Bay Area Economic Summit

The third Bay Area Economic Summit was held on Tuesday June 27, 2017 from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at Royal Botanical Gardens.

We were thrilled to again team up with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce to co-host this premier leadership initiative in cooperation with a range of partners, including the City of Hamilton and City of Burlington. Our shared goal: Drive regional and global connectivity to increase local jobs, prosperity and quality of life.

This year’s theme was Ontario’s Connected Regions, a reference to the deepening collaboration among leading innovation centres throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe, including Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and the Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area community.

The day-long program focused on four powerful topics:

  1. Innovation Corridor: Benefits for Bay Area Companies, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Institutions
  2. Climate Action: Economic Advantages for the Bay Area Community
  3. Regional Goods Movement: The Bay Area Play for Improved Connectivity
  4. Smart Intensification: Compact Development of Employment and Residential Lands in the Bay Area


PLUS: A featured presentation by cross-border trade specialist Birgit Mattheisen on the future of NAFTA.

June16_BAES logos-01(1)We are sincerely grateful to our generous sponsors.