december 19th 2018

In case you haven't already heard, we are pleased to confirm the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) will be held, once again at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, from September 11 to 13, 2019.
Please click  HERE  for details and information regarding the  Call for Speakers  for  OEMC 2019.  Or, if there are topics or speakers that would be of interest to you, please email us at Deadline for session submissions is  February 28, 2019.  

We invite you to forward the Call for Speakers to any other individuals or organizations you feel would make a contribution to this great event. 

Reservations for accommodations at the NAV Centre are now open for OEMC 2019 as well. Click HERE for rate information and for the link to make your reservations. 

And, if you have not done so already, be sure to save the date for Economic Development Disrupted 2.0 on February 28 and March 1, 2019. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Ontario East's new Executive Director, Dylan Boles. Please see below for details regarding this event.

On behalf of the Ontario East Economic Development Commission Board and in warm appreciation of your support and partnership during the past year, we extend our very best wishes for a safe and happy Holiday Season. 


Dylan Boles and  Lucy Medeiros
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CETA Workshop at Invest Ottawa: 
Free Trade with Europe; what's in it for us -  Free Event

2:00pm to 3:30pm,  Monday, January 14, 2019, at Invest Ottawa, Ottawa

Our Free Trade Agreement with the European Union (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA), signed in October 2016 and provisionally implemented on 21 September 2017, provides Canadian exporters with a great opportunity to diversify their markets and lessen our dependence on the US. Yet it's underutilized as during the first year of its implementation, European exports to Canada have grown about 10% but Canadian exports to Europe grew a mere 1%.

This seminar will explain the content of this major Trade Agreement and what it means for Canadian businesses, how to benefit from it, focusing on the trade of goods. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals involved or wanting to get involved in international trade and diversify beyond the US market, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

Navigating Ag data to Tell Your Story
Save the Date, Free Webinar

10:00am to 11:30am, 
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Join Steve Duff, OMAFRA's Chief Economist, for a session on tools and resources available to you through OMAFRA to help understand and communicate the value of the agricultural sector.

More details to follow.
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