Competition, Innovation, Collaboration: Empowering Canadians to Succeed in Tomorrow’s Economy

Competition, Innovation, Collaboration: Empowering Canadians to Succeed in Tomorrow’s Economy

October 11, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Delta Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Blvd North West Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5C2

How can Canada pull ahead in a highly disrupted and competitive global economy? And more importantly, how will Canadians benefit?

Three years into his mandate, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will visit the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to give us an update on the Federal government’s innovation agenda and share exciting news about their unprecedented collaboration with industry to develop a long-term plan to improve Canada’s competitiveness globally.

In his remarks, Minister Bains addresses the evolving role of government to support Canadian businesses’ ability to innovate and compete, with insight from many of Canada’s most successful industry leaders and pioneers.

Chamber member: $65
General admission: $85
Chamber member table of 8: $520
General admission table of 8: $680

Ticket sales close Friday, October 5.


About Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

The Honourable Navdeep Bains has been the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development since November 2015. He is the Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton and a member of Privy Council. Since he was first elected in 2004, he has served in various roles, including Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and critic for Public Works and Government Services, Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism.

Minister Bains is a former adjunct lecturer at the University of Waterloo. He is also a former visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. His private sector experience includes several years at the Ford Motor Company of Canada.

Minister Bains has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor. He also holds a Certified Management Accountant designation.

He is a long-time resident of Mississauga, where he lives now with his wife and two children.


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