Past Speakers

Annual Investment Outlook 2019

January 10, 2019

Topic:  Making Money in the Global Markets in 2019

Gianni Kovacevic is an investor, author and strategist who has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique brand of storytelling. Drawing from over 20,000 hours of research, he is frequently interviewed by the media and is known for the colourful way he decodes complicated modern themes.

His recently published
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Hon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety

December 14, 2018

Topic: National Security Tools and Architecture for a Changing and Difficult World

Ralph Goodale is Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and is the Member of Parliament for the Regina- Wascana.

Raised on a family farm near Wilcox, Saskatchewan, and educated at both the University of Regina (BA-71) and the University of Saskatchewan (LLB-72), Ralph Goodale has practical
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Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment & Climate Change with Tom Clark

December 6, 2018

Catherine McKenna was elected as the first female member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre on October 19th 2015, and appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change shortly thereafter. She helped negotiate the Paris Agreement and secured Canada’s first plan with provinces, territories and Indigenous peoples to address climate change and grow a clean economy.

Before entering politics, Catherine
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Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s Official Opposition, NDP

December 3, 2018

Topic: No Surprises, No Secrets: A Government’s Role in Supporting a Stable, Prosperous Modern Economy

Ontarians expect their government to protect what’s already working in Ontario, and fix what isn’t. An unpredictable environment where businesses have to adapt to shocks only makes it harder to build a prosperous economy. Without security and stability, investor confidence is undermined, and
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National Pharmacare Expert Panel with Pollster Nik Nanos & Jane Taber

December 3, 2018

Topic: Federal changes in the pharmaceutical landscape:  How a national pharmacare plan and regulatory reforms impact Ontario’s patients, the life sciences industry and health system.

Topic Description: The federal government is considering a national pharmacare plan and fundamental changes to how the prices of innovative medicines are regulated in Canada. How will these reforms affect Ontario’s patients and the province’s vibrant and growing life sciences
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Sven Dickinson, Head, Samsung Toronto AI Research Center

November 27, 2018

In Partnership with The University of Toronto. Join us for this Evening Event focused on “Future-Ready? Understanding AI’s Future Impact”. 


Sven Dickinson – Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto; Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of the Samsung Toronto AI Research Center

Sven Dickinson
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The Business of Blockchain – Alex Tapscott with Expert Panel

November 23, 2018

Topic: The Business of Blockchain

Please note: All attendees will receive a copy of the latest version of Don and Alex Tapscott’s critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World,

Ana Badour co-leads McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Fintech Group.  She is a partner in their Financial Services Group, a Certified
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Michael Katchen, CEO, Wealthsimple with Amber Kanwar, BNN

November 22, 2018

Getting the Recipe Right: Making Canada the Best Place in the World for the Financial Companies of the Future

Michael Katchen is the CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, a leading financial technology company operating in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Wealthsimple launched in September 2014 and quickly established itself as a leader in Canada, and in under three
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Joseph Mancinelli, International Vice President, LiUNA

November 12, 2018

Topic: P3s, The Economy and The New Face of Labour

Joseph Mancinelli

Born in Hamilton on September 11 1957 to Italian Immigrants Enrico and Victoria, Joseph Mancinelli hit the ground running. His father dedicated his life’s work to building better communities for marginalized populations within Ontario and throughout Canada. From an early age, Joseph was able to appreciate the
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