Did You Know?
In 1701, Sieur de Cadillac named one of our communities as he was exploring the southern shoreline of Lake St. Clair and reached what he described as "Quelle belle riviere!" (What a beautiful river!) The former Town of Belle River grew up around that location.
HUB '09 WINDSOR-ESSEX INTERNATIONAL MULTIMODAL CONFERENCE
On May 5th & 6th 2009, over 300 registrants attended a two day conference at Caesars Windsor where business and industry leaders came together from across Canada and the United States. Platinum sponsors The Rosati Group and Grand Central Business Park presented keynote speaker Jeremy Rifkin at the kick-off HUB '09 dinner. Mr. Rifkin is President of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the best-selling author of 17 books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment.
Hub '09 is where local and international manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and retailers gathered to discuss logistics, infrastructure and cross-border transnational engagement, as well as opportunities of implementing effective supply-chain solutions.
The health and prosperity of our regional economy depends on the timely and efficient movement of goods and services. It is influenced by broader economic trends, global trade and consumer habits and has a significant impact on the Windsor-Detroit transportation corridor.
Guests were welcomed by the WindsorEssex Development Commission and host partners: the City of Windsor; University of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority; Windsor International Airport - YQG - Your Quick Gateway; the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Chamber of Commerce.
The following sponsors played an integral role in the overall success of HUB'09: Rosati Group, Grand Central Business Park; AM800 CKLW; GPSNetTechnologies Inc.; Kelcom; Groove Identification Solutions Inc.; Dillon Consulting; Lufthansa Consulting and Wheeler's Printing & Copying.
The conference attracted registrants from Michigan, Ohio, Texas and across Ontario, including local businesses, elected officials from all levels of government and academics. The design of the conference included presentations from expert speakers and panelist.
PowerPoint presentations from the HUB'09 conference include:Keynote Speakers: