Join us for the PNWER Economic Leadership Forum
Nov. 13-15 in Whitehorse, Yukon!
This year's Economic Leadership Forum will feature in-depth sessions focused on priority issues impacting the regional economy as well as our Northern communities. Among the sessions to be offered are:
  • Impact of Recent Elections
  • Progress on Regional U.S.-Canadian Initiatives
  • First Nations Economic Development and Aboriginal Tourism Initiatives
  • First Nations Leadership and Governance
  • Energy Solutions in the North
  • NAFTA, Trade, and the Impacts of Tariffs on the Regional Economy
  • New Developments in Energy

Early Bird Registration
Ends September 28th!
Highlighted Speakers
The Honourable Sandy Silver, Premier of Yukon Territory
Chief Doris Bill,
Chief of the Kwanlin D ün
First Nation
Grand Chief Peter Johnston
Council of Yukon First Nations
Featured Receptions
Join us for the opening reception at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History for a special evening with PNWER and Yukon legislators​.

Voted Yukon's favorite museum, the MacBride Museum is the oldest museum in the Yukon and features exhibits on the Gold Rush, Yukon First Nations, and the Alaska-Canada Highway.
You are also invited to join your fellow delegates at an evening reception hosted at the Kwanlin D ün Cultural Centre.

The Kwanlin D ün Cultural Centre celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of the Yukon First Nations and seeks to share that knowledge with guests from the Yukon and beyond.
Policy Tours and Attractions
This year's Economic Leadership Forum offers the opportunity to attend a policy tour that will include a visit to NorthLight Innovation. NorthLight Innovation is a new, 24,000 sq. ft. facility, operated by Yukonstruct Society that provides a centralized location and brings together business and industry, government and higher education in support of Yukon’s entrepreneurs. This integrated facility supports innovation and entrepreneurship through the provision of workspace, tools and equipment, high-speed internet, business assistance, networking and mentorship opportunities. These underpinnings foster a culture of entrepreneurship that will result in the successful incubation, commercialization, and export of Yukon-made innovative products.
Take a moment to relax and soak in the Takhini Hot Springs, participate in the International Hair Freezing Contest, or stay up late to try catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Visit Carcross Cultural & Learning Centre or just enjoy the natural beauty of the Yukon.
Book Your Flight and Hotel Room Soon!

The Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Whitehorse within blocks of the city’s best restaurants, nighttime hot spots, and shopping, the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Center is the Yukon’s largest lodging and conference center.

Book online  here  with the group code PWNE110818 or call 1-800-544-0970 and reference PNWER. Room block expires Oct. 20 and space in Whitehorse is very limited. 

Fly Air North- Yukon's Airline
Book your Air North Flight online here . Suggested PNWER flights can be found on our website .

Air North- Yukon's Airline has provided PNWER with a 10% travel discount on flights to/from the Forum. Use the Promotion Code: PNWER2018 at time of booking. Promo code is valid for the travel period: Oct.30-Nov.29. Flights to/from the Yukon are limited so book your flight soon!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is the premier nonpartisan organization bringing together policy makers, non-profits, and business leaders to support the development of our regional economy. PNWER is recognized by both the United States and Canada as a model for regional and bi-national cooperation because of its proven success. 
Thanks to our early Economic Leadership Forum sponsors!
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