.

The events to-date have gathered senior delegates from 28 countries across 6 regions, based on the feedback shared, over 90% leave satisfied, inspired and looking forward to joining us again


The next GEDC Industry Forum: 6th – 8th of July at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada


Building on three highly successful events, this invitation-only, highly interactive event will continue to develop the themes and initiatives from previous editions, tackling topics such as socially conscious engineering and ethics, integrated learning and credentials, intrapreneurship and open innovation.

Find out more about this event, hosted by the the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University.

Who should attend the GEDC Industry Forum?

Previous participants have come from a wide range of engineering and technology specialisations across education and the private sector; from FTSE 100 leaders to dynamic tech start-ups. Typical attendees include President, Vice-Rector, Dean and Director of Education; R&D or HR Director, CEO, HO Engineering IT or Technology. To maintain the highly interactive nature of the event which allows every voice to be heard, the event is by invitation only with limited places allocated on a first-come basis. If you would like to receive an invitation or to propose someone to be invited, please get in touch at contact@gedc-industryforum.com.

What participants say about their experience at the GEDC Industry Forum

‘Truly unique and engaging. The Industry Forum provided a great platform for helping attendees truly get to know one another and share ideas, generate future collaborations and more.’

– Jenna Carpenter
Dean of School of Engineering,Campbell University, US

‘One of the benefits of the Industry Forum is to be connected to the elite circle of international engineering educators, to learn about the experiences of both industry partners and academia on industry-academia cooperation.’

– Lintuo Wu
Director of Global Partnership Program, Huawei

’I have never been to a meeting, conference, or workshop that has brought together the collection of leaders that we have in engineering from around the world, and in such a dynamic format.’

– Dr. Peter Kilpatrick
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Illinois Institute of Technology

‘The Industry Forum is well attended by a good mix of industry and university delegates. It offers excellent opportunities to gain visibility with most of the attending institutions.’

– Stefano Olivieri
Customer Success Manager, Italy and MENA, Mathworks

Get involved

A wealth of valuable resources from the previous events are available here along with a link to join our growing LinkedIn community.