2018 Summit

2018 Summit Highlights

  • 350+ corridor region leaders
  • 9 participating Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade
  • 50+ participating businesses
  • Deep dives into drivers of regional economic development
  • Discussions identified opportunities for shared prosperity
  • 4 participating Mayors identified shared regional priorities
  • Release of regional goods movement report
  • The Hamilton Chamber hosted the inaugural Innovation Corridor Summint on June 26, 2018
Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit

Click HERE for 2018 Summit Program Overview

Advanced Manufacturing

Canadian Business in a Connected World Talk by Jonathan Hack, Bombardier Aerospace Sponsored by Gowling WLG Audio Slides
Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster: Unlocking Opportunity Panel Moderated by Avvey Peters, Communitech Sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco Audio
Developing Collective Competence Talk by Jesse Hirsh, Futurist Sponsored by Mohawk College Audio Slides
Deploying New and Emerging Technologies in the Age of Industry 4.0 Panel Moderated by Achyut Jajoo, Salesforce Sponsored by Salesforce Audio
Embrace the Future Talk by Richard Eyram, Salesforce Sponsored by Salesforce Audio Slides

Workforce Development

Fuelling Awesome Talent in Canada’s Innovation Corridor Panel Moderated by Todd Letts, Brampton Board of Trade Sponsored by Ryerson University Audio Slides

Goods Movement

Release of Regional Movement of Goods Report with Recommendations Jan De Silva, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade Audio
Movement of Goods Report Report with Recommendations Document
Regional Movement of Goods: Three Bold Solutions for the Corridor Panel Moderated by Daniel Rowe, Practice Leader for Monitor, Deloitte Canada Sponsored by Deloitte Audio Slides
Solution 1: Unblocking the 401 Bottleneck Facilitated Discussion to Gather Additional Input Audio
Solution 2: Expanding Off Peak Deliveries Facilitated Discussion to Gather Additional Input Audio
Solution 3: Promoting Transportation Mega Hub Facilitated Discussion to Gather Additional Input Audio

Building the Corridor

Priority Initiatives for a Prosperous Canada’s Innovation Corridor Corridor Mayors Panel Moderated by Kithio Mwanzia, Guelph Chamber of Commerce Sponsored by the Cities of Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton and Waterloo Region Audio
Analysis and Action: Canada-U.S. Trade Relations Panel Moderated by Keanin Loomis Audio
Public Views on Technology, Data and Automation Talk by Mike Colledge, Ipsos Canada Sponsored by Manulife Audio Slides
Foundations to Supercharge the Innovation Corridor Panel Moderated by Keri Damen, University of Toronto Sponsored by the University of Toronto Audio
Opening of 2018 Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit Patrick Deane. President, McMaster University Audio