NB Manufacturer's Day
- Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Crowne Plaza & Delta
- From: May 30, 2012 at 12:00am to: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:00pm
Manufacturing... A Whole New Game!
'State of CDN MFG' Update
Seminars by industry experts on:
- Energy Management on the Plant Floor
- Trade Opportunities for NB Business
NB Town Hall & Luncheon
Gala EAA Dinner featuring:
46th Annual New Brunswick Export Achievement Awards
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has been the voice of Canada’s manufacturers for 140
years and has represented industry in New Brunswick since 1902. Today, the Association represents
companies that account for 75% of Canadian manufacturing output and 90% of exports. CME’s membership
is largely comprised of small & medium enterprises, but also includes many of Canada’s largest corporations.
Manufacturers’ Day has been a tradition in New Brunswick for more than four decades. A purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the sector’s contributions and to discuss measures to improve the investment climate.
The conference features: Annual General Meeting / Issues Update
In this session, reports will be provided on the ‘issues of the day’. Participants will be ‘brought up to speed’ on policy matters ranging from ‘skills’ to taxation & from workers’ compensation to energy management. Updates will also be give on Association efforts to improve productivity & competitiveness and to access new markets State of Canadian Manufacturing Update
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, Canadian manufacturers are facing a ‘new world order’. US’ economy remains in the doldrums & Europe is lurching through its debt crisis. Companies are business strategies, realigning operations and advancing customer & supplier relationships to create new ‘niches’ and to capture opportunities in non-traditional markets. CME National Policy VP Mathew Wilson will provide a ‘cross country’ look of how the sector is dealing with changes of global proportion.
Industry-Government ‘Town Hall ‘ / Luncheon
Like most jurisdictions, the Province of NB emerged from the Great Recession with a fiscal hangover. The 1st order of business was to get its ‘books in order’, and its latest budget provides a plan to be ‘back in the black’ by 2015. This will be possible by changing the culture of government to focus on priorities for public services. It will be sustainable by ensuring the business climate supports economic growth. CME & Chambers of Commerce have long worked constructively with governments on public policy. In this ‘town hall’ session, participants will have their opportunity to make their suggestions.
‘Best Practices’ Seminars
Industry & government experts will provide the latest on ‘best practices’ to take advantage of opportunities in energy management and doing business in the international arena. The conference features the ‘real life’ examples of companies that have excelled in these areas. Experts will also speak to leading edge techniques in managing energy and alternative energy sources. As well, insights will be provided as to programs to assist industry to improve productivity and to diversification of markets.
There will also be invaluable opportunities to dialogue with business leaders & members of Cabinet, as well as the Official Opposition about their visions for New Brunswick future.
NB Export Achievement Awards Gala
These prestigious Awards are presented to recognize the business saavy, entrepreneurship & innovation of NB firms that achieved recent or ongoing success in developing or exploiting foreign markets, resulting in increased sales or profitability, creation/ retention of jobs, or improved productivity.
Innovations Insights Tour
At the conference’s conclusion, participants will have the opportunity to tour a local industry operation that has utilized innovative approaches to improve competitiveness.