Elevating the Kootenays
An Economic Impact Summit

SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 2ND, 2024 | St. Eugene Resort

This fall, the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Regional Economic Summit to bring together representatives from the Forestry, Mining, Agriculture, and Tech sectors to discuss the challenges and opportunities being faced in the Kootenays.

The afternoon will feature a panel with representatives from Indigenous government, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, plus the Ministry of Agriculture to discuss what is being done at a provincial level to prepare these sectors for (and support them through) their challenges.

This event is suited to anyone within the Kootenay, Columbia, and Elk Valley boundaries affected by industry related to Forestry, Mining, Agriculture, or Technology.

This Economic Summit will host representatives from the 4 aforementioned sectors within our province. Each sector will provide a presentation including operational insights, challenges and solutions involving climate change, resource development, industry advancement, and more.

A group of panelists are to follow presentations to curate conversations, questions, and projections for the future.

Not sure if this is the right fit for you? Give us a shout: [email protected]


Hugh Moore – Ka·kin Group Ltd
Industry Represented: Forestry

C.C. (Chuck) Downie – Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
Industry Represented: Mining

Danny Turner – Basin Business Advisors
Industry Represented: Agriculture

Ryley Iverson – Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST)
Industry Represented: Tech & Innovation


Ministry of Agriculture – Jeff Nimo

Ktunaxa Nation Council – TBC

Ministry of Forests – Russ Laroche

Ministry of Jobs & Economic Development – Gerri Brightwell

Ministry of Mines & Energy – TBC

CHAMBER MEMBER: $120 (plus GST) 

NON-MEMBER: $130 (plus GST) 

YES! Lunch is included with your event ticket. 

We will also have morning & afternoon breaks.

YES! We are hosting this event at the prestigious St. Eugene Resort & Casino. Their hotel boasts 125 rooms with a lounge, restaurant, and casino all under one roof.

Guests can simply call the hotel at: 1.866.292.2020 or book online today.