2020 AGM & Manufacturing Economic Outlook



The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Minister Bains plays a key role in encouraging the growth of Canadian businesses. The minister, who is a strong advocate for the manufacturing sector in Cabinet, is responsible for developing policies that will enable our sector to become more innovative, competitive, and successful. Join CME and Minister Bains on December 2nd to discuss the future of manufacturing in Canada.


The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Official Opposition

Before Mr. O’Toole became the Leader of the Conservative Party and the Leader of the Opposition, he cut his teeth in manufacturing and has a unique understanding of the industry. As a result, Mr. O’Toole is a natural advocate for our sector and for Canada’s role in global trade. Join CME and the Leader of the Official Opposition on December 2nd to hear his outlook for Canadian manufacturing.


Join CME and our partners for our virtual 2020 Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Economic Outlook on December 2nd from Noon – 2 pm EST.

The global economy continues to recover from its deepest recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Output collapsed in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. While economic activity picked up quickly following the easing of confinement measures and the initial re-opening of businesses, the pace of the recovery is starting to slow. Our manufacturing sector faces a long uphill battle to get back to pre-crisis levels.

To help you forecast your business operations and understand what economic opportunities and challenges are expected in 2021, CME Chief Economist Alan Arcand will share his National Manufacturing Economic Outlook and the results of our biennial Management Issues Survey. CME’s Management Issues Survey in partnership with Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP), BDO Canada LLP, Ceridian and RBC Royal Bank is the pulse of our manufacturing sector. Learn how your business compares to other Canadian manufacturers’ current operations, strategies and top challenges.

Annual General Meeting Notice



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December 2, 2020

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Elyssa Pietropaolo, Membership Coordinator
elyssa.pietropaolo@cme-mec.ca | 647-556-7240