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Bay Area Economic Summit
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ONTARIO’S CONNECTED REGIONS
Canada’s First Technology Supercluster

June 27, 2017 | Royal Botanical Gardens
7:30 am Registration | 7:45 am Open | 5:00 pm Close | Post Event Reception

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premier2Opening Address

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario

Breakfast Presentation: The Connected Economy

The Honourable Reza Moridi
Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science

Luncheon Keynote: NAFTA in the Crosshairs

Birgit Matthiesen
Director of Canada-US Cross Border Business Affairs
Arent Fox, LLP, Washington, DC

Bay Area Economic Summit

ONTARIO’S CONNECTED REGIONS
Canada’s First Technology Supercluster

June 27, 2017 | Royal Botanical Gardens
7:30 am Registration | 7:45 am Open | 5:00 pm Close | Post Event Reception

A Premier Leadership Initiative of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and
Burlington Chamber of Commerce

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Did you attend the Summit?  Please provide your feedback HERE.
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Opening Address

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario

Breakfast Presentation: The Connected Economy
The Honourable Reza Moridi
Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science

Luncheon Keynote:
NAFTA in the Crosshairs

Birgit Matthiesen
Director of Canada-US Cross Border Business Affairs
Arent Fox, LLP, Washington, DC

Photos from the Bay Area Economic Summit 2017

2017 Bay Area Economic Summit

One Goal: Drive regional and global connectivity to increase local jobs, prosperity and quality of life

Four Powerful Topics

1. Innovation Corridor: Benefits for Bay Area Companies, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Institutions
2. Climate Action: Economic Advantages for the Bay Area Community
3. Regional Goods Movement: The Bay Area Play for Improved Connectivity
4. Smart Intensification: Compact Development of Employment and Residential Lands in the Bay Area

Innovation Corridor
Tom Jenkins, Board Chair, OpenText Corporation

Bay Area Climate Action Sanjay Khanna, Futurist in Residence, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Regional Goods Movement
Vijay Bathija, CEO, Hamilton International Airport

Smart Intensification
Larry Clay, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Growth Secretariat


2017 Keynote Addresses

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science

Fred Eisenberger, Mayor, City of Hamilton

Rick Goldring, Mayor, City of Burlington

Birgit Matthiesen, Director of Canada-U.S. Cross Border Business Affairs, Washington, DC, Arent Fox, LLP

Tom Jenkins, Board Chair, OpenText Corporation

 

2017 Speakers, Moderators and Panelists

Vijay Bathija, CEO, Hamilton International Airport

Rosa Bustamante, Manager of Policy Planning, Mobility Hubs Planning and Building Department, City of Burlington

David Cheney, Managing Partner/Board Member, Bedrock Industries

Dr. Fei Chiang, Assistant Professor, Department of Computing and Software, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University

Carolyn Chong, VP Product, Obie

Larry Clay, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Growth Secretariat, Province of Ontario

Alexis H. Cohen, PhD, Project Manager, ERA Architects Inc.

Mike Collins-Williams, Director of Policy, Ontario Home Builders’ Association

Melinda Clarke, Managing Partner, Elocity Solutions

Emma Cubitt, Associate, Invizij Architects

Tony Cupido, Chief Building and Facilities Officer, Mohawk College

Simon Drexler, Director of Industrial Systems, Clearpath Robotics

Dr. Darin Graham, Director, Industry Innovation, Vector Institute

Jan De Silva, CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Tija Dirks, Director of Transportation Planning, Ministry of Transportation, Province of Ontario

Eiman Ahmed Elwidaa, Architecture

Dr. Mark Ferguson, Research Associate, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics

Pierre Filiatreault, Systems and Process Controls, Hatch

Matthew Green, Ward 3 Councillor, City of Hamilton

Ian Hamilton, President and CEO, Hamilton Port Authority

Dr. Elkafi Hassini, Professor, DeGroote School of Business

Edward John, City Planner, City of Hamilton

Josh Kohler, Urban Planner, Urban Strategies Inc.

Sanjay Khanna, Futurist in Residence, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Keanin Loomis, President and CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Nick Markettos, Assistant Vice President, Research Partnerships, McMaster University

Frank McKeown, Executive Director, Burlington Economic Development Corportation

Suzanne Mammel, Executive Officer, Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association

Brian Montgomery, Senior Project Manager, Air Quality and Climate Change, City of Hamilton

Mike Morrice, Executive Director, Founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region and the Executive Director of Sustainability CoLab

Glen Norton, Director, Economic Development, City of Hamilton

Jean Ouellette, Chief Software Architect, Adlib

Angela Pappin, Vice President Technology, ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Judi Partridge, Councillor, City of Hamilton

Chris Phillips, Senior Advisor, City of Hamilton

Lou Piriano, President, REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington

Andrew Pride, President, Andrew Pride Consulting

Alan Rickard, CEO BIOX Corporation

Lynn Robichaud, Senior Sustainability Coordinator, City of Burlington

Linda Rourke, Cable 14

Ted Scott, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Strategy, Hamilton Health Sciences

Sandi Stride, CEO, Sustainable Hamilton

Peter Topalovic, Project Manager, Transportation Demand Management, City of Hamilton

Eileen Waechter, Director, Corporation Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Greater Toronto Airport Authority

Renee Wetselaar, Senior Social Planner, Social Planning and Research Council

Kate Whalen, Board Member, Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network

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Agenda/Media

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Bay Area Summit 2015 Discussion Paper


Where is This Happening?

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Bay Area Economic summit will be hosted at the Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.

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680 Plains Rd W
Burlington, ON L7T 4H4

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The Bay Area Economic Summit is a co-presentation of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Burlington Chamber of Commerce.