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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

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November 8, 2022 | 8am–3pm

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

THE TOPICS

BOOM OR BUST

What is the current state of our economy — and what is next? Our experts will explore the national, provincial, and regional economic situation and how we can emerge as economic leaders.

THE WAR FOR TALENT

How can the region overcome emerging workforce issues to remain competitive in the war for talent? We will navigate the gap between Niagara’s needs and our labour force.

HOUSING THE FUTURE

Niagara is projected to grow by 200,000 people and 85,000 jobs in the next 25 years. Are we ready for it? And what are the implications when looking at our housing situation?

 

 

 

FORECAST & TRENDS SLIDE DECKS

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

 


WELCOME MESSAGES

PLENARY SPEAKERS

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

GREETINGS

SPEAKERS

MODERATORS

UPDATES FROM:


AGENDA

Start TimeItem
7:30–8:00am

Registration

8:00–8:45am

Welcome & Introductions

8:45–9:20am

Plenary Speech: Brock Dickinson

9:20–10:15am

Panel Discussion 1 – Boom or Bust

  • Brock Dickinson (University of Waterloo)
  • Rebekah Young (Scotiabank)
  • Ian Hamilton (HOPA)
  • Dr. Liette Vasseur (Brock)
  • Pam Lilley, Moderator (MNP)
10:15–10:30am

Break

10:35–10:53am

Economic Updates

  • Blake Landry, Niagara Region
  • Ester Gerassime, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Marwa Abdou, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
10:55–11:00am

Power Talk: Trends in Strategic Planning

11:00–11:05am

Workforce Collective Update

11:05–11:50am

Panel Discussion 2 – War for Talent

  • Dr. Ian Potter (Vineland Research Institute)
  • Vita Gauley (Lancaster Chown & Welch)
  • Vivian Kinnaird (Workforce Collective)
  • Jeff Murrell (Niagara College)
  • Lisa Benger, Moderator (Walker Industries)
11:50am–12:20pm

Lunch

12:30–12:50pm

Plenary Speech: John Peller

12:50–1:15pm

Q&A with John Peller

1:15–2:10pm

Panel Discussion 3 – Housing the Future

  • Ryan Mounsey (Waterloo Region)
  • Craig Ruttan (Toronto Region Board of Trade)
  • Mark Basciano (Mountainview Homes)
  • Robert Hogue (RBC)
  • Keith Gowans (Aloft)
  • Lori Beech, Moderator (Bethlehem Housing)
2:10–2:20pm

Closing Remarks

 


 

November 8, 2022 | 8am–3pm

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake


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