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2018 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Annual General Meeting & Manufacturing Conference

Published by CME Staff

November 07, 2018

Keynote Speakers | Discussion Sessions | Agenda 

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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

    Discussion Sessions

    Export Success

    Innovation, Commercialization, and Scale-up

    Skills Development


    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 



    Register ButtonRegister before September 10 for Early Bird Pricing  


    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 September 10th. 

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    Additional Information

    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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