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Conference Highlights

Check back for special virtual highlights as the conference approaches!

Opening Reception

Tuesday February 4, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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The first reception of the conference is a welcome opportunity to engage with delegates, EDCO Board and Committee members and connect with old and new colleagues and friends. The conference theme Get Your Game on #EDCO2020 gets off to a great start at the Hockey Hall of Fame which has the finest collection of hockey artifacts from around the world!

A shuttle bus from the hotel to the Hockey Hall of Fame will be provided for delegates.
Courtesy of: Research Consultants International

Showcase Area

The Conference Showcase hosts vendors exhibiting a wide range of new and innovative tools, products and services related to economic development. Source the tools you need to succeed and grow while solidifying business connections. Refreshment breaks, draws, games and other entertainment will make the Showcase area a great place to network.

Wednesday Morning Break Sponsor:

Game Plan Area

Located near the registration desk, this is the place to settle in to a comfortable chair, take some time to relax, catch up on work or have informal discussions with other delegates. Use the space to set your own personal game plan for moving forward, tapping in to all the resources provided by the conference sessions and partners.

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Networking Lunches

Conference lunches are a time to share ideas, best practices and get to know your fellow delegates over a good meal.

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Feast On Reception

Wednesday February 5, 2020
4:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Coordinated by: Culinary Tourism Alliance

One of the Conference’s most popular receptions, Feast On highlights hand-picked, local suppliers eager to showcase their unique food and beverage products. It’s an educational taste experience that delegates look forward to every year. At stations around the Showcase area delegates can sample Ontario wine and beer, unique cocktails and savour a variety of foods and taste sensations.

President’s Dinner and Awards of Excellence

Thursday February 6, 2020
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Photo Booth presented by:
Dinner Presented by:

Join us in the Grand Ballroom foyer for drinks and appetizers. Have your picture taken with friends and colleagues at our photo booth where you can pose as a “team” for your favourite sport.

The President’s Dinner and the much anticipated Awards of Excellence follows. Industry leaders will be honoured and awards in a number of economic development categories will be presented. Entertainment will be provided by emcee Darrin Rose, a well known comedian and peformer.

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