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Jayson Myers

Jayson Myers is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, a not-for-profit corporation established to help Canadian manufacturers become global leaders in the deployment of advanced technologies and to lead the activities of Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster.

He is an award-winning business economist who specializes in industrial and technological change.  Between 2007 and 2016, he served as President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada’s largest industry and trade association. He was also the founding Chair of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, Vice Chair of Canada’s National Roundtable on Skills, and Vice Chair of the Ontario and Great Lakes Manufacturing Councils.  He was secretary of Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster steering committee.

Myers has been widely recognized as one of the most influential policy advocates in Canada. He is an advisor to both private and public sector leaders, and has counselled Canadian prime ministers and premiers, as well as senior corporate executives and policymakers around the world.As Principal of Jayson Myers Public Affairs, he helps organizations identify and manage opportunities arising from the changes that are reshaping industry and international business.