Edmonton Delegation Heads to Ottawa

Edmonton Delegation Heads to Ottawa 
EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 -- A delegation of
Edmonton business and community leaders is in Ottawa November 19 - 21
to strengthen relationships with federal government leaders and raise
awareness about investment and entrepreneurial opportunities in
Edmonton. In addition to highlighting Edmonton's growing potential to
contribute to the success of our national economy, the delegation
will also emphasize opportunities in Alberta's and Canada's North,
especially market access, as well as the importance of tourism in
Led jointly by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and Edmonton Economic
Development Corporation (EEDC), the delegation is meeting with a
number of ministers and senior government officials including
Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle
Rempel, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism and
Agriculture Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Science and
Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern
Ontario Greg Rickford and Minister of Health Rona Ambrose. 
Delegation members consist of Canadian Western Bank executive
vice-president and chief financial officer Tracy Ball, TEC Edmonton
CEO Chris Lumb, Edmonton International Airports president and CEO Reg
Milley, Zedi senior vice president Larry Spagnolo, Coast Edmonton
Plaza Hotel general manager Kelly McCauley, Savvia Inc CEO and
Chamber chair Lindsay Dodd, Chamber president and CEO James Cumming,
Chamber chief operating officer and vice president of policy Robin
Bobocel, EEDC vice president of marketing and communications Kevin
Weidlich, and EEDC president and CEO Brad Ferguson. 
Note: Remote interviews with Brad Ferguson and James Cumming may be
arranged. Please send interview request to confirm availability and
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is a wholly owned
entity of the City of Edmonton, governed by an independent board of
directors and managed by an entrepreneurial team that understands
that our customers are Edmonton's current/future business leaders and
investors. EEDC is responsible for providing leadership to the
economic growth strategy for Edmonton and the Capital Region. For
more information, visit www.edmonton.com. Learn more about Edmonton
through the stories of people who've experienced it at
Media contacts: Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
Bobbi Menard
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
Erica Brusselers
780.917.7644 / 780.902.3137
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