Upcoming Events

2023 Energy Forum: Competing in the Age of Decarbonization


CME’s Energy Forum is back in-person on June 27th for the first time since 2020!

2023 will be remembered as the year Ontario’s low-carbon industrial strategy truly came together.

Building on a historic string of investment in our EV, clean steel and critical mineral sectors, provincial and federal governments have rolled out new program incentives to support grid resiliency, leverage the value of our clean electricity grid and accelerate adoption of new manufacturing technologies.

As Ontario moves with its long-awaited Advanced Manufacturing Council and the Electrification and Energy Transition panel, join industry and government leaders to discuss:

  • How can you benefit from this policy shift to improve efficiency and profitability in your business TODAY?
  • How can governments, private capital and utilities work together to support the next wave of manufacturing decarbonization in a way that is economically sustainable?

Keynote Speaker


  • Insights on the latest energy research, trends, and incentives
  • Hear company success stories
  • Exchange best practices with your manufacturing peers
  • Networking opportunities


The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON


Tuesday, June 27, 2023


8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Cost (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

CME Members/Ontario Made Program Participants - $99 + HST
Non-Members - $199 + HST


Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast 


Welcome Remarks

Dennis Darby, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)

Greetings from the Government of Ontario 


Hon. Todd Smith, Minister of Energy

Electricity Rates and Economic Development: A View from Other Jurisdictions

Kunal Verma, Audit Partner, Deloitte

The Role of Affordability in Ontario’s Energy Transition


2023 provincial and federal budgets featured several incentives to support grid improvements and clean manufacturing technologies. As Ontario moves to formulate its long-awaited Advanced Manufacturing Strategy, how can governments, private capital and utilities work together to support manufacturing decarbonization efforts?


Moderator: Vincent Caron, Director, Policy & Ontario Government Relations, CME

Mike Stinnissen, Energy Optimization Lead, ArcelorMittal Dofasco 

John Casola, Chief Investment Officer, Canada Infrastructure Bank

Wes Johnsen. Director of Net Zero, Bruce Power

Networking Break


Lowering Your Electricity Costs TODAY!


Looking for practical information and advice specific to manufacturers about navigating and effectively using the many programs available to lower your energy bills? This panel discussion is a must see.


Moderator: Anthony Hamer, Partner, Deloitte

Damir Naden, P.Eng., CEM, Technical Services, Energy Solutions, Enbridge Gas

Donna Arts, Senior Industry Officer, Natural Resources Canada

Evelyn Lundhild, Senior Manager of Program Services, IESO

Closing Remarks – Takeaways


Ryan Levins, Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Imperial Oil, Chair of CME’s Energy Committee

Networking Lunch


Please contact Erin Epstein via email.