On February 28th and March 1st, Ontario East is hosting an evening reception and a full day workshop dedicated to economic development. This year’s Disrupted event focuses on how technology trends are shaping Canada’s economic landscape and how it can be leveraged to take advantage of investment and expansion opportunities.
As new opportunities such as Cannabis Legislation and challenges such as workforce development emerge, this event will help ensure our communities and businesses thrive in these disruptive times.
This is a networking and learning event that you will not want to miss!
Thursday, February 28th 2019:
Meet and Greet/Networking Reception
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and chat with our speakers, who will be presenting on Friday.
Friday, March 1st 2019:
8:30 am: Registration/Refreshments/Networking
WELCOME, ONTARIO EAST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
Shelley Hirstwood, President, Ontario East Economic Development Commission
DEMYSTIFYING CANNABIS FOR MUNICIPALITIES
Join Aird & Berlis partner, Jeremy Burke, to learn about how cannabis is regulated by the federal and provincial governments, and what room exists for municipal regulation. Also gain insight on the scope of Canadian cannabis industry participants and how the sector is evolving.
Jeremy Burke, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP
CARLETON UNIVERSITY 3D MAPPING PROJECT UPDATE
Stephen Fai, Associate Professor & Director, CIMS, Carleton University
Martine Gallant, Research Team Lead, CIMS, Carleton University
ECONOMY DISRUPTED: THE GLOBAL AND DIGITAL FORCES SHAPING THE FUTURE
The world is moving fast and the economy is changing rapidly. Dr. Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, will detail the geopolitical and technological trends impacting the Canadian economy and how governments can help ensure our communities and businesses thrive in these disruptive times.
Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
12:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
USING YOUR HIGH IMPACT FIRMS FOR FDI
Maxime St. Denis, Senior Consultant, CAI Global
WORKFORCE IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Anticipate the impact of new technologies on workforce availability for investment decisions.
Marc Beauchamp, President and CEO, CAI Global
3:00 pm: Wrap Up, Safe Travels Home Everyone
Registration Fee: $399.00 plus Fee and HST
Hotel Rooms available at the Residence Inn Marriott Kingston Water's Edge
Group Rate for Studio Suites for February 28th:
$149.00 plus applicable taxes and fees (rate includes deluxe hot breakfast buffet)
To book on-line by February 15th click here:
Book your group rate for Ontario East Economic Development Commission
or call 800-331-3131.
After February 15th, please call the hotel directly at 613-544-4888 to make your reservation