The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

October 25, 2010 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: President & CEO, GlaxoSmithKline to Address Economic Club

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2010) - In the aftermath of the global financial crisis and with the commodity-driven rise in the value of the Canadian dollar, innovation is now back in the spotlight. Canada ranks 14th among 17 peer countries on innovation, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Since innovation and productivity are two sides of the same coin, our "D" performance on innovation also explains our chronically low productivity ranking. Paul Lucas, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and Co-Chair of the newly formed Coalition for Action on Innovation in Canada, talks about emerging strategies to close the innovation gap, the need for "innovation clusters" and the role that the pharmaceutical sector can play in making Canada a global leader in innovation.

WHO: Paul Lucas, President & CEO, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
  "From Failing Grade to Head of the Class: Closing Canada's Innovation Gap"
DATE: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
TIME: 11:45am-1:30pm – Speech starts at 12:10
WHERE: The Sutton Place Hotel
  955 Bay Street

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