Media Advisory - Innovation Next: Making Canada More Productive, Competitive
and Resilient

National Conference - Thursday, May 27

TORONTO, May 25 /CNW Telbec/ - To ensure its future prosperity, Canada must move to the next stage of innovation. At Innovation Next, leaders from across Canada will gather to discuss what must be done to make this happen. The focus will be on specific actions that can help make Canada more productive, competitive, and resilient. The Public Policy Forum (PPF) national conference will take place on Thursday, May 27 in Toronto.

The one-day conference caps off a 15-city regional roundtable series that has explored the next phase of innovation. At Innovation Next, the PPF will present the main themes, directions and actions put forward by leaders assembled at these roundtables, and launch a blueprint strategy that will serve as a plan of action for the next stage of innovation in Canada. The conference agenda can be found at:

Conference participants include private sector CEOs, federal and provincial senior officials, university and college leaders, and representatives of NGOs who are playing a significant role in innovation in Canada.

The conference is open to media under the Chatham House Rule. In addition, Mark Lievonen, President of Sanofi Pasteur and David Mitchell, President of the Public Policy Forum will be available on-site for interviews during the first break between 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

        Who:    Mark Lievonen, President, Sanofi Pasteur
                David Mitchell, President, Public Policy Forum

        What:   Public Policy Forum National Conference: Innovation Next -
                Making Canada More Productive, Competitive and Resilient

        Where:  BMO Client Centre
                68th Floor, First Canadian Place

        When:   Thursday, May 27, 2010
                8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Media are requested to confirm their attendance with Paul Ledwell, Executive Vice-President, Public Policy Forum at or (613) 238-7858 ext.228 or (613)219-4743.

SOURCE Public Policy Forum

For further information: For further information: David Rodier, NATIONAL Public Relations, Tel: (613) 233-1699 X 243, Cell: (613) 884-2215,

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