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Manufacturing Matters 2019

London Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, 3 October 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Manufacturing Matters 2019

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Manufacturer Admission 3 Oct 2019 Free $0.00 $0.00
Service Provider 3 Oct 2019 $50.00 $0.00 $6.50
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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.


2019 Manufacturing Matters Conference

Thursday, October 3, 2019

RBC London Place, 300 York Street London Ontario




7:30 am – 8:30 am    Registration and Networking Breakfast 


8:30 am – 8:35 am    Welcome & Introductions


Jason Bates, General Manager of the London Region Manufacturing Council, 

Field Service Adviser, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, London Region.


Kapil Lakhotia, President & CEO, London Economic Development Corporation

Mayor Ed Holder, City of London 


8:35 am – 9:00 am   Keynote Address: Maple Leaf Foods – Why London?

Presented by
Lou Cappa, Director of Manufacturing
Ben Brooks, Senior Vice President and General Manager

Location: Main Stage 


9:00 am – 10:00 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions           




Wood Industry Focus: Innovation Network & Industry 4.0 Platform for the Wood Industry                                                                                                          Presented byMike Baker, Executive Director, Bluewater Wood Alliance 
Location: Salon E



Cyber Security, Aon Risk Solutions

Presented by Jessica Foster J.D., Legal Consultant, Aon Risk Solutions
Location: Salon F


Ivey Business School – Front line supervisor program

Presented by Ivey Business School
Location: Salon G 


Siskinds the Law Firm – Labour Law

Presented by Siskinds the Law Firm

Location: Salon H



Funding Opportunities for SWO Manufacturers 

Presented by Bernadeen McLeod, President and Founder, Mentor Works Ltd. 
Location: Salon J



9:15 am – 12:00 pm  SUPPLIER FAIR

Main Room 


10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break & Display booths


10:30 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Focusing on Total Rewards to Attract Your Workforce othe Future

Presented by Eva Kwok, Principal Mercer Toronto

Location: Salon F


Dealing with Impairment in the Workplace 

Presented by Dec Kokovai, Regional Program Coordinator, Ministry of Labour,  and Employment Standards, Operations Division and Paul Mansfield,  Workplace  Health & Safety Prevention Services 
Location: Salon G


Siskinds the Law Firm

Presented by Siskinds the Law Firm
Location: Salon H


Manufacturing During an Impending Economic Disruption: How to Profit Proof  Your Manufacturing Business

Presented by Yohaan Thommy,Consulting Partner, MNP LLP

Location: Salon J



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


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. 

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

Thursday, 3 October 2019 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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