September 12, 2012 – Hamilton, ON - The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP (KPMG) are pleased to present a forum exploring the role of health sciences in Hamilton’s economy on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the King George Ball Room of Liuna Station, 360 James Street North, Hamilton, from 7:30 am to 11 am.
Forum attendees will:
- Build greater awareness of Hamilton’s robust health sciences sector, its role in local and larger economies, and the business opportunities it brings to Hamilton
- Explore deliverables that resulted from the last Hamilton Economic Summit, including confirmation of next steps
- Position Hamilton as a leader in health sciences and as an incubator for new business opportunities
- Connect with Lion’s Lair, Hamilton’s marquee entrepreneurship program.
Event activities include:
- Video overview of health sciences in Hamilton
- Opening remarks from David Adames, President and CEO at Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Mario Paron, Managing Partner of KPMG’s Hamilton office
- Panel discussion moderated by KPMG’s Mark Walton, Partner, Ontario Health Care Practice Leader for KPMG, featuring:
Janet Davidson, O.C., MHSA, LLD and Canadian Head of the Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence, KPMG
Murray T. Martin, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences
Dr. Bill Orovan, Associate Dean, Clinical Services, Health Sciences, McMaster University
Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO of St Joseph's Health System
To register, please contact Whitney Simmons, Events Administrator, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, T: (905) 522-1151 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (905) 522-1151 end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 100 E:
Health Sciences Forum Media Release
Welcome to September! There are key activities taking place this week at the Hamilton Chamber including:
Hamilton Chamber's Panorama supplement: Look in the Hamilton Spectator on Wednesday September 12 in the Hamilton Business magazine for the Chamber's supplement.
Hamilton Chamber offiicial office opening: Thursday September 13, 5-7:30pm. Special thanks to sponsors Carmen's, Yale Properties and Gowling's.Entertainment provided by SuperCrawl.
Coffee with CEO and Guest: John Malloy, Director, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board: Friday September 14, 8-9am, Mulberry Cafe, 193 James St. North ($10 pay at event).
- The Human Resources Committee meets Wednesday September 12 at 8am at McMaster Innovation Park.
- Hamilton HIVE meets Wednesday September 12 at 8:30am at McMaster Innovation Park, Suite 305A
- Ancaster Division: Friday September 14, Noon: Ancaster Mill: Special guest speaker: David Sweet, MP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
He can bring immediate value to the table. Control systems specialist Mahmood AL-Imam (pictured above), a recent arrival from Malaysia, was one of seven internationally trained engineers who presented their credentials and accomplishments at the Hamilton Chamber’s Passport to Engineering Showcase on August 29.
His professional background in the fields of surgical robotics and light rail transit match areas of growth in our local and regional economies. The challenge is securing quality career opportunities in Canada, ideally Hamilton based.
The showcase event, in combination with other practical aids offered by the Chamber’s Diversity Works program led by Maher Hamade, is helping bridge the gap between newcomer engineers and prospective employers — a gap that continues to keep certain world class talent on the sidelines of our economy.
Other showcase presenters were equally remarkable, including internationally trained engineers with specializations in aerospace, digital image systems, water resource management and transportation infrastructure.
Tarif Korabi, a retired vice president with Hatch Ltd. and a former Hamilton Chamber board member, moderated the showcase event. He also worked with the presenters in advance to craft outcomes based messages that appeal to high tech employers, such as revenue generation, innovation and results.
Korabi was clearly impressed by the quality of Hamilton’s internationally trained engineering community. And he’s confident all of the presenters will find a place in the domestic labour market. The keys are focus and persistence, along with support from the helping hands at Diversity Works.
Click here to read a related Hamilton Spectator article.
To learn more about the talent featured at the Passport to Engineering Showcase and the Diversity Works program, email Maher Hamade at
or call 905-522-1151 x 230.