Skip to Main Content

EDCO Regional Economic Development Professional Development Event

Earn 3 Economic Development Certification Points for Attending!

EDCO Regional Event Northern Region - North Bay

Wednesday June 19 - 20th, 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - OMAFRA Training

Details coming soon!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Chief Commanda II Boat Cruise – Welcoming Reception

All aboard the Chief Commanda II for a sunset dinner cruise on the beautiful waters of Lake Nipissing. Indulge in breathtaking views, and an evening of networking.

Thursday, June 20, 2024 

8:30 am – 9:00 am - Registration & Networking

Start your day at The Grande Event Centre downtown North Bay with light refreshments and networking.

9:00 am – 9:30 am- Welcome Remarks

Join Mayor Peter Chirico for a community welcome and insights into our local film industry.  A warm welcome will be provided by EDCO Chair, Belinda Wick-Graham.

9:30 am – 10:00 am - Film in Northern Ontario with Hon. Minister Vic Fedeli 

The Hon. Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, shares his views on the growth and evolution of Northern Ontario’s film industry.  

10:00 am – 11:00 am - Keynote: Ontario’s Growing Film Industry with Justin Cutler, Ontario Film Commissioner  

Learn more about Ontario Creates initiatives, and the plan for growth of the film industry in the province. Ontario Film Commissioner, Justin Cutler will dive into the importance of the film industry as a strong and viable economic contributor to Ontario’s economy. 

11:00 am – 11:15 am - Networking Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm - Building a Film-Ready Community

A panel of industry representatives will delve into the essential elements of fostering a film-friendly community. Discover strategies for attracting productions, nurturing local talent, and enhancing infrastructure to ensure your locale shines as a destination for filmmakers.

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm - Networking Break

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm -  Lunch & Learn: Sustainability in the Film Industry

Enjoy lunch while hearing about the growing need for sustainability in the film industry. Gain valuable insights into innovative and creative approaches adopted by film crews to promote environmental stewardship during production.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm - Capitol Centre Tour

Learn about North Bay’s historic Capitol Centre theatre with an informative tour while you enjoy a special EDCO screening.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Film Set Tour  

Step behind the scenes and into the world of cinema with an exclusive film set tour, where you'll connect with industry insiders and see how movie magic is made.

* Local transportation to and from the official Seminar hotel to Thursday event venues will be provided for EDCO participants. 


Thursday day location:

The Grande Event Centre, 300 Wyld Street, North Bay


Fairfield Inn & Suites North Bay

115 Eloy Road, North Bay, ON P1B 9T9

Please find the following group booking link Book your group rate for EDCO Regional Seminar so the people attending the event can confirm their reservations online and have direct access to the negotiated rate.

Last to book with Hotel Room Block is Sunday May, 19th!


*Regional Event Registrations are non-refundable after June 7, 2024. Before this date, registrations are refundable less a $50.00 +HST administration fee*

*Event registrations are transferrable until June 12th, 2024.*

Register Now!

Or paste this link in your browser's address bar:

19 Jun 2024 @ 9:00am EDT
20 Jun 2024 @ 5:00pm EDT

Google Calendar

  • The Grande Event Centre, 300 Wyld Street, North Bay