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
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 Committee Chairs
Economic Development Officials & Staff
Municipal Planning Officials & Staff
Commercial/Industrial Brokers & Developers
Urban Designers & Landscape Architects
Community Financial Representatives
Corporate Site Location Officials
Tourism & Event Management Representatives
Downtown Revitalization Officials
Public Works Representatives
Share your Expertise
We invite you to share your innovative ideas at the Conference by submitting proposals for presentations on topics such as:
Media and Crisis Management
Community Improvement Plans
Procedural Bylaw – Governance
Business Recruitment and Training
Filling Downtown Vacancies
Creative Ideas for a Small Budget
Social Media Basic and Advanced
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