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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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3 Oct 2019 $500.00 $0.00 $65.00

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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  

7:30 am – 12:30 pm  SUPPLIER FAIR - Main Room 

  • Adessor                     
  • Attica Manufactuing 
  • City of London – Finance and Corporate Services
  • DeeTag
  • Innovativ Quality Mfg. Inc. 
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada – Ontario Region  / Government of Ontario
  • RWP-Resistance Welding Products Ltd. 


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



Wood Industry Focus: Innovation Network & Industry 4.0 Platform for the Wood Industry                                                                                                         

Presented by Mike 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 


The Ultimate Employment Contract
Presented by Jennifer Costin & Liam Ledgerwood, Siskinds the Law Firm

This session will provide an overview of frequently neglected terms and conditions your organization should consider including in your contracts.


Location:  Salon H



Funding Opportunities for SWO Manufacturers 


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

Location: Salon J


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 of the Future
                                        Presented by Eva Kwok, Principal Mercer Toronto

Successful companies are taking a holistic approach to the employee experience. Starting with the recruiting and on-boarding process, these companies are focused on the total employee value proposition and realizing it is not just about pay – employees are looking for more: career development, wellbeing and purpose.


                                      Location: Salon E



Woman and Diversity in Manufacturing 

Presented by TBA


Location: Salon F




Ministry of Labour and Workplace Safety

Presented by Dec Kokovai, Regional Program Coordinator, Ministry of Labour,  and Employment Standards, Operations Division and Kristin Onorato  Workplace Health & Safety Prevention Services 

Location: Salon G


Effective Management Techniques in a Unionized Environment

Presented by:  Elizabeth Traynor & Chris Sinal, Siskinds the Law Firm


Do you feel like dealing with your Union is like trying to swim through Jello?  Like any relationship, good communication and firm boundaries are critical.  Join us to discuss our Top 10 Tips to help you break down barriers and improve efficiency in your unionized workplace.


Location:  Salon H


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


Presented by Yohaan Thommy, Consulting Partner, MNP LLP

Ontario manufacturers have experienced a few competitive forces that impact their operational costs, (Bill 148, tariffs, business slowdown).  With an impending economic slowdown, how are you planning on profit proofing your manufacturing business? We'll be covering how to help improve your margins, grow your top line, and help reduce the complexity in your business to maximize labour productivity.

            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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Have questions about Manufacturing Matters 2019? Contact London Economic Development Corporation

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RBC London Place
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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