EDA Ministry Meetups & EDA Ministry Dinner


In 2015, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) held its first Ministry Dinner in Edmonton, AB. The purpose of the event was to bring together EDA members and stakeholders with specific Ministers and staff from the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta to network, share information about programs and explore potential partnerships. Since 2015,  the Ministry Dinner has been sold out in advance each year!

The COVID Challenge

Given COVID-19’s impact, we had to cancel the 2020 dinner and chose to host a series of 8 lunch hour “Ministry Meetups” on various topics instead. These sessions have enabled us to continue to profile various Ministers/Ministries that attend our annual Ministry Dinner, allowing attendees to learn more about new and existing programs, as well as meet and interact with key ministry representatives. 

NOTE: Our Meetup series has now finished. If you would like to access any recordings click on the links below.

Small Business Supports-  October 28, 2020

International Trade & Investment- December 9, 2020 - See the recording 

Innovation, Research & Technology- January 26, 2021 - See the recording

Employment, Workforce, Labour & Immigration- Feb. 24, 2021 - See the recording

Natural Resources, Energy, Natural Gas, Electricity- March 31, 2021 - see the recording

Agriculture, Forestry & the Environment- April 27, 2021 - See the recording

Infrastructure & Transportation- June 22, 2021 - See the recording 

Infrastructure & Transportation Resources: 

Municipal, Intergovernmental & Indigenous Relations- July 13, 2021

2021 Ministry Dinner

On June 17, 2021 the EDA Board of Directors voted to cancel the in-person 2021 Ministry Dinner due to the fact there is still a lot of uncertainty around COVID, and the Alberta wide municipal election will take place only one week before the event which could greatly impact attendance.

We are currently working on alternative plans. More details will be announced shortly.

Thank you AUMA for stepping up to be a Gold Sponsor for 2020-21!

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