The future of Ottawa, the Nation's Capital, is in your hands.
Business and community leaders have a profound opportunity and responsibility to rally around a vision for the future of Ottawa that will impact our city, our region and our country. City building is the process of creating a thriving city.
You are invited you to join the conversation at a half day conference that will explore the concept of city building, place branding, planning and economic development. Have your say about the future of our city.
Who should attend?
Business owners and managers, corporate executives and senior directors
Volunteers and leaders working in the broader public sectors and non profits
Decision makers and managers at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
Community members interested in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, our economy
Leaders and future leaders interested in making a difference in our community
Why should you come?
Learn about emerging trends and how we can leverage them to reach our full potential
Meet and interact with fellow business people and community leaders
Create new opportunities and contribute to important conversations about our future
AGENDA ✔️ 800AM - 900AM - Networking hosted by RGA and OCOBIA
✔️ 900AM - 2:00PM - City-Building Summit
Mayor Jim Watson
Hon. Catherine McKenna
Hon. Lisa McLeod
Keynote Presentation / Q&A: Own Your City
Speaker: Jennifer Keesmaat, CEO, The Keesmaat Group
Keynote Presentation: Future State: Ottawa in 2046 Speaker: Alain Miguelez, Manager of Planning, Policy & Resiliency, City of Ottawa
Mini Presentations: High Impact Projects ByWard Market Speaker: Court Currt, Manager of Right of Way, Heritage and Urban Design Services, City of Ottawa Building LeBreton Speaker: Tobi Nussbaum, CEO, National Capital Commission Area XO Speaker: Sonya Shorey, VP, Strategy, Marketing & Communications, Invest Ottawa Zibi Speaker: Jeff Westeinde, President, Zibi Canada
Single Ticket: Ottawa Board of Trade Member - $50+ HST Future Members - $75+ HST
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