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DARE TO COMPETE CONFERENCE 2019


Helping manufacturers grow

Dare to Compete is the largest manufacturing conference on the prairies. With more than 300 attendees, 85 companies and participation from front-line supervisors to the C-Suite, the conference has something for everyone. Dare to Compete features 3 engaging keynote speakers and 9 presentations from Manitoba’s top companies, executives and leaders. Nearly two decades strong, Dare To Compete is the can’t-miss event of the year for manufacturers!

3 High-Performance Keynotes

9 Industry-driven breakout sessions

CONNECT

Build meaningful connections with manufacturing peers and services to accelerate your organizational success with precision focus.

INNOVATE

Forward-thinking industry delivered professional development focused on equipping your team with actionable advice, practical tools, and best practices

COMPETE

Align your whole team with shared strategies for business growth, technology and company culture to power through like a pro in today’s global market.

Agenda

Schedule coming soon!

*schedule subject to change

Keynotes

A TALENT REVOLUTION IS COMING: LEAD IT OR LOSE IT

MICHAEL TIMMS, Principal, Avail Leadership

Explore the tectonic changes occurring in the labour market today, and learn how continuous leadership and talent development (aka “succession planning”) is the key to thriving in the new reality. Discover how exceptional companies tackle succession planning and learn what it really takes to become a world-class talent developer.

CANADA TODAY: WHAT WILL PLAY A ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING?

MATHEW WILSON, Senior Vice President, CME

Manufacturing and Exporting are recognized as engines for growth in the economy. Canada is acknowledged as an innovator in advanced manufacturing, and a global leader in exporting. Hear the latest on NAFTA, USMCA and free trade efforts to maintain virtuous trade relations and how Canada is affected. Get a snapshot into Canada’s current economic outlook and business competitiveness.

THIS WOULD BE FUNNY… IF IT WASN’T HAPPENING TO ME!

JODY URQUART

How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor

Sometimes life just gets in the way. Do you ever think, “Why can’t things just go the way I want for a change?” or “Why can’t people just leave me alone?” In this hilarious and provocative presentation, manufacturers and exporters will learn how to get in front of a constantly evolving future and proactively drive change.

FEATURED SESSIONS

LEAN AND GREEN 101

Today’s competitive manufacturers know environmental sustainability is key to business success. Environmental waste impacts competitiveness, the bottom line, relationships with customers, facilities and operations. By taking Lean thinking to the next level, manufacturers can eliminate environmental waste to protect margins while increasing profitability, competitiveness and ensuring long-term sustainability.

REINVENT RETENTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Building relationships with customers has never been so easy, right? The options may be endless but choosing the right platforms for engagement is not. Hear from a leader in customer engagement and retention and learn how to utilize today’s technologies to master the sales process and keep your customers wanting more.

A DYING INDUSTRY WITH A NEW REVOLUTION

Running a business can be tough. Staying on trend, keeping up with competitors and trying to maintain highly-skilled employees can be daunting. What happens when your company can no longer compete? Hear how a local company rose from the ashes.

FIRESIDE CHAT: TECHNOLOGY FROM THE TRENCHES

How do you plan for your manufacturing business to fit into Manitoba’s status as a world-class advanced manufacturing region? Understand the next steps to tap into more advanced technology and get in the game today. Find out more about the implementation, challenges and opportunities in technology.

MANAGING BUSINESS RISK IN A CLOUDY ENVIRONMENT

Managing the legal aspects of your business can be an intimidating challenge. Let the industry specialists give insight to your questions on carbon tax, employment law, business immigration and more.

THE INTERNET OF THINGS

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is opening new worlds of opportunity through greater connectivity – which is enabling stability and efficiency through proper utilization of data from your manufacturing facility. Take a deep dive with top leaders in the industry through the digital transformation into Industrie 4.0.

