Bay Area Economic Summit

Media Coverage

Hamilton and Burlington: two cities, one economy – The Hamilton Spectator
Bay Area Economic Summit – CHCH
Because it’s 2017: Adapting to a changing climate – The Hamilton Spectator
The long (and short) view from Washington – The Hamilton Spectator
Growing smart in the Golden Horseshoe – The Hamilton Spectator
Premier to speak at Bay Area Economic Summit – The Hamilton Spectator
Bay Area Summit marks a turning point in regional relations – The Hamilton Spectator

COMMENTARY: Economic summit is key to bay area’s future – AM 900 CHML
Mohawk, Hamilton, Burlington coming together to tackle climate change – The Hamilton Spectator
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne targets U.S. states for economic opportunities – Hamilton News
Buyer Bedrock aims to ‘make Stelco the employer of choice again in Hamilton’ – CBC Hamilton

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.