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Explore Economics East Conference

  • 30 Oct 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Vernon River Parish Hall - 5376 Route 3, Vernon River


Registration is closed

Explore Economics East is an annual conference put on by the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce that celebrates business success in Eastern PEI. It provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to make connections and network, be educated on topics pertaining to their everyday challenges, hands on information that can be taken back and implemented into their business, and informs them on key issues relevant to doing business in Eastern PEI.


8:00 am- Morning Networking Session

9:00 am- Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10 am - Speed Round Presentations

- Coffee Break -

10:30 am - HR Panel Discussion

- Hot Lunch-

12:20 pm - Keynote Speaker - Mark MacDonald

1:00 pm - Closing Remarks 

The half day conference will begin with a networking event from 8:00 am - 9:00 am, which will include the opportunity to meet informally with legal, accounting, HR, financing and other specialized services that all small businesses require.

Speed round presentations, where local entrepreneurs speak to the success and/or challenges of growing their businesses, will be the featured morning session. 

Speed Round Presenters Include:

  • Keisha Rose - R.A. Rose & Sons/ East Point Potato
  • Dan Dupont - Working Forest PEI
  • JJ Chaisson - Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival
  • Bethany McCarthy - Fisherman
  • Ashley Koke - Timber Koke's Sawmill
  • Tony MacDonald - Tony's Tuna Fishing

It will be followed by a panel focused on HR related issues pertaining to the following:

  • Finding skilled workers (in all sectors) 
  • Navigating wage subsidy programs
  • Increasing the skill base in our communities
  • Aging population 
  • Seasonal employment
  • Engaging youth
HR Panelists include:


Mark MacDonald, CEO/ President of Northumberland Ferries will cap the fast paced day with his lunch presentation on where he sees the ferry services, a key service for businesses in Eastern and Central PEI, going into the future.


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