Perrin Beatty, CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and David Pascoe, VP at Magna E-Car Systems, will be delivering keynote speeches on the headline topics at the Innovation 2 Growing Globally event at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 5th.
The event provides opportunities for entrepreneurs and business leaders to learn how to grow their businesses through innovation in manufacturing, international trade and partnerships. It also addresses the growing need for Canadian firms to bolster international trade with developed and emerging economies in order to boost innovation, an area in which Canada is lacking.
Attendees will learn how to adopt innovation into their companies, via presentations such as “Thinking outside the Box” by Jayson Myers of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, and “Solutions through Research” by John MacRitchie of Ontario Centres of Excellence. Mr. MacRitchie’s presentation will cover, “the importance of innovation when ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option.”
The Industry Champion panel will share best practices and techniques by experienced business leaders who have had successfully implemented innovation to grow their business. The panel includes:
The event will also include a presentation by key service providers who specialize in assisting SMEs in exporting and entering international markets. Among the presenters are Export Development Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
The Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre and the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) are jointly hosting the forum from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration is $75 and includes breakfast and lunch. There will also be a trade show featuring resources and programs to support innovation and international trade. Register at www.innovate2global.com. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at a cost of $75, which includes breakfast and lunch.
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