Manufacturing Canada 2014

Manufacturing Canada 2014

April 24, 2014 15:15 ET

Growth, Competitiveness Anchor Manufacturing Strategy Forum

Manufacturing executives and policy leaders convene to discuss how to leverage Canada's position in the global economy at this one-day event in Mississauga on May 8

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 24, 2014) - More than 150 industrial leaders will gather at the Manufacturing Canada 2014 conference in Mississauga on May 8, to map out strategies for a more competitive Canadian manufacturing industry.

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will highlight FedDev Ontario funding initiatives that support manufacturers; while Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, will share insight on the policies and economic factors shaping the industry.

The day will focus on top manufacturing trends and issues, such as energy efficiency, big data, productivity and skills development.

Additional speakers include:

  • Allan Cosman, President & CEO of Ferrero Canada Ltd.
  • John Whitehead, Ontario chief negotiator for CETA
  • Joseph Doria, President & CEO of Lincoln Electric Canada
  • Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager with 3M Canada Company
  • Mark Sheffer, Director of Operations with MAPEI Americas
  • Dennis Dussin, President of Alps Welding
  • Robert Hattin, Chair of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)

Other presenters will represent IBM, Teknion Furniture Systems, Prinoth and more.

What: Manufacturing Canada 2014 conference
Where: Mississauga Convention Centre
When: Thursday, May 8; 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

Media registration: Lisa Wichmann: (416) 510-5142;

Manufacturing Canada 2014 is organized by and PLANT-part of Business Information Group, Canada's largest publisher of trade magazines; in partnership with Machines Italia and the Italian Trade Commission.

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