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Registration is now open for the Ontario East Annual General Meeting and Networking Event on Friday, November 3rd

Our calendar for the month of October is looking fuller than ever and events for November are starting to come in as well, but there is always room for us to promote your events too - be sure to let us know!
See below, under Ontario East Events for updates and additional events we have posted since our last e-newsletter. 


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Ontario East Economic Development Annual General Meeting and Networking Event
Registration Now Open

9:30am, Friday, November 3rd in Petawawa

A Day with the Army:

After our AGM, attendees will be taking a tour and having lunch at Garrison Petawawa, which will also include a visit to the Weapon Simulation Centre. 

The 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, is a key partner in Petawawa and Renfrew County communities, offering numerous services and programs to the Petawawa community. This networking event will give Ontario East members the opportunity to see some of the investment the Canadian Government has made into defence, while gaining an understanding of the economic impact our military has on the region. 

Dairy Processing Investment Fund Information Session
RSVP Deadline, October 5th

10:00am,  October 10th  in Belleville

Canadian dairy processors and cheesemakers are cordially invited to attend an information session to learn about the new Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF).

The DPIF is a program that provides funding to dairy processors for investments that will improve productivity and competitiveness, and help prepare them for the implementation of the Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Ministry of International Trade, Accelerate to International Markets (AIM) Workshop
Registration Open

9:00am to 4:30pm, 
October 11th and 12th in Belleville

If you are interested in exporting internationally, but aren't sure where to start, then Ontario Export Services is happy to be your partner at the outset of this exciting journey. This AIM workshop will help set you up for successful exporting of your goods and services abroad.

Municipal Agriculture Economic Development & Planning Forum
Registration Now Open

October 18th and 19th in Milton  

This is an opportunity for those involved in municipal and local economic development or planning who have agriculture and food (farming, food processing, agri-tourism, agri-business sector, and agri-entrepreneurship) in their portfolio to network, share successes and experience agriculture in Halton Region. Learn about the resources targeted to the agricultural sector.

Managing Energy 2017 Workshop
Registration Open

8:00am to 4:30pm, Thursday, October 19th in Kingston

Managing Energy is a workshop for Ontario's energy management professionals. This intensive day of panel sessions, speakers, dedicated working sessions, and networking will provide energy managers in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sector with the tools they need.

13th Annual Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference
Registration Open

7:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday, October 24th in Peterborough

The 13th Annual Conference "Innovation in Manufacturing - Accelerating Change - Better, Faster, Smarter will include Keynote Speakers, Workshops, B2B Lounge networking event along with a Trade Show.

SME Day Ottawa 2017

Registration open to CADSI Members and Non-members!

7:30am to 5:00pm, Wednesday, October 25th in Ottawa

For SMEs ready to enter, or interested in entering, the Defence and Security sector procurement supply chain.

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) presents SME Day Ottawa 2017. This well-established event, now in its ninth year, aims to bridge the gap between SMEs and Prime Contractors, OEMs, and Government, in relation to the Canadian defence and security procurement process.

What does SME Day Ottawa 2017 have in store for you?
Great opportunities, valuable contacts, and essential information!

The day consists of an industry panel detailing how to become a defence industry supplier, presentations on Canada's newest innovation funding programs, exclusive B2B/G meetings, and more! Registered SMEs will receive instructions on how to book meetings a couple of weeks prior to the event. Networking breaks and luncheon are also included.

Bring Food Home-Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
Registration Open

Thursday, October 26th to Sunday October 29th in Ottawa

The three-day conference will be in collaboration with the Eastern Ontario Local Food conference and local hosts Just Food. The conference will  include inspiring speakers, local tours, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and action-planning sessions in addition to networking opportunities and a Feast of Local Flavours. Bring Food Home offers a forum to share experience and expertise, build the capacity and cohesiveness of Ontario's local food network, and plan and coordinate actions that will direct us in building a better food system in Ontario and beyond.

Economic Development Summit 2017
Registration Open

8:30am to 3:00pm, 
Friday, November 17th, in Kemptville

The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office, in partnership with Gord Brown, M.P., Steve Clark, M.P.P., the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board and the 1000 Islands, Grenville and Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporations would like to invite you to a day focused on Economic Development and Leadership.

Opportunities for Local Bio-Heat Production: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Forests Workshop
This Workshop is Free

8:30am to 5:00pm, 
Wednesday, November 29th, in Pembroke

This workshop will provide participants with meaningful information to allow for enhanced decision-making regarding the use of wood biofuels for heating purposes. Emphasis will be on residential, community, and small industrial applications. 

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Food Hub Management Certificate Course

Next January (2018) the Greenbelt Fund  and the Agri-Food Management Institute will be hosting a Food Hub Management Certificate Course. The first of its kind in North America, now in its third year and first time being offered in Canada, this program is an innovative blend of hands-on, community-based online and on-campus learning to prepare you for managing food hubs. The program provides the tools you need to advance your career in food systems.

success story.

Capital Waterfowling

From the Ground Up in Three Short Years

Ryan Reynolds, who is from Napanee, and his business partner Eric Grypa, of Saskatoon, are unlikely entrepreneurs. They met because they were both working as water fowl guides, and not surprisingly they share a similar story. They were both introduced to waterfowling as very young children, and grew up loving everything about the sport, "the setting, the camaraderie, the challenge, the high success opportunities, just everything ..." said Ryan Reynolds in a phone interview...

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