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City Building Summit 2023: Build Up Ottawa

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Now is the time to Build Up Ottawa

Join the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal for an inclusive conversation about the future of Canada’s Capital Region. Together, we can create a diverse and vibrant community with a thriving economy and quality of life for all. Connect with city builders, learn about what is on the horizon and share your ideas about the future of our city. Everyone is welcome.

This event is for business and community leaders, economic partners, and young leaders. Everyone is welcome and will enjoy a day filled with:

  • meaningful connections and networking
  • inspiring ideas and information from experts
  • dynamic panel discussion on key issues and projects
  • a nutritious breakfast and lunch
  • fresh and exciting perspective on your role in city building

Be prepared for engaging conversations about our future.


  • Driving Economic Growth
  • Revitalizing Downtown
  • Creating Quality of Life
  • Investing in Innovative Infrastructure
  • The Future of Cities


  • Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, City of Ottawa
  • Mary Rowe, President & CEO, Canadian Urban Institute
  • Jason Burggraff, Executive Director, Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association
  • Cindy VanBuskirk, High Economic Impact Projects, City of Ottawa
  • Mark Goudie, President & CEO, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
  • Katie Paris, Director, Building LeBreton, National Capital Commission

More to come!

Keynote: Dr. Mike MoffattSenior Director of Policy and Innovation at the University of Ottawa’s Smart Prosperity Institute

Dr. Mike Moffatt is the Senior Director of Policy and Innovation at the University of Ottawa’s Smart Prosperity Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University. Mike’s research at SPI focuses on the intersection of regional economic development, building child-friendly, climate-friendly housing and communities, and clean innovation. In 2017, Mike was the Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada, advising Deputy Ministers on innovation policy and emerging trends. He has also previously held the titles of Director (Interim) of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Directory of Policy at Canada 2020, and Chief Economist for the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto. Mike has worked with politicians and policymakers of all political stripes in several countries to craft more effective public policy.

Don’t miss the community building event of the year!

Our agenda setting events are made possible by local business sponsors. In return, we offer high value engagement and recognition. If you would like to be a sponsor for this important event, please contact Don Mersereau at Don@OttawaBusinessEvents.ca. Limited opportunities remain.


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