Tourism HR Canada: Adapting to New Market Realities: Products, Pricing, Placement, Positioning
November 24, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. (ET)
With a focus on marketing and communications, this webinar will help small businesses revisit business strategies to align products and services with new and different markets. The session will include tips on developing a sales and marketing plan for new markets. Register here to join the session.
Western Canada Executive Summit Series
Hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
November 24, 2020
This exclusive event will bring together senior executives and thought leaders for a dialogue on top issues affecting Canadian business. Participants will hear from our President and CEO, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President of the Treasury Board, the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos and some of Canada’s most influential business leaders. The event will consist of three panel discussions that will take a deeper looking into specific measures that our political leaders must consider to ensure a sharp and lasting recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Panel 1: Harnessing Canada’s Tax System for Recovery
Looking towards recovery, the federal government can choose to spend money it doesn’t have or mobilize private capital for targeted recovery investments and lower the cost of doing business through micro tax reforms. Building on the work of our Think Growth initiative, this session will explore how Canada’s tax system can be harnessed for inclusive recovery and growth for Canadians and businesses of all size.
Panel 2: Regulatory Recovery: Removing Red Tape so Business Can Grow
Building on the work of our Regulate Smarter campaign, this session will discuss the impacts of regulatory burden in Canada, how to build on the federal government’s existing regulatory commitments, and how Canada should leverage regulatory reform and a driver of growth in the current COVID-economy.
Panel 3: Canadian Transportation and Trade Infrastructure 2020 and Beyond
The February rail blockades and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have posed threats to Canada’s import and export-based economy. The Canadian and global supply chains have been especially affected by the pandemic and will require innovative and cost-effective solutions to mitigate the impacts on business operations. To do so will require coordination among all orders of government as well as better data, insight, and increased investment in Canada’s multimodal transportation networks. Our discussion will focus on some of those efforts and will explore how, with the right investments, Canada can get back on track to not only meet pre-COVID levels of competitiveness, but to surpass them.
Registration for the Summit is now open
NEW! Transportation Summit 2020 - Recovery Summit Series
Hosted by the Toronto Board of Trade
November 25, 2020
The Recovery Summit Series is bringing together leaders from across the public and private sectors for a thoughtful discussion on the recovery of our region, our transportation networks, and our talent pipeline. In part two of the series, we examine the long-term recovery of the Toronto Region’s transportation sector including what innovations and policy changes could be on the horizon. Bringing together policy makers, thought leaders, and industry, the summit will take a hard look at some difficult challenges. How does the Toronto region integrate a fragmented transit network? With governments facing ever-increasing financial pressure, how can they maximize the value of transportation infrastructure investment? What investments and policies are needed to ensure the efficient movement of goods? Register now for the Transportation Summit here.
NEW! Hospitality & Alcohol Industry Survival & Competitiveness through COVID-19
Hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
November 30, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Canadian restaurants, pubs and bars have been devastated by the impacts of COVID-19 with more of these businesses closing their doors permanently every day. The impacts of lockdowns and closures extend far beyond these businesses as Canada’s beverage alcohol industry has seen a collapse in bar and restaurant sales of their products. While restaurants and bars fight for their survival, they must also contend with Canada’s increasing alcohol taxes, which are some of the highest in the world. This tax burden is scheduled to increase again next year due to the alcohol escalator tax which increases alcohol taxes on April 1 every year.
Please join the discussion with Industry leaders:
- Larry Isaacs, President, Firkin Group of Pubs
- Peter Watts, Managing Director, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre
- Michael Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Great Western Brewing Company
- Marc Valencia, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Public Affairs, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited
The discussion will focus on what the industry is doing to survive the pandemic and what Canada can do mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on our restaurants and bars while improving the competitiveness of its breweries, wineries, distilleries and all of the agricultural and other supply chain members that contribute to this industry.
MaRS Impact Week
November 30 - December 4, 2020
With the goal of finding and adopting viable solutions, MaRS Discovery District is hosting the first-ever MaRS Impact Week - five days of immersive online events, can’t-miss conversations, informative breakouts and more. MaRS Impact Week brings two streams together — Social Finance and Cleantech — for one comprehensive online experience. Learn more and register now.