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january 25th

On March 1st and 2nd, Ontario East is hosting an evening reception and a full day workshop dedicated to economic development and the changes and disruptions facing the way we work and interact.  This is a networking and learning event that you will not want to miss!
Key themes are global trends, marketing and strategic planning in the changing environments, realizing the potential, responding to the gaps, seeing data in new ways.
Our confirmed speakers are:
  • Marc Beauchamp, President and CEO, The CAI Global Group
  • Ken Wong, Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Queen's University
  • Jamison Steeve, Executive Director, Martin Prosperity Institute | Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity
  • David Mankiewicz, SVP, Research, Policy & Planning, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (New York State)
  • Kathi Durdon, Director of Operations and Innovation Partnership, Central New York Biotech Accelerator
  • Stephen Fai and Laurie Smith, Carleton Immersive Media Studio
See below for additional information on how to register. 

And a reminder that the Call for Speakers' deadline for OEMC 2018 is less than a week away - January 31st, to be exact. 
Click HERE for more information or if you are interested in submitting a topic for this year's conference. 


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Economic Development Disrupted
Registration Now Open!

March 1st and 2nd 2018, at the  Residence Inn by Marriott, Kingston

Dairy Goat Industry Info Session for Eastern Ontario Economic Developers
Registration Open

8:30am to 12:30pm, Tuesday, 
January 30th, in  Kingston

Agenda Highlights:
  • Overview of Ontario's Dairy Goat Industry in the Global and National Context 
  • Ontario's Dairy Goat Industry, Challenges and Opportunities identified by industry
  • Broker Updates, Immediate and emerging opportunities for new or expanding goat dairy production 
  • Key Resources for prospective dairy goat farmers 
61st Annual EDCO Conference 2018
Registration Open

February 5th to 7th, in  Toronto

Escape from the office and go undercover in a place where you can imagine, create and discuss issues facing economic developers with some of the most imaginative and strategic minds in the industry. Join us at #EDCO2018 and decode the secrets to your community's economic growth!

Latin America Trade Opportunities Seminar 
Registration Open

9:00am to 4:30pm, Thursday, February 8th, in  Kingston

This one-day forum will provide Ontario companies with specific information on key Latin American markets, including Mexico, Chile and Brazil.
Three Ontario International Trade Development Representatives (ITDRs), based in the region, will deliver presentations on their markets and how Ontario exporters can take advantage of opportunities in Latin America. The presenters will then meet one-on-one with participating companies to provide company-specific information and advice

OMAFRA Data Tools to Support Agriculture Economic Development
Registration Open

9:45am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, 
February 14th, in  Quinte West

Team East, Regional Economic Development Branch, is excited to offer a FREE workshop by Steve Duff, OMAFRA's Chief Economist. Steve will provide an overview of new OMAFRA data resources, showcasing a suite of tools to support community-driven agriculture economic development and planning. This resource includes updates to the existing Agriculture Profile and Business Profile, with the addition of a Food Expenditure Profile, Food Consumption Profile and Agriculture Census Over Time.

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Employment Opportunity: Economic Development Officer-Entrepreneurship

Application Closing Date: 
February 7, 2018 at 4:30pm
As the Economic Development Officer - Entrepreneurship, you work within the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) and Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), to achieve the key goals and requirements of the Small Business Enterprise Centre...
Eastern Ontario's Leadership Council Update - January 2018

Curious about the Eastern Ontario Leadership Council? 
Want to know more about what it is and what it does? 
Click here to  learn more...
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Measurements International

A giant of a company famous for pioneering automated measurement is now entering its third decade in business with no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Measurements International Limited (MIL) is known throughout the world for its continued ground-breaking work in designing, manufacturing and calibrating measurement equipment.
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