Vibrant Communities Speaker Series

Revitalizing Downtown: Events for the People

Brad Ferguson
Who: A presentation by Brad Ferguson, President and CEO – Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
When: Tuesday September 1, 2015 – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (MDT). Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Where: Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton Alberta
Admission is free. Reserve a spot on Eventbrite here

Two years ago, the City of Edmonton took a risk. Abandoning tradition, they selected an entrepreneur, Brad Ferguson
 (@EEDC_Brad), as the fifth CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), the City-owned agency responsible for stewarding economic growth in the Greater Edmonton Region.

On day one, Brad redefined EEDC’s objective: the Greater Edmonton Region is to outperform every other economic jurisdiction in North America consistently over the next 20 years, regardless if the price of oil is $140 or $40. He rebuilt leadership capacity throughout the organization, which is now responsible for Edmonton Tourism, Enterprise Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Research Park, Make Something Edmonton, Startup Edmonton and — as a joint venture partner — TEC Edmonton.

Economic development is a team sport, powered by a unified voice and a culture of winning. That’s what Brad brings to the job every day.

This segment will be the first interview format talk of the year as Omar Mouallem from The Yards Magazine will join Brad to talk about bringing community events to Edmonton.

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