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Bluewater Wood Alliance presents at sold out event – Manufacturing Matters 2019

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, Mike Baker, Executive Director of the BWA, delivered an informative discussion on the state of Wood Industry 4.0 adoption and Innovation Networks at the sold-out event – Manufacturing Matters 2019. Manufacturing Matters is an annual event hosted by the London Economic Development Corporation & London Region Manufacturing Council.  The event features […]

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Quarterly Networking Event – Export Readiness Series – September 26th

Export Development: Removing the risk; expanding markets Canada is widely regarded internationally for its high-quality wood products. Our expertise opens the doors to exporting, but exporting has its own set of challenges. Guest speaker Lucian Mihett, Export Development’s Senior Account Manager, and an experienced commercial banker discussed how to access capital, de-risk international sales, and take advantage […]

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BWA Sales Training – How to align sales strategies with customer expectations

September 18, 2019, the BWA hosted its Sales Training Event – An Export Readiness Series in Milton, ON and hosted by the President of Sandler Training Milton, Andrew Wall.  Small & medium size companies may not always have the time and resources to train their sales staff in house on effective selling techniques and it […]

Mike Baker, BWA’s Executive Director invited panelist at Africa Forum Toronto Sept 13th!

Dates: September 13-15th, 2019 Location: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre 250 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2L7 To learn more visit http://casevents.org/tafcanada2019/ The Forum, with the theme: Seizing Africa’s Opportunity for Progress will create a platform for both public sector, corporate leaders and academia to exchange ideas about Africa’s growth journey and the importance of innovating for Progress. As Canada’s only Porterian industry-led […]

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BWA Lean Leadership: To Export Readiness – paves the way for success! 

Thursday, August 29th marked an exciting new phase with the first BWA Lean Leadership: To Export Readiness Training Event at EDC’s Kitchener location: EDC Export Growth Hub. Is leadership a topic that resonates with you and your company? Do you have a struggle with getting new ideas implemented? Are you not sure what methods to […]

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BWA Members travel to MTech Hub to learn about the Yves Landry Foundation

On August 20, 2019 many manufacturers made their way to Burlington to attend a joint BWA-MTech Hub Event.  This was a unique opportunity to connect with Karyn Brearley, Executive Director of the Yves Landry Foundation, who also provided insight into the foundation, it’s ongoing initiatives and how it supports training and innovation for manufacturing sectors.  […]

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Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit – Taking the Corridor to Market

Mike Baker, Executive Director of the BWA participated in the 2nd Annual Innovation Corridor Summit on June 11, 2019, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto! It was a day of discussion and advocacy that brought together regional experts to explore how to accelerate the growth of Corridor businesses through improved commercialization, collaboration, and deployment opportunities. Mike […]

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Strategic Leadership and Planning for the Future at the Summer Quarterly Networking Event in Walkerton!

On Thursday, June 20th, the BWA hosted its Summer Quarterly Networking Event at the Walkerton Clean Water Center. Mike Baker, Executive Director of the Bluewater Wood Alliance opened the event with an update on current events and highlighted some new content set to roll out later on this year. What makes great leadership and why? […]

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BWA Toyota Plant Tours Recap – Toyota Manufacturing: Success as a process in action.

Take a 3 million square ft. facility, fill it with a constantly moving stream of parts, robots, machines; factor in leadership dedicated to continuous improvement; a workforce dedicated to producing a product of first-rate quality utilizing Lean Manufacturing and what you have is a tour nothing short of memorable and inspiring to witness. Following up […]

BWA attends the EU-Canada Cluster Matchmaking Event

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) hosts the EU-Canada Cluster Matchmaking Event 2019 in 5-7 June 2019 in cooperation with the Canadian Superclusters initiative in Toronto, Canada. The overall objective of the event is to foster collaboration between European and Canadian clusters for the benefit of their SME members.