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Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club

4730 Side Road 25

Thornton, ON L0L 2N0

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Join us on November 7th for the 4th Annual Manufacturers Forum at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club.

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This event is a great opportunity to network with manufacturing leaders in the region. Participate in sessions on skills and workforce, updates from the NextGen Supercluster, business supports and funding opportunities.... and more!

This event is presented in partnership with the City of Barrie, the City of Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium.

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8:00-8:30am: Registration and Made in Simcoe County B2B Showcase - Continental Breakfast will be served

8:30-8:40am: Welcoming Remarks - Warden George Cornell, County of Simcoe

8:40-9:15am: Update on Manufacturing in Canada , Dennis Darby, President and CEO - Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Dennis joined CME in 2017 after nine years of CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association and a 24-year long career in senior management at Proctor and Gamble, including leadership roles in the US and Europe.

9:15am-10:10am: The Power of Understanding & Motivating Gen Y - Dr. Karyn Gordon, CEO of DK Leadership

A bestselling author and media personality, Gordon has delivered more than 1000 keynotes to more than 500 million people from 15 countries — including Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, family businesses, government agencies, and professional organizations. Her specialty is in understanding the complexities required for building an effective multi-generational workforce.

10:10-10:30am: Bio Break and Made in Simcoe County B2B Showcase

10:30am-11:15am: Regional Manufacturers Panel - Workforce

Hear from manufacturing leaders as they make way in today’s changing landscape and speak about strategies to attract and retain an engaged workforce.

Moderator: Dan Landry, Manager of BR&E and Industrial Development, City of Orillia

Panelists: Honda of Canada Manufacturing, F&P Manufacturing, Innovative Automation, ZF TRW

11:15am-12:00pm: Next Generation Manufacturing Canada Supercluster - Overview and Project Application Process - Dr. Jennifer MacLean, Director of Collaboration

Dr. Jennifer MacLean is the Director of Collaboration at the Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster. There she fosters and supports industry partnerships and collaborations to promote technology adoption and skills improvements to support Canadian companies transform their manufacturing processes.

Project Collaboration Presentations

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch and Made in Simcoe County B2B Showcase

1:00-1:05pm : The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) - Gwenaële Montagner, National Director , Toronto Board of Trade

1:05-2:00pm: Breakout sessions

[A] Explore Opportunities in Aerospace

  • Ontario Aerospace Council

[B] Apprenticeship and Training Supports

  • The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
  • Mitacs – Internship program
  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA) – Career Ready Program

2:00-3:30pm BONUS Session for Human Resource Professionals. Benchmark labour market data for Simcoe County provided by Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), as well as, regional focus group discussion on Ontario’s modernization of the apprenticeship system facilitated by Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board.

The Made in Simcoe County B2B Showcase will feature local manufacturers products and technologies. If you are interested in showcasing your product, please contact edo@simcoe.ca

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Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club

4730 Side Road 25

Thornton, ON L0L 2N0

Canada

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