Growing the North Conference Announces Speakers for 5th Annual Event
The 5th annual Growing the North Economic Development Conference is back with another impressive lineup of expert speakers in the areas of Community Branding, Business Solutions, Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, Forestry, and Research and Development currently scheduled on February 19-20, 2014.
A few of the 2014 Scheduled speakers include:
• John McDougall, President of the National Research Council of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario
• Roger Brooks, Destination Development and Community Branding Expert – Seattle, Washington
• Shawn Shewchuk, Author, Change Your Mind, Change Your Results – Calgary, Alberta
“We take a lot of pride in the quality of speakers we have been able to bring to the region over the past four years, and the relationships that our local businesses are able to form as a result of this conference,” says organizing partner Dan Pearcy, CEO of the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce. “We believe this year’s lineup of speakers will be every bit as interesting and informative as the previous years.”
Also announced earlier this year was speaker Chris Hadfield, Astronaut and Former Commander of the International Space Station. A full list of speakers confirmed to date is available at www.growingthenorth.com. Further speakers, including expert panels in a variety of industries will be announced as they are confirmed in the coming weeks.
“We look forward to the information and insight that these particular speakers will bring to the community and business development aspect of the conference,” says organizing partner Walter Paszkowski, Economic Development Manager for the County of Grande Prairie. “There is no other venue I am aware of where northern business people are able to hear and take part in meaningful discussions with so many experts in various industries without having to travel a great distance to do so.”
Registrations for the 2014 conference are open at www.growingthenorth.com at the early bird price of $175 plus GST until December 31, 2013. The registration fee from January 1, 2014 and onwards is $195 plus GST. For further information please contact the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce at 780-532-5340.
Chris Hadfield Confirmed as First Keynote Speaker for 2014 Growing the North Conference
The fifth annual Growing the North Conference will be returning to Evergreen Park ENTREC Centre on February 19 and 20, 2014 with yet another impressive lineup of speakers including astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield. An autograph and book signing session with Hadfield has also been scheduled following his presentation at the conference.
“We’re really looking forward to Colonel Chris Hadfield sharing his many experiences as former longtime Commander of the International Space Station with us. We’re also delighted to announce that Col. Hadfield will be speaking to a group of school children while he is here for the Conference,” says Walter Paszkowski, County Economic Development Officer.
The rest of the speaker lineup consisting of experts in the areas of Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Forestry, Community Branding, Business Solutions, and Research and Development will be announced in the near future.
“This conference provides a unique opportunity for the business community to come together to hear and meet experts in their fields and of such high quality and world business experience; and discuss economic development issues and opportunities relevant to our region all right here at home in the Peace Country,” says Dan Pearcy, Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce CEO.
“We’re confident that tickets to the conference will sell quickly, so we encourage everyone to get in on the early registration special,” says Paszkowski.
Tickets are available for purchase at the early bird price of $175 plus GST until December 31, 2013. The registration fee from January 1, 2013 and onwards is $195 GST.
The County of Grande Prairie, City of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce, Farm Credit Canada, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region, and Grande Prairie Regional College Centre for Research & Innovation partner to host the conference each year – one of the largest economic development conferences hosted in the Province.
Last year, Growing the North Conference attracted nearly 500 attendees from all over Alberta, Northern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories.
The conference will open with the Taste of the Peace on the evening of February 18, hosted by Farm Credit Canada and Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region.
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Confirmed Speakers for 2014:
President & CEO
Roger Brooks International
Airlines and Global Aviation
Director, Farm Equipment and Crop Input Financing
Global Business Trends in Agriculture
Grande Prairie Airport
Col. Chris Hadfield
Former Commander of the International Space Station
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Lethbridge Research Station
National Research Council Canada
VP Natural Gas Economy
Mark Saltzman EnterTech Services, Inc.
Top Ten Technologies Worth Getting Excited About
Change Your Mind, Change Your Results
Member of Parliament
Patricia Wolf Viega
National Bee Diagnostic Research Centre
* Keep checking here for more lineup additions!
Location: ENTREC Centre, Evergreen Park,
Grande Prairie, AB
For more information including directions, please visit www.evergreenpark.ca
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