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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Speaker Profile: Karl Baldauf

2017 Niagara Economic Summit

Grimsby native Karl Baldauf joined the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in May 2015 as Vice President of Policy and Government Relations. He holds over a decade of experience working in advocacy and communications in the public and private sectors, as well as in politics and with stakeholder organizations.

At the 2017 Niagara Economic Summit, Karl will bring an update on all the issues that the OCC, the GNCC, and the Ontario Chamber network have been working on over the last year, including such issues as minimum wage and Bill 148, energy prices and hydro rates, and cap-and-trade.

Karl has worked for two provincial cabinet ministers, Ontario’s leader of the opposition, and most recently with Canada’s largest communications consultancy. Throughout his career, he has worked with the province’s leading officials in politics and at the senior most executive levels to craft policy that supports Ontario’s business community.

Karl is the recipient of national and international scholarships and holds an M.A. (Distinction) in Political Communications from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Semiotic Communications. Karl has also studied and worked in Amsterdam and Seoul.

To hear Karl speak at the Niagara Economic Summit, visit

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