CityAge | Build the Future – Toronto

Thursday, October 8 - 2015
2 Day Event


Speakers (from left to right),

Lovely Warren, Mayor, Rochester,  Kevin Lynch, Vice-Chairman, BMO Financial Group,  Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles,  Jeff Lehman, Mayor, City of Barrie,  Stephen Beatty, Global Head of KPMG’s Cities Business,  Colleen Shepherd, Executive Director, Calgary Regional Partnership,  Greg Moore, Chair, Metro Vancouver,  Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District,  Kurtis McBride, CEO, Miovision Technologies,  Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto,  Iain Klugman, President and CEO, Communitech,  Sevaun Palvetzian, Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction,  Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener,  Kaye Matheny, Principal, HR&A Advisors,  Alan Shepard, President & Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University,  Joeri van den Steenhoven, Director, MaRS Solutions Lab,  Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, Business & Economics, Laurier,  William Bryck, President & CEO, Build Toronto,  Chris Murray, City Manager, City of Hamilton,  Ben Myers, Senior VP, Fortress Real Developments,  Scott Noble, Sr. Industry Strategy Manager, Autodesk,  Dr Simon Galpin, Director General, Invest Hong Kong,  Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, UOIT,  Dr. David A. Wolfe, Professor of Political Science, UTM,  Andy Byford, CEO, Toronto Transit Commission

CityAge | Build the Future – Toronto 
October 8 & 9, 2015 | CityAge || Build the Future

North America is a continent of cities, and millions more will move into them in the decades ahead. It means cities are poised to play a vital role in shaping our prosperity and society.

Cities are where we must implement the ideas and partnerships that build an innovation economy: new ideas in transportation, water and energy management, economic development, and resilient infrastructure that will build the future.

As one North America’s fastest growing metropolitan regions — and given its importance in the national economy — Greater Toronto, The Waterloo Region, and their surrounding cities have the tools to create an economic supercluster that is a magnet for investment and talent, and that serves as a platform for next-generation manufacturing, research and innovation.

On October 8 & 9, CityAge will host Build the Future, a summit exploring the future of Canada’s economic powerhouse. We hope you will join the network of more than 4,000 leaders in business, government, research, design, engineering and urban planning who are helping to build the future.

The agenda that follows addresses the event’s major themes. It will continue to narrow toward specific case studies on urban innovation as we approach the event.



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