Deputy Ministers’ Dinner Brings Together Manitoba Business Community and Civil Service

Dec 1, 2023 | Events, Front Page

Nearly 200 Manitoba Chambers of Commerce members joined us on November 21, 2023 at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg for a night of conversation and connections at our Annual Deputy Ministers’ Dinner, which featured a keynote address from Sarah Thiele, Clerk of the Executive Council, Deputy Minister to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary, and Head of Manitoba’s Public Service as well as table rotations with deputy ministers and assistant deputy ministers.

“We were thrilled to be able to host an evening with Manitoba’s civil service leaders following this years change in government and clearly our members were thrilled to be there as well,” said Chuck Davidson, President & CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. “The room was buzzing, and the feedback we received from attendees was tremendous. When you’re intentionally seated with DMs and ADMs whose departments are aligned with your organizational purpose, you can make progress in advancing your key priorities and help drive positive action for Manitoba’s business community.”

This dinner, as well as our signature Ministers’ Dinner, are exclusive members-only events designed to deliver coordinated networking with high-ranking government officials, in this case, members of the civil service — those who shape policy in government. Our guests enjoyed lively table conversation, and we deeply appreciate for the government representatives’ willingness to participate openly and transparently.

“MCC’s newly updated strategic plan includes the continued delivery of these important projects and ongoing work with all levels of government to explore other opportunities that support the businesses community and economy,” said Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Board Chair, and CEO of the Women’s Enterprise Organization’s of Canada, Alison Kirkland.

While economic competitiveness and workforce have long been a focus at the Chamber, we have also advocated for improvements to our health care system and to the province’s childcare framework. Guided by our mission and vision to make Manitoba the best place to live and work, the Manitoba Chambers looks forward to the work ahead as we continue to champion sustainable economic growth toward greater prosperity for Manitoba businesses and communities. Fulfilling that mission requires a strong, aligned, and supportive network. Tonight, is an example of how the Chamber brings together that network that includes the business community, decision makers and government around one table to move Manitoba forward.”

Very special thanks to our valued event sponsors for their continued support:
Presenting: Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, CN, and First Peoples Development Inc (FPDI)
Supporting: Manitoba Real Estate Association; Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba; Vale
Reception: Red River College Polytechnic
Dinner: Manitoba Pork Council
Wine: TC Energy
Bar: PCL Construction
Dessert: Rogers Communications
Table Sponsors: Bioscience Association Manitoba, Credit Union Central of Manitoba, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Manitoba Hotel Association, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Miller Environmental Corporation, Southport Aerospace Centre Inc., Valley Fiber Ltd.

View the photo gallery here!

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