2017 Annual Conference

The BREI 2017 Annual Conference features a collection of top-notch business retention and expansion speakers with a mix of tracks to include both educators and practitioners of BRE.  View conference information below:


Click here to view the full, detailed conference agenda.

Speaker Bios

Click here to view all speaker biographies

Conference Photos

Click here to view snapshots from the 2017 conference.

Sponsors and Support

Click here to view all of our valued conference sponsors, supporters, and the planning committee

Social Media

This year’s conference will be very engaging with social media.  Follow updates at #BREYEG


For immediate support at the conference, contact conference chair Barbara McKenzie at 780-966-2906 (c) or executive director Ryan Kelly at 601-540-7926 (c)

Conference Registration

For all US and non-Canadian registrations, click here.
For Canadian registrations, click here    This site offers a par-rate for registration against the USD
Special registration for elected officials and CAOs  (Roger Brooks presentation), click here

Hotel and Accommodations

You may register for the BREI room block by clicking here.  Group rates are guaranteed until May 18, 2017.  Room rates start at $209.00 CA per night.


Air travel to Edmonton is available via the Edmonton International Airport.  Available airlines include Delta, Air Canada, Westjet, Royal Dutch, and others.  Local transportation will be available via several types of local shuttles, taxi, rental car, or other ground transportation sources to and from the conference hotel.