The Mayor's Breakfast has gone virtual!
Join Mayor Jim Watson, the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal as the highly anticipated Mayor's Breakfast returns on Thursday, January 28 with great conversation between the Honourable Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Amb. Bruce Heyman, former US Ambassador to Canada.
Start your morning with a cup of coffee and join in from 7:30AM - 8:00AM as we network and reconnect with colleagues in the business community (Zoom link to be provided).
At 8:00AM, Mayor Jim Watson gives his update from City Hall and then tune in for a conversation between Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Bruce Heyman on Rogers 22 and via social media platforms to deliver a keynote presentation.
The Mayor's Breakfast Series is an opportunity to network and stay informed on issues vital to Ottawa's prosperity and quality. Focusing on issues such as economic development, transportation and the environment, this breakfast series provides an opportunity to network and stay informed.
Watch the live broadcast on Rogers TV or the Mayors Facebook Page.
Amb. Bruce Heyman, former US Ambassador to Canada under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017.
Amb. Bruce Heyman served as the US Ambassador to Canada under President Barack Obama from 2014 until 2017. His leadership emphasized the importance of the Canada-US relationship and pushed for more collaboration and cross-border investments. Today, he continues to work on strengthening the relationship between the two countries, serving as co chair of the advisory board of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center. Drawing on his diplomatic background, Heyman shares insights into international relations and the art of diplomacy in public speaking events across Canada and the USA.
In 2020, Bruce along with his partner Vicki, championed the American Voters Abroad (AVA) initiative for the Biden-Harris campaign. AVA is a coordinated voter registration and GOTV effort between Biden for President, Ambassadors for Biden (and their partners), and Democrats Abroad, along with support from Influencers in the arts, sports, and politics. Through this effort, Biden for President undertook the most comprehensive engagement of American voters living abroad ever launched by a presidential campaign, targeted at the 6.5 million eligible American voters living out the US. As a result, we are on target to double voter participation bringing an estimated additional 500,000 to one million voters to the 2020 election. In addition to his work on AVA, Bruce personally recruited over 80 US Ambassadors to sign on to the support letter from National Security Leaders for Biden.
Read Bruce's full bio here.
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. Before joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Perrin held the same role at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
A descendant of one of Canada’s most prominent manufacturing families, he grew up in Fergus, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1971.
Perrin was first elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative in 1972. During his 21 years in Parliament, he served as Minister in seven different portfolios, including Treasury Board, National Revenue, Solicitor General, Defence, National Health and Welfare, Communications and External Affairs.
In 1994, Perrin joined a number of private sector boards and worked as a consultant in communications. In addition, he was an Honorary Visiting Professor in Western University’s Department of Political Science. From 1995 to 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In keeping with his long-standing interest in education, Perrin served as Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology from 2008 to 2015. He has received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Western University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Perrin is currently a member of the board of directors of Mitsui Canada and in 2018, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his lifetime of public service and for his devotion to the development of our nation as a community leader and corporate visionary. In 2020, the Government of Japan awarded Perrin the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition of his many distinguished achievements in international relations and advancements in Canada-Japan business relations.
The Mayor's Breakfast is a longstanding event that brings together hundreds of the region's top business, community and political leaders. The event includes great networking, a City Hall update from Mayor Watson and high-profile speakers addressing issues that are vital to the city, province and country.
For more information on our upcoming events, please visit our Upcoming Events Page.