Prosperity Summit 2016 “Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing Growth”


Prosperity Summit 2016: Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing Growth.  The Agenda included a Keynote by John O’Hara of Magna Closures/Magna Mirrors; Funding for Growth with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the Yves Landry Foundation; and a Skilled Trades presentation by our local manufacturer, Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc. with the County of Simcoe. 

Summit AGENDA June 16 2016

Thank you for registering for “Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing Growth.” 

Registration is now closed as we have exceeded capacity. 

Presentations from the EDCNS Prosperity Summit can be viewed here:

EDCNS June 16 2016 – Prosperity Summit Presentation Schedule (20160616)

Funding for Growth – Yves Landry Foundation (20160616)

Funding for Growth – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (20160616)

Skilled Trades as a Competitive Advantage – Weber Mfg. Technologies Inc., County of Simcoe, Georgian College, OYAP (20160616)

Manufacturing Business Thought Leaders


  • John O’Hara, President, Magna Closures/Magna Mirrors

Funding for Growth

  • Ian Howcroft, Vice President Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Deborah Overes, AIME Program Yves Landry Foundation

Skilled Trades as a Competitive Advantage

  • Chris Edwards, CEO Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc.
  • Kendall Scott, County of Simcoe Economic Development Office


  • County of Simcoe                                                                               
  • The Power of Four: Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay & Tiny

Event Location: Midland Cultural Center, 333 King St, Midland, ON L4R 4K4 Canada

For further information, contact



See the EDCNS Prosperity Summit Videos from June 25, 2015. Mayors Panel 1

Links to each module of Prosperity Summit 2016 provides over 3 hours of video :

1 EDCNS – Accelerating Growth in North Simcoe (14:58)

2 Highlights from EDCNS Prosperity Summit (9:42)

3 Workshop Panel Highlights – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (2:35)

4 Bill Taylor – Keynote Speaker – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (44:03)

5 Agriculture Presentation – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (9:08)

6 Manufacturing Presentation – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (8:39)

7 Healthcare Presentation – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (15:11)

8 Tourism Presentation – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (10:31)

9 The Four Mayors – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (24:52)

10 Weber Manufacturing Presentation – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (23:31)

11 Workshop Panel – Manufacturing – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (5:28)

12 Workshop Panel – Tourism – EDCNS Prosperity Summit (5:41)

EDCNS Prosperity Summit Agenda June 25 2015 


However, there is a hold on a few seats, please call Sharon Vegh

at (705) 526-1371, ext. 114 or email to see if there is availability.


EDCNS Prosperity Summit INVITATION – June 25 2015

Experience the Power of Four

Thursday June 25, 2015

Registration 7:30 am Opening Remarks 8:30 am Reception 4:00 to 5:30 pm

  • Hosted by the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe      
  • Connect with your businesses network in Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Healthcare, Tourism
  • Participate in a sector thought leadership workshop
  • Meet federal, provincial, municipal dignitaries
  • Discover Growth, Innovation, Quality of Life in North Simcoe 

Event Location: Midland Cultural Center, 333 King St, Midland, ON L4R 4K4 Canada

RSVP required, EDCNS Prosperity Summit 2015 – REGISTRATION – June 25 2015

Agenda EDCNS Prosperity Summit AGENDA June 25 2015

For partnership opportunities contact

Sharon Vegh

+1 (705) 526-1371 ext 114

Register early as space is limited

EDCNS Prosperity Summit ADVERTISEMENT May 25 2015 – media print version portrait