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:
EDA was honoured to host Jason Krips, Deputy Minister of Alberta Economic Development and Trade.
The federal and provincial departments with representatives at the 2017 Ministry Dinner included:
Alberta Economic Development and Trade
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Alberta Indigenous Relations
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Export Development Canada
Alberta Municipal Affairs
Natural Resources Canada/Government of Canada
Business Development Bank of Canada
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
EDA welcomed the Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development and the Gold Creek Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership as partners for the 2017 Ministry Dinner. It was held at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in Edmonton AB.