City-Building Summit

Ottawa is undergoing profound changes. 

Topping one million in population. Record-breaking public transportation investments. A hotly contested development plan for LeBreton Flats. The need to rejuvinate the ByWard Market. 

On top of this, powerful external factors, such as technological innovation from 5G and the sharing economy, are leaving all cities in uncharted territory. 

The Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal invite you to peer into the future, get better informed and join an exercise in City-Building. 

The Summit will begin on the evening of June 11 with the presentation of the 2019 Ottawa Business Growth Survey results, including an interactive discussion with live polling. 

This survey data will provide context for June 12, which is a full-day of keynotes, panels and perspectives that are designed to create a clearer picture of Ottawa's future. 

Your registration includes great networking, a continental breakfast, lunch, access to great keynotes, panel discussions and a fresh perspective on Ottawa's growth. 

8:30 am: Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am: Opening remarks
KEYNOTE:  Building LeBreton
Speaker: Tobi Nussbaum, CEO, National Capital Commission
PERSPECTIVE: City-Building Perspective
Speaker: Cheryl Jensen, CEO, Algonquin College
KEYNOTE: Federal Infrastructure Investments in the Nation's Capital
Speaker: Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada
Health break

PANEL: Revitalization of Ottawa's Byward Market
Moderator: Cindy Van Buskirk, Economic Development, City of Ottawa
John Borsten, Business Owner
Barry Padolsky, President, Barry Padolsky Associates 

PERSPECTIVE: Sustainability in City-Building

PANEL: A Discussion with the Capital Build Task Force
Moderator: Michael Curran, Publisher, Ottawa Business Journal 
Katherine Cooligan, Managing Partner, BLG
Michael Crockett, CEO, Ottawa Tourism
Ruby Williams, Chair, Capital Build Task Force and Deloitte.
KEYNOTE: Cities in the Age of the Sharing Economy
Speaker: Aaron Zifkin, Managing Director, LYFT Canada
Health break
PERSPECTIVE: City-Building Perspective
Speaker: Toon Dreessen, President, DCA Architects 
PANEL: Planning for Ottawa's Future
Moderator: Jan Harder, City Councillor & Chair, City Planning Committee 
Miguel Tremblay, FOTENN Planning & Design 
Jeff Westeinde, Zibi 

PERSPECTIVE: Discussion with the Mayor of Ottawa
Speaker: Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
KEYNOTE: Taking Ottawa into the Future: The New Official Plan
Speaker: Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development, City of Ottawa
4:30 pm: Closing remarks, event concludes

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