Annual Events

17th Annual CME Stakeholders’ Dinner


Join the CEOs of Government at our 17th Annual CME Stakeholders’ Dinner. This is an exclusive dinner where over 100 senior executives from the manufacturing sector will meet and dine with key government decision makers, BC’s Deputy Ministers and the heads of Crown Corporations.

These unique round table discussions create an environment where successes and challenges can be shared, ideas can be exchanged, and the future of manufacturing formed. Through the course of the evening, manufacturers will have an opportunity to meet with a number of key government stakeholders and peer manufacturers.


This section wil be updated as participation is confirmed. Check back weekly!

First Name Last Name Company Name Title
Fazil Mihlar Province of BC Deputy Minister, Ministry of Jobs,
Trade and Technology
Trevor Hughes Province of BC Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Labour
Doug Foster Province of BC Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Initiatives, Ministry of Finance
Tracy Campbell Province of BC Assistant Deputy Minister, International
Trade Division, Ministry of Jobs,
Trade & Technology
John McDonald Province of BC Executive Director, International Trade
Division – Trade Readiness & Services
Neil Dobson Province of BC Executive Director, Clean Growth,
Climate Action Secretariat
Al Johnson WorkSafeBC Vice President, Prevention
Dale Walker WorkSafeBC Vice President, Employer, Industry
and Worker Services
Christian Hansen Global Affairs Canada Regional Director and
Senior Trade Commissioner, Pacific
Regional Office – Vancouver
Rod Bianchini Industry Training Authority Interim Chief Operating Officer
Bryan Hugues Export Development Canada District Manager
David McHattie Tenaris Global Services Chair of the CME National Board
and Vice President, Institutional
Relations, Canada
Dennis Darby CME President & CEO


The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport 3099 Corvette Way Richmond, BC


Thursday, March 07, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM



4:00 pm Registration & Networking
5:00 pm Opening Remarks
5:30 pm Industry Roundtable Discussions & Dinner


Table Sponsor

Table Sponsorship includes the following:
• 8 Tickets
• Reserved Preferred Seating
• Key Stakeholder / Ministry Selection (we will ensure your top 3 and accommodate the balance whenever possible)
• Podium Acknowledgement – Supporter of Industry Sponsor
• Logo placement on marketing materials
• Each manufacturing company and sponsors will have their logo and profile featured in the dinner program.
• Only available for purchase until February 15, 2019.

Presenting Sponsor Level

• 8 tickets ($250/non-member)
• Speaking Opportunity & Guest Speaker Intro (2 minutes)
• Networking Table from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
• 1/2 page ad in CME BC News and swag at event
• Presenting Sponsor Logo placement & dinner wine sponsor

Reception Sponsor Level

• 4 tickets ($250/non-member)
• Reception Host, Branded Drink Tickets (2 per guest)
• Networking Table from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
• 1/4 page ad in CME BC News or swag at event
• Drink Ticket Sponsor Logo placement

Networking Sponsor level

• Networking Table
• Two Tickets -($250/non-member)
• 1/4 page ad in CME BC News or swag at event
• Networking Logo placement


Preferred Guest Room Rate

A preferred room rate of $189/night is available for guests.