As required under the provisions of the Boards of Trade Act, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will hold its 131st Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.
The business portion of the meeting will include:
the election of the Chamber's board of directors
the presentation of the Chamber's audited financial statements for the year ended June 30th, 2020
appointment of the 2020-2021 Auditor
approval of new members for the year ended June 30th, 2020
an overview of the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Date: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
SSMCOC Annual General Meeting special guest speaker:
Jan De Silva, President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade
Jan De Silva is President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, one of the largest and most influential business organizations in North America. She is spearheading efforts to make Toronto one of the most competitive and sought-after business regions in the world.
Prior to joining the Board, she served as CEO of Sun Life Financial’s Hong Kong and Mainland China businesses and co-founded and later sold Retail China Limited. Jan also served as Dean of Ivey Asia for Ivey Business School of Western University.
Highly respected for her business advocacy and government engagement, Jan has been Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Chair of the Canada China Business Council in Beijing and served on the Board of the Asian Corporate Governance Association. In 2019, she was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to represent Canada on the APEC Business Advisory Council. Jan also sits on the boards of Intact Financial Corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; and, Blue Umbrella Limited, a global compliance technology company headquartered in Hong Kong.
ABOUT THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE
The Toronto Region Board of Trade is one of the largest and most influential chambers of commerce in North America and is a catalyst for the region’s economic growth agenda. Backed by more than 13,500 members, it pursues policy change to drive the growth and competitiveness of the Toronto region, and facilitates market opportunities with programs, partnerships and connections to help its members succeed – domestically and internationally.