2019 Schedule 


Pre-Conference Registration and Auction
Sponsored by the County of Grande Prairie
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Centre 2000 (11330 - 106 Street, Grande Prairie)

6:00-8:00 PM - Pre-Conference Registration and Networking
7:00 PM - Live Auction featuring Jon Montgomery with proceeds to the Dan Pearcy Health Sciences Scholarship Fund


Growing the North Conference - Day One
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Evergreen Park TARA Centre

7:30 AM - Registration
8:30 AM - Welcome Remarks and Opening Prayer


8:45 AM - Jon Montgomery, Olympian/Amazing Race - Dreaming Big: Living Bigger

9:45 AM - Networking Break

10:00 AM - Dan MacDonald, Eastlink - Connecting With and Engaging Your Customers
11:00 AM - Pierre Cleroux, BDC - Economic Outlook 2019


11:45 AM - Lunch and Networking

12:15PM - Joanne Leskow, Mount Royal University - Living, Loving, and Leading CHANGE!
1:00 PM - Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band - Best Practices in Engaging with Indigenous Communities
2:00 PM - Kristof Van Assche, University of Alberta - Community Revitalization


2:45 PM - Networking Break

3:00 PM - MODERATED INDUSTRY PANEL - Petrochemical Industry and Emerging Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities in NW Alberta
- Laura Martin, Conway 
- Mark Tonner, Nauticol
- Shane Pospisil, New West Opportunities
- Mark Pinney, CAPP
- Chris King, Moderator 

4:15 PM - Closing Remarks and EventMobi Draw

4:30 PM - Networking Event in Grand Hallway


Growing the North Conference - Day Two
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Evergreen Park TARA Centre


7:30 AM - Doors Open
8:30 AM - Welcome Remarks


8:45 AM - Jay Baer, Convince & Convert - Talk Triggers: Turn Your Customers into Volunteer Marketers

9:45 AM - Networking Break

10:00 AM - Hugh Evans, Cultural Dynamics - What Drives SME Growth? Introducing the Leaders Growth Mindset
10:45 AM - Peter Gredig, AgNition - Riding the Technology Cycle: How to keep up with rapid change, assess new technologies and pick the potential winners for your needs
11:30 AM - Chris Slubicki, Modern Resources - Canadian Energy Leadership

12:15 PM - Lunch and Networking

12:45 PM - Doc Pow AKA Jim Barr, Seekers Media - 2019 Social Media Trends
1:30 PM - Curtis Weber, Safety Consultant - Triumph Over Tragedy: A Personal Journey
2:15 PM - Shawn Kanungo, Queen & Rook Capital - Strategy in a World of Disruption


3:00 PM - Networking Break

3:15 PM - Graham Sherman, Tool Shed Brewing Company - Igniting Your Passion as an Entrepreneur 

4:15 PM - Closing Remarks and Networking Challenge Draw

To register, please call 780-532-5340 or email janice@gpchamber.com

 

IN ADDITION: Every paid attendee to Growing the North is eligible for a draw for two non-stop, round-trip tickets to Las Vegas valued at $2500 with the airline of your choice, flying out of Edmonton International Airport. The total value includes round-trip airfare from Grande Prairie to Edmonton International Airport to connect woth your flight to Las Vegas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

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