60th Annual Conference & Showcase

February 7-9, 2017

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS COUNCIL OF ONTARIO

60th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND SHOWCASE PROGRAM

Ontario’s Economy…Driven by Innovation

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - AM

Opening Keynote Presentation: Age of Disruption: Terry Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte

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Enabling Regional Industry Innovation through Advanced Labour Market Intelligence

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Driving Innovation and Scaling Up
Karen Dubeau, Director of Partner Engagement for VentureLab (York), Regional Innovation Centre

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Driving Innovation and Scaling Up
Mike Baker, Executive Director, Bluewater Wood Alliance, Wood Products Manufacturing Cluster

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Driving Innovation and Scaling Up
Akin Alaga, Director, Regional Economic Development, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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How Economic Development and Assessment Work Together

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Planning 101 – The basics of planning for economic developers
Heather Hall, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo School of Environment, Enterprise and Development

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Planning 101 – The basics of planning for economic developers
Marcia Wallace, Regional Director, Municipal Services Office – Central Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs / Ministry of Housing

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Planning 101 – The basics of planning for economic developers
Paul J. Stagl, ‎President, Opus Management Inc.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - PM

Danielle Katz, Feast On Coordinator, Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

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Plenary: How to lead when no one is listening: Dr. Mary Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Donohue Learning

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Help Build the Workforce for Tomorrow

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Innovative Immigration Tools to Support Your Community
Stephen Morris, Team Lead – Economic Development Programs Unit Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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Innovative Immigration Tools to Support Your Community
Devon Franklin, Project Manager, Hire Immigrants, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

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Innovative Immigration Tools to Support Your Community
Oliver Pryce, Project Coordinator, Rural Employment Initiative, Newcomer Centre of Peel

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Innovative Immigration Tools to Support Your Community
Corinne Walsh, Principal, Platinum Leadership Inc.

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Investing in Green Innovation
Martin Vroegh, Senior Director Greenhouse Gas, Reduction Technologies, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Investing in Green Innovation
Peter Howard, Vice President, Sustainability, Pond Technologies

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Investing in Green Innovation
Marc Vermeire, Director of Engineering and CAPEX, St Marys Cement

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Investing in Green Innovation
His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor City of Markham

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - AM

University of Waterloo Economic Development – Tara Vinodrai

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Tourist Attractions – How Leveraging Local Assets Leads to Community Building and New Investment Opportunities
Brockville’s Aquaterium at Tall Ships Landing, Bill Rogerson, Executive Director

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Tourist Attractions – How Leveraging Local Assets Leads to Community Building and New Investment Opportunities
Colborne’s Big Apple, Joe Pulla, President Johnvince Foods

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Tourist Attractions – How Leveraging Local Assets Leads to Community Building and New Investment Opportunities
Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Peter Doyle, General Manager

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Understanding Economic Impact in Rural Ontario: Analyst’s Input-Output Model
Myles Buck, Economic Development Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

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Understanding Economic Impact in Rural Ontario: Analyst’s Input-Output Model
Brian Bailey, Senior Account Executive, Canada, Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

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The Global Economy – What it Means to Ontario
Mike Langley, Chair, International Economic Development Council

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The Global Economy – What it Means to Ontario
Chris Knight, fdi Intelligence

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Data Centers: Why they might be interested in your community and why you should be interested in them

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A View from the Lower 48: US Executives Perception of Canada's Business Climate

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - PM

Wayne Passmore, Economic Development Manager, Union Gas Limited

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The ‘new’ Ministry of International Trade – working together to ensure success

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The Innovative Community - Town of Newmarket

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Move Your Community Forward: The Importance of Public Transportation
Brad Smith, Public Transportation/Business Development Coordinator, Norfolk County

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Move Your Community Forward: The Importance of Public Transportation
Paul Johnson, Director, LRT Project Coordination, Planning and Economic Development, City of Hamilton

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Closing the Capital Gap for Ontario Indigenous Communities and Businesses
Mark Dokis, Director of Programs and Services, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association

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Closing the Capital Gap for Ontario Indigenous Communities and Businesses
Monica James, Manager, Aboriginal Banking, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Big Data & Leadership: Creating Meaningful Experiences with Analytics and Information

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  • Rahaf Harfoush

    Co-founder of Red Thread Inc

  • Mary Donohue

    Passionate advocate

  • Terry Stuart

    “Constructive Disruptor”


If you work in the field of economic development, you need to register for the 2017 EDCO Conference!

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