From April 24-26, 2017, the Council of the Great Lakes Region hosted its third Great Lakes Economic Forum, presented this year by Toyota Canada, in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Keynote speakers included the Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Ohio’s 65th Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Mary Taylor, Canada’s Minister of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Scott Brison, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Growth, the Honourable Brad Duguid, and the Mayor of Windsor, His Worship Drew Dilkens. Topics discussed included setting up the Canada-U.S. relationship for success under President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau, the positive economic impact of immigration, scaling up cross-border SME trade, building resilient and sustainable supply chains, leading the big data revolution through partnerships, and much more.
Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
United States Ambassador to Canada
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget