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2018 Intersections for Growth Conference

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day 1
  • Economic Development as a Bridge to Reconciliation Panel (no proceedings)
  • Leveraging Winter, Christine Gutmann, City of Saskatoon
  • Economics of Water, Jason Tratch (conference registrants may request presentation by emailing seda@seda.sk.ca) 
  • Business Improvement Districts Roundtable (no proceedings) 
  • Trends, Transitions & Technology, Warren Jackson, BDC (not available)
  • Tiny House Movement Part 1   Part 2  John Robinson
  •  Army of Problemsolvers, Shaun Loney (conference registrants may request presentation by emailing seda@seda.sk.ca) 
  • Leveraging Industry Clusters, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams
  • Saskatchewan Success Stories  Royce Pettyjohn Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Jenn Biensch
  • Transportation:Airships in Northern & Remote Saskatchewan, Dr. Dr Barry Prentice
  • Leverging the Makerspace Culture (no proceedings)
  • Investment Attraction:Current Opportunities & Keys to Success Bernie Morton

DAY 2

2017 Intersections for Growth Conference

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Day One
  • PLENARY: Brenda Herchmer, Grassroots Enterprises:Future Focussed Leaders
  • FUNDING CONUNDRUM: DANGER OF FALLING SHORT Panel Discussion No Proceedings
  • MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: RETURN ON INVESTMENT  Dale Wheeldon EDCD Consulting
  • RETAIL ALCHEMY: Patti Parente A & W Canada
  • MAKING HAY IN A CHAOTIC ENVIRONMENT: Roger Grona Firebird Consulting
  • PLENARY: NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REALITIES Randy Johns, Keewatin Career Development Assoc
  • PLENARY: WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE Shaun Soonias Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network
  • IMPACT OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY BRANDING Ryan Townend William Joseph Communications 
  • CONVERSATIONS, CONSULTATION, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Brenda Herchmer, Grassroots Enterprises
  • CROWDSOURCING SESSION WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Gavin Connacher, Mark Cooper, Lenore Swystun, James Leier, Roger Grona and Kyle White
Day Two
  • PLENARY: INDIGENOMICS WHY THE TIME IS RIGHT Ainjel Hunt Transformation International
  • PLENARY: LEVERAGING THE PRESENCE ECONOMY: Tim Fry 468 Communications
  • AFFORDABLE RURAL & REMOTE HOUSING Roch Labelle Alberta Rural Development Network
  • COMPETITIVE ASSESSMENT Rich Eichler, Eichler Consulting
  • FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY Lori Runzer, FireSong at Fowler Lake
  • BEST PRACTICES IN SECTOR DIVERSIFICATION Evelyn Cerda Economic Development Regina Proceedings Pending
  • THE VALUES BASED ECONOMY Sara Wheelwright Trusted Marketing Services Visit www.trustedmarketingservices.com

2016 Intersections for Growth Conference

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Day One
  • OPENING REMARKS: Kirk Westgard, Assistant Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy
  • PLENARY: Della Rucker, THE WISE ECONOMY: The New and Near Future of Economic Development
  • MARKET RELEVANCE: THE KEY TO BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION  Carl Neggers, SM Solutions
  • CREATING AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM (EDS) IN YOUR COMMUNITY OR REGION  Cherylynn Walters, ABSN and Celine Favreau, Mid Sask Municipal Alliance
  • PLACE MAKING ON A SHOE STRING  Prairie Wild Consulting  Lenore Swystun  Samantha Mark
  • ATTRACTING YOUTH BACK TO CREATE ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES  Christie Dick, CED Consultant
  • LEADERSHIP: THE ‘SOCIAL’ CAPITAL REQUIRED FOR ENERGIZING ENTREPRENEURSHIP Dale Botting, Botting Leadership Corp
  • TOURISM DESTINATION REGIONS: DEVELOPMENT FROM THE GROUND UP  Royce Pettyjohn, Cypress Hills Destination Area Inc, Gail Kesslar, Executive Director of Cypress Hills Destination Area
  • INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODELS AND TRENDS FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE COMMUNITIES  Ryley Iverson, Co-founder Townfolio; Glenys Reeves, Lloydminster Business Accelerator
  • UNLEASHING LOCAL CAPITAL Victoria Morris, Saskatchewan Co-op Association
  • TEN WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY BETTER, STARTING TOMORROW  Della Rucker
  • GROWING SASKATCHEWAN’S DISTILLER AND CRAFT BREWERY CLUSTER  Mark England and Tim Ouelette of Tourism Saskatchewan, Shawn Moen - 9 Mile Legacy Brewing, John Cote - Black Fox Farm and Distillery, Susan Echlin - Living Sky Winery
  • TOUR AND TASTING: BLACK BRIDGE BREWERY
  • HISTORIC LYRIC THEATRE Live entertainment by BARLEY WIK
Day Two
  • PLENARY PANEL: INVESTMENT READINESS: POTENTIAL BARRIERS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
  • Moderator: Victor Goodman, Manager, Value-Added, Regional Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Panelists: Zafer Bashi, Agribusiness Specialist, Value Added Unit, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Grant Zalinko, Manager, Livestock Branch, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Barry Braitman, Director, Community Planning Branch, Ministry of Government Relations
  • USING VALUE /SUPPLY CHAINS TO IDENTIFY INVESTMENT SWEET SPOTS  Paul Blais, MDB Insight
  • BUSINESS PATHFINDERS AT YOUR SERVICE!  Karl Miller, Government of Canada and Jenelyn Ong, Square One
  • KICKSTARTING YOUR ENTREPENEURIAL COMMUNITY Monica Knight
  • THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY GAP: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SASKATCHEWAN? Jordan Dutchak
  • LEVERAGING AGRICULTURE TO Energize ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES  Victor Goodman, Manager, Value-Added, Regional Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Saskatchewan
  • USING THE ‘STRATEGIC DOING’ APPROACH FOR COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION Facilitated by Cherylynn Walters
  • ABC’S OF COMMUNITY BASED PROJECT DEVELOPMENT  HMC Management  Larry Lang  Dean Yaremchuk

2015 Intersections for Growth Conference


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2014 Intersections for Growth Conference

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2013 Intersections for Growth Conference

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