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Kingsville Tourism and Economic Development Conference

  • 26 Sep 2018
  • 27 Sep 2018
  • Kingsville
It is a great pleasure to invite you to the second annual Kingsville Economic Development Conference September 26th and 27th at the Kingsville Arena. This year’s theme is “the Road Ahead” and will focus on trends, innovations and solutions to issues affecting municipalities in the tourism and economic development sector. As a community with an incredible restaurant scene, beautiful greenspace, and rich history, Kingsville makes the perfect backdrop for KEDC2018, providing many opportunities to explore and play after conference sessions.

The keynote speakers are Brock Dickinson and Corey Poirier. Brock is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. His presentation ‘Making Mountains from Molehills – Turning Local Attractions into Global Assets’ will help participants understand the fine art of turning nothing into something and making tourism mountains out of molehills. Corey Poirier is a multiple-time TEDx, MoMondays and PMx Speaker, host of the top rated ‘Conversations with PASSION’ radio show and a columnist with Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine. During his talk Corey will discuss ‘Surviving and Thriving in a New Economy’ and the importance of entrepreneurial thinking in relation to economic development. Additional topics and panel discussions will include the Canadian Cannabis Market, Partnerships in Tourism, Economic Development on a Small Town Level, Strategic Planning and much more.

Tickets are $120 and include breakfast and lunch both days and a fine dining/networking event on Wednesday evening. Meals are provided by Eat, Drink, Dine Kingsville – a local partnership of some of Kingsville’s most dynamic food, beverage and hospitality operators. The Town of Kingsville is incredibly proud to offer this premier conference to municipalities across the province and encourage you to invest in yourself and your staff by joining us for this knowledge-based event that will help you secure the tools you need to drive economic growth in your community. Register today, or request additional details by contacting Town of Kingsville C.A.O, Peggy Van Mierlo-West at 519-733-2305 ext. 222,

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