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Jul 12, 2019


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Sault Ste. Marie: Resource City Resource Champion

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The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce membership, Tenaris and Canadian natural resource leaders gather July 26th for an insightful discussion on the importance of the resource-energy-manufacturing supply chain. At this Chamber event members will learn how not only Sault Ste. Marie but all corners of the country can benefit when Canada’s resources are developed; non-members are able to attend for a fee.
“Resources are key to Canada’s prosperity today and tomorrow. As part of the resource and manufacturing supply chain, whether advanced manufacturers, technology innovators, environmental scientists, or other service and engineering providers, their impact is felt in every community across Canada. The connection between the resource-energy-manufacturing supply chain is a significant economic driver and job creator of the future“, states Don Mitchell, President of the Chamber
The opportunities and challenges facing the resource and manufacturing supply chain are of interest to business and community leaders across the country. Sault Ste. Marie is no exception and as the Alternative Energy Capital of North America Sault Ste. Marie has a very unique opportunity to hear from main influencers of the energy, mining and steel sectors.
The panel will feature senior leaders from Tenaris and Noront who will share their experiences and Sault Ste. Marie investment updates along with four national Industry Association leaders who will share national and global contexts.
Speakers include:
 Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce – sharing remarks by video
 Canadian Steel Producers Association President and CEO, Catherine Cobden
 Petroleum Services Association of Canada President and CEO, Gary Mar
 Canadian Manufacturers and Exports Association Vice President Policy, Mathew Wilson
 Tenaris Canada President, Guillermo Moreno
 Noront Vice President of Development, Stephen Flewelling
“The natural resource sector development is a significant and symbolic attribute of Sault Ste. Marie and many key industry sectors continue to foster economic growth and diversification for our community. In 2015 Sault Ste. Marie was recognized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as a “Resource City”. The growth of the natural resource sector means more jobs, government revenue and investment in local communities like Sault Ste. Marie.” Adds Chamber CEO, Rory Ring
The SSMCOC notes that Sault Ste. Marie is the central link in the natural resource development supply chain through pipe manufacturing and is one of Canada’s largest manufacturers of steel.
Don Mitchell, SSMCOC President comments that “Canadian steel is a driving force of innovation, with two billion invested in new technologies and innovative ways, to make steel stronger and less expensive, while maintaining the world’s most widely used industrial material.”
We would like to thank our partners Tenaris, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Steel Producers Association, Petroleum Services Association of Canada, Canadian Manufacturers and Exports Association, and Noront for their contribution to this event and developments in the natural resource sector.
The panel discussion that will take place at Delta Hotels on July 26 from 12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 for registration and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. Advance registration is required at