Toronto Mayor John Tory will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Regional Economic Summit in Guelph on March 22.
Tory was invited to speak at the event, hosted annually by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, by Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie.“Our Innovation Corridor is home to a diverse, highly educated population and game changing ideas,” said Tory in a news release. “I’m excited to share the story of this region as a place where we nurture great talent, grow our industries and engage the public in finding innovative solutions.”
Said Guthrie: “I’m thrilled to welcome Mayor Tory to Guelph. He is a key voice in our efforts to change the way we look at economic development – from cities competing with each other, to joining together as one globally-competitive region. Those efforts are paying off, with Provincial commitments to two-way all-day GO trains and high-speed rail.”
Following Mayor Tory’s keynote address, the Summit will feature a Regional Leaders Panel that will focus on how to build strong partnerships between multiple levels of government, institutions, and the private sector. As in previous years, the event will be the largest single gathering of leaders in the region.The 2018 Regional Economic Summit takes place on March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing on Woodlawn Road. For tickets, visit guelphchamber.com.