How to Build a Thriving Business and a Prosperous City, with Andrew Davis | Ontario East

How to Build a Thriving Business and a Prosperous City, with Andrew Davis

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (All day)


Discover what happens when you market your city as passionately as you market your business. Best-selling author and internationally acclaimed speaker Andrew Davis will discuss how to do those very things when he speaks at the Discovery Centre at Fort Henry on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. This is an exciting, "not to be missed" event for all business owners, community champions, and civic leaders.

Considered one of the marketing industry’s most innovative thinkers and speakers, Andrew Davis is a mainstay on global marketing influencer lists. With his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style, wherever he goes Davis teaches entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses, transform their cities, and leave their legacies.

The best-selling author of Town Inc. and Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships, Davis’ work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. He has made appearances on NBC and the BBC, made documentary films, and produced award-winning content for start-up businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike.

In his morning keynote speech from 9-10:30am Davis will highlight the "amazing things that happen when you market the place you do business as much, if not more, then the business you do" — the theme of his best-selling book Town Inc. Roundtable discussions on Kingston ideas will follow.

In the afternoon, from 3 – 5 p.m., Davis will lead a second series of roundtable discussions on "Brandscaping." Brandscaping uncovers precisely how unconventional content partnerships can lead to unparalleled marketing success. Participants will learn how to identify and connect like-minded brands and undiscovered talent to create content that increases demand and drives up sales.

This free event takes place at the Discovery Centre at Kingston’s historic Fort Henry, located at 1 Fort Henry Drive. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Closing remarks are scheduled for 5 p.m.

Kingston Economic Development Corporation presents this event in partnership with Canada Business Ontario, Tourism Kingston, Kingston Accommodation Partners, The Kingston Chamber of Commerce, The Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, and Kingston Life.

You can register for both the morning and afternoon sessions online at

Event Location: 
Discovery Centre, Fort Henry
1 Fort Henry Drive
Kingston , Ontario