The Ontario Government in partnership with Canadian provinces and territories is proud to host the inaugural True North Free Trade Forum where over 100 companies and 150 attendees will exchange ideas and explore new business opportunities.
Aimed at strengthening business ties across Canada to support economic recovery, the True North Free Trade Forum will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19, as well as how increasing pan-Canadian trade could add up to $84 billion to Canada’s GDP.
The 2021 Forum will bring together businesses in the Energy, Life Sciences and Healthcare, and Food and Beverage sectors across the country. Topics such as technology, supply chain, logistics and transportation will also be featured.
The Forum will include:
- Two days of live stream and webinar content focused on interprovincial/territorial trade and current, local market conditions
- Sessions that highlight latest industry trends, business insights and opportunities from targeted regional markets across Canada
- 1-on-1 networking that will foster connections amongst Canadian companies and stakeholders for potential partnership and collaboration opportunities
Free and productive internal trade has been part of the Canadian dream since 1866. Canada will need every bit of economic growth it can muster after the pandemic has passed, and The True North Free Trade Forum is a timely opportunity to help make that dream a reality.
Former Bank of Canada Governor
Keynote Speaker, March 23
Participating Large Companies
Abbott Point of Carewww.pointofcare.abbott
Abbott Point of Care is a global leader in providing critical medical diagnostic and informatics products for rapid blood analysis that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective. Our i-STAT system is an advanced, portable diagnostic tool that provides real-time, lab-quality results within minutes to accelerate patient-care decision-making and optimize resource utilization for our customers and the patients they serve. The i-STAT system has the industry's most comprehensive menu of tests in a single, with-patient platform, including respiratory, metabolic, coagulation, hematology, glucose, and cardiac function tests. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT system fosters a collaborative, patient-centred environment while driving improved operational performance with just a few drops of blood.
Canadian Hospital Specialties Limitedwww.chsltd.com
Established in 1967, Canadian Hospital Specialties (CHS) is a manufacturer and specialty distributor of medical devices serving the Canadian Healthcare market. Our manufactured products are sold internationally in South and Central America and the United States. Key products made at our Oakville facility include single-use kits and trays for various procedures (Intravenous Start, Laceration, Dressing and Anesthesia) and tubing products for the delivery of intravenous fluids and feeding solutions. CHS is proud to employ more than 300 Canadians.
ARC Clean Energywww.arcenergy.co
ARC Canada’s mission is to commercialize the ARC-100 technology, an advanced small modular reactor (SMR) that provides inherently safe, reliable, economically competitive, and carbon-free energy with fueling versatility and significant waste reduction. More Information on ARC Clean Energy Canada Inc. is available online at www.arcenergy.co
Metro Ontario Inc.www.metro.ca
Metro developed the Locally Sourced program as a commitment to provide our customers with easier access to more local products. The program is our platform to support suppliers from local communities across Ontario. The program continues to grow and now supports hundreds of products from +150 local vendors available on our shelves so our customers can discover and enjoy.
Hydro One is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with approximately 1.4 million valued customers. Our team of approximately 8,800 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities.
Longo’s is a family-owned Canadian organization that started in 1956 when brothers, Tommy, Joe and Gus opened their first fruit market. What began as a small store has grown to 36 stores in communities across the GTHA, as well as Grocery Gateway, the leader in online sales of home-delivered groceries.
Yukon Energy is the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon. It is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arms-length from the Yukon government to generate and deliver reliable, sustainable and cost-effective power to Yukoners. Its headquarters are located in Whitehorse with community offices in Mayo and Dawson City.
Southmedic is a privately owned corporation established in 1983 to provide innovative healthcare products. Southmedic’s in house R&D team have successfully innovated proprietary anesthetic and respiratory products patented and sold globally. Our dynamic Canadian Distribution Division focuses on technical support and knowledge that is essential to providing a better healthcare experience.