Regional Collaboration, Global Competitiveness

Building Canada’s Innovation Corridor

A marquee gathering of leaders focused on regional collaboration to enable shared growth and prosperity

June 26, 2018  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton-Burlington


The purpose of the inaugural Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit is to drive business development, local prosperity and global competitiveness through enhanced regional connectivity and collaboration.

The summit is an initiative of Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council, a partnership of leading chambers of commerce and boards of trade in Southern Ontario. The council represents the collective voice of more than 21,000 businesses, large and small. It is strengthened by a Business Advisory Council of CEOs operating in the corridor.

The daylong program will dive into three interrelated themes of regional significance:

Advanced Manufacturing

Working together to strengthen a corridor innovation system to achieve global benchmarks in next generation manufacturing enabled by new and emerging processes and technologies.

Workforce Development

Producing the deep and diversified pool of talent that Canada’s Innovation Corridor needs to drive innovation and world class performance in the high tech advanced manufacturing sector and beyond.

Goods Movement

Adopting comprehensive plans to remove bottlenecks and markedly improve the efficient movement of goods across the corridor.




“Canada’s Innovation Corridor is a place where great talent is welcomed and nurtured, industries grow and thrive, and private and public sectors foster a globally leading environment for business, life and innovation.”

Corridor Business Council Terms of Reference

The corridor – anchored by Toronto, Waterloo Region and Hamilton-Burlington, and enhanced by a diverse mix of complementary communities – generates more than 18% of Canada’s GDP and is second only to Silicon Valley measured by the number of start-ups. It boasts a strong manufacturing base coupled with a world class technology sector and innovation system – an ideal clustering of economic strengths.

Member Organizations


Royal Botanical Gardens

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit will be hosted at the Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.


680 Plains Rd W
Burlington, ON L7T 4H4

Event Date Contacts

Registration Information: 289-440-2796
Speaker/Sponsor Information: 905-572-0363