Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

November 06, 2007 09:29 ET

Media Advisory-Thought Leaders Collaborate at Ontario Economic Summit

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2007) - Over 200 leaders from business, labour, academia and government from across the province will come together in Niagara-on-the-Lake for the 2007 Ontario Economic Summit (OES) which begins with a keynote address by The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States.

The fourth annual OES is a strategic initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) that stimulates discussion and collaborative action toward achieving the common goal of building sustainable prosperity in Ontario.

Keynote addresses will be provided by Premier Dalton McGuinty and John Tory, Leader of the Official Opposition, as well as Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada; Storm Cunningham (The Restoration Economy); Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; and Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman, Interface Inc. Traditionally, the majority of the Ontario Cabinet is also in attendance.

Opinion leaders participating in panel and roundtable discussions include: Linda Hasenfratz, President and CEO, Linamar Corporation; Michael Sabia, President and CEO, Bell Canada Enterprises; Ian Pearce, CEO, Xstrata Nickel; and Annette Verschuren, President, The Home Depot Canada and Asia.

The theme of Stewardship will underlie discussions in four topic areas: Competitive Communities for a Competitive Ontario; The Infrastructure Challenge; Hollowing Out or Holding Our Own? - Foreign Acquisitions of Canadian Corporations; and Ontario's International Stewardship.

Ontario Economic Leadership Summit
November 13, 14, 15, 2007
White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, Niagara-On the-Lake, Ontario

Additional information may be found at www.occ-oes.com including the current agenda and a list of Summit partners and sponsors.

Sessions and speeches will be open to the media. Pre-registration is preferred, however, members of the media may also register on-site. Only accredited media will be able to attend the Grand Opening Reception with President Clinton.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
    Amy Terrill
    W: (416) 482-5222, ext. 241 or C: (416) 605-8205