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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Announcing the Keynote Speaker for the Niagara Economic Summit

On October 27th, Niagara’s leaders in business, government, non-profits and community will convene again for this year’s Niagara Economic Summit, hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce at White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa.

We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Amin, Regional Manager – Global Operations Properties at GE Canada, will join us as this year’s keynote. Having worked for GE for over ten years in various roles, Mr. Amin will be speaking about what brought General Electric to the Niagara region and will discuss our strengths and weaknesses from an outsider’s perspective.

With GE having already broken ground on their new multi-modal Welland facility on August 26, Niagara’s economic future is already looking brighter. The facility is expected to provide 220 jobs through its state-of-the-art streamlining process, a process that accounts for the opportunity of future job growth. Manufacturing GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines, components for compression, mechanical drive, power generation, and manufacturing components for GE transportation diesel engines, the facility also aims to expand to other future GE global businesses including power, oil and gas, and transportation. The Welland location is expected to be fully operational by 2018.

For GE, Welland’s close proximity to the US border, access to seaports, and availability of skilled labour and educational facilities were important considerations in the location of the facility.

Quotes

“The GNCC is excited to welcome Jeremy Amin to this discussion and GE to the community. With his managerial history at GE both locally and internationally, we are looking forward to hearing his insights on what makes Niagara competitive in attracting global business – and what could make us more competitive in the future.”

– Mishka Balsom, President & CEO, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce


 

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the champion for the Niagara business community. With almost 1,600 members representing 50,000 employees, it is the largest business organization in Niagara and the third largest Chamber in Ontario. The Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada has recognized the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce with its highest level of distinction.

For further information, contact:

Mishka Balsom
President & CEO
Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
905-684-2361 ext. 227 or mishka@gncc.ca