Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada's Finding Top Gear: Urban Centers as Engines of Growth Forum

SASKATOON, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ - When urban centers in Canada prosper, so do smaller communities in the province or region. Saskatchewan has had amongst the highest annual economic growth rates in Canada for the last five years, and while the eight largest cities have garnered the largest percentage of growth and immigration, rural areas of the province have also prospered.  

The Conference Board of Canada's Finding Top Gear: Urban Centres as Engines of Growth forum will bring together representatives from large, medium and small Saskatchewan cities, economic development associations and businesses to address important questions such as:

  • What are the infrastructure and services required to sustain the economy?
  • How do you attract and retain the labour market needed to broaden economic growth?

When: April 18, 2016                                             

Where: Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan        

Who: Speakers include:

  • Roger Francis, Director, Saskatchewan Institute, The Conference Board of Canada 
  • Alex L. Fallon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)
  • David Froh, Vice-President, Sector Development, Economic Development Regina 
  • Dawn Martin, Manager, Strategy Management, City of Regina
  • Randy Grauer, General Manager of Community Services, City of Saskatoon

For the full schedule and times visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/16-0090/agenda.aspx

Media Accreditation is required.

Follow this event on Twitter with the hashtag #SaskInstitute

The Conference Board of Canada's Finding Top Gear: Urban Centres as Engines of Growth is made possible thanks to generous contributions from our sponsors: Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, Information Services Corporation and MNP LLP. 

 

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Sean Burgess, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 294, E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca; or, Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca

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