Economic Development Symposium

Our popular Economic Development Symposium is the place where Norfolk County business and community leaders network, learn and celebrate success. Lunch, excellent speakers, great presentations, award-winning success stories, and networking opportunities are all part of the experience.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
The Aud, Norfolk County Fairgrounds
172 South Drive, Simcoe.

More details to come.

2020 Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Millards • Norfolk County

Lead Sponsors

TD Canada • Venture Norfolk

Program Sponsors

Libro Credit Union • Scotlynn Group

Event Sponsor

G. Douglas Vallee Ltd.

2019 Symposium Report

Thanks to all who attended.


  • Entrepreneur of Year: Richard and Angela Van Laecke of Horizon Seeds 
  • Young Entrepreneur of Year: Sarah Lawrence of Sayza Hot Yoga 
  • Jerry Sucharyna Memorial Student Start Up Business of the Year: Kieran Gubesch  of Gube’s Cubes
  • Travel Writer of the Year: Kathryn Dickson 
  • Sustainable Tourism Award: Long Point Island Hugger Tours
  • Wine Excellence Award: Erie Beach Hotel



  • Keynote Speaker Brian Williams
  • “No Boundaries” Entrepreneur Speakers
    • Christine Dainard, Buzz Tours
    • Mike Fredericks, Annex Business Media
    • Michelle Kloepfer, Titan Trailers
    • Nick Kokkoros, Barrel Pizza

Interactive Feedback Session

Results: Interactive Feedback Session