How to Capitalize on the Booming Automotive Industry – May 3 Seminar

With a record number of vehicles expected to be sourced in 2017, the North American automotive industry is poised for a growth period in 2017 and 2018. As a major part of the North American automotive supply chain, Canadian manufacturers should look at incoming demand and identify ways to capitalize on the booming industry.

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) is holding a May event on this specific topic. CTMA promotes Canadian tooling and machining companies by communicating important industry news to its membership and advocating for government support.

CTMA’s breakfast seminar, “How to Capitalize on the Booming Automotive Industry” will be co-hosted by Mentor Works Ltd. and Harbour Results on May 3, 2017, starting at 8:30am. The event will identify operational best-practices and improve the profitability of automotive manufacturers.

Session participants will also access information on Canadian government funding programs to offset the costs of automotive manufacturing investments. Attendees can discover Canadian government grants and loans to offset a range of projects, including capital investment or research and development.


May 3, 2017: Capitalize on the Booming Automotive Industry

The North American automotive market is booming and 2017 is expected to be a record year. To ensure your business is operating efficiently during this time, understanding the trends and forces influencing market growth is essential. Ramping-up production in a scalable, sustainable way needs to be a focus of any automotive growth plan over the next 1-2 years.

CTMA’s Capitalize on the Booming Automotive Industry event will feature keynote speakers discussing current and future trends shaping the automotive industry, as well as best practices to grow your business. Not only can businesses make beneficial operational improvements, they can also improve their financing strategy.

Capitalize on the Booming Automotive Industry is hosted and led by CTMA. Harbour Results Inc. and Mentor Works will provide insight into business best-practices.

Automotive Industry Event Speakers

James Ricci, Chief Technology Officer of Harbour Results Inc.

James is the CTO of Harbour Results, Inc. He provides operational and financial expertise to clients to deliver results impacting their bottom line.

With more than 20 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain management, James provides expert insight into implementing lean and process improvement initiatives, developing and executing operational turnarounds, developing manufacturing strategies, and performing competitive benchmarking.

Bernadeen McLeod, Founder and Owner of Mentor Works Ltd.

Bernadeen McLeodBernadeen worked in the corporate arena for 18 years as an executive and general manager in the manufacturing sector. With considerable expertise in government funding, both on a federal and provincial level, Bernadeen understands the aspects most critical to a successful Proactive Funding Plan™.

She plays to win, and recognizes the importance of cash flow and margins. This enables her clients to succeed and access larger government funding wins than otherwise available.

Register Now: Capitalize on the Booming Automotive Industry

Canadian automotive manufacturers can discover new opportunities available to support accelerated growth and profitability. Register for this event to gain access.

Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 8:30-11:30am ET
Location: Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre – 591 Wellington Road, London, ON
Cost: $25/person + HST (CTMA Members), $35/person + HST (Non-CTMA Members)


Key Takeaways from the Automotive Event

  • Deliver the key trends impacting the automotive tool and die industry today;
  • Learn about what the future holds for the North American automotive industry;
  • Get a clear picture of what operational and business best practices successful tool and die shops are using; and
  • Understand how to integrate government funding to improve cash flow and project planning.

Can’t Attend? Attend a Webinar to Find Automotive Manufacturing Government Grants

If you can’t attend CTMA’s automotive best-practices event, there are still other ways to find and access government funding programs. Mentor Works continuously educates members of Canada’s business community on grants and loans that can improve cash flow.

Register for A Canadian Government Funding Webinar

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