Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

March 11, 2011 18:29 ET

EEDC's Annual Luncheon to Focus on Productivity

Leading organizations recognized for their contribution to Edmonton's productivity

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2011) - Greater Edmonton's organizations will be recognized for their leadership, innovation and contribution to the city at EEDC's Annual Luncheon on:

Date: Monday, April 18, 2011

 Time: 11:00 a.m. - Networking

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon & Keynote Address

Location: Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D

Following the awards presentation attendees will engage in a captivating keynote address from the Honourable Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council of Competitiveness. Internationally renowned as a leading voice on competitiveness, innovation strategy, science and technology, and international economic policy, Ms. Wince-Smith will undoubtedly encourage Greater Edmonton's organizations to strive for the best and to be competitive in an emergent economy.

A seasoned expert in international economic affairs, Ms. Wince-Smith will provide valuable insight to promote global economic growth through collaboration and innovation.

"We are very fortunate to have Ms. Wince-Smith with us to share ideas, to encourage and to challenge our regional business community," says Ron Gilbertson, president and CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. "We have some of the best organizations in the country right here in Greater Edmonton that represent and reflect our corporate priority areas: leadership, innovation and recognition. We want to acknowledge and recognize leading organizations for their contributions. They engage the community and act as a catalyst for change, while fostering innovation and increasing Edmonton's visibility on a global level."

For more information visit http://www.edmonton.com/2011luncheon.aspx. To register for the event, click here.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.comLearn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca.

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
    Renée Worrell
    Communications Manager
    780.932.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com