TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) - At this dynamic one-day symposium, leaders from finance, policy, economics, labour and technology will assess the state of Ontario's manufacturing sector and provide fresh insight into the underlying issues, forces and policies. In addition, presenters will discuss strategies to help rejuvenate the sector. Speakers include Ian Howcroft, vice president, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Ontario; Eoin O'Connor, corporate finance manager, Deloitte & Touche; Matthias Oschinski, lead economist, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation; and Peter Warrian, senior research fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs.
When: Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room MC102, Mechanical Industrial Engineering Building, University of Toronto (5 King's College Road, Toronto)
The symposium is presented by the West Toronto Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario, with co-sponsorship from the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, the University of Toronto's Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Toronto Chapter.
About the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy
The Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP), the only institute of its kind in Canada, is committed to encouraging Ontario's more than 80,000 professional engineers and engineering interns to become more involved in public policy formation and review. The centre focuses on issues including engineering licensure and regulation, smart infrastructure, tomorrow's energy solutions, and healthy communities. OCEPP was founded by Professional Engineers Ontario in June 2008.
About Professional Engineers Ontario
Through the Professional Engineers Act, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) governs more than 80,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.
With almost 3,000 members, the West Toronto Chapter is one of PEO's 36 chapters across the province that aim to promote and enhance understanding within society of the engineering profession. Additional information on the chapter is available at www.westtoronto.peo.on.ca.