Premier Doug Ford to Speak at 20th Annual Ontario Economic SummitOctober 10, 2023
(TORONTO, ON – October 10, 2023) – The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is delighted to announce that the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, will be a keynote speaker at the much-anticipated 2023 Ontario Economic Summit (OES). The event, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will take place on November 1-2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, with an opening reception at Ripley’s Aquarium.
This year’s summit, themed ‘Partnerships for Prosperity,’ promises to be a groundbreaking occasion, bringing together visionary leaders and decision-makers to foster economic growth and open new opportunities for all Ontarians.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Premier of Ontario as a keynote speaker for our 20th edition of the Ontario Economic Summit,” says Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the OCC. “Now more than ever, the importance of partnerships cannot be overstated when it comes to strengthening the competitiveness of Ontario’s economy. As we mark two decades of OES, this year’s edition promises to emphasize the necessity of collaboration across sectors and all levels of government as ingredients to fuel investment, foster innovation, and drive productivity.”
“Every year, the Ontario Economic Summit serves as a gathering place for thought-provoking discussions, new partnerships and the innovative ideas that will shape and support the future of Ontario’s business environment,” says Premier Ford. “I am pleased to join this year’s summit as it celebrates a milestone 20 years.”
The Ontario Economic Summit will showcase an array of engaging panel discussions, thought-provoking keynote speeches, and interactive sessions, along with the highly anticipated return of the OCC’s Policy Debate Series. Covering diverse topics, including trade and investment, innovation and technology, talent development, and sustainable growth, the summit will offer invaluable insights, foster knowledge sharing, and facilitate profound connections with key stakeholders.
Stay tuned for further announcements regarding the agenda and esteemed speakers. For more information, please visit www.occ.ca/oes
Thank you to our 2023 Ontario Economic Summit partners, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), Agnico Eagle Mines, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Bruce Power, Chambers Plan, Google Canada, Hydro One, University of Toronto, Meridian Credit Union, Turkish Airlines, 407 ETR, AtkinsRéalis, ApprenticeSearch.com, Bombardier, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Colleges Ontario, GlaxoSmithKline Canada, Global Public Affairs, Humber College, Ontario Real Estate Association, Royal Bank of Canada, TC Energy and Waste Connections of Canada.
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) stands as the indispensable partner of businesses and Canada’s largest, most influential provincial chamber. Operating as an independent, non-profit advocacy and member services organization, the OCC represents a diverse network of 60,000 members. Its mission is to convene, align, and advance the interests of its members through principled policy work, value-added business services, and broad engagement to drive competitiveness and economic growth in the province.
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