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Manufacturing Economic Outlook & Investment Roadshow

What’s in store for the economy in 2019?

Join Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), together with our partners for our Manufacturing Economic Outlook and Investment Roadshow at one of your local craft breweries.

This cross-Canada pub night series of events is your one-stop-shop to receive economic insights, learn about government incentive programs and capital investment opportunities available to manufacturers and all while enjoying a pint at your local craft brewery.

MANUFACTURING ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

What’s in store for the economy in 2019? What do you need to know to forecast throughout the year and into 2020? CME’s Chief Economist Mike Holden will provide you with his manufacturing economic outlook and answer your questions.

CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION

Investment in new capital and technology is critical for Canadian industry to grow and be globally competitive. Unfortunately, Canadian companies are falling behind their international competitors when it comes to investing in new machinery, equipment and advanced manufacturing technologies.

At the same time, Canada is home to global leaders in technology adoption and our businesses have access to a range of existing supports to help them deal with the rapid pace of technological change taking place today. To share information about the opportunities created by embracing new technologies, and to support business investment and growth in Canada, this event will feature an expert from BDO Canada who will provide specific advice to companies on how to invest in and grow their companies.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Mike Holden, Chief Economist, CME

Mike Holden leads the organization’s economic analysis and forecasting functions, and directs CME’s major research projects. He has written on a wide range of issues important to manufacturers, including tax competitiveness, market access, and capital investment. He also directs CME’s biannual Management Issues Survey, and was a key architect of CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative.

Mike has a BA in honours economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in economics from Queen’s University.

Registration completed: Mar. 13 - Edmonton, AB Event Details

Sylvain Defoy, P.Eng, MBA, Sr. Mgr. Government Incentives and SR&ED program

Sylvain has enjoyed the experience of working in a variety of small to large manufacturing companies, including a 13-year engagement as VP R&D and Assurance Quality at MAAX, one of the largest bath, whirlpool and spa manufacturers in Canada. Other sectors included sheet metal, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and industrial high voltage breaker equipment.

 

Sylvain has spent over 11 years working in Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) as Director of Business Development at BDC and as Senior Manager at Deloitte.

 

He has extensive knowledge of the SR&ED program and has been involved in preparation of technical and financial information for SR&ED claims, preparing strategy for CRA audits, assisting clients to address eligibility criteria and developing and implementing training sessions for clients related to CRA requirements for SR&ED.

 

Professional Designations & Education
P.Eng. in Industrial Engineering, University of École Polytechnique in Montréal
MBA, University of Quebec in Montreal.

Yellowhead Brewery

Join us for a brew!

When: March 13, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: 10229 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3

 

The Yellowhead Brewing Co. is proudly based in Edmonton in the historic H.V. Shaw building and was redesigned by local architect Gene Dub.

 

We chose the name Yellowhead for our brewery, and our flagship premium lager because it was the name of the first commercially brewed beer in Edmonton. Yellowhead beer originated in 1894 on the site of the present Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton’s river valley. Both the original ‘Yellowhead’ and our Yellowhead premium lager take the name from an actual historical personality: Pierre Bostonais, aka tête jaune.

COST

$50 + GST CME Members

$75 + GST Non Members

Registration completed: APR. 2 - Vaughan, ON EVENT DETAILS

 

Paul Boucher, Partner, SR&ED and Government Incentives

Paul leads BDO’s Special Advisory Services Manufacturing Industry Team and specializes in providing professional services that assist clients with a comprehensive approach to funding Innovation and Growth.

 

Paul has over 25 years of experience advising companies on a variety of areas: automotive manufacturing, engineering, operations management, product and process design and development. He has led projects in the developing alternative energy sector including, electric vehicle research, waste to energy, as well as other sustainable wind and solar energy initiatives.

 

Lake Wilcox Brewing

When: April 2, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: 3-1033 Edgeley Blvd,Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 0H4

Cost:

Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $40

Registration completed: APR. 3 - LONDON, ON EVENT DETAILS

David Douglas, Partner, SR&ED and Government Incentives

David is BDO’s Government Incentives leader in the Greater Toronto Area, with over 25 years of professional experience. His current consulting activities are directed towards assisting clients in maximizing the funding opportunities available through government grant and incentive programs.

 

David has well-developed knowledge of the Canadian SR&ED environment and extensive experience in managing claims in a number of industry verticals. As a tax practitioner, David has worked with a number of private owner-managed businesses to maximize the benefits from the SR&ED incentive program through tax planning strategies.

Powerhouse Brewing Co.

When: April 3, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: 100 Kellogg Lane, London, ON N5W 2T5

Cost:

Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $40

Registration completed: APR. 4 - BELLEVILLE, ON EVENT DETAILS

David Douglas, Partner, SR&ED and Government Incentives

David is BDO’s Government Incentives leader in the Greater Toronto Area, with over 25 years of professional experience. His current consulting activities are directed towards assisting clients in maximizing the funding opportunities available through government grant and incentive programs.

 

David has well-developed knowledge of the Canadian SR&ED environment and extensive experience in managing claims in a number of industry verticals. As a tax practitioner, David has worked with a number of private owner-managed businesses to maximize the benefits from the SR&ED incentive program through tax planning strategies.

Signal Brewing Company

When: April 4, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: 86-87 River Road Corbyville, ON

Cost:

Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $40

 

 

 

Registration completed: APR. 17 - WINNIPEG, MB EVENT DETAILS

Sylvain Defoy, P.Eng, MBA, Sr. Mgr. Government Incentives and SR&ED program

Sylvain has spent over 11 years working in Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) as Director of Business Development at BDC and as Senior Manager at Deloitte.

 

He has extensive knowledge of the SR&ED program and has been involved in the preparation of technical and financial information for SR&ED claims, preparing a strategy for CRA audits, assisting clients to address eligibility criteria and developing and implementing training sessions for clients related to CRA requirements for SR&ED.

 

Professional Designations & Education
P.Eng. in Industrial Engineering, University of École Polytechnique in Montréal
MBA, University of Quebec in Montreal.

Torque Brewery

When: April 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: 830 King Edward St Winnipeg, MB
Cost: $40

March

Mar. 13 – Edmonton, AB

April

Apr. 2 – Vaughan, ON
Apr. 3 – London, ON
Apr. 4 – Belleville, ON
Apr. 5 - Montreal, QC
Apr. 17 - Winnipeg, MB

May

May 17 - Saskatoon, SK

May 17 - Saskatoon, SK Event Details: Submit form to register

DELMAR (DEL) TOTH, P.ENG Senior Manager, SR&ED, BDO
Delmar Toth is currently working as a Senior Engineer/Manager for BDO Canada LLP, assigned to their Prairie Region Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) group. He is assisting companies in many industries including: Mining, Pulp & Paper, Manufacturing, Processing, Agriculture, Food Products, IT and others with their R&D tax credit strategy, processes, and filings.

Grainfields Family Restaurant

When: May 17, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Where: 810 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3T8

Free to attend
Priority registration will be given to CME Members and their guests.

 

Submit form below to complete registration for May 17 in Saskatoon

Thank you to our sponsors!