Feb 21, 2017
In 2017 the Collaborate to Compete Regional Symposium will explore the theme Strong City Strong Region to highlight the close connection between Cities and the Metropolitan Regions that surround them; connections that are key enablers for economic development, quality of life, and future prosperity in the reality of our globally competitive environment.
Examining the essence of these connections will be the focus of keynote speakers and discussion panels over an evening and morning event on May 31 and June 1, 2017 in Ottawa, concluding prior to the opening of the FCM National Convention. 

Registration is open, with details being confirmed and updated regularly. Fee is $225.
Register here
The Symposium is being hosted for the fourth time by operating regional entities: The Capital Region Board of the Edmonton Metro Region, The Calgary Regional Partnership, and the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region.
  • FCM Big City Mayors Caucus
  • Municipalities of Metro Regions
  • Provincial Municipal Associations

Draft Schedule
May 31               Theme: Partnerships                                                                                  
6:00 p.m.            Registration and cash bar
6:45 p.m.            Plated Dinner
7:15 p.m.            Welcome Program intro, Keynote speaker: Strong Cities are the Lifeblood of Strong Regions     7:45 p.m.            Discussion/ Response Panel                                    
8:30 p.m.            Networking Mixer
June 1                Theme: Economic Development                                                                                       
8:00 a.m.            Breakfast Buffet
8:45 a.m.            Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.            Speaker/ panel – Topic 1 Regional approach to planning scale
10:00 a.m.          Break
10:30 a.m.          Speaker/ Panel – Topic 2 Metro Regions, Thinking Globally: Capitalizing on unique strengths                                and enhancing key attributes for economic development                                                            11:30 a.m.          Concluding Remarks 

For inquiries or comments please contact Malcolm Bruce, CEO at 780-638-6000.