CONVERGENCE OF HEALTHCARE WITH MANUFACTURING

Initiated in 2015, the EDCNS Prosperity Summit engages leading North Simcoe entrepreneurs, thought-provoking speakers and panels facilitated by industry experts. Year after year, the Prosperity Summit puts together a roster of high-octane speakers. Attracting leaders from every sector — business, government, academia and realtors — who want to learn, network and make meaningful connections.

This year’s theme is the “Convergence of Healthcare with Manufacturing”. Several local manufacturers are innovating in the healthcare space. Bringing significant parties together from both verticals allows us to explore needs and synergies in an effort to build on this innovative base of activity. Their inspiring presentations are available below.

Five key objectives —

  • Celebrate our local manufacturer’s innovations and successes
  • Engage our Healthcare business leaders in a discussion around new opportunities and partnerships
  • Create awareness of North Simcoe’s manufacturing and healthcare hubs
  • Generate investment leads in support of our business investment strategy
  • Be “proud out loud”

JEREMY LAURIN

Vice President, Business Development and Commercialization
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Founding President & CEO of ventureLAB

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jeremy Laurin is the Vice President of Business Development and Commercialization for the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). He joined OCE in June 2018. OCE’s vision is prosperity from innovation – an Ontario where bright minds connect to create prosperity.

Prior to arriving at OCE Jeremy was the founding President and CEO of ventureLAB, an innovation hub for Central Ontario and the Northern GTA reaching more than 1.8 million Ontarians.

An entrepreneur at heart, Jeremy founded his first of three technology firms in Kingston, ON in 1995. Jeremy’s work has been global opening offices in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and the USA.

Jeremy is a featured TEDx Speaker on the subject of how Impact has contributed to his life as an entrepreneur. Jeremy has served in academia also in York University’s Faculty of Health as an Adjunct Professor.

GUEST SPEAKER & FACILITATOR

CME is the largest industry and trade association in Canada. In his role, Mathew leads and coordinates CME’s policy and advocacy efforts for the 2,500 members of the organization across Canada and internationally.

Mathew’s expertise includes international government relations with a focus on manufacturing competitiveness, international trade, and market access. His policy research papers successfully advocate on business-critical issues including innovation and commercialization, investment competitiveness, expansion of international trade and human capital.

MATHEW WILSON

Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

ONTARIO CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE (OCE)
Jeremy Laurin, Vice President, Business Development and Commercialization
   Healthcare and Manufacturing Convergence

HEALTHCARE PANELISTS

AMBIENT ACTIVITY TECHNOLOGIES
Marc Kanik, Managing Director
   Identifying Opportunities in Healthcare

FRANKE KINDRED CANADA LIMITED
Shaun Desroches, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing
   Franke Kindred’s Healthcare Innovation

GEORGIAN BAY GENERAL HOSPITAL
Gail Hunt, President & CEO
   Opportunities for Innovation

JARLETTE HEALTH SERVICES
David Jarlette, President
   Prosperity Summit 2018

WAYPOINT CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Sean Bisschop, Director, Strategic Project Management
   Excellence in specialized mental health & addiction services

MANUFACTURING PANELISTS

GEORGIAN BAY REINFORCEMENT FABRICS
Christine van der Weg, Operations Manager
   Driving Innovation

LAKELAND INTERIORS
Stephen Barber, Owner
   Lakeland Interiors’ Advantage

MAURICE MECHANICAL SERVICES LTD.
Bryan Maurice, Engineering Manager
   Driving Innovation

NORTH SIMCOE TOOL
Mark Losch, President and CEO
   Why North Simcoe Tool

TECHFORM, A DIVISION OF MAGNA CLOSURES
Doug Ewen, Senior Manager Human Resources
   The Techform Advantage