Annual Events


Thank you for joining the 2018 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference. We will see you in  October 2019 for the 4th CME Manufacturing Conference! 

2018 Overview

Join us for the 2018 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference November 7, 2018. This year’s theme, Advancing Innovation for Global Success, focuses on strategies to remain globally competitive and scale-up exports through new technologies and skills development.

With engaging keynotes, thought leadership panels and interaction with political leaders, CME’s annual manufacturing conference brings together manufacturers from across the country to share best practices and expertise in driving innovation; to access decision-makers; and, to make connections in CME’s extensive and impressive network.

The 2018 CME Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference topics include:

  • Insights into Canada’s Agenda on International Trade; Small to Medium-sized Enterprise; and Skills Development.
  • Best practices from industry leaders on exporting success; innovation and commercialization
  • PLUS, two major announcements from CME!

Save the date and stay tuned for more details!


Nov. 7, 2018
8 am – 6:30 pm


Fairmont Château Laurier,
1 Rideau St. Ottawa, ON, K1N 8S7


CME has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8S7) at the discounted rate of $249/night. To receive the discounted rate reserve your room on or before September 10th.


Are you a speaker, expert, motivator, leader, or innovator who works in  manufacturing?

If so, we’d like to hear from you!

CME 4th Annual General Meeting and Manufacturing Conference will gather manufacturers from across Canada to focus on the sector’s key challenges and opportunities.

As we develop this year’s agenda we invite subject-matter experts to submit preliminary proposals to present at the Conference to be held in Toronto on October 17-18, 2019.

We are looking for engaging speakers with expertise is in one or more of the following areas:

  • Labour shortages & skills training
  • Innovation & new technology adoption
  • International trade & new market development

If you are not a presenter, but would like a speaker in particular to be considered in this year’s program, we encourage you to nominate them.

*Only the selected candidates will be contacted.

Interested in a partnership opportunity?

Please contact:
Marie Morden
Director, Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations