Executive Summit Series 2022 – Critical Minerals
About this event
Our 2022 Executive Summit Series will feature six sectors and will explore how each contributes to our country’s economic success. At each event, participants will benefit from insightful discussions amongst some of Canada’s most influential business leaders and government officials.
Critical Minerals | February 23
Critical minerals are vital to our economic success given they have countless applications that include IT devices, electric vehicles, low carbon technologies and military technologies. Despite Canada having significant mineral deposits, our industry has not reached its full potential. This Executive Summit will discuss how Canada can build its critical mineral supply chain at all stages, including extraction, processing and advanced manufacturing.
The Path to Pandemic-Proof: What the Health and Life Sciences Ecosystem Needs Today | April 13
The pandemic exposed the fragility of our healthcare systems and demonstrated the central role that the life sciences sector plays in our health and economic well-being. It also revealed the importance of building resilience driven by better adoption of health innovations. This Executive Summit will examine the barriers to creating a whole ecosystem approach for the life sciences industry and will consider the ways our economy can become pandemic-proof in future.
Canada-U.S. Defence and National Security | May 18
Canada and the United States share interests in continental security and the success of the industrial base that underpins our national security. Additionally, the success of the Canadian defence industry relies on access to the U.S. market. This Executive Summit will explore how the continental defence industrial base can be strengthened in the context of the current political and security environment.
The Future of Responsible Artificial Intelligence | June 8
With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming embedded in every sector, there is enormous potential but also risk. Responsible AI aims to create accountability for those who build or use AI systems, with a focus on increased transparency, fairness, reliability, security and interpretability. This Executive Summit will highlight how responsible AI can support the adoption and practice of designing, developing and deploying AI to empower employees and businesses, and fairly affect customers and society in a domestic and global context.
The Future of Fintech in Canada | October 26
From ecommerce to digital currencies, the financial system is rapidly evolving to meet the needs of an increasingly digital and interconnected world. With open banking, digital wallets and central bank digital currencies on the horizon, today’s innovators are looking for clarity on the financial landscape of tomorrow. This Executive Summit will examine the future of fintech in Canada and the legal, regulatory and policy questions it presents.
Fostering New Growth in Canada’s Cannabis Industry | November 9
In October 2018, Canada became the first developed country to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Since then, the sector has grown into a multibillion dollar industry including licenced producers, retailers, agriculture companies and many more. Notwithstanding its success, the cannabis industry continues to face regulatory barriers that impede its economic potential. This Executive Summit will explore how the Canadian cannabis industry can overcome those barriers to become a key driver of Canada’s economic success.