Dust Off Your Business Cards
Feb 13, 2014
The winter months may be cold, and the summer a bit too short, but let’s face it - the Peace Region has limitless potential for growth and economic opportunities. Next week’s Growing the North Conference is all about exploring these opportunities.
In its fifth year, Growing the North is by far one of the largest economic development conferences in the region. In previous years, over 400 attendees from all over Alberta, Northern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories have descended on Grande Prairie to attend this event.
Hosted by the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce, the County of Grande Prairie No. 1, the City of Grande Prairie, Farm Credit Canada, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region, and Grande Prairie Regional College Centre for Research & Innovation, this event features two days of distinguished speakers from a number of different industries and backgrounds. A few speakers to make note of are: Astronaut Chris Hadfield, National Research Council President John McDougall, Destination Development & Community Branding Expert Roger Brooks, and Shawn Shewchuk, Author of “Change Your Mind, Change Your Results.”
Some of the many topics that will be covered are new growth opportunities for Canadian natural gas sales through liquefied natural gas (Matt Most, VP, Natural Gas Economy, Encana), the future needs and importance of pipelines (Mich Dilger, CEO, Pembina), and the development of what is one of the largest and richest oil liquid petroleum fields in North America (Steve Haysom, Senior VP, Seven Generations).
The entire two day event kicks off the evening prior with A Taste of the Peace. This free event sponsored by Farm Credit Canada and Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region, will showcase the local products of agri-producers in the Peace Region.
So dust off your of business cards and bring plenty along as this will be the networking event of the year. Best of all, you could enter to win one of six iPads in the iPad Networking Challenge!