CEO Breakfast December 15, 2010

"How will innovation and access to investment capital strengthen the competitiveness of the economy?"

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Killarney Lake Lodge, Fredericton, New Brunswick

We are in a race to determine who can keep up with the withering pace of transformation taking place in the global economy. Emerging markets are sprinting along at record productivity-led GDP growth rates supported by large and young working populations. In New Brunswick, producing more with fewer workers is the best hope for creating prosperity over the coming years. But a shrinking labour force means that even relatively small GDP increases will require enormous gains in productivity. Innovation and access to investment capital are the key ingredients in achieving economic growth.

The Speakers
The Carlisle Institute is pleased that Premier David Alward will open the event and will speak about the need for New Brunswick business to embrace innovation to be competitive in an increasingly global economy.

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP’s Mr. Pierre Lortie, Q.C., O.C., former president of Bombardier and former CEO of the Montreal Stock Exchange will provide remarks about the critical importance of Canada’s securities regulators to our competitiveness. He will also discuss Quebec’s experience in context to the proposed federal government single securities regulator.

Click here to read Mr. Lortie’s bio.

Click here to view the video of Mr. Lortie's talk.

Mr. John Reid, president and CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) will speak about the urgent need for business organizations to engage national and global networks to leverage the necessary knowledge to compete in competitive markets and how Innovation Canada is a key initiative to provide assistance to small and medium size businesses. He will also underscore how CATA provides critical knowledge about how to secure Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) credits and Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) funding for innovation-based business.

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to see Mr. Reid’s bio.

Click here to view the video of John Reid's talk.

Join your colleagues and peers at the first of Carlisle Institute’s CEO Breakfast Series and learn more from the perspectives of our speakers.

The breakfast provides an excellent opportunity for the New Brunswick business community to network and to meet Premier Alward, Mr. Lortie and Mr. Reid. Individual tickets are available, as are corporate tables for those who want to invite guests and highlight their presence. Attendance is capped at 100, so register now.

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Date and Time
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.
Individual Tickets
$25 Please pay at the door

Killarney Lake Lodge
1600 St. Mary’s Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Hotel Reservations
Our Hospitality Sponsor, Pacrim Hospitality Services, has provided a special rate of $129. for this event. To book a reservation at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, contact 1 877 660 8550 under the name CEO Breakfast.

Please click here to register. For more information, please click here or contact Susan Worth at 506 206 3132.

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