The Manitoba Economic Summit, a full-day event coinciding with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce annual general meeting, offers a platform for impactful discussions.

With insightful keynote presentations and thought-provoking panel discussions, the summit showcases influential leaders in Manitoba, offering unparalleled expertise and perspectives. This event brings together stakeholders from a variety of sectors, chamber representatives, government decision-makers, and members of academia to delve into current trends and challenges, exploring their impact on businesses in Manitoba.

This year, we’re headed to Brandon for the annual Manitoba Economic Summit. On April 25 and 26, dive deep into theheart of Manitoba’s economic landscape and discover The Manitoba Advantage. Register now!

Hear from:

Honourable Jamie Moses

Minister of Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources

Carly Edmundson

President & CEO, Centreport Canada

André Brin

CEO, World Trade Centre Winnipeg

Enver Naidoo

CEO, Westman Immigrant Services and Rural Manitoba Immigrant Employment Council Lead

Janet Lane

Director of Skills, Innovation and Productivity, Canada West Foundation

Mark Frison

President, Assiniboine Community College

Wayne Kelly

Director, Rural Development Institute

Lois Rustin

Executive Director, YWCA Westman and Chair, Brandon Chamber of Commerce

Sharilyn Knox

Mayor of Portage la Prairie

Jeff Fawcett

Mayor, City of Brandon

Tilda Fortier

Business Manager, Greenstone Building Products

Marcel Kringe

CEO & Founder, Bushel Plus Ltd.

Agenda:

Thursday, April 25

2:45PM – Welcome Remarks

3:00PM – Policy Resolutions Debate

Friday, April 26
8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome Remarks
8:45 AM
Morning Keynote
Speaker: Honourable Jamie Moses, Minister of Economic Development, Investment, and Trade and Minister of Natural Resources
9:30 AM
Release of Manitoba Youth Attraction & Retention Project Recommendations with Canada West Foundation
Speakers:
  • Janet Lane, Director, Skills, Innovation and Productivity
  • Stephany Laverty, Policy Analyst
10:30 AM
Panel 1: Strengthening Manitoba’s Economic Competitiveness
Speakers:
  • Carly Edmundson – CEO, CentrePort Canada
  • Andre Brin – CEO, World Trade Centre Winnipeg 
  • Marcel Kringe – CEO & Founder, Bushel Plus Ltd.
11:30 AM
Networking Lunch
12:00 PM
93rd Annual General Meeting
1:00 PM
Panel 2: Attracting & Retaining Talent
Speakers:
  • Mark Frison, CEO, Assiniboine Community College 
  • Enver Naidoo, Executive Director, Westman Immigrant Services and Lead, Rural Manitoba Immigrant Employment Council
  • Tilda Fortier, Business Manager, Greenstone Building Products
2:30 PM
Panel 3: Building Strong, Resilient Communities
Speakers:
  • Dr. Wayne Kelly, Director, Rural Development Institute 
  • Lois Ruston – Executive Director, YWCA Westman and Chair, Brandon Chamber of Commerce – 
  • Sharilyn Knox, Mayor, City of Portage la Prairie
3:15 PM
Bear Pit Session: Questions from the Audience, Answers from the MCC Board
4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

 

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