Ontario East Municipal Conference Returns to Cornwall

August 8, 2022
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Over 500 municipal officials will be back in Cornwall this fall for the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC).

OEMC 2022 Cornwall Ontario

“We are anxious to get back and meet in person to discuss best practices in economic, community, municipal and workforce development in support of growing the eastern Ontario economy,” says Jay Amer, Executive Director, Ontario East Economic Development Commission.  “OEMC 2022 offers a very compelling and dynamic conference program.”

OEMC is an annual conference that 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. In addition to a busy 3-day schedule of seminars and workshops, OEMC also boasts a trade show and a robust social program that includes Taste of the Town – an opportunity for delegates to explore local restaurants.

“Cornwall looks forward to welcoming community leaders from across Eastern Ontario, from municipalities both large and small,” says Glen Grant, 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.”

2022 Dates and Registration Info

The 2022 Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) will be held Wednesday September 14 to Friday September 16 at the DEV Centre (formerly the NAV Centre). The Centre is large enough to accommodate multiple concurrent sessions and allow delegates, speakers and exhibitors to stay on site. Registration is open now at – early bird rates are in effect until August 14.

About the Ontario East Municipal Conference

Established in 1989, the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) has developed into the largest annual regional municipal conference east of Toronto. The Ontario East Economic Development Commission has delivered a dynamic program to share municipal knowledge and best practices and enhance economic opportunities and successes. Each year, 500+ delegates comprise a diverse group of elected officials, economic development professionals, entrepreneurs, municipal service providers, private sector business leaders and provincial ministry representatives.

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 DEV Centre

Located on the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the DEV 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 online at:

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