March 26th 2020

RURAL INNOVATION CENTRE250 Sidney Street, Belleville, Ontario


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Canadian Rural 
Innovation Summit

QuinteVation is excited to announce the Rural Micro-Summit which we will host in the Bay of Quinte Region at 250 Sidney Quinte Innovation & Conference Centre on March 26, 2020. The Rural Micro-Summit is the corresponding business showcase to the larger Canadian Rural Innovation Summit held every other year by QuinteVation.

This year the theme of the Rural Micro-Summit is ‘Growth’. Our goal for the Summit is to inspire business owners in our region to adopt a ‘Growth-Mindset’ that will allow them to focus on both the growth of their businesses and their own personal growth as entrepreneurs.

Business owners in the Quinte region face significant challenges in workforce development and availability of skilled labour, the advancement of technology, and access to basic business necessities such as high-speed internet. Many of these challenges can lead to inconsistent business growth and a slowing of the entire regional economy, which leaves business owners feeling that growth may not be possible. The Summit’s speaker panels and workshops will focus specifically on these challenges and address factors that can change this outlook and help adopt a growth-mindset that supports the idea that growth is possible even during low economic intervals.

Along with panel discussions and dynamic workshops, there will be an opportunity for networking during the Local Makers sampling post-event celebration. Local makers from across the Quinte region will gather to offer a tapestry of gourmet food and craft beverages that highlight all that our region has to offer.

QuinteVation invites you to join us for this one day event to kick start 2020 and propel your business into a new decade of growth and prosperity. We believe that the Rural Micro-Summit continues to solidify QuinteVation’s vision to make the Quinte region the most dynamic, innovative, rual region in Canada.


If you would like more information about the summit, or would like to further discuss sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact either Executive Director Rob Clute using the contact form below. We believe that the Rural Micro-Summit will help solidify QuinteVation’s vision to make the Bay of Quinte Region the most dynamic, innovative region in Canada by 2023.