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Register Now for EDCO's Fall 2017 Webinar Series!

22 Aug 2017 11:01 AM | Deleted user

In partnership with the University of Waterloo, join EDCO this fall for a four-part webinar series exploring topics including the Ontario Ministry of International Trade, recruiting local talent, marketing for experiential tourism, and government relations!

The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) has accredited this series and will award 4 points toward Ec.D. Certification. Please note you must attend all four webinars to receive the points—partial points will not be awarded. Recorded versions of the webinars will be available to registrants by request.

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

Register Now!


September 28 2:00 - 3:30 PM 

Ontario’s Ministry of International Trade: Opening the world to Ontario business

  • Introduction to the new Ministry of International Trade and its global network of Trade and Investment Offices
  • What the Senior Economic Officers (SEOs) do
  • How the SEOs foster trade, investment, innovation, and BR&E
  • How SEOs and the Toronto HQ can help communities


  • Pranab Shah, Community Export Development Advisor; 
  • Michelle Madden, International Program Officer -- Ontario Ministry of International Trade

October 17, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Help Local Companies Find & Recruit Talent in Your Region 

  • Why online communication is critical to finding talent
  • what kind of online communication helps attract the right talent
  • How to help your retained businesses better attract talent


  • Alysha Dominico, Founder, Tangible Words

November 7, 2017 2:00 - 3:15 PM

How Online Marketing Will Increase Experiential Tourism Dollars In Your Region

  • What is rural experiential tourism & successes seen
  • How online communication sets experiential tourism up for success   
  • Best tools and practices in communicating "the experience"


  • Alysha Dominico, Founder, Tangible Words

November 28, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Ready, Set, Advocate – Government Relations Training for Economic Developers

  • How to effectively talk to Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) and ask for funding, policy changes, and other requests 


  • Sean Madden, Advocacy Consultant
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