The Regional Municipality Of York


Recognizing York Region as a Knowledge Workforce Hub

York Region hosts 2018 Broadband and Innovation Summit

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York will host The 2018 York Region Broadband and Innovation Summit on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Now in its fourth year, the summit brings together professionals from the private and public sector.

The theme of this year’s summit is York Region as a Knowledge Workforce Hub. A “Knowledge Workforce,” as defined by the Intelligent Community Forum, is a labour force that creates economic value through its knowledge, skills and ability to use information effectively.

Success in the Broadband Economy requires the ability to create a workforce qualified to perform knowledge work from the factory floor to the research lab, and from the construction site to the call centre.

Approximately 200 attendees are expected to participate. You may also follow the conversation on social media by following #KnowledgeYR.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Speakers

Toronto Marriott Markham
170 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON L6G 0E6

The Master of Ceremonies for this event is journalist, author and radio and television personality Marc Saltzman.

Click here to stay up-to-date with the full list of speakers.

About York Link
York Region facilitates business expansion and attraction in the regions nine local cities and towns. This work is led by York Link, the economic strategy team at York Region. Visit the York Link website for more information.

York Region is committed to supporting business growth and innovation in The Regional Municipality of York. It builds on strengths to accelerate innovation, collaboration and partnerships.The Regional Municipality of York has recently been named one of the Top 10 Intelligent Communities by Population by the Intelligent Community Forum. Read more here.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

Media Contact:
Nancy La Neve, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71207 or Cell: 289-716-9605

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