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2023 Workshops & Tour

Join us and select two workshops or tours that resonate most with you.
One workshop or tour in the morning
One workshop or tour in the afternoon


Transform the Everyday to Create a Better Tomorrow - Siemens Decarbonization Roadmap

At Siemens sustainability is a key part of their strategy. It is deeply embedded in their business activities, investment decision-making and governance. Join Siemens sustainability guru Amy Geisberger as she shares their journey to on how they managed and succeeded in taking care of their ecological, social, and economic environments.

Learn best practices from a local industry leader!

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Presenter: Amy Geisberger, Sustainability Manager

Amy Geisberger is the Sustainability Manager for Siemens Canada Ltd. In her role, Amy is responsible for leading corporate sustainability initiatives in Canada. Additionally, she supports Siemens’ customers on decarbonization and sustainability-related projects.


Before joining Siemens, Amy worked with many large organizations, training senior executives to address climate change and environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities as the Director of ESG Programs at Competent Boards. At Competent Boards, Amy led program development and delivery and was instrumental in shaping the company’s business and communications strategy.

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Workforce 4.0 & Transferable Skills 

Presenter: Stewart Cramer, Chief Manufacturing Officer, NGen

Stewart Cramer, MSc, P.Eng. (Ontario) is Chief Manufacturing Officer of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada where he manages NGen’s workforce, leadership and SME development programs and supply chain initiatives.  Stewart’s professional experience encompasses technology development and transition and organizational leadership. 

Prior to joining NGen, Stewart was Chief Executive Officer of Vertex Precision Manufacturing a group of Ontario-based aerospace manufacturers and President of LAI International, a five-company group of precision manufacturers with facilities across the United States and serving a diverse customer base.

Stewart’s bachelor’s degree is in Aerospace Engineering, and his master’s degree is in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural Mechanics.  Stewart is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and the holder of two U.S. patents on devices designed to protect commercial aircraft from terrorist threats.

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Mastering the Art of Work-Life Flow: Boosting Mental Wellness in the Workplace

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Presenter: Ella Bates, Master Trainer, Learning Expert, National Speaker

Ella Bates is your Facilitator/Master Trainer specializing in high-impact Soft Skills Training delivering from Manufacturing Plants & Union Environments to High Schools and Fortune 500 Companies. Ella is a fire-walker, mom of 2, growth obsessive, energetic facilitator spanning nearly 2 decades. Delivering sessions from Aircraft Hangers and Cruise Ships (it's a great story!) You are promised an energetic and dynamic experience. Read more at

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Invest, Innovate & Grow, Industry Partner Forum

Get the chance to meet industry partners who fund, invest and support the manufacturing industry. Meet over 10 organizations and enjoy a small presentation from a grant writing expert, on the best practices for creating your funding proposal. 

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PLANT TOURS - available in the morning and afternoon

See production and leading practices in action at high performers Canada Candy Co. and Beneco Packaging. Be introduced to lean practices, watch a diverse workforce and see why these two companies lead in their space!

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Exclusively made in Canada, we are the first candy company in North America to offer PEANUT FREE, KOSHER & HALAL products with natural & artificial flavours. Producing and selling the best tasting and highest quality candy is what we are all about. From our premium Assorted Ju Jubes to our extreme Insane Sour Soothers, there is something for everyone.  Our logo reflects who we are and pays homage to the traditional Inuit Inuksuk landmarks. It symbolizes fun, craftsmanship and is proudly rooted in Canada, just like us.

So go ahead enjoy life and find your sweet spot.

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Beneco Packaging new home Cobourg, Ontario offers complete design, manufacturing, and finishing production house. Among other equipment, our state-of-the-art machinery includes a Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+L with full automation and UV capabilities, Heidelberg-MK Promatrix 106 CS and 106 CSB die cutters, and a Heidelberg-MK Diana Easy folder gluer.

Beneco Packaging focuses on traditional packaging work for the food, beverage, and personal care industry, but also an “online service” for clients who typically have SoOPAK short runs or specialty packaging produced.

Their state-of-the-art facilities in Scarborough and Cobourg feature modern manufacturing spaces with a host of services designed to help you meet all of your packaging goals on time and on budget.

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