2020-04-01 18:00:00 2020-04-02 14:30:00 America/Los_Angeles PPF’s Fifth Annual Canada Growth Summit Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall,255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

Wednesday April 1, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday April 2, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

About the Event

Spend the day at PPF’s fifth annual Canada Growth Summit connecting with thinkers, deciders and doers from business, government, academia and other sectors as we tackle the most pressing challenges and solutions to Canada’s economic future. In 2020, the Growth Summit will build off an original piece of PPF research written by Robert Asselin, Sean Speer and Royce Mendes. New North Star 2 provides a framework for exploring how technology, geopolitics and regionalism are challenging Canada’s competitive and growth calculus. Speakers and participants will discuss and debate how the country should respond.

See highlights from the 2019 Growth Summit.

Pre-Summit Dinners

For the past two years, Growth Summit guests have jumped at the chance to attend these small, intimate dinners to speak directly with leaders in everything from politics to business to diplomacy and more.

Our 2020 line-up of topics and Guests of Honour include:

What now? Canada’s Place Amid Geopolitical Disruption
Jonathan T. Fried, Coordinator, International Economic Relations and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20.

Future of Work: What’s In store for the Workplace, Workforce and Work Itself
Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor Future of Work, Deloitte Canada.

Open Banking: Who Wins?
Greg Elcich, Vice President, Enterprise Innovation & Wealth Digital, CIBC

Regulatory Modernization – Easier Said than Done
Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Professor, Munk school of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Strategic Advisor, Compass Rose Group;
Giles Gherson, Deputy Minister, Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

Digital and Data Policy: Rights and Wrongs
The Hon. James Moore P.C., M.A, Former Minister of Industry, Government of Canada;
Goldy Hyder, President and CEO, Business Council of Canada.

How can Conservatives Build and Grow?
Chantal Hébert, Political Columnist, The Star, L’actualité, Radio-Canada and the CBC;
Darrell Bricker, Global CEO, IPSOS Public Affairs.

New for 2020! Bigger format

This year, we are launching a Pre-Summit Dinner with an exciting new format. We are hosting a larger, participatory discussion on economic prosperity and the future of Canada’s Digital Infrastructure. Guests of Honour include:

Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada;
Janet Yale, Chair, Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.

Come for the policy, stay for the party! 

Why not make a day of it and join us in the evening for PPF’s 33rd annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards, where you’ll get the chance to network and celebrate as we honour Canadians who have made their mark on policy and leadership!

Robert Asselin
Chris Barry
Georgina Black
HE Ms. Janice Charette
Victor G. Dodig
Mark Little
Royce Mendes
Sean Speer
Peter Tertzakian
Questions? Please email Heba Elhalees about the Growth Summit.
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