Minister Victor Fedeli

Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

The Honourable Victor Fedeli is a lifelong entrepreneur, successful businessperson, author, and philanthropist, and serves the Ford government as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

His business experience led his firm, Fedeli Corporation, to be ranked 34th in the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Canada in 1989. It also served him well when he was elected to serve two terms as Mayor of North Bay from 2003 to 2010. As Mayor, Vic focused on fiscal prudence and economic development, restoring hope and solvency to North Bay.

In 2011, Vic was elected to the Ontario Legislature and is now serving his fourth term as MPP for Nipissing. In 2018, the PC Caucus unanimously elected him to serve as Interim Leader of the Official Opposition.

Vic served ten terms on the Board of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, served as Director with Global Vision, and has served on many agencies, boards, and commissions, often as Chair.

He is married to local humor writer Patty and is always seen in one of his trademark yellow ties.


tuesday – 07:00pm Main Stage

Time Icon 5 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

Ontario’s Story: Where Innovation Thrives

Ontario is one of the most dynamic and highly sought-after regions in the world for tech innovation, research and investment. Home to an abundance of fast growing start-ups and leading research organizations, Ontario is also an international hub for highly skilled AI talent who help keep the province at the forefront of responsible AI research. Join the Hon. Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade as he shares how Ontario has become a global leader in homegrown tech and innovation, attracting billions in investments from world-renowned innovators and industry leaders to unlock the opportunities of tomorrow, today.