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Partnering for e-Business: E-Business Conference for Industry Associations, March 16, 2004, Edmonton, Alberta Partnering for e-Business: E-Business Conference for Industry Associations, March 16, 2004, Edmonton, Alberta Partnering for e-Business: E-Business Conference for Industry Associations, March 16, 2004, Edmonton, Alberta
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OVERVIEW

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 and the
E-Future Centre, along with the support and shared vision of Western Economic Diversification and our four Pan-Western Partners.


PURPOSE

The purpose of the conference is to:

  • 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.

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, Montreal, and Toronto.


KEY BENEFITS

  • 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 Western Canada.

  • Help government better understand your needs and identify areas where we can work together.

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