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2024 BIA Conference Call For Speakers - BIAs: Evolving Champions

2024 BIA CONFERENCE Call for Speakers

The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) is pleased to announce the 2024 BIA Conference to be held at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ontario from Sunday, April 28 to Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

The 2024 Theme is...BIAs: Evolving Champions

We are looking for submissions that focus around the above-noted theme. Speakers will provide incentive on how the registrants can evolve their area and inspire our future champions. In our annual Conference Survey, our members have indicated that they are interested in workshops and interactive sessions. Of additional note, the City of Mississauga, ON is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024.

An anticipated attendance of more than 200 delegates and approximately 40 exhibitors from across Ontario will provide an excellent networking and educational forum for everyone involved in this Conference.

Benefits as a presenter:

  • Complimentary access to Conference sessions and mobiles on the day of your session

  • Enhanced reputation as a knowledgeable industry resource

  • Network with like-minded industry professionals

  • Speaker gift

Please forward this Call for Speakers to any other individuals/organizations you feel could make a contribution to the Conference.

Who Should Submit

  • BIA Boards of Management

  • BIA Staff/Coordinators

  • BIA Committee Chairs

  • Economic Development Officials & Staff

  • Municipal Clerks

  • Municipal Planning Officials & Staff

  • Commercial/Industrial Brokers & Developers

  • Urban Designers & Landscape Architects

  • Community Financial Representatives

  • Corporate Site Location Officials

  • Market Researchers

  • Tourism & Event Management Representatives

  • Downtown Revitalization Officials

  • Public Works Representatives

  • Consultants

Share your Expertise

We invite you to share your innovative ideas at the Conference by submitting proposals for presentations on topics such as:

  • Community Engagement

  • Media and Crisis Management

  • Community Improvement Plans

  • Procedural Bylaw – Governance

  • Demographics

  • Quantification

  • Economic Development

  • Business Recruitment and Training

  • Filling Downtown Vacancies

  • Revitalization

  • Creative Ideas for a Small Budget

  • Social Media Basic and Advanced

  • Grant Writing

  • Social Issues

  • Heritage and Culture

  • Urban Design & Standards

Please keep in mind that we are looking for speakers who can add value to our conference, please avoid sales pitches!

Deadline: Friday, September 22 at 5pm

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