The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and Anishnawbe Business Professional Association, would like to express our sincere thanks to attendees, sponsors and speakers of this year’s tradeshow. Prosperity Northwest is back on February 8th, 2024. Please find key takeaways below:
Session # 1 : Power for Prosperity – Industry representatives will share insights into the energy opportunities and challenges in the Northwest region.
Moderator: John Hefford, Vice President Regional Operations, Western Region Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Inc
Speakers: Gary Rose – Vice-President New Nuclear Growth at Ontario Power Generation , Daniel Levitan – Vice President, Stakeholder Relations at Hydro One & Steve Rakidzioski – Enbridge Gas Inc., RNG Specialist, Business Development
Sponsored by : Ontario Power Generation
Session # 2 : 2023 Ontario Economic Report – Insights & Analysis into the Ontario Chamber’s Ontario Economic Report (OER) offers analysis on business confidence, business conditions and economic outlooks and what that means for the Northwest.
Moderator: Charla Robinson, President Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Speakers: Daniel Safayeni – Vice President, Policy at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) & Claudia Dessanti – Senior Manager, Policy, Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)
Sponsored by: Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)
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Luncheon Keynote – What’s Happening With Mining in Northwestern Ontario? Find out what happing now and in the future in mineral exploration and mine development and the potential opportunities.
Moderator: Andrew Kane
Speakers: Bob Macdonald: General Manager, Rock Tech Lithium Inc. & David Newhook: Director of Operations; Greenstone Gold
Sponsored by: Smart Modular Canada
Click here for Rock Tech Presenation
Session # 4 : The Procurement Puzzle: How to do business with Government & Large Industry. Governments and large industrial operators buy billions of dollars worth of goods and services each year. Attend this session to learn about contracting processes, becoming a registered supplier, and ways to search for opportunities.
Moderator: Jason Thompson – President of Superior Strategies Inc. & Warrior Engineering Ltd
Speakers: Dan Munshaw – Manager of Supply Management, City of Thunder Bay, Rob Hicklin Supply Chain Manager – Newmont – Musselwhite Gold Mines & Matthew Brady – Policy Advisor at Public Services and Procurement Canada
Sponsored by: Wright Tree Service of Canada
Click here for Newmont – Musselwhite Source To Contract Presentation
Click here for How To Do Business with Ontario Government Presentation
Click here for Mythbusting Government Procurement Presentation
Session # 5 : Partnership Successes – Sharing of lessons learned and best practices in developing partnerships between Indigenous businesses, communities, and large industries.
Moderator: Jason Rasevych – Co-founder; Anishnawbe Business Professional Association
Speakers: Peter Collins – CEO of Chi Mino Ozhitoowin & Ken Ogima – President & CEO at Biigtigong Dbenjgan
Sponsored by : Impala Canada
Session # 6 : Exploring Innovative Wood Construction Solutions for the North – Advances in wood based construction are presenting an opportunity to re-think residential and commercial development which can provide solutions to address housing solutions and labour shortages while creating regional economic development opportunities. Two leading edge companies will share their innovative projects and ideas.
Moderator: Chris Walton – CEO Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bioeconomy
Speakers: Jeff McKinnon – President of Relay Developments & Patrick Chouinard – VP Market Strategy Element5
Sponsored by : BMS Thunderbird Management
Click here for Innovative Forest Based Solutions Presentation
Click here for Relay Developments Presentation
Click here for Innovative Wood Construction Solutions for the North Presentation