Canada’s doers, thinkers and deciders gather at Public Policy Forum’s Growth Summit to tackle Canada’s slow-growth economy


Media Advisory

Ottawa, ON, October 5, 2016 - Public Policy Forum’s Oct. 12 Growth Summit in Ottawa will feature Canada’s top leaders in government, business and other key sectors, including Finance Minister Bill Morneau and five members of his Advisory Council on Economic Growth. Following the Summit, Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey and chair of the growth council, will deliver the Forum’s annual Gordon Osbaldeston Lecture.

The Growth Summit offers a rare opportunity to hear Canada’s public and private sector leaders discuss how to get beyond two per cent annual growth, the role of innovation and investment, and the country’s prospects ahead of the government’s fall economic update.

Event Details

What: Public Policy Forum Growth Summit

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Gordon Osbaldeston Lecture, featuring Dominic Barton: 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where: Canada Hall 2, Level 3, Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Who: Speakers and panelists

* Member of Advisory Council on Economic Growth.

Event Agenda

Schedule of panels and discussions

Event details and updates

About the Pubic Policy Forum

The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, labour, post-secondary institutions, NGOs and Indigenous groups to improve policy outcomes for Canadians. As a non-partisan, member-based organization, we work from "inclusion to conclusion," by convening discussions on fundamental policy issues and by identifying new options and paths forward. For 30 years, the Public Policy Forum has broken down barriers among sectors, contributing to meaningful change that builds a better Canada.

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For more information about the Growth Summit, to become accredited to attend the Summit, or to submit an interview request, please contact:

James Kenny

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Office: 613-786-9958

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Carl Neustaedter

Director of Communications

Public Policy Forum 

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