Hon. Mary Ng

Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade, and Economic Development

Government of Canada

From positioning Canada as a leader in international trade, to supporting diverse entrepreneurs and SMEs, and ushering in an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the pandemic – Minister Mary Ng is focused on helping Canadians succeed.

First elected as the Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill in April 2017, Minister Ng was appointed to Cabinet in July 2018 as Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion. Following her successful re-election in September 2021, she became Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development.

Prior to serving as a Member of Parliament, Minister Ng worked in the government provincially in Ontario and federally, including as the Appointments Director to the Prime Minister. She also worked as Executive Director for the President of Ryerson University where she oversaw the creation of a cutting-edge business incubator for tech start-ups. Throughout her career, she has been committed to supporting entrepreneurs as they start up, scale up and access new markets.

In over 20 years of public service, Minister Ng has been a devoted community leader with a focus on creating jobs, inclusive and sustainable trade, driving entrepreneurship, supporting underrepresented communities, and empowering small business to grow.


thursday – 10:30am Main Stage

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

In Conversation with Minister Mary Ng

Join Minister Mary Ng for an in depth conversation on the state of business and economic development in Canada.