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In 2017 the Collaborate to Compete Regional Symposium will explore the theme Strong City Strong Region to highlight the close connection between Central Cities and the Metropolitan Regions that surround them; connections that are key enablers for economic development, quality of life, and future prosperity in the reality of our globally competitive environment.

Examining the essence of these connections will be the focus of keynote speakers and discussion panels over evening and morning events at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa:

  • Wednesday May 31, 2017     6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday June 1, 2017         8:00 a.m. to noon



  • FCM Big City Mayors Caucus 
  • Municipalities of Metro Regions  
  • Provincial Municipal Associations


Registration is $295

This event immediately precedes the Annual National Convention of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities June 1-4, 2017 at the Shaw Convention Centre in Ottawa.

If you are headed to FCM 2017, be sure to book your flight one day earlier.
Rooms are quickly filling up in Ottawa so hurry and reserve your room for May 31st. 

We have secured a block of guestrooms at the Westin exclusively for the evening of May 31st. Click here to book within our block.

Should you already be a registered guest of the Westin Ottawa, please contact the hotel directly to extend your stay for this event.

Hope to see you there!