Mar 22, 2017
In 2017 the Collaborate to Compete Regional Symposium will explore the theme Strong City Strong Region to highlight the close connection between Central Cities and the Metropolitan Regions that surround them. 

Examining the essence of these connections will be the focus of keynote speakers and discussion panels over evening and morning events at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa:
  • Wednesday May 31, 2017       6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday June 1, 2017            8:00 a.m. to noon
 Registration is $295 and is now open here

This event immediately precedes the Annual National Convention of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities June 1-4, 2017 at the Shaw Convention Centre in Ottawa.

This Symposium is hosted by operating regional entities in the Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg Metro Regions:
  • The Calgary Regional Partnership
  • The Capital Region Board
  • Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region
  • FCM Big City Mayors Caucus 
  • Municipalities of Metro Regions  
  • Provincial Municipal Associations
May 31   Speaker / Panelists
6:00 p.m. Opening: Registration and Cash bar
6:45 p.m. Plated dinner
7:10 p.m. Welcome Programming overview and introductions PMCR
7:15 p.m. Keynote Strong Cities: the Lifeblood of Strong Regions Invited: Brookings  Institution  TBC
7:45 p.m. Panel 1 Response and open discussion The Mayors of Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Winnipeg
Moderator: CRP
8:30 p.m. Conclusions: Networking Mixer
June 1   Speaker / Panelists
8:00 a.m. Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:45 a.m. Welcome Opening remarks  PMCR
9:00 a.m. Panel 2
Regional Approach to Planning: Enabling Economic Development
How the elements of region planning assist in Economic Development
Invited: Reps from Metro Vancouver, Global TO, Calgary EcDev, Leduc-Nisku EcDev
Moderator: CRB
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Panel 3 Metro Regions, Thinking Globally:  Capitalizing on Unique Strengths and Enhancing Key Attributes for Economic Development
YEG/EIA – Resources, Transportation Hub
Greater Montreal – Heritage, History, Tourism
Winnipeg Business Council– Business
Calgary – Leveraging Change
Invited: Reps from Calgary Economic Development,
Edmonton International Airport, Montreal Economic Development, Winnipeg Business Council
Moderator: Urban Strategies Inc. (TBC)
11:30 a.m. Concluding Remarks                                                                  PMCR