19th Annual Ontario Economic Summit Focuses on Strategies to Support the Province’s Growth

19th Annual Ontario Economic Summit Focuses on Strategies to Support the Province’s Growth

Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) announced the exciting in-person return of its annual flagship event, the Ontario Economic Summit (OES). In its 19th year, the OES will take place November 22-23, 2022, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. This year’s theme is Building Ontario’s Growth Agenda, and sessions will explore innovative strategies to support Ontario’s growth, resilience, and competitiveness.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the much-anticipated return of the Ontario Economic Summit in November. This unique and intimate event focuses on solutions to support Ontario’s long-term success, attracting leaders from various industries,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “While the last few years have brought unprecedented challenges, the OES is an opportunity to unite Ontario toward a common goal and redefine its future.”

OES topics include seizing opportunities between Canada and the United States; building a more resilient workforce and tackling the war on talent; addressing vulnerabilities in our healthcare system, strengthening our supply chains, and seizing the opportunity to lead in the green economy.

Confirmed speakers and participants include:

  • Hon. Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
  • Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board
  • Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • Hon. Todd Smith, Minister of Energy
  • Hon. Charmaine Williams, Associate Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity
  • Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Ambassador David L. Cohen, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
  • Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work at Deloitte
  • Eric Campbell, Executive Director, Clean Economy Fund
  • Ehren Cory, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Infrastructure Bank
  • Rudyard Griffiths, Chair, Munk Debates and Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have created an unstable environment for Ontario businesses and exacerbated inflation, labour shortages, and supply chain challenges. Ontario will need to balance short-term demands with the need for strategic, long-term investments in economic growth to emerge competitive on the global stage,” added Rossi.

For the past 19 years, the OES has brought together leaders from business, labour, academia, the not-for-profit sector, and government to shape Ontario’s public policy agenda and strengthen Ontario’s economy. OES 2022 will feature interactive presentations, engaging keynotes, and small group discussions that will provide delegates with the opportunity to engage with thought leaders from the public and private sectors.

To facilitate meaningful dialogue and networking, OES attendance is limited to just 250 participants and half of the tickets are sold! Don’t miss out on this important event. To register for OES, learn more or explore partnership opportunities, click here.

For the program and list of confirmed speakers, please visit the Summit website.

About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.

About the Ontario Economic Summit
The Ontario Economic Summit is the forum for visionary leaders in the public, private, education and not-for-profit sectors, to shape Ontario’s future growth and role in the global economy.

Media Accreditation and Contact
For more information about the Ontario Economic Summit, to apply for media accreditation, or to arrange an interview with a summit speaker, please contact:

Andrea Carmona
Manager, Public Affairs
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
andreacarmona@occ.ca | (647) 234-0255

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