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DAY 1 PANEL | Finance & the Smart City - read more

DAY 2 PANEL | FINANCE OFFICERS FORUM: Beyond Super Average: Improving Financial Services Through Strategic Planning  - read more

DAY 3 PANEL | Successfully Collaborating on Social Housing: Addressing Key Challenges  - read more


You do not want to miss this year's three keynote speakers! 

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DAY 1 KEYNOTE: Enid Slack 

Dr. Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The IMFG focuses on the fiscal health and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions.  

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DAY 2 KEYNOTE: Chris Morrill 

Chris Morrill serves as the Executive Director/CEO of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the US & Canada. He served from 2010 to 2017 as city manager of the City of Roanoke, VA. Previously Chris served as the Assistant City Manager and Budget Director for the City of Savannah, GA and as a budget analyst for Catawba County, NC.

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DAY 3 KEYNOTE: Amber MacArthur

Writer, podcaster, entrepreneur and digital maverick whose understanding of disruptive technologies helps companies anticipate lightning-quick changes as they come—from AI, to social media, to Amazon-era retail. 

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Early Bird

After March 31

   GFOABC Member






   GFOABC Board Member

Half Price



Registration includes the Tuesday night Welcome Reception, access to all educational sessions,  breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks and one ticket to the Thursday night Gala Dinner.

Extra Gala Tickets  $100

Partner Meal Plan   $150

includes Breakfast and Lunch May 30 - June 1.  

Requests for refunds/cancellations will be accepted up to April 30, 2019. No refunds after April 30, 2019. Program attendance is transferable.

You can pay with cheque, Visa, Mastercard. 


Welcome Reception  

GFOABC welcomes all guests to kick-off the 2019 Annual Conference at Steamship Grill & Bar to celebrate GFOABC's 30th anniversary with harbour views, refreshments and networking with friends old and new. 

Tuesday May 28 | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Steamship Grill & Bar •  470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC

Come enjoy the 30th Anniversary Photobooth, sponsored by Canadian Western Bank and Navy & Sage Benefits 

A 4 minute walk from the Fairmont Empress Hotel (map)

Gala Dinner

GFOABC delegates are invited to the Thursday night Gala Dinner held in the Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress Hotel May 30th. Dinner and wine are provided and a cash bar will be available.

Cocktails at 6:30pm in the Palm Court

Dinner will be served at 7:30pm in the Crystal Ballroom 

Live musical performance by Timebenders, Victoria's own premier dance band. 50 years of music, 15 costume changes, 1 great show!

Additional Gala Dinner tickets are available for sale for $100+gst online before May 27th, and at the registration desk during the conference.


Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street, Victoria

Standard Room - $255, Deluxe Room - $285, Fairmont Harbour View - $345

Please quote "GFOABC 2019 Annual Conference" to receive the group rate.

Book before May 3, 2019 to ensure you receive the negotiated rate. Rooms can sell our earlier.


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