Executive Summit Series

Our Executive Summit Series are quarterly virtual events that bring together senior executives and thought leaders for a dialogue on top issues affecting Canadian business.

These half-day virtual conferences will dive deep into discussions surrounding the specific measures our political leaders need to consider to ensure a sharp and lasting recovery for all Canadians.

At each event, participants will hear from our President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, Canada’s most influential business leaders and members of the federal government as we look towards harnessing the creativity of Canadian businesses to ignite the innovative public policies needed to foster a sustainable economic recovery.

Building From the Ground Up: Positioning Our Communities as Leaders of Post-COVID Recovery

November 24

We want to thank you all for attending our event. Our recordings will be available shortly.

This Executive Summit has taken a closer look at how Canada’s construction and transportation sectors are leading our economic recovery. The half-day summit featured one-on-one conversations, and two panels featuring industry experts that highlighted the construction and transportation sectors views on recovery, the future of their sectors, and offer insight into the opportunities and challenges they face moving forward.

Fireside Chat with Brad Carr, CEO, Mattamy Homes

One-on-one conversations with:

  • Kevin Lee, CEO, Canadian Home Builders Association
  • Chris Sekine, President and CEO, Trisura  

Panel Discussions

Building Canadian Communities

The panel will bring together experts in the construction industry to highlight how the sector is building the Canadian economy through the adoption of new technology while increasing sustainability. It will discuss how the construction sector is using the pandemic as a springboard to rebuilding a stronger Canada. The session will address challenges and opportunities the sector sees as Canada builds towards a stronger Canada post-pandemic.

Canadians Moving Canadians

The panel will bring together a variety of experts in the Canadian transportation sector to highlight how the sector is moving Canadians and businesses in the short, medium, and long-term. It will discuss how the transportation sector is embracing sustainability and innovating to get Canadians where they need to go, when they need to be there. Panelists will discuss the challenges the sector faces as Canadians get back to moving, and how they are embracing building consumer confidence in today’s new realities.


  • Matt Wickham, Vice-President and General Manager, Cogeco  
  • Mike Wieninger, COO Canadian Operations, PCL Construction  
  • Francis Pomerleau, Chief Executive, National Strategies, Pomerleau 
  • David Redfern, CEO, Eastern Canada, Lafarge Canada 
  • Rita Toporowski, Vice President, Customer Experience, VIA Rail 
  • Laura Miller, Head of Public Policy and Communications, Uber Canada 
  • Matthew Cassidy, President and CEO, Coach Atlantic 
  • Kevin Quinn, CEO, Translink  

Past Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our November 10, September 15, March 25 and May 12 Executive Summit Series.

Thank you to our Excellence Partners