Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters host celebration of manufacturing on Parliament Hill
Published on: February 11, 2016
Parliamentarians will come together with Canada’s manufacturing leaders to celebrate the impacts and benefits generated by the sector as Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters holds its annual celebration on Feb. 23.
Dubbed “Manufacturing Day on the Hill,” CME, its members and its partners in the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition will be joined by MPs to hear about the best of Canadian industry in a social event hosted by CME President and CEO Jayson Myers.
Canada’s leading economic driver by almost every measurable statistic, manufacturing is the major driver of wealth creation, innovation and exports, and it plays a critical role in driving additional value from services, technology and the natural resources sectors.
“It has never been more important to showcase the innovative, revolutionary abilities of Canada’s manufacturing sector,” says Myers. “There is a narrow window for Canada’s manufacturing and exporting firms to seize on the global opportunities of the next generation of digital manufacturing.”
In addition to showcasing Canada’s manufacturing leaders and the current industrial economic benefits, Manufacturing Day provides an opportunity for CME to launch Industrie2030.
By launching Industrie2030, CME aims to bring together a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in manufacturing innovation and Canadian prosperity. In this collaborative consultation exercise, industry, governments, business associations, education and training leaders, along with a wide range of other labour and community stakeholders, will work together to position Canada for the future.
“Industrie2030 consultations will provide a comprehensive roadmap for positioning Canada as a strategic leader of the fourth industrial revolution,” Myers says. “The lines between technology and industry have blurred and Canada is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this new era of innovation.”
Industrie2030 will devise concrete steps to double value-added manufacturing in Canada within 15 years.
“Canada’s manufacturing sector includes the original innovators of the global economy,” Myers says. “The time to prepare for the next industrial revolution has arrived and Canada is poised to develop itself into a leader.”
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is Canada’s leading business network and combines more than 100,000 companies through its membership and leadership in the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition.