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Recap: 2019 AGM & Convention

September 21-23, 2019 | Saint John Trade & Convention Centre | Saint John, NB


Our AGM & Convention brings together over 320 chamber of commerce executives and community business leaders to discuss the economic and political issues that affect the prosperity of Canadian business. This event enables our member chambers to become more relevant and successful advocates for their communities. It is also THE opportunity for chambers of commerce to present their member businesses’ key concerns to our cross-country network. The resolutions adopted pave the way to foster a stronger economic environment for business and will be presented to the federal government and shape our public policy objectives for the upcoming year.

This year's program featured a Chambers Competition, discussions about the federal election - party platforms, predictions and what those outcomes mean for Canadian business - and digital advocacy, our annual policy resolution debates and plenty of East Coast hospitality.

2019 is a year to celebrate!

Happy to have celebrated two important milestones: the anniversary of our very first AGM, which was held in Saint John in 1926, and the 200th anniversary of the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce, our gracious and enthusiastic host.  

Thank you for joining us in #SaintAwesome! Stay tuned for the event photos.

Read our Press Release.


Meeting Materials


Policy Resolutions Book 2019

Notice of the Annual Meeting

Mid-year Financial Results (available in the members-only section)



We were pleased to welcome two chambers to our event in Saint John; the chamber executives from Terrace (BC), Michelle Taylor, and Eastern PEI (Montague, PE), Lori MacGregor, attended this year's event. Thank you to our generous sponsor, ESSO, for making this happen.


Chambers Competition: Influence in Action

Chambers are event machines. They host events for networking. They host events for recognition. They hold events for learning. But they also hold events that shape awareness of “the issues.” The Chambers Competition aims to shine the light on chambers’ events and the connection of advocacy. Learn best practices from our finalists for making your events effective advocacy channels.

Competition results

GOLD: Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, with their "Power Hour" event.

SILVER: Four chambers, one event: Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce and Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce presented their "We Choose Growth" campaign

BRONZE: Surrey Board of Trade presented their "Surrey Hot Topic Series"

Congratulations to all of these chambers - we will post their presentations shortly!


Refund Policy

Conference registration fees for delegates and spouses are fully refundable up until Aug. 21. From Aug. 22 to Sept. 6, registration fees are refundable, subject to a $200 (+ 15% HST) cancellation fee. After Sept. 6, registration fees are non-refundable. Gala tickets sales are non-refundable. All registrations and ticket purchases are transferrable at any time. Please contact Kristy Murray for a refund. 


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