Penny Walsh-McGuire

Executive Director

Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL)

Over the past fifteen years, Penny has held leadership roles, including CEO, Executive Director, and Chief Marketing Officer for several not-for-profit organizations. As CEO of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, she has led the organization’s operations and strategic initiatives on behalf of the Chamber’s more than 1,000 members. Through this work, she convened a group of 20 business organizations and industry associations in developing a private-sector-led economic development action plan through the PEI Partnership for Growth.

Penny is passionate about workforce development and has consistently advocated for programs and services to support the growth of PEI’s talent pipeline.

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Agenda: Day 1 Oct 5, 2020

11:00 am

11:00 am


Of the 20 leading and emerging fintech hubs globally, Toronto ranked #8, Vancouver #12, Montreal #14 and Calgary #16. Unpack why the same can’t be said for Canada’s health and life sciences sector, and outline what can be done to change that. Take back strategies to galvanize your senior management (and MP) to build a resilient industry by:

  • Using the economic drivers of biotech and fintech as prime examples of successful strategy execution
  • Leveraging learning from key players
  • Incorporating government departmental mandates to strengthen the case for the benefit of all

Agenda: Day 2 Oct 6, 2020