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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters concludes another successful annual meeting!

Published by CME Manitoba on November 09, 2017




On October 24-25th, Canada's manufacturers congregated in Ottawa for CME's 2017 Annual Meeting & Advanced Manufacturing Symposium, The New Face of Manufacturing to discuss opportunities for unprecedented growth in Canada’s economy through a greater focus on innovation, competitiveness, and skills.

With expert keynotes, thought leadership panels and opportunities to rub elbows with political leaders, the two-day event brought together members from across the country to experience the best of CME's leadership, know-how, connections, and extensive network.

Thank you for attending!
See you in Ottawa October 23rd – 24th, 2018 for CME's third annual meeting.

CME National Chair Rhonda Barnet led the Business portion of the meeting. Ms. Barnet identified CEO succession, financial discipline and performance to budget, stronger member engagement, and gender equality as challenges that were addressed by the organization this year.

Read Rhonda Barnet's full assessment of her first year as Chair of CME here.


Elise Maheu, Chair of CME's Women in Manufacturing Working Group released CME's action plan to promote and inspire women to pursue careers in manufacturing, Untapped Potential: Attracting and engaging women in Canadian Manufacturing.

The report aims at identifying solutions to showcase the vast and untapped opportunities the sector offers for women to build fulfilling careers and narrow the gender gap in the workforce.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains seized on CME’s focus on innovation in his message to manufacturers at the Manufacturing Social the evening of October 24th.


The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger spoke about innovation and the importance of small businesses for the Canadian economy and, her colleague, Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, gave manufacturers an overview of the Canadian trade landscape and talk about future opportunities for growth.


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