AAAE event with Francis McGuire, ACOA
WHO: Francis P. McGuire, President (Deputy Minister) of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Mr. McGuire took the role of President (Deputy Minister) of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in June 2017. Prior to ACOA, Mr. McGuire served both in government and in the private sector. From 2000 to 2015, Mr. McGuire was the President and CEO of Major Drilling Group International Inc., the second largest mineral drilling company in the world. Mr. McGuire has served on the Board of Directors of Industrial Alliance and has been the chair of NB Power and the Wallace McCain Institute for Business Leadership at UNB. From 1985 to 1997, Mr. McGuire worked in Premier Frank McKenna’s administration. He was responsible for attracting industry to the province, for assisting local companies in their growth, for establishing the IT industry in the province, and for growing its tourism industry.
The issue today to grow Atlantic Canada’s economy is not that there are not enough jobs, it is to find the right people to fill the jobs. We need to change our focus from job creation to increasing productivity and creating wealth. To do that, we must attract talent and embrace mechanization. That is the hard reality in Atlantic Canada. Let’s make sure the region doesn’t get left behind.
WHEN: Friday, November 16th, 2018 Noon to 1:45pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)
WHERE: Bank of Canada regional office, 1701 Hollis St. (Founders Square), 13th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia
COST: Members: $10, Non-Members: $20 (A light lunch will be provided)
CONFERENCE CALL: A Skype and/or teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.
REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Wednesday 14th November.
Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations and individuals seeking to register after November 14th will be charged a late registration fee of $20. Late registration can be made at the CABE store.
MEMBERSHIP: Please note that AAAE membership for 2018/19 is valid from September 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2019. To join the AAAE or to renew your membership, please click here.
|Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor