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Welcome to EDCO's 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase

Powershifting Economic Development: Gearing Up for Change
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, January 29-31, 2019!

About the conference

Want to reach a new level of economic development success in your community?  Then mix, mingle and learn from those who have been there, done that.  Join the experts who, like you, recognize that survival in today’s uncertain economic environment means having the right team in place to recognize and act on opportunities and mitigate risks, ensure commercial success and increase profit margins for businesses across Ontario.  Learn how to rev up your team, act on the latest trends, technology and policies, and drive your community’s future. It can’t all be about plenaries and interactive workshops. This is also the event to be at for those interested in face-to-face networking interactions.  During the opening reception, the ever-popular Feast On Reception and the breakfasts and luncheons, take time to connect with other high performers in economic development, or reconnect with those you only “speak” to digitally.  Aside from the knowledge gained, past EDCO conferences have been the site of new partnerships developed over just two days of gathering with other economic development enthusiasts.


New Larger Space

Grand Ballroom  –  Theatre | Toronto, Canada
Experience everything that the EDCO
conference has to offer.

Keynote presentations

Aside from keynote presentations, the program also features Learning Labs and Master Classes all designed to build your expertise - from what to do today, to throttle up your community for the future. This is your chance to ask your burning questions and share your views on the hottest issues facing today’s economic developer in Ontario.

Conference theme

This year’s Conference theme, Powershifting Economic Development: Gearing Up for Change, challenges economic developers to power through the status quo with new, inventive ways to take action in an ever-changing landscape.


Grand Ballroom - Theatre
Toronto, Canada

Experience everything that the EDCO conference has to offer in our new, larger space at the Sheraton!

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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Toronto, Canada

The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is centrally located at 123 Queen Street West in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Located within walking distance to the theatre, financial and shopping districts of Toronto, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is excited to welcome EDCO to a new and open space for the 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase.

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