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Hamilton and Burlington Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Hamilton and Burlington Economic Development, set to host half-day summit focusing on progress, innovation, and growth

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Burlington Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Hamilton Economic Development and Burlington Economic Development, are excited to announce that Premier Doug Ford will provide a keynote address at the 2024 Bay Area Economic Summit, presented by RBC Royal Bank.

The half-day summit, set for Tuesday, June 25th at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, will feature a keynote address from Premier Ford, in addition to two engaging panels. The panels will focus on developing tomorrow’s workforce as well as leveraging climate innovation to spur the region’s economic competitiveness. Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath and Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward will conclude the programming with a fireside chat. Click here for a complete overview of panelists and speakers.

General admission tickets for the event are sold out. A limited number of partnership opportunities remain. Contact Scott Bridger at or Sherri Rinaldi at for more information.

About the Bay Area Economic Summit, presented by RBC Royal Bank

Situated in the heart of Canada’s Innovation Corridor, Hamilton and Burlington presents an enticing prospect for businesses aiming for local, regional, and global success. Together, we have a unique chance to tap into the innovation, talent, and resources of one of the world’s most dynamic economic regions.

The Bay Area Economic Summit will spotlight our cities’ collective value, fostering collaboration and transformative

actions that drive progress, innovation, and growth. This collective action creates an environment of growth and innovation and is crucial to accommodate our projected population growth and retain top talent in the face of global competition.

By uniting our strengths, we can pioneer groundbreaking solutions, generate jobs, and play a leading role in the global commitment to climate change and sustainability. Join us in partnering on this event, bringing together over 300 key decision-makers across business, academia, government, and non-profit sectors. Let’s collaboratively shape a brighter, more sustainable future for the Bay Area and beyond.