Ontario East Municipal Conference to be held in Cornwall in 2018

November 16, 2017
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Over 500 delegates from across Eastern Ontario are expected to descend upon the NAV CENTRE next year for the Ontario East Municipal Conference.

This annual conference brings economic developers and municipal leaders from across eastern Ontario together for three days to share best practices and learn from other experts on topics of interest for economic development in their communities.

This will be the first year in recent memory that the Conference has been held outside of Kingston.

“We are very excited to hold the Conference at the NAV CENTRE,” says Bonnie O’Neill, Executive Director with the Ontario East Economic Development Commission. “NAV gives us modern conference facilities with over 500 rooms on site. It will make for a wonderful experience for our delegates.”

Established in 1989, the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) has developed into the largest annual regional municipal and economic development conference east of Toronto.  In addition to a busy 3-day schedule of seminars and workshops, OEMC also boasts a trade show and a robust social program.

“Cornwall looks forward to welcoming community leaders from across Eastern Ontario, from municipalities both large and small,” says Leslie O’Shaughnessy, Mayor of Cornwall. “Cornwall was a founding member of Ontario East and we remain committed to working with our neighbours for the betterment of the entire region.”

OEMC will be held September 12-14 2018. Advance registration will be available soon at

The conference is organized by the Ontario East Economic Development Commission in co-operation with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

About the Ontario East Economic Development Commission

Since 1988 the Ontario East Economic Development Commission has been a collective voice for economic development in Eastern Ontario.  The Commission markets the region to key sectors, offering investors and site selectors a one stop location to connect with local Economic Development professionals.

About the NAV CENTRE

Located on the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the NAV CENTRE is a full service conference centre offering access to 551 guest rooms and 70 dedicated state-of-the-art meeting rooms, spa, fitness centre with indoor pool and an Irish pub with live entertainment. The Centre can accommodate small groups of five to large groups of up to 500. Learn more at


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