*This program is preliminary and may be changed

TBA Economic Development for Elected Officials’ Training

Please note this pre-conference training session is not included in the OEMC registration fees. There will be a separate registration for this pre-conference event. Details coming soon.


9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Conference Welcome & Opening Keynote

Sponsored by Municipal Finance Officers’ Association

Eastern Ontario Leadership Council Strategy (EOLC) Launch

Keynote Speaker: Meg Soper, Motivational Humorist | Co-Author of From the Stage to the Page

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Baker Tilly KDN LLP
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM A Platform for Peak Performance Parliamentary Business – Best Practices: Accountability and Transparency Managing Water Assets in a Changing Climate Ontario Ministries looking out for Workforce Development and Talent! EOLC – Overview of the Strategy and Next Steps in Implementation
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Effective and Meaningful Indigenous Engagement Waste Management Challenges for Small Municipalities Current Trends in (Re)Planning Places of Worship Housing Models to Grow Communities EOLC – Workforce Development and Deployment
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Transition Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Arena Safety The Balance of Needs vs. Wants: Retrofitting Existing Corridors for Cycling Facilities The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre in Action Planning Together for a Reliable Electricity System

EOLC – Integrated, Intelligent Transportation System
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Refreshment Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Legal Update Creating an Eastern Ontario Bioeconomy for Seven Generations Investment in Tourism in Eastern Ontario is Real Economic Development for Years to Come   EOLC – Technology Integration and Innovation
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM President’s Reception / Exhibitor Wine & Cheese
Sponsored by the City of Cornwall
6:45 PM Taste of the Town
Sponsored by the Hydro One Networks Inc.


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session: Personal Accountability – How to Avoid Becoming a Target! with invited Government Speakers

Nigel Bellchamber and Fred Dean

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Transition Break
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Bill 68: Impacts and Interpretations of the Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade: Helping the Economic Development Community with Business Attraction, Retention and Growth Intentional Leadership EOLC – Digital Infrastructure
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Refreshment Break and Exhibitor Draw Prizes
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Grow Fish Grow Understanding and Managing Municipal Risk Regulation of Proliferation of Short-Term Accommodations Rebranding After A Decade – One Community’s Case Study
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ombudsman 101: Working with Ontario’s Eastern Municipalities Zen and the Art of Business Retention + Expansion South Nation Conservation, SDG and North Dundas Partnership Navigating the Cannabis Industry in your Community
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Refreshment Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Our Economic Success: Collaborating to Prepare the Next Generation Protecting People and Property – a Collaborative Government and Non-government Partnership The Evolution of Downtown Revitalization and CIP: From Planning through Infrastructure Renewal Tiny Houses for Affordable Youth Housing
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Transition Break
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Exploring Crossborder Opportunities between Outaouais and Eastern Ontario Local Food First Impression Community Exchange Program: Lessons from Pilot Community Projects
Municipal Financial Statements 101
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM BBQ Dinner Reception
Sponsored by the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Complimentary cocktails from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment throughout the night!


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Closing Ceremonies with invited Government Speakers
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Closing Remarks
10:30 AM Tour of the NAV Centre – details coming soon