Tuesday, June 12
11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
2nd Floor - North Building
Manitoba agriculture and a global opportunity
Linamar believes we’re heading into a global upswing for agriculture. Earlier this year, the manufacturing giant completed its $1.2B purchase of Winnipeg’s MacDon Group of Companies to expand its capabilities and harvest equipment technologies, noting “the market is in the early stages of cyclical recovery."
Sit down with Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz and your Winnipeg Chamber to discuss opportunities in the global food market, her approach to diversification and what Manitoba can do in a world hungry for innovation
Member rate: $65+ GST
Future-member rate: $130 +GST
About Linda Hasenfratz
CEO of Linamar Corporation
Linda Hasenfratz is the Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation. Hasenfratz joined her father’s company in 1990 and worked her way up from the ground floor, experiencing all aspects of the business including running a machine, engineering and operations management.
Since her tenure as the Chief Executive Officer started, Hasenfratz has grown the company from an $800-million enterprise to over a $6.5-billion company.
Hasenfratz sits on various boards including CIBC, the Business Council of Canada, Faurecia, Catalyst Canada as well as philanthropic boards such at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Philanthropy Leadership Cabinet of the Guelph General Hospital. In 2017 Hasenfratz was appointed by the Prime Minister to co-chair the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. Throughout her career she has been honoured through various awards including the 2014 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Canada, and the IDEA (International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award) of the Associates of the Asper School of Business.
In May of 2016 Linda Hasenfratz, along with her father Frank Hasenfratz, was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
In addition she has been honoured by various universities and institutes for her leadership including the University of Manitoba, the Fraser Institute, the University of Victoria, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ryerson University, Fanshawe College and her alma mater the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business. She was also honoured by both France and Hungary for contributions to those countries with their highest civilian honours.