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2019 Spring Symposium

Economic Development: The Human Factor

The Westin Trillium House
220 Gord Canning Drive
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V9

May 8, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • Opening reception, Whistler Blackcomb Room

May 9, 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast, Panorama Room
  • 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks and Welcome from EDCO President Delia Reiche and WOWC Economic Development Chairperson, George Bridge
  • 9:30 am - 10:15 am Opening Plenary: Business Retention and Expansion - The Private Sector Approach to the Human Factor with Guest Speaker Andrew Siegwart, President, Blue Mountain Village
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am Ontario's Youth - They Matter! with Guest Speaker Emily Morrison, Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Transporting Workers - A New Consideration to Workforce for Employers and Communities with Guest Speaker Brennan Kenny, Innisfil UBER
  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Practical Applications to the Human Factor: Field trips with boxed lunch
    • Agnora and MacLean Engineering
    • BTI Mining and Thornbury Cidery
    • Blue Mountain Fruit Company
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Plenary: Communities and Local Business Moving Forward.  Where do we go from here?
    • Anthony Griffiths, MacLean Engineering
    • Kim Marshall, Innovative Automation
    • TBC
  • 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

Download the program with full session description (as of April 25, 2019)

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