• Great Places, Smart People, Thriving Economies

With the emergence of new global markets, communities need to work together to encourage competition and advance economic growth. This must-attend event for economic developers - IEDC's first annual conference outside of the United States - will focus on how to Connect, Collaborate, and Create at the global level to contribute to the transformation of local, state, and regional economies.


Toronto and its surrounding region are consistently ranked at the top of international indexes for competitiveness, innovation, and liveability. Few cities in the world can offer such multi-sector strength or depth of talent. The region prides itself on an environment that is committed to nurturing and supporting businesses.


The four conference tracks will cover:


Regional Collaboration in FDI: The need for regional cooperation

Expanding Global Trade: The need for a cooperative approach to support expansion into global markets and the importance of emerging global markets to local and regional business growth

Start-up Ecosystem: How start-ups, incubators and business improvement areas / main street revitalization are shaping economies

Creative Capital Gains: How culture, sport, film, music and creative industries are transforming economies

EARLY BIRD COUNTDOWN

March 10, 2017