Regional Collaboration, Global Competitiveness
Building Canada’s Innovation Corridor
2ND ANNUAL CORRIDOR SUMMIT
June 11, 2019 | Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Toronto, Ontario
What is the Corridor Summit?
Regional connectivity and collaboration fuel success in the modern global economy. Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit is a business-led initiative to strengthen bonds across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and Waterloo Region – a high growth economic zone in Southern Ontario defined by a dense cluster of advanced manufacturing and technology firms. The long-term goal of the summit is to inform and drive transformational actions that shape the corridor’s future as a world-class region measured by talent, productivity and quality of life. This year’s inaugural summit focused on three regional priorities of shared interest:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Workforce Development
- Goods Movement
Corridor Summit 2019 will be hosted on June 11 by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and its partners. The summit is an initiative of Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Business Council, a partnership of leading Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in Southern Ontario.
Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council
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.