2021 BIA Conference | April 18-21, 2021
Why should you attend the BIA Conference?
The OBIAA BIA Conference is an annual training opportunity available to BIA management, with keynote speakers, leadership training, and endless opportunities for professional development, networking, and growth.
While 2020 meant we were not able to attend in person, the OBIAA Team are working hard to bring you a
2021 BIA Conference.
OBIAA has held twice weekly Zoom calls with members across the province which has provided support, education and sharing. While networking is not the same on a virtual platform, together our BIAs have found a way to connect for the betterment of all of our communities. Thank you!
Watch here for 2021 details on Conference and other educational opportunities coming your way.
All meals – 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Awards Dinner, and 5 refreshment breaks
All sessions, except the Professional Development Session
4 streams of education based on the pillars of downtown revitalization – Leadership + Management, Economic Development, Physical Improvements, Marketing + Promotions
3 full days of sessions
High value speakers and content including industry subject matter expert keynote speakers
3 Hospitality Suites
Mobile Tours of Local BIAs!
Awards presentation and sessions – High value, learn what your peers did to win and how you can do it too!
2 ½ days of Trade Show – Enjoy face-to-face time with more than 20 Trade Show Exhibitors
Trade Show Opening Reception
Greetings from Municipal, Provincial, and Federal staff
Networking Opportunities. This is the one time of year when BIA Staff, Board Members, and Municipal Staff get together!
Block pricing for hotel
Additional Professional Development Session(s) – cost additional
Pre-Conference tours – cost additional
OBIAA offers a group rate!
Different speakers each year
With four streams (pillars) of education, each BIA needs to consider sending more than one person to be able to attend as many sessions as possible.
Board members have a dedicated session where they can network and learn governance best practices.
Download “Why You Should Attend the BIA Conference” and share it with your board members
John Kiru | Conference Chair | TABIA
Alicia Vianga | Corso Italia BIA
Bethea Summers | Pembroke BIA
Connor Pierce | Regal Heights Village BIA
Dominic Cobran | Leslieville BIA
Frank Paul | Toronto Entertainment District BIA
Karen McNeilly | Pape Village BIA
Kerry Jarvi | Downtown Hamilton BIA
Liz Behrens | Volunteer
Mackenzie Keast | Yonge & St. Clair BIA
Mary Fragedakis | GreekTown on the Danforth BIA
Riley Lee | TABIA
Sue Mingle | Fallsview BIA
Tracy Kish | Pape Village BIA
For Additional Information
If you require any further information, please contact OBIAA at 1-866-807-2227 or via email.