• 7:00 am – 8:15 am

    Breakfast and Registration Foyer

    8:15 am – 8:20 am

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Pasquale Bova, Trade Commissioner, Italian Trade Commission
    Salon E

    8:20 am – 9:20 am

    Keynote Presentations—Policy, trade and investment opportunities
    The Honourable Gary Goodyear

    Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
    Jayson Myers
    President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)
    John Whitehead
    Principal, Senior Consultant at The Earnscliffe Strategy Group
    Salon E

    9:20 am – 10:15 am

    Plenary: Leveraging Big Data for an Efficient Shop Floor
    David McPhail
    President & CEO, Astrix Networks/ Memex Automation
    Eric Paradis
    Manufacturing Systems Information Strategist, IBM Canada
    Salon E

    10: 15 am – 10:35 am

    Networking Break Foyer

    10:35 am –  11:35 am

    Session A: Manufacturing Agility
    Mid-sized manufacturing companies share strategies for overcoming hurdles to growth, diversifying into new markets, and responding to market shifts.
    Moderator: Michael Ouellette
    Dennis Dussin
    President, Alps Welding
    Luis Ruivo
    Owner, FenceArmor; President, CAM Solutions
    Salon E

    10:35 am –  11:35 am

    Session B: Energy Solutions
    Cost-saving and sustainable strategies from Canadian manufacturers.

    Moderator: Matt Powell
    Assistant Editor, PLANT magazine
    Andrew J. Hejnar
    Energy Manager, 3M Canada Company
    Mark Sheffer
    Director of Operations, MAPEI
    Salon F

    11:45 am – 1:30 pm

    Lunch and Keynote Presentation
    Joseph Doria
    President & CEO, Lincoln Electric Company of Canada
    100+ Years of Culture That Drives Operational Excellence
    Made in Canada
    Allan Cosman
    Vice President-Ferrero International and President & Chief Executive Officer of Ferrero Canada Ltd.
    Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
    Salon D

    1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

    Networking Break Foyer

    1:50 pm – 2:50 pm

    Plenary: Competitive Manufacturing
    Canadian manufacturing case studies on operating cost effectively, boosting quality and investing in technology
    Sergio Sottile
    Vice-President & General Manager, Teknion Furniture Systems, Manufacturing Group
    Jean-Claude Perreault
    Vice President of Sales—North America, PRINOTH Ltée
    Robert Hattin
    Chairman, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters; President, ProVantage Automation
    Salon E

    2:50 pm – 3:10 pm

    Plenary: The Technology Edge
    Francesco Savelli
    Director, Sales and Marketing, SAVELLI S.p.A and President, AMAFOND
    Salon E

    3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

    Closing Remarks
    The Honourable Gary Goodyear

    Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
    Tullio Guma
    Consul General, Consulate General of Italy in Toronto
    Salon E