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Southern Manitoba Manufacturers' Summit

Published by CME Manitoba

October 26, 2017


Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Join us and see how technology impacts every aspect of your manufacturing business – from how you reach your customers to how you build your product. Manufacturers of all sizes come together to explore their highest potential; from robotics to Gemba, digital marketing and more! 

SIGN UP for an insightful day filled with stories from local businesses, powerful keynotes and interactive workshops. Hear about the 5 Why’s of Automation, how to protect your intellectual property and tips on bringing strategic focus to your process. This summit is sure to bring you practical solutions for you challenges, creating new opportunities and best practices that will help your business grow today and in the future!

PLUS optional afternoon workshops; exhibitor hall open all day! 

Stay tuned for the full attendee and sponsor prospectus



Silvia de Sousa, Parnter and intellectual property lawyer, TDS

Intellectual property: what you need to know to grow

Silvia de Sousa is an expert on intellectual property and technology law, including IP transactions, commercial law, financings and licensing matters. With pending changes to the Trade-mark Act and IP as a hot topic in NAFTA negotiations, her timely presentation will cover IP ownership and protection, patents, copyrights, trademarks and more. Learn how to do it right, and the consequences for manufacturers of doing it wrong, in this important keynote address.


Dave Chalk, CEO of Chalk Media Corp and host of the Dave Chalk Computer Show

Doing more: harnessing the power of prioritization for process and technology

Keynote David Chalk, CEO of Chalk Media Corp will share why a strategic prioritization is critical make your assets and time go further. Hear David’s insights on why failing to prioritize is like saying you’re too busy driving to stop and get gas. Most importantly, David provides guidance on how to strategically prioritize business processes implementing the seven ways to use technology more effectively to increase productivity.


How to do a Gemba Walk - CME

Storytelling and the power of multimedia - Tripwire Media

InVision Edge


7:30 AM Registration & coffee

8:15 AM Opening remarks

8:30 AM KEYNOTE | Sylvia de Sousa, TDS

9:30 AM The W5's of Automation | Phil Bernardin, Eascan Automation Inc.

10:00 AM Break

10:30 AM Company Spotlight | Icon Technologies

10:50 AM Presentation 

11:10 PM KEYNOTE | David Chalk, Chalk Media Corp 

12:10PM  Closing morning remarks

12:15 PM Lunch and Networking


LOCATION | Event Access Centre | Morden, Manitoba 
TIME | 8:00 - 3:30pm 
COST |  Members $135 +GST | Non-members $155 +GST

LUNCH KEYNOTE, WORKSHOPS ONLY  Members $60 +GST | Non-members $75+GST (Does not include morning program)



FEE | $500 +GST
INCLUDES | 10X10 Booth, 8' decorated table, 2 chairs

Exhibitor registration

For additional space beyond these option please contact the Project and Event Lead, Geri Rempel at

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

World Class | $5,000 GOLD | $2,500 SILVER | $1,000

Sponsor registration



Additional Information

Location: Morden Access Event Centre
Time: 8:00 -3:30
Cost: Members $135 +GST | Non-members $155 +GST

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