Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

Your Recognized Voice of Business in Sault Ste Marie

Think Big : Exporting for Growth 2014

Starts: 2014-04-22 Ends: 2014-04-22


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)





Are you looking to grow your business and increase your sales? Are you interested in learning about how other Canadian companies have achieved success by expanding internationally?

Growing a business demands a solid business strategy, topnotch people, skillful use of company resources and an ability to identify promising opportunities. Those opportunities, though, aren’t necessarily here at home. Once you start to look, you may find that one of the best ways to grow is through international trade—in a word, exporting.

Join us for a panel discussion with Jayson Myers, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) ,David Baron President and CEO of Cowater International Inc and Jeff Fuller, President, Fuller Industrial. This one-hour webinar will highlight:

  • The benefits of diversifying your markets and customer base;
  • The importance of  developing a business strategy for growth; 
  • How exporting can be a solution to grow your business; and 
  • How to manage the risks involved with a growing business.

P.S. Remember, if you can't attend, register anyway and you will be notified once a recording of the event has been posted on demand. You can then watch it on your own time.

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Who Attends:

​Canadian companies who are looking to grow their business

Mélanie Carter

Account Manager


Mélanie joined Export Development Canada in 2008 after graduating from Ottawa University.  She is an Account Manager in the Small Business Group and manages EDC customers from the Ontario region. Every day, she identifies and delivers innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions designed to help Canadian companies expand their business internationally.


Jayson Myers

President & CEO

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Jayson Myers is the President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada's largest industry and trade association.  He is also the Chair of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, a coalition of more than 48 industry associations that have come together to speak with a common voice on priority issues for Canada's Manufacturing sector. Mr. Myers is a well-known economic commentator, and is widely published in the fields of Canadian and international economics, technological and industrial change.  As CME's Chief Economist, he led the association's Manufacturing 20/20 initiative, the largest cross-country consultation ever convened by Canada's business community on the future of manufacturing in Canada.  He has been recognized by consulting firm Watson Wyatt as the most accurate economic forecaster in Canada. Mr. Myers sits on special advisory councils to the Minister for International Trade, the Minister of Industry, and the Canadian Border Services Agency.  He is co-chair of the Work & Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning.  He is Vice Chair of both the Ontario Manufacturing Council and the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council.


David Baron

Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Baron is President and CEO of Cowater International Inc., President of Cowater Alaska Inc., Board Member for CRC Sogema, Board Member for CRC Sogema Technologies Inc., and Board Member for Canadian Council on Africa.  With Cowater, Mr. Baron is the leader of the senior management team and has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the company and its operating groups, as well as leading strategic alliance and partnership opportunities globally. He provides oversight to business development with particular attention to emerging business and areas of growth.   Prior to joining Cowater Mr. Baron was with Export Development Canada where he gained wide-ranging experience in project management and leadership.  Mr. Baron has deep experience in guiding teams in both the government and private sector environments and has worked extensively in collaboration with many internationally recognized institutions, financial partners and legal firms. Mr. Baron has led and managed numerous Cowater projects as both Project Director and Project Principal with the key responsibility of overall quality control. Mr. Baron has extensive work experience in Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East; he graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor degree in Social Science (political science and economics) and subsequently from Australia's Sydney University Graduate School of Business, where he obtained a Masters' degree in International Business Administration.


Jeff Fuller


Fuller Industries

Founder of Fuller Industrial in 2004, Fuller provides carbon steel rubber lined fittings to the world servicing mining, energy, oil & gas, oilsands.

Fuller Industrial is a global business equipped with the most advanced pipe fabrication facility in North America.  Fuller has patented wear advisor technology and industry leading Project Data Integration System. 

Following a strong family tradition, Jeff has stayed true to his entrepreneurial pedigree. With an Honors Commerce Degree from Laurentian University and a real life exposure to SME’s through his father’s family business, Jeff started Fuller Industrial in 2004 to provide carbon steel rubber lined fittings to the world. Since opening their doors in 2004 Fuller has shipped pipe to every continent and has enjoyed exponential business growth.  Fuller boasts the most advanced pipe fabrication facility in North America and has patented leak detection technology and industry leading project pipe project management intellectual property.

Jeff has three children and is a strong community supporter, being involved with many local charities and in particular the Sudbury Food Bank.  Jeff is also a lifelong musician having played in several local bands that have performed locally and internationally.