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Manufacturing Matters 2017

London Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Manufacturing Matters 2017

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Service Provider Ended $50.00 $0.00 $6.50

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Online registration is now closed.

Please call 519.204.2499 to register for Manufacturing Matters.

Onsite registration will be available at 7:30am on Thursday Oct 5, 2017



The London Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the London Region Manufacturing Council are pleased to present Manufacturing Matters.

Manufacturing Matters is a must attend, half day conference for manufacturers and service providers. Delegates will learn valuable information from industry leaders, keynote speakers and peer-to-peer networking. The conference will deliver essential advice applicable to all manufacturers in the London region.

This is a FREE event for manufacturers, but registration is required!

Non-manufacturers are invited to attend for a nominal fee of only $50

Booth and Partner Opportunities are now available. Please contact: 

Holly Doty, Event Manager
Connect Dot Management Inc.
1.519.204.2499 or




7:30am: Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00am: Welcome & Introductions

8:10am: Keynote Address
Ray Tanguay, Former Chair of Toyota Canada and current Automotive Advisor to Governments of Canada and Ontario. 

9:00am: Manufacturing Matters Panel
Moderator: Jason Bates, General Manager of the London Region Manufacturing Council, Field Service Adviser, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, London Region.

  • Arthur Van Raalte, Director, Factory Operations, Nestle
  • Bob Monchamp, Vice-President and General Manager, London Machinery
  • Vijai Laksmikanthan, Vice-President, Starlim-Sterner

9:50am: Networking Break

10:15am: Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Manufacturing Tech Showcase - London’s leading tech for manufacturing company quick pitches. 
  2. National Research Council, London’s Investment in New Advanced Manufacturing CentrePresented by Stephen Sweeney, Team Leader, Automotive Engineering Team 
  3. Employment Standards Act - Changing Workplaces Presented by Deb Kokovai, Regional Program Coordinator (A), London/Windsor, Ministry of Labour, Employment Standards, Operations Division.
  4. Union/Management Relationships:  Practical Tips to Increase Productivity and Decrease Conflict - Presented by Beth Traynor, Partner and Chris Sinal, Associate, Siskinds The Law Firm
  5. How to Build a Funding Plan for your Food & Beverage Business - Presented by Alexandra Barlow, Business Development Executive, Mentor Works Ltd.

11:15am: Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Manufacturing Tech Showcase - London’s leading tech for manufacturing company quick pitches. 
  2. Analytics and Big Data - Presented by: Dr. Greg Zaric, Professor, Management Science at Ivey Business School 
  3. You've got the Money and the Smarts: Leveraging generous government incentives and industry knowledge for business energy efficiency. - Presented by Jeffrey Floyd, Efficiency Program Development Supervisor, Conservation Department, London Hydro and Allison McInnis, Industry Liaison and Co-operative Education Co-ordinator, Western University Centre for Environment and Sustainability
  4. Navigating disability in the workplace: accommodation, legislated leaves and frustration of the employment contract - Presented by: Jennifer Costin and Mary Lou Brady, Partners, Siskinds The Law Firm
  5. Integrating Manufacturing Government Funding with your Strategic Plan - Presented by Bernadeen McLeod Principal and Owner, Mentor Works Ltd.

12:15pm: Conclusion



Please be advised that photographs and video may be taken at LEDC events for use on LEDC web, print and social properties. We won’t sell your photo, but we may share it with media and/or partner organizations. By attending this and any LEDC event, you consent to being photographed and/or filmed, and to your image or likeness being used at LEDC’s discretion.




Manufacturing Matters 2017 Sponsors


Manufacturing Matters 2017 Sponsors


Manufacturing Matters 2017 Sponsors


Manufacturing Matters 2017 Sponsors


10in6 Inc.

AGiiLE Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited


Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV)

Compcore Law Group

Cross Cultural Learning Centre

Digital Boundary Group

Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board


Factory Bucket

Fanshawe College



Kintetsu World Express (KWE) Canada

Lambton College

London Hydro

Mentor Works Ltd.


michael + clark construction

Millennium CreditRisk Management/Cowan Insurance Group

National Research Council

Ontario Investment Office


Royal Bank of Canada

Siskinds The Law Firm

THINQ Technologies Ltd. (

Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing


Western University


Have questions about Manufacturing Matters 2017? Contact London Economic Development Corporation

When & Where

London Convention Centre
300 York Street
London, ON N6B 1P8

Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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London Economic Development Corporation

The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is the lead economic development agency in London, Canada, and is a partnership between the City of London and the private sector. The LEDC is improving the economic well-being of Londoners through the growth and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new businesses to London.

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