2023 Annual Conference

Business Retention & Expansion International is excited to offer registration for its 2023 BRE International Conference, to be held on June 19-23, 2023 in Grande Prairie, Alberta plus full virtual access for those unable to attend in-person.The agenda will contain a wealth of sessions and presenters who will focus on the following topics:

  • Workforce innovation
  • Immigration and workforce
  • Combating brain drain
  • Healthcare, energy and tourism
  • Supply chain management
  • EV charging station strategies
  • Generational differences with workforce recruitment / retention
  • Business continuity
    …and more!

Not only will the conference feature great presentations, but it will also contain multiple networking sessions and opportunities to tour various industries in Northern Alberta.  


Grande Prairie, Alberta + Virtual Access


Due to the generous support of local sponsors and the local and provincial government and due to this being our first in-person conference back after the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to offer each attendee a $350 scholarship for the 2023 conference in order to reduce the cost of attendance.  With the scholarship applied, rates are:

Member: $300 per person* (regular price $650)
Non-Member: $400 per person** (regular price $750) 

*Registration for the optional pre-conference Fundamentals Course is not included in the main conference registration fees.  Fundamentals Course option is available upon main conference registration and, if selected, will be applied to the total upon checkout.

**The non-member rate includes a complimentary 1-year membership in BREI. 

Register Online

Click here to register online today!

Conference Program / Agenda

Click here to see the draft agenda (more details coming soon).

June 19 – 21, 2023      Pre-Conference Fundamentals Course (optional with additional fee)
June 21 – 23, 2023      Main Conference

Details are located on the conference agenda and registration details are located on the registration page.

Hotel and Conference Center

The conference and hotel guest room block is at the Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie – Conference Centre, located at 9816 107 Street in Grande Prairie.  Hotel room block rates are as follows: $159 (CAD) for a double queen and $169 (CAD) for a single king.   You may call the hotel at (780) 402-6886 to book a room under the room block, or check back here for a room block link to register online.

Sponsors and Support

Are you interested in partnering with BREI with this conference?  Contact Ryan Kelly, executive director, at ryan.kelly@brei.org, or Hetti Huls, conference chair, at HHuls@countygp.ab.ca.


BREI staff are eager to assist you with your conference registration.  Call us anytime at 601.602.8074.