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ANNUAL MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

WE HELP MANUFACTURERS GROW!

Every year, CME brings together hundreds of leading manufacturers and exporters from across the country to discuss success factors for business, connect with peers and celebrate the achievements of the sector.

This year, enjoy a completely updated conference format with more discussions with manufacturing leaders, more insights from experts on adopting best practices and, even more exciting speakers!

The 2019 CME Manufacturing Conference’s packed agenda now spans over 2 days and offers: a technology tour, a Recognition Awards reception and dinner, plenary sessions & panels on current affairs, networking and, 3 learning streams on manufacturers’ top issues.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

RICK MERCER – HOST OF THE RICK MERCER REPORT | AUTHOR OF RICK MERCER FINAL REPORT

Coast to Coast to Coast Luncheon – Friday October 18, 2019 – 11:50 AM – 12:55 PM

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mercer has won over 25 Gemini Awards for his top-rated CBC series’ The Rick Mercer Report, Made in Canada, and This Hour has 22 Minutes. Mercer also starred in Rick Mercer’s Talking to Americans, which was watched by millions, attracted attention across North America, and remains the highest-rated comedy special in Canadian history. In 2019, Mercer won the Governor General’s Award for lifetime achievement, which recognizes artists who have made an indelible contribution to Canada and the world’s cultural life. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

DENNIS DARBY P. ENG., ICD.D, – PRESIDENT & CEO, CME

Welcome Remarks – Thursday October 17, 2019 – 11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Closing remarks – Friday October 18, 2019 – 12:55 PM – 1:00 PM

Dennis joined CME in 2017 after nine years as CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association and a 24 year-long career in senior management at Procter & Gamble, including leadership roles in the US and Europe. Dennis graduated from McMaster University in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Management, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.  He is an accredited corporate director, having received his ICD.D designation in 2011. He has served on a number of  industry and charity boards as both director and Chair.

STREAMS

STREAM 1: WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The HR Transformation: Key Trends for 2020

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

The Human Success Factor: Training Leaders for the Future and Change Management

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2019 - 10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

Leveraging Canada’s Education System and Work Integrated Learning: Welcoming the Workforce for the Future

Moderator: Jobillico

Panelist: Mike Hutchings, Vice President, Canada, Rockwell Automation

Panelist: Neil Mohammed, Director, Barrett Centre for Technology and Innovation

STREAM 2: BOOSTING EXPORTS

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Breaking Down Barriers: Understanding and Taking Advantage Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Scaling Up for Global Success: Manufacturers Share their Global Success Stories

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2019 - 10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

Made in Canada: Marketing Around the World

  • Creating New Products that Sell.
  • Lessons Learned from Product Innovation and Commercialization

STREAM 3 : MANUFACTURING PROCESS INNOVATION

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Making the Lean Leap: Introduction to the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Moderator: Ron Koslowsky, Vice President, Manitoba, CME

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

The First Mover Advantage: Latest Advances in Industry 4.0 & Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Moderated by: BDO

Panelist: Joris Myny, Senior Vice President, Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factory Divisions

Panelist: Simon Drexler, Director, LMT Products, ATS Automation

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2019 - 10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

Investing in Growth : Securing Capital Financing for Growth

Panelist:  Ed Hesselink, General Manager, Cambridge Brass

Panelist:  Bill Hammond, CEO, Hammond Power Solutions Inc.

Panelist:  Steve Evans, GM, Engineering & Innovation, Promation Engineering Ltd.

PLENARY SESSIONS & PANELS

FEDERAL ELECTION WATCH PANEL

What manufacturers should know before casting their votes

Take a deep dive into the federal party platforms and their implications for the manufacturing sector from the perspective of a former minister and economist and a pollster on the upcoming elections.

MODERATOR: MATHEW WILSON, SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, POLICY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, CME

Mathew is the Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Relations at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. Mathew’s role is primarily focused on understanding the needs and growth challenges of the association’s member companies, helping to find solutions to those challenges and representing those issues with government, the media and the public.

Most recently Mathew has been responsible for leading the association’s Industrie 2030 initiative, which aims to double manufacturing output by 2030 through the implementation of an aggressive coordinated strategy.

PANELIST: MIKE HOLDEN, CHIEF ECONOMIST, CME

Based out of Calgary, Mike brings over 20 years of experience as an economist and public policy analyst to CME. He leads the organization’s economic analysis and forecasting functions and plays a key role in policy research and setting CME’s strategic agenda for government advocacy on behalf of manufacturers and exporters across Canada.

As the director of CME’s major research projects, Mike has written on a wide range of issues important to manufacturers including tax competitiveness, NAFTA, and female representation in the manufacturing workforce. He also directs CME’s biannual Management Issues Survey and was a key architect of CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative. In addition, Mike regularly speaks across Canada about the economy and the issues and challenges facing Canadian manufacturers.

