Highest Record of Participating Countries in iCAN 2018
iCAN 2018 “The Finals” took place on September 1st at North York Memorial Community Hall in Toronto where Finalists from 19 out of 44 countries were in attendance from around the world. All North American countries including Canada, USA, Mexico; East and Southeast Asian countries such as China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam; European countries Poland, Romania, Croatia; the Middle Eastern countries Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan; and the Oceanic country New Zealand were all checked in for the Finalists’ Exhibition, Seminar and the Award Ceremony.
The Finals consisted of 3 major programs: the Finalists Exhibition and Judging, Seminar, and the Award Ceremony. The exhibition showcased a total of 149 inventions & innovations on display which were introduced to the jury, international delegations, co-exhibitors, and other attendees, visitors and guests that gathered from multi-continental sectors of the world.
The jury committee of iCAN 2018 Finals features both local and international experts, endorsed individuals and professionals in the field of invention, innovative research, intellectual property, new product promotions, business branding as well as university professors of engineering and science, tradeshow experts, representatives of inventor associations, networks, forums – altogether as a joint committee of North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and Africa which maximized the Finals standard level of judging and evaluation.
Following the exhibition & judging was the international seminar by Mr. Howard Lim, President of “HOW Creative”. Since the first edition of iCAN in 2016, Mr. Lim has been taking a major role in the event as the main speaker of the international seminar as well as the co-chairman of the jury in the exhibition. This year, he extended to share a much more detailed tips and know-hows for a successful and effective business branding strategies to reach greater wealth and opportunities.
The award ceremony was conducted as the highlight of the event, starting with the presentation of Gold/Silver/Bronze award winners of the Preliminaries, followed by the announcement of the Finals’ top award winners: international delegations’ Special Awards, Best Invention Awards for national, continental and individual categories; and the winners of Semi-Grand Prize, and the Grand Prize.