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Manufacturing Matters 2018

London Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, 4 October 2018 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Manufacturing Matters 2018

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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







7:30 am – 8:00am

Registration and Networking Breakfast 

8:00 am – 8:05 am  Welcome & Introductions 

Emcee: Jason Bates, General Manager of the London Region Manufacturing Council, Field Service Adviser, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, London Region.

Greetings: Kapil Lakhotia, President & CEO, London Economic Development Corporation

8:05 am – 8:45 am  Keynote Address: Nestle Canada

Keynote Address:  Overview of Investment and Expansion at Nestlé Ice Cream Factory

Canada’s market leader in ice cream production showcases big changes at the London plant, adding new technology and jobs to the booming London agrifood sector.  

Jeremy Tallevi, P.Eng., MBA, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, Nestlé Ice Cream Factory

Location: Main Stage

8:50 am – 10:00 am 

Manufacturing Matters Panel 


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

Cole Mason, VP of Product, Arcane (Digital Creative and Web media integration)

Roger Hallett, CEO, Festo Canada (Industry 4.0 and Technology Integration)

Vaidesh Subramanyam, P.Eng CQE MBA (Ivey), AIMS (Lean Manufacturing and Plant Floor Optimization)

Location: Main Stage

10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Western University: Advanced Manufacturing ConsortiumThe session will focus on the new Advanced Manufacturing Consortium that Western is partnering with McMaster University and University of Waterloo. The session will speak to supporting Advanced Manufacturing in Ontario with the latest research, state of the art equipment and innovative ideas to enhance products, and develop new value added capabilities in company’s product lines.

Presented by

Peter White, Executive Director, Government Relations & Strategic PartnershipsWestern University and Fraunhofer Project Centre

Clayton Cook, Manager, Additive Manufacturing Western

Mark Biesinger, Manager, Research and Business DevelopmentSurface Science Western

Location: Main Ballroom

Why are the Lights Off? Recognizing and Managing Your Cyber Risk Exposures

In an era of internet-connected industrial systems, manufacturers face critical business interruption and property damage risks stemming from motivated cyber criminals, oftentimes with underlying political or activist motivations. Learn about the most common cyber exposures encountered by manufacturing companies, along with risk management and transfer options.

Presented by Jessica Foster J.D., Legal Consultant, AON Risk Solutions

Location: Salon E/F


Capacity Development for I4.0:
The Next Evolution of Manufacturing

Session Description Pending

Presented by Candace M. Miller, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Business Development, (Corporate Training Solutions) Fanshawe College and Greg James, Festo Regional Sales Manager

Location: Salon G 


Conducting the Perfect Workplace Investigation: Mission Impossible?

Join us to discuss the do’s and don’ts of conducting workplace investigations. We will examine when you are required to conduct an investigation, who should be conducting it, what the process should look like and what can happen if you don’t conduct your investigation properly.

Presented by Jennifer Costin & Mary Lou Brady, Partners, Siskinds the Law Firm
Location: Salon H


Plan B, Do you have one?

Overview of where to find information on the Trade and Tariffs and how to work with BDC and EDC to overcome the Challenges and Opportunitiesthey create.


Presented by Cameron EllisSenior Account Manager Export Development Canadaand Jeff GuindonClient Partner, BDC Advisory Services, Business Development Canada

Location: Salon J


11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Digitization for Manufacturers

The session will cover the College’s existing track record in delivering digital solutions to and facilitating technology adoption at manufacturers, preparing local and regional companies to participate in ongoing sectoral changes as advanced manufacturing practices reshape industry standards.

Presented by: Lindsay Engel, Community and Industry Research Chair, Fanshawe CollegeandStephanie Hernandez, Business Liaison CoordinatorCentre for Research and Innovation,Fanshawe College.

Location: Main Ballroom


Innovating by Design

Everyone knows that innovation matters but practices that should be deployed differ depending on the business context. This session explores the options and provides a framework for strategic investments.

Presented by Darren Meister, John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation, Western Engineering and Ivey Business School

Location: Salon E/F


Government Funding Updates for Southwestern Ontario Manufacturers

This breakout session will uncover the latest changes to Canadian government grants, loans, and incentives aimed at manufacturers. Participants will explore current funding opportunities, learn how Ontario’s funding landscape is changing, and develop a plan to finance upcoming strategic growth projects.

Presented by Bernadeen McLeod, President and Founder, Mentor Works Ltd.

Location: Salon G


Testing, THC and Terminations: Drugs in the Workplace

This session will discuss the ever changing landscape of drugs in the workplace. Topics discussed will include when you can test for impairment, what the legalization of marijuana means to your workplace and when termination is an option.

Presented by Chris Sinal & Liam Ledgerwood, Associates, Siskinds the Law Firm

Location: Salon H


Employment Standards Act - Changing Workplaces

Review of the current Employment Standards Act andthe changing workplaces review relating to Employment Standards Act. 

Presented by Deb Kokovai, Regional Program Coordinator (A), London/Windsor, Ministry of Labour, and Employment Standards, Operations Division.

Location: Salon J


 12:30 pm  Conclusion                           




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Manufacturing Matters 2017 SponsorsManufacturing Matters 2017 Sponsors








10in6 Inc.

Achievement Centre

AGiiLE Inc.

Export Development Canada 

Factory Bucket Inc.

Fanshawe College

FreePoint Technologies

Fuse Ring

Goodwill Industries

GWA Business Solutions Canada

Mentor Works


michael + clark construction

Onyx Engineering


RBC PH&N Investment Counsel

Shore Bird Control 

Siskinds the Law Firm

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation

Stax Packaging Services

THINQ Technologies Ltd

Western Continuing Studies

Western University

Workforce Development



Booth are 10 X 10 and include 2 chairs, one 6 ft table, power and wifi. 


Have questions about Manufacturing Matters 2018? Contact London Economic Development Corporation

When & Where

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

Thursday, 4 October 2018 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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