TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Microsoft Canada's CAN(greater than)WIN initiative will jointly present the Economic Edge: Securing Canada's global advantage: it's Canada vs. the world - are you in? on October 21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
An elite group of Canadian and international thought leaders will provide invaluable insight into ways Canadian business can strategically be positioned to succeed in the global arena. Executives, academics and government elites will talk about thinking beyond the short-term issues that dominate the innovation and productivity debate to focus on what needs to happen today to be successful as the recovery takes hold.
Media must be accredited to attend The Economic Edge summit. To be accredited, please contact Allison Stokes (email@example.com). Accreditation at the event will be limited based on occupancy. Accreditation will close Tuesday October 20th at 5:00p.m.
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 716
255 Front Street West
8:00am - 8:10am Introduction
Eric Gales, President, Microsoft Canada
Mr. Allan Gregg, Pollster, Broadcaster and Social
8:10am - 8:35am Canada on the world stage: keys to success
Mr. Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Official
Opposition and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-
8:35am - 8:45am Event outlook
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, The
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
8:45am - 9:45am Keys to identifying and taking advantage of the new
rules for profitability and success
Ms. M. Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada
Dr. Indira Samarasekera, President, University of
Ms. Trish Wheaton, Chief Marketing Officer,
Chairperson, Canada, Wunderman
10:15am - 11:15am Keys to a thriving global economy:
expanded trade vs. protectionism
Mr. Parker Mitchell, Co-CEO, Engineers without Borders
Other panellists to be announced
11:45am - 1:45pm Innovation: key to a successful business strategy
Mr. Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation
Moderator: Mr. Allan Gregg, Pollster, Broadcaster and
2:00pm - 3:00pm Good government as a Competitive Advantage or Canada's
economic prospects over the medium term
Mr. Wayne Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council and
Secretary to the Cabinet
Mr. Tony Deane, Fellow in Residence, University of
Ms. Michelle d'Auray, Secretary of the Treasury Board
3:15pm - 4:15pm Canada's environmental regulatory framework: advantage
or hindrance to global leadership
Mr. John A. Manzoni, President and CEO, Talisman
Mr. David Mondragon, President and CEO, Ford Motor
Company of Canada Ltd.
The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister, Environment
4:30pm - 5:00pm Canada's economic future: The Road to Prosperity
Special guest to be announced
Other event information is available at www.chamber.ca
SOURCE Microsoft Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information: Media Profile, Stephanie Bell, Allison Stokes, (416) 504-8464, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Kathryn Anderson, Director, Communications and Marketing, Office: (613) 238-4000 x 231, Cell: (613) 797-1860, firstname.lastname@example.org