The seventh annual Growing the North Economic Development Conference is back February 17-18 with another impressive lineup of expert speakers in the areas of Business, Customer Service, Tourism, Development, Innovation and Technology, Energy, Agriculture, and Forestry.
“All of the partners who work together on this event are confident that the 2016 version will once again provide a wide-range of topics for discussion and consideration by municipal leaders and business people from across the Peace Region,” says Dan Pearcy, Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce CEO.
A few of the scheduled speakers include:
• The Debaters – A CBC Radio One series with a combustible mix of sharply crafted comedic rants and adlibs hosted by award winning Steve Patterson
• George Girouard- President and Principal Consultant of First Aboriginal Business Consulting Inc., the largest Aboriginal owned consulting company in Canada
• Scott Stratten – President of Un-Marketing and Viral, Social and Authentic Marketing Expert. Stratten is a top Twitter influencer and was named one of the top five social media influencers in the world by forbes.com
• Peter Ladner- Well-known public speaker on food issues, urban farming and urban agriculture and author of The Urban Food Revolution, Changing the Way We Feed Cities
“We look forward to the information and insight that these particular speakers will bring to the conference and to the many economic facets of our community,” says organizing partner Chris King, Economic Development Manager for the County of Grande Prairie.
The conference will kick off on the evening of February 16th at the Pomeroy Hotel with the Taste of the Peace, a free event for conference registrants and the general public to network and meet local growers, producers and industry representatives.
Further speakers for the conference including expert panels in a variety of industries will be announced as they are confirmed.
Registration for the 2016 conference at a cost of $249 plus GST and is open at www.growingthenorth.com. For further information please contact the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce at 780-532-5340.
Once again, the organizing committee and partners are pleased to welcome the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre as host hotel for the 2016 Growing the North Conference, in partnership with We Go North.
For more information, click on the hospitality link in the menu bar.
GROWING THE NORTH CONFERENCE
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