RISK PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

Join Made Safe and Workplace Engineering Solutions for a discussion of risk assessments and their application to process safety. Using case studies, this session will examine the risks associated with processes including machine safety, energy control, chemical and ergonomic. Learn how to put the focus on the identification, management and control of those risks.

BUSINESS ADVICE – YOU ASKED: WE ANSWERED

Join a team of experts as they talk through some of manufacturers greatest challenges in business today, from IT risk, accessing capital to tax tips and more. Hear your

questions answered live by industry experts!

BECOMING ONE VOICE – STANDING UP FOR A BETTER MANITOBA

Advocacy has always been a priority for CME locally and globally to help manufacturers grow. Hear how together we can create change in policy and process by sharing our manufacturing voice.

* CME Manitoba reserves the right to substitute speakers and topics

Register Early To Save & Win Big!

Register by January 31, 2019 and win TWO great prize packages:

VIP Skysuite experience during the 100th year celebration of the Manufacturing Industry at Shaw Park.
Family/friends pack (dinner and accommodations included).

PRICING                         EARLY BIRD *         REGULAR
MEMBER                        $305                           $405
NON MEMBER            $395                           $495

*January 31, 2019 registration deadline register four or more for an extra 10 per cent group discount.

Download event registration brochure.

WHEN

MARCH 19, 2019

WHERE

RBC Convention Centre 375 York Ave,
Winnipeg MB R3C 3J3

SPONSORSHIPS

MANITOBA MANUFACTURING WEEK

The province’s premier showcase for industrial innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurial excellence. As an event partner, you’ll play a significant role in the delivery of two premier events and receive exclusive recognition benefits.

 

GLOBAL PARTNER | $10,000
  • Premium logo recognition on all Manufacturing Week materials
  • PLUS access to platinum package benefits for both Conference and Gala
DARE TO COMPETE CONFERENCE SPONSOR
PLATINUM | $5,000
  • Logo recognition:
    •  Day-of on signage and audio-visual
    • In all advertising and marketing collateral, including website
  • Premium title page logo recognition in conference program
  • Podium introduction opportunity
  • Full-page advertisement in conference program
  • Exhibit booth
  • 4 all access delegate registrations
GOLD | $2,500
  • Logo recognition:
    • Day-of logo on signage and audio-visual
    •  In all advertising and marketing collateral, including website
  • Half-page advertisement in conference program
  • Exhibit booth
  • 2 all access delegate registrations
SILVER | $1,000
  • Logo recognition: Day-of logo on signage and audio-visual
  • 1 all access delegate registration
GALA AWARDS DINNER SPONSOR
PLATINUM | $5,000
  • Logo recognition:
    • Day-of on signage and audio-visual
    • In all advertising and marketing collateral, including website
  • Premium title page logo recognition in conference program
  • Podium introduction opportunity
  • Full-page advertisement in conference program
  • Exhibit booth
  • 4 all access delegate registrations
GOLD | $2,500
  • Logo recognition:
    • Day-of logo on signage and audio-visual
    • In all advertising and marketing collateral, including website
  • Half-page advertisement in conference program
  • Exhibit booth
  • 2 all access delegate registrations
SILVER | $1,000
  • Logo recognition:
    • Day-of logo on signage and audio-visual
  • 1 all access delegate registration

DARE TO COMPETE CONFERENCE EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

Exhibit booth only | $1,000

Working with our Media Partner Prairie Manufacturer Magazine (PMM), we would like to present a new value-added option! Book your exhibitor space by January 31st to increase your brand visibility with a featured ad in the PMM Spring 2019 issue that will be distributed at the Dare to Compete Conference!

 

Value Added Options:
  • Exhibit booth + quarter page horizontal ad | $1,500
  • Exhibit booth + half page horizontal ad | $1,750
  • Exhibit booth + full page ad | $2,500

*Rates only valid if taking as a package and booked by January 31st 2019.

LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH MANUFACTURERS?

Email Geri.Clincke@cme-mec.ca to learn more.

Download Sponsorship Guide