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CME Trade Summit

Overview

The last twelve months have demonstrated unequivocally that global trade and local sales are directly linked; from international political changes and trade agreements to the use of disruptive technologies to set up new sales and distribution channels. Manitobans are part of an evolving global business environment where constant change is the new norm. Learning to adapt, plan ahead and prepare teams for success is a must. CME’s Trade Summit is the province’s premier manufacturing-focused trade event, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn from manufacturers facing local and global challenges head on and succeeding on an international stage. Register today to learn more.

Speakers

*speakers and topics subject to change

SCALING UP FOR GLOBAL SUCCESS

By and large, Canadian manufacturers are smaller than their global counterparts. To compete on a global scal means punching above our weight class. In this session, manufacturers will share their success stories and practical strategies on how they were able to:
•             Access capital to support opportunities
•             Building capacity and a mindset to scale up
•             Incorporate risk management solutions
 

MADE IN MANITOBA: MARKETING AROUND THE WORLD

Manitoba manufacturers know that creating products that sell requires more than big idea or incremental innovation. The foresight to break down barriers before death threats sink a project can make the difference between success and failure. After attending this session, participants will be able to:
•             Apply lessons learned from product innovation and commercialization
•             Create new products that sell domestically and across borders
•             Stick handle the impact of US tax policy changes: from process improvement to organizational design
 

OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO GROWTH

Manufacturers spend a great deal of effort planning for improvement and executing programs. But the reality is most organizations face challenges to successfully grow their business.
This session will focus on real-world success stories from manufacturers who have successfully applied three key strategies to break down barriers: leadership, scalable infrastructure, and changing market dynamics:
•             Leadership: understand the fundamental thinking to delegate effectively and ensure everyone is moving in the same direction
•             Scalable infrastructure: create systems to connect evolving parts of the business to support decision-making
•             Changing market dynamics: understand and plan for internal needs and adjust to external pressures as needs change as the company grows

CASE STUDY: COLLECTIVE SUCCESS – THE MAKING OF yourMANITOBAcompany Inc.

Through a fictional case study, this session outlines finance and sales strategies, delivering an insightful look at potential success made possible with services, training and expertise through the CME network. Service providers will discuss real-world, practical options for growth along with steps to overcome the pain points that stand in the way of business development and growth.

NAVIGATING TRADE TENSIONS – AVOIDING COLLATERAL DAMAGE IN THE US CHINA TRADE WAR

Many Manitoba manufacturers are in the risky position of finding themselves, and their supply chains, in the crossfire between two superpowers. Escalating tensions are adding uncertainty and pressure to the global economic outlook. This presentation will help prepare savvy firms to take advantage of opportunities and downplay threats
•             Trade compliance in an era of escalating tensions and executive orders
•             Manufacturing a crystal ball: short-term economic predictions
•             Strategies to improve agility and minimize risk
 

location

Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park
1740 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

DATE & TIME

November 28, 2019
8:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

cost

Member: $99+GST
Non-Member: $125+GST

INTERESTED IN A SPONSORSHIP OR EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITY?

Please contact:
Renata Castro
Marketing Coordinator, CME
renata.castro@cme-mec.ca