The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office invites you to the 2016 Simcoe County Manufacturers Forum. Please join us for this free event to discuss topics relating to labour, funding, B2B networking and innovation supports. Space is limited so register today to confirm a spot. The agenda for the day is as follows:
8:30am – Registration and Networking
9:00am – Welcome and Introduction
9:15am – Main Plenary - Labour Challenges
- What we've heard
- What we are doing
- Where we go from here
11:00am – B2B Networking / Trade Show / Speed Pitches*
11:30am – Breakout - Innovation Supports OR Funding (Pick one)
12:30pm – Lunch**
12:45pm – Keynote Address
1:30pm – Closing Remarks
1:30pm - 2:30pm - OPTIONAL - both breakout sessions will be offered again for anyone interested in taking advantage of both sessions. No separate registration needed for this second breakout session, only select one initial ticket.
*Speed Pitch Sessions: Time has been built into the agenda following a request from some area manufacturers to help facilitate more B2B (Business to Business) interactions. For those interested, opportunities will be available to speak to the audience for quick 'pitch sessions' (approximately 1-2 minutes) to promote your business or organization (perhaps you are looking for a local supplier for certain components; perhaps you have additional capacity that other businesses could benefit from; perhaps you deliver a service that could be of interest to others; etc). If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com to reserve a time slot.
*Trade Show: Space will also be available to setup a tradeshow style booth. Space is limited so if you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
**Dietary restrictions: Please contact us at email@example.com if there are any food allergies/dietary restrictions.