Building Relationships &
Promoting Regional Collaboration
PNWER's Economic Leadership Forum is designed with a focus on the key issues throughout the PNWER region and seeks to maximize participation from regional legislators and business leaders in a relaxed and focused setting. The Forum's collaborative atmosphere encourages the making and strengthening of cross-border relationships and facilitates open and friendly dialogue to develop regional solutions.
PNWER meeting with Yukon Premier and Cabinet Members in Whitehorse, Yukon
From left to right: MLA Paolo Gallina, Matt Morrison, Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee, Minister John Streicker, Premier Sandy Silver, Senator Arnie Roblan, MLA Ted Adel, Minister Pauline Frost, Minister Ranj Pillai, and Minister Richard Mostyn.
Registration for the Economic Leadership Forum is open! Early bird registration ends September 28th.
Agenda for the Economic Leadership Forum
Whitehorse, Yukon (Nov. 12-15)
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 U.S. Elections
  • First Nations Economic Development & Aboriginal Tourism Initiatives
  • First Nations Leadership & Governance
  • Energy Solutions in the North
  • NAFTA, Trade, and the Impacts of Tariffs on the Regional Economy

Accommodations & Travel
The Westmark Whitehorse Hotel
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 your Westmark Whitehorse Hotel room online here and use the PNWER group code: PWNE110818 or call 1-800-544-0970 and reference PNWER. The room block expires October 20, and space in Whitehorse is limited so book soon!

Suggested Flights to/from Whitehorse
Air North- Yukon's Airline based in Whitehorse offers a limited number of flights each day. Visit the travel section of the Economic Leadership Forum page on our website to find suggested flights and booking information.

*Air North is also offering a travel discount for Forum attendees.
Please check the PNWER website for this code as it becomes available.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is the premier non-partisan 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 Winter Meeting sponsors!
You are Invited to the
NASCO Continental Reunion in Vancouver, BC!
For more information, including registration, agenda, and travel & accommodations,
visit their website .
NAFTA News and Articles
What's Happening with PNWER in the News?
Check out highlighted stories on PNWER below:

CRT Minister optimistic after negotiating session - East Kootenay News Online Weekly , August 19, 2018

Larry Doke looking forward to challenges of leading PNWER - The Battlefords News-Optimist , August, 16, 2018

Guest Opinion: Let’s keep the trust between U.S. and Canada ,  D. Patrick Jones, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Eastern Washington University Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis - The Spokesman Review , August 14, 2018


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