Downloadable Conference Program


Welcome from the City of Ottawa Office of the Mayor, Mark Sutcliffe

Welcome Message

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Registration - Beat the Wednesday Rush!

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


8:30 AM
Registration and Refreshments
10:30-11:00 AM
OEMC Opening Remarks & Government Address
11:00-11:45 AM
Keynote Speaker: Judy Croon
Sponsored by Enbridge
11:45-12:30 PM
Ontario's EV Supply Chain - Driving Eastern Ontario's Contributions and Opportunities - Sponsored by ResearchFDI
12:30-1:30 PM
Municipal Development Workforce Development Economic Development Community Development
1:30-2:30 PM Mayor and Members' Roles in Economic Development Employment Ontario is Transforming: Building Connections for Employers and Job Seekers Tourism is big business in Eastern Ontario! Update from RTOs Renfrew Virtual Triage & Assessment Centre (RC VTAC): An Innovative Approach to Health Care | Belleville's Physician Recruitment
2:30-3:00 PM
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00-4:00 PM Permissions, Prohibitions, and Purgatory - Small Town Planning in Eastern Ontario Cottage Country Workforce Development, Attraction and Retention in Rural Communities in Post Covid World Eastern Ontario Industrial and Employment Lands Community Engagement and Long-term Visions: Stimulants for Investments, Economic Growth and Redevelopment in Small Municipalities. The Town of Deep River Case Study
4:00-4:10 PM
4:10-5:10 PM Municipality-initiated Development: Case Study - Highway 417 Industrial Park in Township of Russell Eastern Ontario Macroeconomics - Trends, Challenges & Opportunities Fueling the Future: Renewable Natural Gas in Eastern Ontario
5:10-6:30 PM
President's Reception in Exhibit Hall
Celebrating Ontario East Economic Development Commission's 35th Year! More Details to Come!
6:30 PM
Free Night! OEMC will arrange shuttles for delegates to go downtown to the Byward Market for the evening. Learn more here!

Thursday, September 7, 2022

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast - Sponsored by Rogers
9:00-10:00 AM
Government Address
EDO of the Year Award Presentation
10:00-10:30 AM
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 
Municipal Development Workforce Development Economic Development Community Development
10:30-11:30 AM Preparing Eastern Municipalities for Ontario’s Energy Future Canada’s Immigration Advantage: Programs and Resources for Employers | OINP-Entrepreneur Success Initiative Update Leveraging Government Resources: How to Navigate the Funding Landscape
11:30-11:40 AM
11:40-12:40 PM Municipal Law Update Be Your Economy’s DEI Hero: Here’s the Secret Harnessing the Bioeconomy to meet the challenges facing Eastern Ontario and Mother Earth Energizing Life: Preparing Communities for a Clean Energy Future
12:40-1:45 PM
1:45-2:45 PM The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Regional Housing Plan and the Rural Housing Information System What's Out There in the Skilled Trades & Technologies: Building Ontario’s Skilled Trades and Technologies Workforce - Together Taking it to the Streets - the Main Streets GRID: An Innovative Solution to Streamline Development Approvals through Processes that are Simple and Efficient, which aggregate Complete Property Information!
2:45-3:15 PM
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
3:15-4:15 PM The Future of Seniors Housing: The Abbeyfield Shared Accommodation Model | The Provincial Urgency to Build More Homes: Managing Growth while achieving Community Vision: A Case Study of the Cavan Monaghan Experience How Colleges Can Support Attracting Industry
5:30 PM
Banquet & Entertainment Onsite

Featuring Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, 2020 IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones!

Last year's Banquet had rave reviews! We are looking forward to another full night of great food and music!