Advancing the Future of North American Manufacturing

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Advancing the Future of North American Manufacturing

Secure your complimentary seat to unparalleled access to members of the Canadian innovation ecosystem.

Thursday October 6, 2022
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Central Standard Time)

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Join business leaders and economic developers from across Canada as they share first-hand knowledge about the tax advantages, R&D clusters, cutting-edge ecosystems, access to skilled talent, and other benefits of establishing and doing business in Canada.


3-5 PM  Meet Canada One on One (30 minute sessions) Classroom and Hallway

Meet representatives from Canadian cities and provinces to discuss business and investment opportunities north of the border. 

3-5 PM  International Talent Workshop (every 30 minutes) Front Conference Room

  • Gina Soparlo, Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships – Global Markets at Mitacs: connecting industry with top tech talent from Canadian and global post-secondary institutions
  • David Humphrey, Senior Immigration Officer with Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship: Canadian immigration programs for established U.S. based enterprises and new ventures

3-5 PM  mHUB Tour (every 30 minutes) Front Desk

4 PM  Networking, Hors D'oeuvres and Open Bar Main Event Space

5 PM  Panel Discussion: Talent and Tech Leading North American Competitiveness Main Event Space

  • Jayson Myers, CEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen)
  • Balaji Padmanabhan, VP Operations and Supply Chain Organization for North America, Barry Callebaut
  • Melissa Lederer, Chief Experience Officer, mHUB 
  • Niloo Boroun, Executive Director, Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA)

Moderated by Jim Kirk, Group Publisher and Executive Editor, Chicago Crain’s Business 

6:30 PM  Networking & Desserts Main Event Space

Advancing the Future of North American Manufacturing
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