When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 07:30 - 17:00

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to present Growth Summit II: Join us to explore, challenge and debate ideas that will propel Canada’s economy. This encore summit, held on April 20 in Toronto ahead of our 30th Annual Testimonial Dinner, builds on the success of the PPF’s Inaugural Growth Summit last October.

At this year’s summit, top business and government leaders - including Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Tiff Macklem of the Rotman School of Management, Jonathan Goodman of Deloitte and Tamara Vrooman of Vancity - will confront tough questions about Canada's economic future, including: 

  • Inclusive growth: How do we make more winners?  
  • Population and prosperity: What is the optimal mix?
  • Competitiveness: How to back winners in the 21st century?


The day kicks off with a choice of two breakfast sessions from 7:30 to 9 a.m.:

Canada as an Agri-Food Powerhouse
With Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company. Presented with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
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Digital Adoption and Canadian Business
Where technology investment fits in Canada’s productivity equation. 
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​From 10 a.m. to 3:30, the Growth Summit features these sessions, followed by a reception hosted by Deloitte:


10 a.m.

Welcome to the Growth Summit, Agenda for the day – Edward Greenspon, President & CEO, Public Policy Forum
10:05 a.m.

Canada, Again (or still) at a Crossroads, A Review and a Look Forward

Jonathan Goodman, Global Managing Partner, Monitor Deloitte

10:35 a.m. Keynote  Inclusive growth explained – Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
11 a.m.

Panel  Inclusive Growth: How do we make more winners?

Moderator: Shannon MacDonald, Vice Chair & Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte

Panelists: Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO, Vancity; Gemma Corrigan, Economist, World Economic Forum, Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, City of Calgary

Noon Networking lunch and keynote address - Winning in light of Canada-US relations and the road ahead with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1:15 p.m.

Panel  Population and Prosperity: What is the winning mix?

Moderator: Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Panelists: Kate Subak, Executive Director, Century Initiative; Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto

2:15 p.m.

Interview with Tom Jenkins, Board Chair, OpenText, and co-author, Ingenious: How Canadian Inventors Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier and Happier

2:30 p.m.

Panel  Competitiveness: How do we back winners in the 21st century?

Moderator: Giles Gherson, Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science

Panelists: Janet Kennedy, President, Microsoft Canada; Michael Sabia, President & CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; Michael Serbinis, Founder & CEO LEAGUE Inc.; Dr. Raphael Hofstein, President & CEO, MaRS Innovation

3:30 p.m.

Closing remarks

Saad Rafi, Partner, National Public Sector Leader, Deloitte

3:35 - 5:00 p.m. Post-Growth Summit Reception, hosted by Deloitte in room 101































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