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City Building Summit: OTTAWA NEXT

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The future of Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital, is in your hands.

Business and community leaders have a profound opportunity and responsibility to rally around a vision for the future of Ottawa that will impact our city, our region and our country. City building is the process of creating a thriving city.

You are invited you to join the conversation at a half day conference that will explore the concept of city building, place branding, planning and economic development. Have your say about the future of our city.

Who should attend?

  • Business owners and managers, corporate executives and senior directors
  • Volunteers and leaders working in the broader public sectors and non profits
  • Decision makers and managers at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
  • Community members interested in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, our economy
  • Leaders and future leaders interested in making a difference in our community

Why should you come?

  • Learn about emerging trends and how we can leverage them to reach our full potential
  • Meet and interact with fellow business people and community leaders
  • Create new opportunities and contribute to important conversations about our future


✔️ Networking Sessions: Connect with business and community leaders
✔️ Greetings from Local Leaders including Mayor Jim Watson
✔️ Expert Keynotes on City Building, City Planning & Place Branding
✔️ Private and Public Sector Panels to discuss emerging trends, high impact projects, expert insights
✔️ Break out Discussion Tables on key economic opportunities in Talent, Tech, Tourism, Transportation
✔️ Break out Discussion Tables on key economic opportunities in Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability

Featured Speakers:

Jennifer Keesmaat, CEO, The Keesmaat Group

Alain Miguelez, Manager of Planning Policy & Resiliency, City of Ottawa

Frank Cuypers, Senior Strategic Consultant, Destination Think!



Single Ticket:
Ottawa Board of Trade Member – $50+ HST
Future Members – $75+ HST


April 30
8:00 am - 2:00 pm




Ottawa Board of Trade
Ottawa Business Journal