Chair Of Carolinas’ Nuclear Cluster To Speak At Durham Economic Prosperity Conference

Sept. 25, 2014 – Durham Region has not only experienced unparalleled economic growth, but is also facing many business challenges going forward. In an effort to maximize the region’s economic opportunities community leaders from business, academia, labour and government are being invited to attend the 5th Economic Conference on the future of Durham Region this fall.

The one half day “think tank” Conference will feature keynote speakers, forums and interactive panel discussions. Confirmed speakers to date are: Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and MP Ajax/Pickering; Jim Little, Chair of Carolinas’ Nuclear Cluster; Jianwei Yu, Consul (Commercial) Consulate General of the P.R. China in Toronto; Dr. Ron Oberth, President, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI);…

Carlos Gomes, Senior Economist & Automotive Industry Specialist, Scotia Capital; Allan O’Dette, President, Ontario Chamber of Commerce; George Hanus, President & CEO Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance; Michael Angemeer, President of Veridian; Jean Aubry-Morin, ?Executive Vice President, External Relations of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation; and Kathy Weiss, Region of Durham Economic Development & Tourism.

The Durham Economic Prosperity Conference (DEPC), introduced in 2006, was an unprecedented success. Since then, every second year forward thinking leaders from across the region meet to discuss the most pressing issues facing Durham Region.

The 5th Durham Economic Prosperity Conference is to be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Ajax Convention Centre. The attendees are a gathering of influential and diverse business and community leaders, and they will work together to develop solutions and uncover new opportunities for growth focusing on “Building Durham’s Competitive Edge”. The Durham Economic Prosperity Conference has maintained its reputation as the go-to forum for decision makers from across the Region.

The Conference is a partnership between the Region of Durham, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

The Conference will culminate with a report generated and sent to all participants and all levels of government for follow up on the initiatives identified in the report. Partnerships and alliances are often formed to act on specific collaborative projects and initiatives identified at the Conference.

Further details can be found at If you would like to be on the invitation list, or for more information on sponsorship contact, Bob Malcolmson at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce at (905) 728-1683 or email