Young Professionals Network Launch Event

MDB Insight is partnering with the Economic Developer’s Council of Ontario (EDCO) in the creation of a Young Professionals Network, an exciting new venture targeted at economic development practitioners in Ontario under the age of 30 or with less than five years of professional experience. Recognizing that young professionals are often faced with difficulty entering the field and engaging with other practitioners, this network aims to provide a forum for interaction and collaboration, information sharing, and the pursuit of professional development opportunities.

To build a foundation for this new initiative, EDCO is sponsoring a launch event for the Young Professionals Network, to be held between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on February 1, 2011 at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in Toronto. This event will coincide with the opening of the annual EDCO conference. Leading experts from the economic development profession in Ontario will be on hand to share and discuss their experience and insight into the field. The afternoon will begin with a panel discussion and end with a number of roundtables where young professionals will be able to “ask the experts”.

Economic development experts participating in a panel discussion and the roundtables include: Dave Paul, Anya Codack, Stephen Chait, Brock Dickinson, Dave Cash, Trudy Parsons, Debbie Walker, Don Eastwood, and Liz Weaver.

This event will be a unique opportunity to explore a career in economic development and interact with the current and future leaders of the profession. If you’re under 30 or have less than five years of professional experience we invite you to join us on February 1st. For more information or to register for the free launch event, please click here. Space is limited. Any inquiries can be directed to Jordan Katz, Nirvana Micoo, or Lauren Millier from the MDB Insight team.