19th Annual Ontario Economic Summit Focuses on Strategies to Support the Province’s Growth

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The 19th Annual Ontario Economic Summit will focus on strategies to support the province’s growth


TORONTO – September 22, 2022 – Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) announced the exciting in-person return of its flagship annual event, the Ontario Economic Summit (OES). In his 19thth The OES will take place from November 22nd to 23rd, 2022 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. This year’s theme is building Ontario’s growth agenda, and sessions will explore innovative strategies to support Ontario’s growth, resilience and competitiveness.

“We are very excited to host the highly anticipated return of the Ontario Economic Summit in November. This unique and intimate event focuses on solutions to support Ontario’s long-term success and will attract leaders from across industries,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Though recent years have brought unprecedented challenges, the OES is an opportunity to unite Ontario around a common purpose and redefine its future.”

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OES issues include seizing opportunities between Canada and the United States; building a more resilient workforce and tackling the war on talent; Address vulnerabilities in our healthcare system, strengthen our supply chains and seize the opportunity to lead in the green economy.

Confirmed speakers and attendees include:

  • Hon. Sylvia Jones, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of Health
  • Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Department
  • Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister for Economic Development, Employment Creation and Trade
  • Hon. Todd Smith, Secretary of Energy
  • Hon. Charmaine Williams, Assistant Secretary of State for Women’s Social and Economic Opportunities
  • Hon. Steve Clark, Secretary of State for Community Affairs and Housing
  • Ambassador David L. Cohen, US Ambassador to Canada
  • Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work at Deloitte
  • Eric Campbell, Executive Director of the Clean Economy Fund
  • Ehren Cory, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Infrastructure Bank
  • Rudyard Griffiths, Chair, Munk Debates and Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
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Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have created an unstable business environment in Ontario, exacerbating inflation, labor shortages and supply chain challenges. Ontario must balance short-term needs with the need for strategic, long-term investments in economic growth to become competitive on the global stage,” Rossi added.

For the past 19 years, the OES has brought together leaders from business, labor, academia, the nonprofit sector and government to shape Ontario’s public policy agenda and strengthen Ontario’s economy. OES 2022 will feature interactive presentations, engaging keynotes and small group discussions, giving delegates the opportunity to engage with thought leaders from both the public and private sectors.

To enable meaningful dialogue and networking, OES participation is limited to just 250 participants and half of the tickets are sold! Don’t miss this important event. To register for OES, learn more or explore partnership opportunities, click here.

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The program and the list of confirmed speakers can be found at the Summit website.


About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, impartial and indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities in Queen’s Park on behalf of the diverse 60,000 members of its network.

About the Ontario Economic Summit
The Ontario Economic Summit is the forum for visionary leaders from the public, private, educational and non-profit sectors to shape Ontario’s future growth and role in the global economy.

Media accreditation and contact
For more information on the Ontario Economic Summit, to request media accreditation, or to schedule an interview with a Summit speaker, please contact:

Andrea Carmona
Manager, Public Affairs
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
[email protected] | (647) 234-0255

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