Agenda

All times are in EDT and subject to change

March 30, 2021 (Day1)

12:30 PM

Welcome

Master of Ceremonies Rocco Rossi, President – Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Opening Remarks

Hon. Minister Victor Fedeli

12:40 PM

Keynote

Building a resilient post-COVID-19 Canadian economy

Stephen Poloz, Special Advisor – Osler; former Governor, Bank of Canada

1:20 PM

Plenary Session

Key Leaders on the Road to Canadian Economic Recovery and the Role of Interprovincial and Territorial Cooperation and Trade

Moderator:
Naomi Powell, Economics Editor, RBC Thought Leadership

Panelists:
Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist – Conference Board of Canada
Alan Arcand, Chief Economist – Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Daniel Schwanen, Vice President, Research – C.D. Howe Institute
Michael S. Jacobs, Executive Board Member and Chair of the Aboriginal Programs Committee - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

2:05 PM

Break

2:20 PM

Plenary Session

Practical Rights and Benefits for Businesses under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Presenter:
Jeffrey Thomas, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

3:05 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Channel 1: Agri-food

Canadian Agri-food Supply Chain During Covid-19

Moderator:
Gary Sands, VP Government Relations – Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG)

Panelists:
John Pritchett, General Manager – Powell’s Supermarkets
Brian Bradley, President – Stong’s Markets
David La Mantia, La Mantia’s Country Market

Channel 2: Energy

Renewable Energy: Innovation, Future Trends and Opportunities

Moderator:
Sam Colalillo, Director – Conservation and Renewable Energy, ENDM

Panelists:
Robert Hornung, President and CEO - Canadian Renewable Energy Association
Justin Wahid Rangooni, Executive Director - Energy Storage Canada
Chris Henderson, Executive Director - Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise (ICE)

4:10 PM

Closing Remarks


March 31, 2021 (Day2)

12:30 PM

Welcome Remarks – Hon. Minister Victor Fedeli

Deputy Minister Gherson, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

12:40 PM

Keynote Address

Harnessing Opportunity Beyond COVID-19 via Innovative Disruption and Collaboration

Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO - OpenText

1:20 PM

Plenary Session

Panel Discussion: Strengthening Canada’s Supply Chain vis-à-vis Global Disruptions, Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator:
Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation; Fellow - Supply Chain Canada

Panelists:
Lani Lindsay, Vice President, Replenishment and Supply Chain, Walmart Canada
Leslie Nicholson, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations and Digital Business Transformation Lead, Nestle Canada
Heather Stewart, President, BBE (remote community logistics specialist)

2:05 PM

Break

2:20 PM

Plenary Session

Panel Discussion: Interprovincial and Territorial Export Opportunities and Assistance for Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises

Moderator:
Alexandra Sutton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Panelists:
Leigh Smout, President – World Trade Centre - Toronto
Courtney Amo, Director-General – Trade, Investment and Growth – ACOA
Richard Vermette, Director-General – Trade, Investment and Growth – ACOA
David Dewar, Director, Strategic Policy and Government Affairs – Western Economic Diversification
Jean-Philippe Brassard, Director-General, Strategic Partnerships - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Bohdana Dutka, Director-General, Partnerships and External Relations – FedDev
Lucie Perreault, Director, Corporate Services and Policy – FedNor
Glen Millard, Regional VP – Ontario – EDCs

3:05 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Opening remarks for breakout sessions

3:25 PM

Channel 1: Medtech

How MedTech companies innovations can support and contribute to solving surgical backlogs and wait times crises as a result of COVID-19.

Moderator:
Nicole DeKort, Vice President, Ontario and Marketing – MedTech Canada

Panelists:
James Brodie – General Manager, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
Paul L’Archeveque – Dirigeant de l’innovation Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Stacey Litvinchu , Senior Provincial Director, Provincial Surgery Utilization, ASI Lead - Alberta Health Services

Channel 2: Digital Health

Reimaging Health Care in Canada

Moderator:
Carla Tsambourlianos, Director, Inbound Business Delegations Branch, MEDJCT

Panelists:
Shelagh Maloney, Executive Vice President, Engagement and Marketing - Canada Health Infoway
Lisa Purdy, Partner, Consulting Life Sciences and Health Care - Deloitte

4:10 PM

Closing Remarks