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

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

September 22, 2022

TORONTO – September 22, 2022 – Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) announced the exciting in-person return of its annual flagship event, the Ontario Economic Summit (OES). In his 19e year, the OES will take place on November 22 and 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 delighted to welcome the long-awaited 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 a variety of industries,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. . “While the past 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 for talent; address vulnerabilities in our healthcare system, strengthen our supply chains and seize the opportunity to lead the green economy.

Confirmed speakers and attendees include:

  • Hon. Sylvia Jones, Deputy Prime Minister 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 for Women’s Social and Economic Opportunities
  • Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Ambassador David L. Cohen, United States Ambassador to Canada
  • Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work at Deloitte
  • Eric Campbell, Executive Director, Clean Economy Fund
  • Ehren Cory, CEO, Canadian Infrastructure Bank
  • Rudyard Griffiths, Chair, Munk Debates and Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

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

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

To facilitate meaningful dialogue and networking, OES attendance is limited to only 250 attendees and half of the tickets are sold out! Don’t miss 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 and indispensable partner of Ontario businesses. The OCC’s mission is to support Ontario’s economic growth by championing business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of the 60,000 diverse members of its network.

About the Ontario Economic Summit
The Ontario Economic Summit is the forum for visionary leaders from 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 request media accreditation, or to arrange an interview with a summit speaker, please contact:

Andrea Carmona
Manager, Public Affairs
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
[email protected] | (647) 234-0255