Partnering for e-Business: Creating Value for Your Members is an exclusive, full-day conference
for senior-level industry association reps from Western Canada to learn about the current context
of e-business, participate in panel and roundtable discussions, discuss key e-business issues and
best practices, and explore partnership opportunities.
The Pan-Western Conference is being organized by Industry Canada
E-Future Centre, along with the support
and shared vision of Western Economic Diversification and our
four Pan-Western Partners.
The purpose of the conference is to:
The Pan-Western Conference in Edmonton is the fourth conference in a national series entitled Partnering for
e-Business conferences. Previous events were held in Halifax,
challenge the perceptions of common barriers to e-business implementation and develop a collaborative
action plan to address them.
engage industry associations to design and implement e-business strategies that
will increase their SME membership's competitiveness in the knowledge-based economy.
- present and discuss the findings of the Western Canadian Association Benchmarking Study,
commissioned by Industry Canada specifically for this conference.
- invite industry associations to share their insights into e-business
best practices, costs,
challenges, and opportunities through panel and roundtable discussions.
develop partnerships between government, associations, sector councils, diverse industry sectors
and provide a unique networking opportunity.
- Learn about e-business best practices, current resources, and "key issues" that
will help you respond to evolving member needs, save money, generate new revenues,
and educate your membership.
- Compare the Western Canadian Association Benchmarking Study results with your
association's e-business practices.
- Participate in roundtable discussions after each presentation to discuss your
specific e-business objectives and challenges.
- Hear about other industry association leaders' firsthand experience with
e-business (e.g., objectives, costs, results, best practices).
- Network with 125-150 of your colleagues from other industry associations in
- Help government better understand your needs and identify areas where we can work together.
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