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Manufacturing Economic Outlook & Investment Roadshow Scarborough, ON

Published by Stefi Proulx

March 27, 2018

Join Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), together with our partners for our Manufacturing Economic Outlook & Investment Roadshow.

This cross-Canada series of events is your one-stop-shop to receive economic insights, learn about government incentive programs and capital investment opportunities available to manufacturers, and hear-first hand technology adoption best practices from a local manufacturing leader.

Manufacturing Economic Outlook 
What’s in store for the economy in 2018? What do you need to know to forecast throughout the year and into 2019? CME’s Chief Economist Mike Holden will provide you with his manufacturing economic outlook and answer your questions.

Capital Investment and Technology Adoption 
Investment in new capital and technology is critical for Canadian industry to grow and be globally competitive. Unfortunately Canadian companies are falling behind their global competitors. Investment in manufacturing has dropped by 20 per cent in recent years.

At the same time, there are leaders in technology adoption and a range of existing supports to help companies deal with the rapid changes going on today that can be leveraged by Canadian companies. To engage companies in the opportunities of technology adoption and to support investment and growth, this event will bring together a local manufacturing leader to discuss their company’s success in adopting new technology, together with experts from BDO Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and RBC Royal who will provide specific advice to companies on how to invest in and grow their companies.

About the Speakers

Paul Boucher

Paul Boucher, BDO

Paul leads BDO’s Special Advisory Services Manufacturing Industry Team and specializes in providing professional services that assist clients with a comprehensive approach to funding Innovation and Growth.

With a focus on maximizing government grant and incentive opportunities for clients, the team’s primary expertise is related to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credit program for Canadian companies.

Paul has over 25 years of experience advising companies on a variety ofareas: automotive manufacturing, engineering, operations management, product and process design and development.  He has led projects in the developing alternative energy sector including, electric vehicle research, waste to energy, as well as other sustainable wind and solar energy initiatives.

Peter Lawler

Peter Lawler, BDC

Peter Lawler was appointed Executive Vice President, BDC Advisory Services in October 2016. 

In this role, he is responsible for the full range of non-financial services that BDC offers to entrepreneurs. 

Before assuming his current responsibilities, he was Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting - Ontario. There, he was responsible for the overall growth of the Ontario market and played a key role in the devlopment of strategies for the automotive, technology, and food and berverage sectors. In 2014, he was appointed Acting Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Management. For the following year, he was responsible for BDC's credit risk management and for the development and implementation of corporate strategies related to credit risk. 

Since joining BDC in 1991, Mr. Lawler has held a variety of roles in business centre management as well as credit risk management, including Vice President and Area Manager, Eastern and Northern Ontario, and Assistant Vice President, Credit Risk Management.

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Additional Information

Location: Scarborough, ON Brighton Convention Centre, 2155 McNicoll Avenue
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: CME Member: $50.00 | Non-Member: $100.00

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