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Forum to promote development of local auto sector

A forum May 11 will bring business, labour and academic leaders together with government officials to consider ways to build the automotive industry—the province’s largest.

The University of Windsor is pleased to be a partner in the Second Bi-Annual Policy and Solutions Forum, said president Alan Wildeman.

“The forum is a great example of the region’s commitment to the auto sector, and a recognition of the sector’s continuing importance to the local economy,” he said.

High-profile participants include Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure; Ray Tanguay, automotive advisor to the governments of Canada and Ontario; Canadian Chamber of Commerce president Perrin Beatty; and Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

UWindsor engineering professor Peter Frise, scientific director of the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence, will participate in a panel discussing ideas and solutions for a national auto strategy.

Find more information: including an agenda, speaker profiles, and online registration, on the forum website.