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You still have an opportunity to participate in Innovation 2 Growing Globally,’ a unique event at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 5 that  explores innovation in manufacturing and international markets for small business.

The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and David Pascoe, Vice-President of Electric Vehicle Technology for Magna E-Car Systems, are the keynote speakers.

The half-day business forum brings together key industry leaders from the manufacturing and trade sectors to share best practices and insights on how to expand markets through innovation and international trade. As a participant you have two options to explore

1. Innovation in Manufacturing

Thinking Outside the Box
– Jayson Myers: Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Industry Champion Panelists
– Martin Harry: Virox Technologies
– Brad Bourne: FTG Corporation
– Peter Stein: Piller Meats

Solutions Through Research
– John MacRitchie: Ontario Centres of Excellence

2. Growing Your Business Globally

Growing Globally: Business Presentations
Featuring experts from leading local companies such as Pat Stanghieri from UPS

Resources and Services Presentations
– Debbie Walker – Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
– Bill Macheras – Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
– Robert Sanders – Export Development Canada

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.riccentre.com

The forum is presented in partnership Business Development Bank of Canada, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, IRAP, Sheridan College and Town of Caledon.

The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers pro vide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.

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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.

The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers pro vide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.

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The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and David Pascoe, Vice-President of Electric Vehicle Technology for Magna E-Car Systems, are the keynote speakers at Innovation 2 Growing Globally,’ a unique event at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 5.

The half-day business forum brings together key industry leaders from the manufacturing and trade sectors to share best practices and insights on how to expand markets through innovation and international 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.mbot.com.

The Honourable Perrin Beatty is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 192,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association.

Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Mr. Beatty was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

His political career started in 1979 as the youngest person ever to serve in a federal Cabinet, first as Minister of State (Treasury Board) in the government of Joe Clark, and then in six additional portfolios in subsequent Progressive Conservative governments, including National Revenue in 1984, Solicitor General in 1985, National Defence in 1986, Health and Welfare in 1989, Communications in 1991, and Secretary of State for External Affairs in 1993.

David Pascoe is the Vice-President of Electric Vehicle Technology for Magna E-Car Systems where he participates in Magna International’s electric and hybrid vehicle development and integration programs.  He also manages Magna International’s Corporate Engineering group at Magna’s global headquarters campus in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.

Pascoe joined Magna in 1987 and has been involved in advanced engineering projects, business case development, production programs, company acquisitions and advising on business opportunities.

In 2009, Pascoe was elected to the Board of Directors of Electric Mobility Canada.

Pascoe will kick-off the forum with an address on “Managing Innovation Effectively for Growth”. Beatty will speak at lunch.

This forum will explore how innovation and creativity can lead to business growth and international trade, and provide strategies for growth in global markets.

Breakout sessions at the event will include:

  • Innovation for Manufacturing, which targets manufacturing firms (aerospace, automotive, food & beverage, and life sciences) seeking innovative ideas to grow their business
  • Growing Your Business Globally, which will help businesses looking to enter the international arena with finding trade and business opportunities, as well as with the exporting of information and services.

The forum is presented in partnership Business Development Bank of Canada, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, IRAP, Sheridan College and Town of Caledon.

For more information and to register, visit www.riccentre.com

The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers pro vide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.

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The Mississauga Board of Trade recently hosted the 2009 Business Awards of Excellence. Presented annually, these awards honour the efforts of successful Mississauga businesses whose achievements have made important contributions to the economic well-being of Mississauga and its citizens.

RIC Centre was proud to be a part of the awards this year by sponsoring the Technology & Innovation award. This year’s winner was Covalon Technologies, an advanced medical biosystems company that has developed and patented advanced therapeutic biomaterials for wound care and surgical applications and coatings.

Judges Andrew Maxwell of the Canadian Innovation Centre, Fred Hausmann of the FRED Group, and Neil Mallard from the BDC, said Covalon exemplified a local business focused on fostering innovation not only within the company but within the community as well.

With Covalon CEO Frank DiCosmo away travelling on business, Val Ditizio, Covalon’s Chief Scientific Officer, did a wonderful job of representing Covalon and conveying their gratitude for being honoured with the award. The event was a huge success with a sold-out crowd, great dining, and fabulous entertainment and RIC looks forward to being involved again next year.

Pictured, Val Ditizio, CSO, Covalon is congratulated by Pam Banks, Director of Commercialization for RIC.

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