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    Join us on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 9:00 AM EST to discuss the answers to these questions and more at our Strengthening the Canadian Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit.

    About the Event

    We’ll be joined by thought leaders such as Peter Hall, David MacNaughton, and Linda Hasenfratz to gain insights into what top manufacturers in Canada are doing to strengthen both the agility and resilience of their supply chain.

    There will be strategic panel discussions in sectors such as Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Industrial Equipment, and Food. In each panel, you’ll hear from recognized manufacturing, technology, and subject matter experts on their experiences and the solutions they’ve deployed. We’ll explore lessons learned, and how advanced manufacturing technology can strengthen our supply chain. Best of all you’ll have the opportunity to join the discussions, gaining answers to your most pressing questions while offering your own experiences and outcomes.

    Admission is completely free.

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    Agenda Highlights

    Item Time Topic Speaker

    Doors Open

    9:00am - 9:15am




    9:15am - 9:30am


    Jayson Myers,
    CEO, NGen


    9:30am - 10:00am


    Linda Hasenfratz,
    CEO, Linamar


    10:00am - 10:30am

    Global Economic Trends and Supply Chain Risks Impacting Manufacturing in Canada

    Peter Hall.
    VP and Chief Economist, EDC

    Speaker Session #1
    (Main Room)

    10:45am - 11:15pm

    Strengthening Manufacturing Supply Chain Security and Resilience

    Sandra Pupatello & Tony Clement,
    Co-Chairs, Reshoring Canada Former Ministers of Industry, Ontario & Canada


    4 Concurrent Panels:
    1. Aerospace/Defense
    2. Automotive
    3. Food
    4. Industrial Equipment

    11:15pm - 12:15pm

    Panel and Facilitated Discussion

    1. What did we go through?
    2. What were the challenges?
    3. What are the risks associated with continuing in this manner?

    Speaker Session #2
    (Main Room)

    12:30pm - 1:00pm


    Future Canada-US Supply Chain Risks and Opportunities


    David MacNaughton, former Canadian Ambassador to the US: 

    4 Concurrent Panels:
    1. Aerospace/Defense
    2. Automotive
    3. Food
    4. Industrial Equipment

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Panel and Facilitated Discussion


    1. How can we strengthen our S/C? Capabilities?
    2. What does S/C of tomorrow look like?
    3. What role does advanced man tech play?

    4 Panel Report-Outs:
    1. Aerospace/Defense
    2. Automotive
    3. Food
    4. Industrial Equipment

    2:00pm - 2:45pm

    5 min panel report out (read by NGen Moderator) followed by Q&A


    NGen Moderator: Highlights of discussion including risks, challenges, and opportunities.

    Closing Keynote

    3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Future of Canadian Value Chains

    Jayson Myers, Stewart Cramer, John Laughlin

    Closing Comments

    3:45pm - 4:00pm


    Jayson Myers: Role of NGen

    Register Today!

    Don’t delay, sign up today! You won’t have another opportunity like this to hear from recognized thought leaders while also being able to share and participate in the discussion. The event is 100% virtual so you can join from the comfort of your office or home. There is simply no better way to spend your day.

    It’s absolutely free.

    Meet the Speakers


    Peter G. Hall Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada
    Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. With over 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment and corporate research groups. In addition to preparing strategic advice for senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the world economy and Canadian international trade issues. He produces a widely circulated print and video weekly commentary covering an eclectic range of current global economic issues.

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    Linda Hasenfratz, Chief Executive Officer, Linamar Corporation

    Linda Hasenfratz is the Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation, an advanced manufacturing company where the intersection of leading-edge technology and deep manufacturing expertise is creating solutions that power vehicles, motion, work and lives for the future. The Company is made up of 2 operating segments – the Industrial segment and the Transportation segment, which are further divided into 5 operating groups – Skyjack, Agriculture, Machining & Assembly, Light Metal Casting and Forging, all world leaders in the design, development and production of highly engineered products. 

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    David MacNaughton, Canada's Ambassador to the United States of America.
    David brings a wealth of political, business, and government experience, with a career that has spanned both the public and private sectors. As an entrepreneur, he transformed the government relations consulting industry by building an organization that comprised government relations, public opinion research, and public relations, operating in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and employing more than 250 people.

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