EDA Ministry Meetups & EDA Ministry Dinner


In 2015, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) held its first Ministry Dinner in Edmonton, AB. The purpose of the event was to bring together EDA members and stakeholders with specific Ministers and staff from the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta to network, share information about programs and explore potential partnerships. Since 2015,  the Ministry Dinner has been sold out in advance each year!

Current Challenges

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to rethink our plans for the October 2020 dinner. We know from experience, that there is huge value in bringing together economic development leaders with key government representatives, both elected and non-elected, to network, build relationships and share program information.

As a result, we have redesigned this unique opportunity to network in a slightly different manner.

Our Solution: EDA Ministry Meet-Ups ! 

Between October 2020-2021 EDA will:

Host a series of online lunch hour “EDA Ministry Meetups” where we will profile various Ministers/Ministries that attend our annual Ministry Dinner, allowing attendees to learn more about new and existing programs, as well as meet and interact with key ministry representatives. 

Click on the dates below to register for the Zoom meet up.

Registration is FREE for EDA members:  

Small Business Supports-  October 28, 2020

International Trade & Investment- December 9, 2020 - See the recording 

Innovation, Research & Technology- January 26, 2021 - See the recording

Employment, Workforce, Labour & Immigration- Feb. 24, 2021 - See the recording

Natural Resources, Energy, Natural Gas, Electricity- March 31, 2021 - see the recording

Agriculture, Forestry & the Environment- April 27, 2021 - See the recording

Infrastructure, Transportation & Housing- June 22, 2021

Municipal, Intergovernmental & Indigenous Relations- July 13, 2021

Ministry Dinner October 27, 2021

Plan to attend in person our 2021 Ministry Dinner in downtown Edmonton AB, October 27, 2021. 

Register here. 

    Become a Sponsor

    If you would like to be a sponsor of our Ministry Meetups and Ministry Dinner, download the sponsor package here.

    Thank you AUMA for stepping up to be a Gold Sponsor for 2020-21!

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