GREATER SUDBURY, January 18, 2019 – On January 23rd, join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce as they host the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, for a keynote address at the second annual PEP (Procurement, Employment and Partnerships) Conference and Tradeshow, presented by SNC-Lavalin and in partnership with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
PEP is designed to ignite industry-wide discussions on ways Ontario can build and benefit from innovative supply chain management, address the shortage of skilled workers, and build progressive partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. This will include panel discussions on developing and sustaining local procurement frameworks, strategies to develop local and regional work forces, and the advantages of partnerships.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury ON, P3E 3Z8
WHO: The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
To find out more information about PEP, please visit https://pepconference.ca/.
About the Honourable Greg Rickford:
The Honourable Greg Rickford was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the MPP for Kenora—Rainy River on June 7th, 2018, and currently serves as the Minister of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines, as well as Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario. He is also a member of the Treasury Board of Ontario.
Before coming to Queen’s Park, Minister Rickford represented the people of Kenora—Rainy River in Ottawa as the Member of Parliament.
During his seven-year federal term, he was appointed to Cabinet where he served as Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, Minister of Natural Resources, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. Among other positions and committee memberships, Minister Rickford belonged to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee and the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women.
At both the federal and provincial levels, Minister Rickford has served the people of Ontario and Canada by building relationships with Indigenous communities and leaders—listening and giving voice to their concerns.
Greg, his wife Janet and their two young daughters, live in Keewatin Ontario. He has lived and worked in many capacities in northern Ontario throughout his professional career. He has owned his own business, and holds degrees in common and civil law from McGill University and an MBA from Université Laval.
Today, Minister Rickford is keen on delivering on the commitment to make life more affordable and businesses more prosperous through the ministries he oversees.
The chamber gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors for making PEP possible.
PEP Conference and Tradeshow 2019 Sponsors:
- Title Sponsor: SNC-Lavalin
- Partner: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
- Gold Sponsors: LiUNA, Fisher Wavy
- VIP Gold Sponsor: Hydro One
- Silver Sponsors: Vale, Kiewit, Pioneer Construction
- Bronze Sponsors: Wajax, Ethier Sand & Gravel
- Youth Delegate & Bursary Sponsor: Glencore
- Programme Sponsor: BDO
- Media Sponsor: CTV
- Networking Sponsor: DST Consulting Engineers Inc., Greater Sudbury Development Corporation, SCR Mining & Tunnelling
- Title Sponsor: KGHM
- Gold Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation
- Bronze Sponsor: Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin
- Award Sponsor: Northern Ontario Business