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i2030 National Manufacturing Summit
October 18-19, 2016

Industrie 2030 is a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) national initiative aimed at creating a roadmap to double value-added manufacturing output and exports in Canada by 2030.

The i2030 National Manufacturing Summit, will present the findings of the six month coast-to-coast i2030 consultations, provide global perspectives on what the Fourth Industrial Revolution means for Canada, detail a Canadian manufacturing growth strategy for the digital age, and include perspectives on essentials for success from Canadian leading business executives.

This is the opportunity to:

  • Understand current trends in global manufacturing;
  • Understand what governments and companies are doing globally to shape manufacturing strategies;
  • Support the creation of a Canadian strategy on manufacturing;
  • Influence Canadian government strategies and policies; and,
  • Network and learn from industry leaders.

Who will participate?

The event is open to the public and will attract more than 300 stakeholders with interest in understanding the current global trends in manufacturing and shaping the future direction of public policies, regulations and programs in Canada, including:

  • Senior executives from manufacturing companies
  • Government representatives (politicians and bureaucrats)
  • Service companies
  • Industry associations
  • Academics
  • Labour
  • Media

Join us on October 18th-19th and send a message to government leaders that manufacturing matters


Opening Reception, Manufacturing Celebration - October 18th, 2016 from 5 pm - 7:30 pm
i2030 Summit - October 19th, 2016 from 7:30 am - 5 pm

Shaw Centre, Canada Hall 1 (3rd floor), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J2

Cost: Complimentary

To register visit: For more information, contact Stephanie Lessard at

October 18th  
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. i2030 Celebration
October 19th  
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
Morning Session

Canadian manufacturing in a global context – global trends in manufacturing, the
impact of technology integration,
government actions on innovation and the
Fourth Industrial Revolution, Canada’s challenge to create a strong future
for manufacturing.
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:40 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Industrie 2030 and Innovation in Canada
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Innovation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Globally
10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Canada’s Manufacturing Policy and Regulatory Foundations – CEOs' Perspective
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Keynote Speaker – Canada’s Innovation Strategy
Afternoon Session

Canada’s Opportunity. Working together to grow Canada’s manufacturing sector,
driving global competitiveness and ensuring Canada is a leader in advanced
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Innovation, Product Commercialization and Scaling Up
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Technology and Manufacturing – Closing A Critical Gap
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Enhancing Collaboration between Post-Secondary, Government and Labour
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Made in Canada and Selling Around the World
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Next Steps

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