Haliburton Highlands

Business Summit

October 16th, 2024 @ Location TBD

“Strong Communities Build Stronger Businesses”

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Business Summit!

At the heart of this theme lies the recognition that communities play a pivotal role in shaping the success and resilience of businesses. We firmly believe that when businesses and communities unite, they have the power to drive lasting prosperity and foster sustainable growth. Haliburton Highlands has demonstrated exactly this for so many years.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Where: Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike – 1054 Liswood Rd, Eagle Lake

Time: 10 am – 4 pm


9:45 – 10:15 –   Coffee and Networking

10:15 – 10:30 – Welcome and Land Acknowledgement Statement

10:30 – 11:30 –  Matt Savino – Recruitment and Retention for Small to Medium Employers – in Partnership with Workforce Development Board

11:30 – 11:45 –  Break & Networking

11:45 – 12:00 –  The Link – Haliburton County Development Corporation

12:00 – 1:00 –    Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 2:00 –      Trevor Benson – Strong Communities, Build Stronger Businesses (Keynote)

2:00 – 2:20 –      Break & Networking

2:20 – 3:00 –      Kieran Andrews – Wild Rock Outfitters – Community Engagement as a Growth Strategy – Moderated by Tracie Bertrand

3:00 – 3:30 –      Tyler Powers – Gauvreau and Associates – Succession Planning

3:30 – 4:30 –      Cocktail Hour and Networking

Community Showcase

Make sure to visit the booths of these great business partners to learn more about how they can help you and your business.

The Haliburton Highlands, once known as “Gidaaki” – upward earth or height of land – by the Anishinaabe, is a place of connections: to the land, to history, to culture, to adventure, to each other and to ourselves. We acknowledge and respect the connections that First Nations have with this land that we love, and we want you to explore your own connections.

Department of Economic Development & Tourism

Welcome to Haliburton County’s Economic Development and Tourism division! We are here to support you and help in various ways to foster sustainable economic growth, promote tourism, and enhance the overall prosperity of the region. Connect with us today!


Director of Economic Development & Tourism

(705) 286-1333 x 230


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