Ottawa, ON — Canadian vision, global excellence is the theme of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Annual Conference & Trade Show Oct. 30-Nov.1, 2005, in Toronto.
Building upon the momentum from the initial phase of its Manufacturing 20/20 initiative, the conference will assemble the brightest manufacturing and exporting minds from across North America to discuss the future of Canadian industry.
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, John Manley, is invited to discuss the economy as well as the tri-lateral partnership. Toronto Argonauts’ head coach, Pinball Clemons will talk about leadership while lawyer Edward Greenspan will address corporate social responsibility in the 21st century.
“During our Manufacturing 20/20 consultations, manufacturers and exporters across the country told us that their business rapidly as a result of increasing challenges to their future success. The bottom line is business as usual is not an option,” said Perrin Beatty, CME president and CEO. “We need to take action now to ensure that Canada is the most prosperous nation in the Americas by 2020 and the only way to achieve that is to focus on our competitiveness.”
Canadian businesses that are employing innovative excellence will be recognized during the three-day event with the CME’s annual presentation of the innovation awards. The conference will also feature workshops on lean, infrastructure, leadership, workforce capabilities and international business development.
For more information, click the following link: http://www.cme-mec.ca/toronto/05/en/highlights.htm.