07/13/2011 05:05 EDT | Updated 09/12/2011 05:12 EDT

2012 Global Microsoft Conference To Be Held In Toronto


THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Microsoft Corp. has chosen Toronto to host its Worldwide Partner Conference in 2012.

More than 15,000 attendees from 130 countries are expected to flood into the city's Air Canada Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where international heads of state met at last year's G20 conference.

The conference, slated to take place from July 9-13, will include some 500 events, which will also be held at 32 of the city's hotels.

This year's conference is being held in Los Angeles.