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The third annual event is scheduled for February 22 and 23, 2012, and is hosted by the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce.

The two day conference will include several industry speakers, an opportunity to sample locally produced foods at the Taste of the Peace event, which kicks off the conference on the 21st, and a display showcasing local innovators and their products.

Registration costs $150.00 and can be made online at www.growingthenorth.com or through the Chamber of Commerce at 780-532-5340 or info@gpchamber.com.

Confirmed speakers for the conference are included below:

Bruce Rutley – Centre for Research & Innovation, Foresight Scenario Creation 2050
Don Kayne – Canfor President and Chief Executive Officer
Todd Evans – Export Development Canada Director, Corporate Research Department
Len Penner – Cargill Chief Executive Officer
Barry Caplan – Ironstone Resources Ltd. President & Chief Executive Officer
Mike Graham – EnCana Executive Vice President & President, Canadian Division
Dr. Linda Duxbury – Human Resources & Work-Life Balance
Tom Deans – Intergenerational Wealth Expert & Best-Selling Author of “Every Family’s Business”
Hon. Jeff Johnson –  MLA for Athabasca-Redwater, Minister of Infrastructure
Laura Lochman – Consul General, USA for AB, SK, & NWT
 

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