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OTTAWA, ON – January 28, 2020 – Canada’s leading CEOs will be speaking at Canada 360 Economic Summit on January 30 in Toronto, and will be available for media interviews.


WHEN: Thursday, January 30

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (all times Eastern)

WHERE: MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON



8:00-8:15 a.m.              The Hon. Perrin Beatty, CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce


8:15-8:45 a.m.              Opening keynote address – special guest speaker


8:50-9:50 a.m.              CEO Panel – Canada’s Ability to Compete in a Changing World

  • Heather Chalmers, President and CEO, GE Canada
  • Michael Doughty, President and CEO, Manulife Canada
  • Philippe Jette, President and CEO, Cogeco
  • Mark Little, President and CEO, Suncor
  • Jad Shimaly, Chairman and CEO, EY Canada


10:10-10:50 a.m.          State of the Economy Speech and Q&A

  • Dawn Desjardins, Deputy Chief Economist, RBC


10:55 -11:55 a.m.         CEO Panel - Canada in a Global Economy Panel

  • Guillaume Bouthillier, Head of Global Partnerships, Bombardier Transportation (note, will not be participating in scrum)
  • Greg Engel, CEO, Organigram
  • Mairead Lavery, President and CEO, Export Development Canada
  • Robin Silvester, CEO, Port of Vancouver
  • Karen Swager, Canada Head and SVP Potash, The Mosaic Company


12:30-1:30 p.m.            Keynote address by Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group


1:30-2:30 p.m.              Debate – The ‘New Economy’ is fundamentally different than the ‘Old Economy’

  • Pro: Tomi Poutanen, Chief AI Officer, TD Bank, Co-Founder, Vector Institute, and Founding Fellow, Creative Destruction Lab
  • Con: Peter Tertzakian, Managing Director and Chief Energy Economist, ARC Financial Corporation and Executive Director, ARC Energy Research Institute


3:30-4:30 p.m.              CEO Panel – Canada in the Innovation Economy

  • Chris Denys, Senior Vice President, Possibilities, Digital Health Solutions, Sun Life
  • Sabrina Geremia, Head of Google Canada
  • Bilal Khan, Managing Partner and Head of Deloitte Data
  • James Scongack, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Operational Services, Bruce Power
  • Garrick Tiplady, Head of Facebook Canada


5:00-5:15 p.m. Closing remarks by Phil Noble, Board Chair of Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Former CEO of Grant Thornton


For more information, please contact:
Phil Taylor
Managing Director, External Communications (preferred and fastest response time)