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Minister Provides the Game Plan

The Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Chair of Cabinet, Government of Ontario will be speaking to EDCO conference delegates on Thursday morning to answer the question What’s the Game Plan?

City of Brampton Steps into the Game

The City of Brampton recently announced their support of the conference as a Presenting Sponsor and host of the Wednesday final keynote session with Canada’s Youngest Social entrepreneurs. Fatima and Amna Sultan’s business Two Sisters on a Mission is located in Brampton. Brampton is on the verge of deliberate and significant transformation. Their ability to become an economic hotspot is routed in their rich and diverse culture. Brampton is where culture vibrates and community inspires. Brampton’s passion and creativity will create a strong cultural ecosystem, fostering innovation and investment. Brampton Means Business Now!

Plenary Raises the Game with Dragons Den Offer!

Our final plenary on Wednesday features Fatima and Amna Sultan and their social enterprise Two Sisters on a Mission. They recently made history on Dragons Den by not just being Canada’s Youngest Social entrepreneurs but also receiving an offer from every single Dragon! They have won various business awards including Desjardins Good Spark funding and are in the top 10 round at IBM’s Tech for Good competition. You saw them first at the EDCO conference!

ONESTEP Joins EDCO's Elite Players

EDCO is pleased to welcome ONESTEP to the Elite Players circle for the conference as a Presenting Sponsor and host of the Wednesday lunch. ONESTEP is Ontario’s umbrella organization for the employment and training sector. For over 30 years, they have worked to promote labour market development practices that build a vibrant economy for all Ontarians. They provide labour market development professionals with quality, market-relevant solutions for the workforce and businesses.

County of Brant Celebrates EDCO Winners at President's Dinner

This year’s sponsor of the President’s Dinner, the County of Brant, will again partner with the EDCO Board and Committee members, to celebrate economic development successes and industry leaders. Located in the heartland of Ontario, the County of Brant is the definition of the work/life balance. Boasting a diverse economy, Brant has become a place for business to grow and thrive. Along with this, Brant was recently named the 7th best community to live in Canada by MacLeans magazine.

Enbridge Gas Scores a Hat-trick!

As a Presenting Sponsor for the EDCO Conference, Enbridge Gas will sponsor the Thursday lunch, the delegate lanyards and the Wednesday morning coffee break. Enbridge Gas Inc. was formed on Jan. 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution. Enbridge Gas is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with more than a 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.7 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes.

Research Consultants International Steps Up to the Plate as Presenting Sponsor

EDCO is pleased to welcome Research Consultants International as one of this year’s Presenting Sponsors including sponsorship of our Opening Reception. Research Consultants International FDI, Inc. is a specialized market research firm that offers customized business intelligence services for economic development organizations and investment promotion agencies worldwide that are intended to identify and capture direct investment opportunities. Our experienced team of economic development and research consultants has generated leads and investment projects for more than 100 economic development organizations.

Closing Keynote Sponsor Confirmed

CAI Global has announced it’s support of the EDCO Conference as our Closing Keynote sponsor. CAI Global is a site selection and economic development firm that analyses business environments and the ability of communities to meet the needs of investors in various economic sectors, from a site selector’s perspective, and to develop strategies to attract new investment. CAI has been a bridge between the private and public sector for over 35 years.

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