Keynote Speaker 2012

Rod Regier - Integrating the Arts in Your Community

Rod Regier is the Executive Director of the City of Kitchener’s Economic Development Department. He will be discussing the role of the arts in helping a city support an entrepreneurial culture attracting skilled dreamers and innovative talent. Working from the City of Kitchener’s vision of a City where dreams become growing business ventures, thriving careers and economic success stories, his department has created a strategy to move the City forward towards its vision. The City seeks to create a supportive climate, through fostering competitive clusters and collaboration, leveraging investments, re-branding and establishing the downtown as one of the coolest downtowns in North America.

Rod will stay to participate in the Hot Topics that will follow his Keynote Address giving you an opportunity to speak directly to him.