On November 1st UDI held our third annual conference, Development East. Our Presenting Partner for 2017 was Kohltech once again, and we would like to given them a special thank you for their continued support.

We would also like to thank the following Development East sponsors:

East Port Properties – Breakfast Sponsor
Stewart McKelvey – General Session Sponsor
Grant Thornton & McInnes Cooper – Networking Luncheon Sponsors
BoyneClarke – Phone Charger and WiFi Sponsor
Atlantic WoodWORKS! and Scotiabank – Concurrent Session Sponsors
Dexter Construction – Reception Sponsor
Atlantic Digital – Printing Sponsor
Strum Consulting – Draw Prize Sponsor

We also had a number of delegate booklet ad contributors – Altus Group, Cresco, Efficiency Nova Scotia, Grant Thornton, MNP, Moskowitz Capital, SDMM and TD Bank, and five displaying companies – Altus Group, Atlantic Digital, Efficiency Nova Scotia, Kohltech and SDMM.

Our speakers for 2017 included Eric Burchill (Southwest Properties), Brian Posavad (YMCA of Halifax/Dartmouth), Carl Ballard (Kohltech), Patrick Crabbe (Atlantic WoodWORKS!) and Eric Morgan (Ducks Unlimited). Panelists were Bill Budd (City of Moncton), Kelly Denty (Halifax), Alex Forbes (City of Charlottetown), Jim MacGowan (Deloitte), Keith MacIntyre (Grant Thornton), Earl MacLeod (MNP) and Ken O’Brien (City of St. John’s), with moderators Kevin Neatt of Clayton Developments and Jonathan Gallant of MNP.

This year’s conference would not have happened without the hard work of the organizing committee; Joseph Daniel (Cresco), Krissy Fry (CMHC), Jonathan Gallant (MNP), Bill Kwiecien (First National Financial) and Matt Pendlebury (CBRE). Thank you for your contribution to UDI’s event program!

Finally, the day would not be complete without our delegates, and we thank everyone who attended in 2017. We hope you will consider attending other UDI events such as our Speaker Breakfasts and Golf Tournament throughout the year.


Breakfast Keynote Sponsor



General Session Sponsor


Wifi & Charging Station Sponsor



Networking Luncheon Sponsor

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2017 Concurrent Session Sponsors

Scotiabank Logo         Atlantic WoodWORKS logo


2017 Closing Reception Sponsor

Dexter logo


Business Card Draw Sponsor

Strum Logo - Consulting


Printing Sponsor

Atlantic Digital logo