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Fredericton To Host Progress Top 101 Growth Conference, Startup Canada Awards

Ignite Fredericton pitched Fredericton as a host city, citing the added draw of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival occurring the same week.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting Progress’ Top 101 event and the Startup Canada Awards, as this completely aligns with our vision of being the Startup/Entrepreneur Capital of Canada,” Fredericton mayor Mike O’Brien said in a release.

The Progress 101 event recognizes Atlantic Canadian companies that have made a significant contribution to the region’s economic growth. These companies are celebrated both at the event and in Progress magazine. The conference hosts leaders from the region and presents speakers and panels. This year’s theme focuses on the past, present and future of Atlantic Canada’s business community.

“Progress magazine is now in its 23rd year of publication,” said Progress editor Tom Mason. “It is dedicated to a single goal: promoting the growth and success of the Atlantic provinces.”

“Our founder Neville Gilfoy envisioned the Progress 101 event as the ‘annual general meeting’ for the Atlantic region. We intend to stay true to that vision, to build a forum for business leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs to come together to establish relationships and formulate ideas.”