Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) hosted the CME Trade Summit 2018

Winnipeg, November 29, 2018

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) hosted the CME Trade Summit 2018. Over 115 delegates from across Manitoba engaged in insightful sessions lead by local manufacturing leaders.

“Global trade and local sales are directly linked. This is why the CME Trade Summit gives a leg up to manufacturers in navigating international political changes, trade agreements and the use of disruptive technologies to set up new sales and distribution channels,” said Ron Koslowsky, Divisional Vice-President of CME. “Manitoba entrepreneurs, manufacturers and services providers are part of an evolving global business environment where constant change is the new norm. Learning to adapt, to plan ahead and to prepare your teams for success is critical “.

“As the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical storage and material handling solutions, Vidir recognizes the key role CME plays in advancing the industry” said Ernest Rempel, CEO, of Vidir Vertical Storage Solutions. “Our team is proud to participate in moving forward the vision to have Canada recognized as a global leader in Manufacturing and Exporting.”

Manitoba has over 2400 manufacturing companies – which employees about 10 per cent of the province’s workforce. In 2017, Manitoba’s manufacturing industry had $18.9 billion in revenues and was the third consecutive year of record manufactured goods exports. Manufactured goods accounted for 66.5 per cent of Manitoba’s total exports in 2016, giving Manitoba’s total exports an increase of 21.8 per cent since 2012.

More information on the CME Trade Summit 2018 can be found at CME-MEC.CA

About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing, and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.


Ron Koslowsky

Divisional Vice-President

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters