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Keynote Presentation

May 2, 2018 at 9 am
Prairieland Park

Manufacturing on the Prairies
Don’t miss Ben Voss’ keynote at DEX Saskatoon when he will discuss the importance of a global supply chain, advanced manufacturing (automation/robotics) and focusing on high value rather the high volume as the keys to success in a global marketplace.Ben Voss, P.Eng, ICD.D, is the President and CEO of Morris Industries Ltd., one of Canada’s oldest and most recognizable farm equipment manufacturers.A serial entrepreneur since university, he began his career designing farm equipment, then expanded into various startup ventures. He then moved onto the world of finance and corporate management, spending 10 years leading early stage Venture Capital to mid-cap private equity before joining Morris.Mr. Voss received degrees from the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan as well as ICD Rotman, director’s education program.

Keynote Presentation

MAY 29, 2018 at 9 am
Moncton Coliseum

The State of Manufacturing in Atlantic Canada
Don’t miss noted economist David Campbell’s keynote address on the trends and outlook for the manufacturing sector in New Brunswick and the Maritimes plus the challenges manufacturers face in Atlantic Canada, including demographics, productivity and heightened competition.

David Campbell is the President of Jupia Consultants Inc., a business and economic development consulting firm based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Previously, he served as Chief Economist with the Government of New Brunswick. In that role, he led the development of economic policy and economic development strategy for the provincial government. In total, David has more than 25 years’ experience as a consultant and working with industry, not-for-profit organizations and governments across Canada.

Keynote Presentation

October 10, 2018 at 9 am
Bingemans Centre

Trade Deals Aren’t Enough
NAFTA’s uncertain future has brought Canada’s over-reliance on the U.S. market to the foreground, a situation bolstered by the fact that manufacturers are challenged in taking advantage of the 14 other robust Freetrade Agreements (FTA) already in place. To grow the economy, create new jobs and expand the middle-class, Canada needs a plan, not another trade deal.

Join Dennis Darby, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), as he explores the realities of FTAs, the importance of diversifying markets outside of North America and his 5-point plan to fully leverage Canada’s unique export position in the global economy.

As President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Dennis Darby leads Canada’s largest trade and industry association, which helps Canadian manufacturers and exporters compete and win in domestic and global markets. Dennis is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, having received his degree in chemical engineering McMaster University in 1984. He achieved the ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2011.