PANELIST: TONY VALERI, VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE AFFAIRS, ARCELORMITTAL DOFASCO 

Tony joined ArcelorMittal Dofasco in June 2011 from his own firm, Ridge Strategy Group, a public affairs and management consulting company. Tony was a Member of Parliament for four consecutive terms, beginning in 1993.

During his terms in office, Tony served as Minister of Transport and subsequently led the Government’s legislative program as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. Prior to assuming public office, he was principal of a life and health benefits practice.

PANELIST: CRAIG WORDEN, PRESIDENT, POLLARA STRATEGIC INSIGHTS

Craig leads Pollara’s research divisions and the development of their research techniques and products. A 20-year research industry veteran, Craig began his research career at Angus Reid Group/Ipsos-Reid, and went on to found and manage public affairs practices at Leger and Angus Reid Public Opinion/Vision Critical before joining Pollara in 2008. He has appeared in print and broadcast media on hundreds of occasions, providing commentary on public opinion trends, elections, and research techniques. Craig holds a BA Honours in political science from Carleton University, and a MA in political science from Brock University. 

ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN CANADA

Details coming soon.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING AWARDS LUNCHEON

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 11:40 AM – 12:50 PM

In November 2018, CME launched the We Can Do It! Campaign which aims to increase female representation in manufacturing by 100,000 in 5 years. CME has been asking manufacturers to become champions, to pledge their company’s commitment to help increase the number of women in their workplaces, share success stories or to become sponsors of the initiative. One year later, come and celebrate the advancement of the past year, the contribution of women to the sector and, join CME and Fiera Foods in awarding the Women in Manufacturing scholarships to deserving women who have the intention of starting a career in manufacturing.

RECOGNITION AWARDS RECEPTION & DINNER

RECEPTION: THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and, network with manufacturers from across the country.

DINNER: THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for a sit down dinner in celebration of Canadian manufacturers and in recognition of the outstanding achievements of CME members.

COAST TO COAST TO COAST LUNCHEON

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: RICK MERCER PRESENTED BY SALESFORCE

Rick Mercer is offering an epic new keynote that will make you appreciate, as never before, this unique nation we all call home. It’s a heart-soaring and laugh-out-loud funny affair, and a perfect way to celebrate what our great country has to offer.

Few people know Canada like Rick Mercer knows Canada. Whether prodding at our institutions, celebrating our unsung heroes, or illuminating everything wonderful and weird about our country, Mercer is a galvanizing speaker. He’s our fiercest critic, our sharpest mind, and our most hilarious comic. This is a one-time talk that gathers together all his—and our—strengths. It is a talk that connects to the past, evaluates our present, and looks forward, hopefully, into the future.

TECHNOLOGY TOURS

COMING SOON!

LOCATION

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

DATE & TIME

Oct. 17-18, 2019

EARLY BIRD RATES > Register before July 31 & save!

INDIVIDUAL

CME & CMC Member: $299
Non-Member Rate - $499

TABLE OF 6

CME & CMC Member - $1744
Non-Member - $2944

REGULAR RATES

INDIVIDUAL

CME & CMC Member - $399
Non-Member - $599

TABLE OF 6

CME & CMC Member - $2344
Non-Member Table - $3544

PARTICIPANT DISCOUNTS

ACCOMMODATION: SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO - BOOK BY SEPT. 24

Stay at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel by September 24 and get our courtesy rate of $289/night.

BOOK YOUR STAY ONLINE / call 1-888-627-7175 and let them know you are a part of CME AGM 2019.

RAIL TRAVEL: VIA RAIL

Via Rail is pleased to offer members 10% off the best available fair in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus and Sleeper class. Once tickets are purchased, they will be valid from October 11th, 2019 to October 20th, 2019.

To redeem your discount please visit www.viarail.ca en and use the discount code: 13945

TERRITORY:

From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.

RESTRICTIONS:

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

EXCEPTION:

Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE: UP EXPRESS

Visit UPexpress.com before October 18, 2019 and use promo code CME2019 to receive a 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Airport to Toronto Union Station (regular price $24.70* CND).  Tickets are valid for 1 year from time of purchase.

  • select “From Pearson To Union,”
  • select an Adult Return ticket for your round-trip
  • Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket

At checkout…

  • apply the promo code CME2019 during purchase

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by vehicle.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

*Price is subject to change. 

AIR TRAVEL: AIR CANADA

Air Canada is pleased to offer members a discounted rate on their flights. Please visit www.aircanada.com and use the following promotional code NDH9TFF1 online when purchasing your flight.

Travel from: October 11 – 18, 2019

AIR TRAVEL: WESTJET

WestJet

WestJet is pleased to offer CME members 10% off all fares* for travel on WestJet-operated flights. We are also able to offer 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for travel on our Delta codeshare partners.

To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

Travel from: October 10 – 22, 2019

Coupon code:

*Guest web/Travel Agent web

H83WX3B
Promo code:

*Travel Agent GDS only

WLL74

 

PREMIER PARTNER

Interested in a partnership opportunity?

Please contact:
Marie Morden
Director, Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations
marie.morden@cme-mec.ca