The EDA Ministry Dinner

The annual EDA Ministry Dinner is an opportunity for approximately 120 community economic development professionals and key government officials to network, to share information and to explore potential partnerships. This event is unique as it follows an interactive format. Throughout the dinner, several participants change tables at the beginning of each course of their meal. This maximizes the opportunities for government representatives and community economic development  professionals to  share information about various programs and opportunities. By providing key decision makers with the forum to connect, it aligns with one of EDA’s strategic priorities to equip our province’s economic development professionals with the most current resources and opportunities.

The 2017 Ministry Dinner is now open for registration. Book now! 

The 2016 Ministry Dinner:

EDA was honoured to host the Hon. Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade.

The federal and provincial departments representatives at the 2016 EDA Ministry Dinner included:

  • Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • National Research Council of Canada, IRAP
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Alberta Economic Development and Trade:
    • Economic Development & SMEs
    • Economic Development and Policy
    • Science and Innovation
    • Trade and Investment Attraction
  • Alberta Culture and Tourism
  • Alberta Labour
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Innovate Calgary, Green Tech Mentors

EDA welcomed Miller Thomson LLP and the Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development as partners for the 2016 Ministry Dinner. It was held at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton AB. 2016 Ministry Dinner Photo Gallery 






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