Growing The North Conference

2018 Growing the North Conference

The 9th Annual Growing the North (GTN) Conference is scheduled for February 21-22, 2018 in the Entrec Centre at Evergreen Park, which is located five kilometres south of Grande Prairie on Resources Road.

Since its inception in 2010, the Growing the North Conference has been helping municipal leaders and entrepreneurs examine innovation and explore economic development opportunities in the Peace Region of Northwest Alberta and Northeast B.C.

The conference is now a presentation of the following partners: City of Grande Prairie; County of Grande Prairie; Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region; Farm Credit Canada; Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce; Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association; GPRIN; and MD of Greenview; as well as numerous generous sponsors.

A wide range of professionals from various sectors will be speaking at the 2018 GTN Conference. Each speaker is knowledgeable insight into a variety of industries that are vital to our area.

Chris Fields - Speaker, Writer, Community Builder at 13 Ways
Garth Braun - President, CEO, & Chair - Blackbird Energy
Glen Nevokshonoff - Chief Operating Officer - Seven Generations Energy
Len Morissette - Owner - CIA Solutions
Emily Salsbury-Deveaux - Executive Director - School of Retailing
Marty Seymour - Director, Industry and Stakeholder Relations - Farm Credit Canada
Cam Battley - Executive Vice-President - Aurora Cannabis
John Gilliland - Member at EU Commission, DG Agriculture, Mixed Farming Expert Industry Panel
Carol Ann Hilton - CEO - Transformation International
Jonathan Banks - Research Associate - University of Alberta
Bruce Vincent - President of Communities For A Great Northwest
J.P. Gervais- Chief Agricultural Economist - Farm Credit Canada
Suzanne West - President & CEO - Imaginea Energy
Darby Allen - Fort McMurray's Fire Chief (Ret.)

For a complete list of presenters along with their profiles as well as the conference schedule visit

There is also ample time for networking to build and renew relationships with fellow delegates. Also included in your registration is a FREE pre-conference event on February 20, 2018, Taste of the Peace (facebook page), highlighting local growers, producers and food/beverage industry representatives on February 20 at the Stonebridge Hotel (hotel website click here). *You do not have to be a registered delegate of the conference to attend Taste of the Peace.

Please visit the website for more information on the 2018 Conference.

For sponsorship information, please contact Cindy Simigan at 780-532-5340 or

For registration information, please contact Janice Chomik at 780-532-5340 or or click on the image below for a printable PDF.

ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED be sure to download and check out the EventMobi app for the Conference