18th Annual CME Stakeholders’ Dinner

CME is concerned about the health of its members and its staff. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak,  we have made the difficult decision of postponing this event until further notice. Purchased tickets and table reservations will simply be converted to the upcoming event date, as we continue working full-steam ahead.

Andrew Wynn-Williams, Divisional Vice President, BC meets with manufacturers to discuss the future of BC manufacturing.



Join the CEOs of Government at our 18th 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.


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




$200 + GST CME Members
$260 + GST Non Members
& Late Registration
( Mar 4 - Mar 11 )
$2000 + GST Table of 8



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

Confirmed Key Stakeholders

  • Fazil Mihlar, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Province of BC
  • Mark Zacharias​, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, Province of BC
  • Trevor Hughes, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour, Province of BC
  • John McDonald,  Executive Director, International Trade Division – Trade Readiness & Service Branch, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development, and Competitiveness, Province of BC
  • Renee Umezuki, Director and Senior Trade Commissioner for the Regional Office of Global Affairs Canada
  • Bryan Hughes, District Manager, Export Development Canada
  • Dennis Darby, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  • Andrew Wynn-Williams, Divisional Vice President, BC, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters


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 21, 2020.

Presenting Sponsor Level

• 8 tickets ($260/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 ($260/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 -($260/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 is available for guests.