State of the North 2019

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State of the North is an annual conference that explores how northern leaders and policy experts can come together to find ways to grow and strengthen our Northern communities. This is a chance for you to share your ideas with NPI. The panelists and speakers will get your creative juices flowing for table discussions where you will have a chance to explore your own ideas along with other attendees.

The 2019 conference will take place in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, September 26. Our first two conferences focused on the present, this year's theme is ‘Future North’. It’s time to take what we have learned and step forward into solution based discussions.


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Guests are responsible for making their own individual reservations. Bookings should be directly with The Holiday Inn before August 25, 2019. The hotel number is (705) 759-8200.

Please identify as being with the group block name Northern Policy Attendees to ensure you receive our group rate at The Holiday Inn.

Guests will need to provide a valid Credit Card number upon booking. Anyone who wishes to cancel must do so forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of arrival or the full guestroom charge will be billed to their Credit Card.



Wish to be a sponsor at the State of the North conference?

State of the North welcomes organizations who are interested in an opportunity to showcase their business to an audience of over 200 of the north’s most influential people. Invest now and receive year round returns.

Why Sponsor?

  • Showcase your brand to experts and decision makers across the entire North
  • Identify expansion opportunities for your business
  • Strengthen your position as a leader in the North
  • Networking opportunities across public and private sectors
  • Unique face-to-face experience interacting with your consumers
  • Break into niche markets that exist within Northern Ontario
  • Expand your market reach through social media advertising and live streaming
  • Opportunity to partner with Northern Ontario’s only public policy institute

Click here to view the 2019 sponsorship package

Thank you to the State of the North 2019 Sponsors


Breakfast Sponsor


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Lunch Sponsor



Panel 2 - Invest North: Growth Industries in the Future North



Media Sponsor



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