An Economic Symposium:
Future Positioning of Business and Industry

Whether you are an established business looking to expand, independent contractor, start-up, property developer or entrepreneur with an idea you want to get off the ground, this summit will help you navigate through the complex dealings of government agencies for funding and support and learn what will propel your business to the next level. You will have access to networks and establish contacts in person with economic development representatives from Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels, along with representatives from Employment Ontario, BDC and more. This event will also showcase what East Ottawa has to offer, as your business dreams become reality.

Thursday March 31st, 2016
Shenkman Arts Centre – Lower Lobby
7:15 am-7:30 am: Registration
7:30 am-9:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am-12:30 pm: Economic Symposium
Chamber of Commerce members
$25 covers Breakfast only
$40 covers Breakfast and entire Symposium
$25 covers Symposium only, no Breakfast

$40 covers Breakfast only
$60 covers Breakfast and entire Symposium morning
$40 covers Symposium only, no breakfast
HST is applicable to all fees

Featured Speakers

Greg Fergus
Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Marie-France Lalonde
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure (Economic Development) and to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

Marc Pilloud
Program Officer, Regional Network and Intergovernmental Relations, Can Export at Global Affairs Canada

Kaila Stratton,
Manager, Entrepreneurship Centre, Business Development Bank of Canada

Lynne Groulx, 
Senior Business Advisor at Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Caroline Landry,
Regional Director, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Karen Letain
Director of Marketing and Communication, Invest Ottawa

Sonia Barrette, 
Operations Supervisor at Employment Ontario

Adam M. Tracey
IP lawyer, Patent and Trademark Agent, Nelligan O'Brien Payne

Closing remarks by Mayor Jim Watson


Thank you to everyone who attended our first Economic Symposium! Thank you as well to Claude Brazeau for the photos

Posted by Orléans Chamber of Commerce on Monday, 4 April 2016

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