CME continues to respond to the needs of the manufacturing industry as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Each month CME hosts a round table event featuring senior manufacturing leaders and the Minister and Deputy Minister of a key manufacturing portfolio.
This special, manufacturers-only series connects policy makers with industry, fostering discussion and dialog – an open exchange of thoughts, ideas and opinions – perhaps more critical than ever before as manufacturers ramp up production and drive Manitoba’s economic recovery, all while navigating the pandemic’s second wave.
DECEMBER 21, 2020 - REGISTERATION IS CLOSED
SESSION 1 – Leaders in Government: Finance
December 21, 2020 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM
The Department of Finance ensures the province achieves its financials goals and positive outlook, while also assisting in financial recovery, improving public services and achieving economic prosperity.
Scott Fielding was elected as the MLA for Kirkfield Park in 2016 and 2019. Minister Fielding graduated from the University of Manitoba with an advanced bachelor of arts in economics and political studies, and has served as a Winnipeg city councillor, where he was chair of the Finance Committee and chair of the Winnipeg Police Board. He now serves as the Provincial Cabinet Member for Finance in Manitoba.
Richard Groen has been with the province for several decades, transitioning in roles from assistant deputy minster for both the Finance Research Division and Treasury Board to Deputy Minister of Finance today.
JANUARY 12, 2021 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
SESSION 2 – Leaders in Government: Economic Development and Training
January 12, 2021 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM
The Department of Economic Development and Training specializes in developing policies, accountability and financial support for local business, educational institutes, workforce development efforts and immigration and travel opportunities.
Ralph Eichler was the MLA for Lakeside in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2019. An active volunteer, Minister Eichler has served numerous organizations in his lengthy career.
Tracey Maconachie served as the President of the Bioscience Association of Manitoba and for nearly 20 years with international pharmaceutical organizations. She also served on numerous boards and committees such as the Research Manitoba Board prior to stepping into her current position.
FEBRUARY 9, 2021 - REGISTERATION IS CLOSED
SESSION 3 – Leaders in Government: Conservation and Climate
February 9, 2021 | 1:30PM – 2:15PM
The Department of Conservation and Climate’s mission is to sustainably manage and protect Manitoba’s environment and rich biodiversity of natural resources (such as water, wildlife and forests) by working cooperatively with the public, Indigenous communities, and other agencies, governments and stakeholders to strike a balance between protecting the integrity of the environment and meeting the social and economic needs of Manitobans.
Among other important issues, the department leads efforts on carbon tax, the environmental regulatory environment and is an important liaison when it comes to federal policy initiatives.
Minister Sarah Guillemard was named Minister of Climate Change and Conservation following the 2019 provincial election. She has lived in Fort Richmond for over 30 years. With four generations of her family living in the area, she is proud to be serving her second term as MLA for Fort Richmond, especially while navigating such a difficult situation as the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Jan Forster is the Deputy Minister of Conservation and Climate. She has held multiple Deputy Minister roles within different departments, most recently in Economic Development Throughout her career, Jan has led and supported the development and implementation of multiple whole-of-government strategies. She is a graduate of the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration.
A series of 4-6 one-hour virtual town-hall meetings (time of day may vary depending on Ministerial availability). Opening greetings and comments by the Minister and Deputy Minister on key efforts in their portfolio will be followed by moderated, open discussion facilitated by CME staff.
WHO CAN BENEFIT
Manufacturing CEOs, presidents, senior executives, portfolio leads and subject matter experts leading manufacturing firms of all sizes, along with key Ministers and Deputy Ministers.