Minister Bains to speak at CME's i2030 Summit - Canada's Innovation Strategy

Published on: October 11, 2016

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12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Canada’s Innovation Strategy

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Navdeep Bains was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance. As a Certified Management Accountant, he has worked several years in accounting and financial analysis for the Ford Motor Company of Canada.

Having served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Brampton South from 2004 to 2011, Navdeep gained extensive experience as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and as the Critic for Public Works and Government Services, the Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism.

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 consultation, 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 globally to shape manufacturing strategies
  • Support the creation of a Canadian strategy on manufacturing
  • Influence Canadian government strategies and policies
  • 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
Date and Location:

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:

October 18th  
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

i2030 Celebration
Annual celebration of manufacturing, this year we will highlight the release
of the i2030 report and outline the action plan for growth.
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
Moderator remarks, overview and purpose of Summit and i2030
8:40 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Industrie 2030 and Innovation in Canada
What is the state of manufacturing and Canada Innovation and Export strategies?
What is Canada doing to drive innovation and exports and why we need a national strategy
on manufacturing and what is the role of i2030?
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Innovation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Globally
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? What technologies are being introduced and
how are they disrupting traditional industries and business process? What does it mean
to manufacturing and government policies? What are governments doing to leverage and
shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Canada’s Manufacturing Policy and Regulatory Foundations – CEOs' Perspective
Does Canada have a globally competitive manufacturing foundation for growth in the
Fourth Industrial Revolution? What are Canadian companies’ strategies for the digitization
and changes in advanced manufacturing? How do Canadian government policies, regulations
and programs be aligned to support long-term growth and investment in sector?
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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
Investing in innovative new products, processes and people are critical to competitiveness
and growth, however Canada often lags behind international competitors. How does
Canada improve its record on product and process innovation, product commercialization
and scaling up companies? What do Canadian companies need and what is the
role of governments?
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Technology and Manufacturing – Closing A Critical Gap
Canada has a both a strong manufacturing and technology sectors. Unlike other countries,
these sectors operate independently. With the development and adoption of technologies
in manufacturing being critical to growth, how does Canada leverage is technological capability
to drive growth in manufacturing? How are successful manufacturers leveraging technology
and what is needed to increase technology adoption?
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
Collaboration between industry, government, labour and post-secondary institutions
is essential for success in modern business, especially for skills development and
research and development. However Canada has a poor track record when compared
internationally. What are companies doing in Canada to change this and
what else should be done to accelerate activities in this area?
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Made in Canada and Selling Around the World
Manufacturing value-added products in Canada for sale at home and abroad is critical
to wealth generation for all Canadians. However, unlike many competitors, Canadians
don’t promote or celebrate what is made inCanada and not enough Canadian companies
export abroad. How do we increase the value the “Canada Brand” at home and abroad
and what are successful companies doing globally?

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Next Steps



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