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Glen Hodgson, Economist

Glen Hodgson has 36 years of experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade analysis and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics. Glen’s career has spanned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., the federal Department of Finance, Export Development Canada (EDC), and the Conference Board of Canada, where he […]

Ian Marshall, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Manitoba

Ian Marshall, Lean Champion, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, joined CME Manitoba Division in 2005 as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, a joint industry / government funded initiative aimed at helping Manitoba manufacturing companies improve productivity and achieve world best performance. In this role, Ian delivers the Lean Greenbelt and Blackbelt certification programs, assists public […]

Jeff Swystun. Swystun Communications

Jeff’s expertise in branding and marketing led to the opening of Swystun Communications in 2012. The agency focuses on the intersection of business and brand strategy. Prior to this, he was Chief Communications Officer at DDB Worldwide heading marketing and corporate communications. He has held leadership posts at Assante Asset Management, Pollard Banknote and Price Waterhouse. […]

Al Dueck, Conference Chair

Al Dueck, Owner and Founder of DUXTON Windows & Doors, has dedicated more than 25 years of his professional life to the window manufacturing industry. Graduating from the University of Manitoba with an MBA, Al has always been particularly passionate about product design and building envelopes. A large portion of his industry background involved leading […]