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2018 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference

Published by CME Staff

November 07, 2018 - November 08, 2018

Keynote Speakers | Discussion Sessions | Agenda 

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NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion 

Minister Ng is dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized manufacturers grow their business through innovation and trade. Join the Minister at CME’s Manufacturing Conference and find how Canada can help SMEs  and have a dialogue about what businesses needs to grow, scale-up, become more productive and more innovative. 

Event Overview

Join us for the 2018 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference November 7, 2018. This year's theme, Advancing Innovation for Global Success, focuses on strategies to remain globally competitive and scale-up exports through new technologies and skills development.

With engaging keynotes, thought leadership panels and interaction with political leaders, CME's annual manufacturing conference brings together manufacturers from across the country to share best practices and expertise in driving innovation; access to decision-makers; and, to make connections in CME's extensive and impressive network.

The 2018 CME Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference topics include:

  • Insights into Canada's Agenda on International Trade; Small to Medium-sized Enterprise; and Skills                       Development. 
  • Best practices from industry leaders on Exporting Success; Innovation, Commercialization & Scaling Up 
  • Management Issues Survey Results
  • PLUS, two major announcements from CME!
  • Featured Speakers

    Rhonda Barnet, President and COO, Steelworks Design, and Chair, CME National Board of Directors
    Closing Remarks
    Dennis Darby, President & CEO, CME 
    Opening Remarks
    The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development 
    Keynote speaker

    The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
    Keynote speaker

    Discussion Sessions

    • Export Success
    • Innovation, Commercialization, and Scale-up
    • Skills Development

    Agenda

    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.            Registration and Networking Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. CME's Annual Meeting of Members: Welcome Remarks
    Dennis Darby, President & CEO, CME
    8:50 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.   Greetings from the Government of Canada  
    9:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.  Keynote - Canada's International Trade Agenda
    9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  Export Success Panel Discussion  
    10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.  CME's Annual General Meeting: Business Portion 
    11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.          Keynote - Canada's SME Agenda
    12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote - Canada's Role in Transportation Advanced Manufacturing 
    1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Innovation, Commercialization and Scale-up Panel Discussion 
    2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   Networking Break 
    2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.            Keynote Address - Developing our Workforce to Leverage Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Skills Development Panel Discussion  
    4:00 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.  Closing Remarks:
    Rhonda Barnet, President and COO, Steelworks Design, and Chair, CME National Board of Directors 
    4:05 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Manufacturing Social 

     

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           Accommodations

    CME has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON. K1N 8S7) at the discounted rate reserve your room on or before October 12th.   Book your room today! 

    OR

    CME has reserved a room block of hotel rooms at the Sheraton Hotel (150 Albert St, Ottawa, ONK1P 5G2) at a discounted rate. Call 1-800-489-8333 or email at reservations@sheratonottawa.com and reserve your room before October 12th


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    Location: Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Ottawa, ON, K1N 8S7
    Time: 8 am – 6:30 pm
    Cost: Early Bird Registration Until Sept. 10 | CME Member: $199.00 | Non-Member: $399.00

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