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EDCO60 Conference Presentations

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

Wednesday AM

Enabling Regional Industry Innovation through Advanced Labour Market Intelligence

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

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

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

How Economic Development and Assessment Work Together

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

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

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

Wednesday PM

Danielle Katz, Feast On Coordinator, Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

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

Help Build the Workforce for Tomorrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday AM

University of Waterloo Economic Development – Tara Vinodrai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday PM

Wayne Passmore, Economic Development Manager, Union Gas Limited

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

The Innovative Community - Town of Newmarket

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

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

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

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

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

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