Dates & Times:
Oct 2nd, 5–8pm; Oct 3rd, 8am–5pm

Opportunity South Summit 2018


Opportunity South Summit is back for 2018 with a can't-miss lineup of internationally acclaimed speakers including Janet Bannister, founder of Kijiji, and Kelly Lendsay, one of Canada's foremost innovators of Indigenous workplace inclusion, diversity and corporate engagements.

We are also excited to welcome Robert Palmer, WestJet's Manager of Public Affairs to discuss why they've invested in the southern Alberta region, as well as Sandra Huculak of ATB, who will discuss the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Our annual regional economic development conference, focused on opportunities and innovations for South Western Alberta, is scheduled for October 2-3, 2018. This year's theme is SOUTHERN ALBERTA STRONG.

You could WIN a flight for two anywhere WestJet Airlines flies! A draw will be made from all delegates registered to attend Opportunity South Summit, courtesy of WestJet Airlines!

Full Event Dates

  • Oct 2nd from 5-8 pm (Leaders of Lethbridge Mixer and Business Expo) 
  • Oct 3rd from 8 am-5 pm (Opportunity South Summit)

October 2nd will feature our Leaders of Lethbridge Mixer and Business Expo.
  • This event is open to the public. Tickets are only $5 and include your first drink ticket! Or sign up as a vendor for the night for only $100 plus GST.
On October 3rd, attendees will hear from world class keynote speakers, have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions, and enjoy networking breaks and lunch.

  • CHAMBER MEMBERS are $199 plus GST (or $1,393 + GST for a Table of 8).
  • NON-MEMBERS are $250 plus GST (or $1,750 +GST for a Table of 8). 
We are currently looking for event sponsors and there are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available.
We are also searching for vendors for the Business to Business Expo. This is a great opportunity to showcase your products and vision for our region.

There are two different opportunities for vendors in the B2B Expo. You may set up a display booth, which will have a prominent place in the main ballroom for the entire event, and will include power and one delegate pass for the full conference. The cost is $500 (one additional delegate pass available for $150).

The second option is to set up on Oct. 2nd only during the Leaders of Lethbridge Mixer and tradeshow open to the public from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $100 for an 8-foot table, which does not include power nor a delegate pass for the conference.
Space for both options is limited and priority will be given to full conference vendors.

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