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2024 North American Manufacturing Conference & CME AGM

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Overview

In 2023, the presidents of CME, NAM and CONCAMIN signed a memorandum of understanding on the development of the Manufacturing Agenda of the Future, agreeing to collaborate on best practices and policy recommendations to assist manufacturers in addressing future commercial challenges in North America.

The North American Manufacturing Conference is one outcome of this agreement. Manufacturers, key government representatives and decision makers from all three countries come together annually. This year, it is CME’s privileged to host the event in Ottawa.

By invitation only, CME will host 200 industry executives – connecting manufacturing leaders with their peers, decision makers, senior officials and other policy influencers to deliver value through a high-quality agenda themed around the importance of the continuation of a strong and integrated North American manufacturing industry.

In addition to the full-day event on November 20 for delegates from all three countries, CME will also host a members-only lobby day on Parliament Hill on November 19, along with our annual general meeting.

The case for this agenda for the future – and for the security of continental trade that continues to support integrated North American manufacturing supply chains – has never been more compelling.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA: NOVEMBER 19 - AGM & MANUFACTURING DAY ON THE HILL

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:30 – 9:00

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

9:00 – 9:15

CME Members & Guests Only

DAY OF LOGISTICS: OVERVIEW & BREAKOUT GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

9:15 – 9:30

LOBBY DAY ACTIVITIES

9:30 – 12:00

CME Members & Guests Only

LUNCH

12:00- 1:00

CME Members & Guests Only

LOBBY DAY ACTIVITIES

1:00 – 3:30

CME Members & Guests Only

AGM

3:30 – 4:00

CME Members & Guests Only

CLOSING REMARKS

4:15 – 4:30

CME Members & Guests Only

PRELIMINARY AGENDA: NOVEMBER 19 - TRI-PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

TRI-PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION

5:00 – 7:30

LOCATION TBC

ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES & INVITED GUESTS

 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA: NOVEMBER 20 - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:00 – 9:00

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

9:00 – 9:15

MORNING KEYNOTE: THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NORTH AMERICA'S ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

9:15 – 9:40

Our morning keynote speaker will discuss the future trajectory of North American trade and economic collaboration, expounding on the significance of CUSMA/USMCA/TMEC supporting the continued economic integration of Canada, the US and Mexico.

PANEL: THE POLITICAL FORCES SHAPING MANUFACTURING AND TRADE POLICY

9:40 – 10:20

Just two weeks following the US Presidential election, our political insiders will provide an analysis of how recent and upcoming elections in Mexico, the US and Canada are influencing the future of manufacturing and trade policy in North America and around the world.

NETWORKING BREAK

10:20 – 10:40

REMARKS FROM SENIOR US REPRESENTATIVE & FIRESIDE CHAT

10:40 – 11:05

Receive firsthand insights from a representative of the US government in this pivotal session. A subsequent fireside chat will offer an in-depth exploration of current trade policies, future projections, and strategic initiatives aimed at fortifying North American trade relations.

CEO PANEL: TRADE AGREEMENT RENEWAL

11:05 – 11:45

Manufacturing leaders will take stock of the CUSMA/USMCA/TMEC four years in, discuss key areas to further deepen economic cooperation and specific issues to consider in the lead up to the 2026 review of the agreement. 

FEATURED PANELISTS:

Rob Wildeboer, Executive Chairman, Martinrea

LUNCH & NETWORKIMG

11:45 – 12:30

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

12:30 – 1:15

 

CEO PANEL: NORTH AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS IN A CHANGING WORLD

1:15 – 1:55

Manufacturing leaders will share perspectives on the key issues that will drive North American manufacturing growth and competitiveness in a changing global economic and security environment including friend-shoring and supply chains, technology and, skills and labour. 

NETWORKING BREAK

1:55 – 2:15

REMARKS FROM SENIOR MEXICAN REPRESENTATIVE

2:15 – 2:35

Hear from a representative of the Mexican government on pivotal trade policies, economic strategies, and initiatives aimed at fostering North American collaboration. This session will provide essential context and insights into Mexico’s role in the regional manufacturing ecosystem.

ELECTED OFFICIALS FIRESIDE CHAT: DRIVING LOCAL AND REGIONAL GROWTH THROUGH NORTH AMERICAN TRADE

2:35 – 3:15

Political leaders will discuss the importance of sub-national governments in supporting industrial growth through cross-border collaboration, trade and investment and regional economic development. 

PANEL: MANUFACTURING A GREEN FUTURE

3:15 – 3:45

Industry experts will discuss how manufacturing will lead the clean energy transition, including the importance of a continental critical minerals strategy, while touching on key issues on the path to net-zero including energy efficiency, sustainability and energy security.

CLOSING REMARKS

3:45 – 4:00

NETWORKING RECEPTION

4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

LOCATION

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau St
Ottawa, ON

DATE & TIME

November 19 & 20, 2024

COST

Early Bird: $595 & Tax

REGISTRATION

Email jill.knaggs@cme-mec.ca
to request a registration link

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Accommodations

Fairmont Chateau Laurier: On Site

Preferred rates for conference attendees from up to three (3) days pre and post event dates, based on hotel availability. Reservations must be made by October 29, 2024 using the following link:

https://book.passkey.com/event/50782413/owner/5915/home

Hotel Novotel: Walking Distance

Hotel Address: 33 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Preferred rates ($199/night for Standard 1 King Bed) for conference attendees from up to two(2) days pre and post event dates, based on hotel availability. Reservations must be made by October 29, 2024 using the directions below:

 

 

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