Welcome to the 14th Annual Ontario Business Improvement Area Association’s National Conference in Downtown Hamilton. Or should we say welcome back as Hamilton was the host of the first OBIAA conference in 2000. If you were at that conference we know you will see a remarkable change in Downtown Hamilton when you are here.
The theme of this year’s conference is “HAMILTON, WHERE HERITAGE MEETS INNOVATiON” and we have much to show you that relates to that theme. From small towns to big cities, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are located in some of the most historic areas of our communities - yet house very innovative developments. This conference will explore how BIAs are revitalizing their communities by preserving the past through heritage work and building retrofits, while building a future by utilizing the latest technologies and promoting business networking and community events in the BIA. We will be incorporating keynote speakers, mobile workshops and social events that will highlight some of Hamilton’s innovative initiatives.
We hope you will join us as we recognize the BEST OF THE BEST at the Sixth Annual OBIAA/TABIA Awards of Excellence at the Gala at the Historic LIUNA STATION for a “1930’s Night at the Golden Rail”. Bring your best flapper dress, fedoras and feathers and be a part of a great night of networking, fellowship and recognition.
Our hardworking Conference Committee, sponsors and exhibitors thanks you for joining us in Hamilton!
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