As the Canadian economy continues its transformation from resource-based to knowledge-based, cities have become increasingly important centres for job and wealth creation. Emerging cities—fast-growing communities with highly educated and energized young adults—are uniquely positioned to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. With proximity to nature and a variety of lifestyle choices, they bring together the technology, talent and creativity to drive the new economy.
The Innovation in Emerging Cities is a FREE, daylong forum that will be a catalyst to foster an innovative and creative culture for industry, government and education. This forum features keynote presentations from Steve Dotto on “How technology is changing everything” and Dr Salvador Ferreras on what businesses need to do to prepare for “Industry 4.0”. Panel discussions featuring leaders from industry, post-secondary education, First Nations and government will follow up these keynote presentations.
An additional panel will involve political leaders from each level of government who will discuss, “How Government supports Innovation”.
Please visit innovate.mapleridge.ca to see the agenda, and register for the forum.