Innovation: Transforming Canadian Manufacturing

Innovation and new technologies are dramatically transforming the manufacturing and exporting industry in Canada. To remain competitive in times of uncertainty, Canadian businesses must learn to integrate and leverage technologies, so they can better handle challenges and remain profitable in a volatile marketplace.

Join BDO and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) to discuss the top issues facing Canadian manufacturers, as determined by the Industrie 2030 roundtables and the 2016 CME Manufacturing Survey.

The event will provide invaluable advice and insight on the future of the industry and offer strategies to overcome obstacles and position yourself for success.

Complimentary events are being held in 8 cities across Canada. After the presentations, you will also have the opportunity to network, ask questions and discuss issues with professionals.

This event is primarily intended for organizations operating within the manufacturing and distribution sector. While we welcome all participants, priority admittance will be given to those in the industry, or those bringing a colleague within the industry.


3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Presentation Topics:

Outlook on the 2016 CME Survey Results
Government Incentives for Technology Innovations
Redefining Labour in the Industry
Accessing Funding for Expansion and Growth
Manufacturing Success – A Local Industry Story


Paul Colura, Partner, BDO Canada LLP
David Spicer, Partner, SR&ED, BDO Canada LLP
Mike Holden, Chief Economist, CME
Manufacturing Month 2016 Closing Ceremony & BC Manufacturers Hall of Fame

In the evening, come celebrate the close of Manufacturing Month 2016 as we honour our 9 BC Manufacturing Hall of Fame finalists. Winners of each category will be announced!


5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Manufacturer of the Year

This award recognizes an outstanding manufacturing company who has made valuable contributions to innovation, leadership, export and manufacturing practices in the past 12-18 months.


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