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”
Vice President, Business Development and Commercialization
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Founding President & CEO of ventureLAB
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.
Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)
ONTARIO CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE (OCE)
Jeremy Laurin, Vice President, Business Development and Commercialization
Healthcare and Manufacturing Convergence
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
GEORGIAN BAY REINFORCEMENT FABRICS
Christine van der Weg, Operations Manager
Stephen Barber, Owner
Lakeland Interiors’ Advantage
MAURICE MECHANICAL SERVICES LTD.
Bryan Maurice, Engineering Manager
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