President & CEO
Canadian Association of Chain Drug StoresView Speaker Bio
Commissioner for Competition
European UnionView Speaker Bio
Neelie Kroes, born on 19 July 1941 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, is a Dutch politician and businessperson. In 1971 she was elected to the lower house of parliament, where she became spokesperson for education. She remained a member of parliament until 1977, when she became junior minister of Transportation and Water Management in the First Van Agt Cabinet, responsible for Postal and Telephone S...
President & CEO
Canadian Bankers AssociationView Speaker Bio
Nancy Hughes Anthony is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association. In this capacity, she is the principal advocate for the banking industry in Canada and contributes to the development of public policy on financial services. She is also Chair of the board of directors of the International Banking Federation (IBFed), a forum that addresses issues affecting banking...
President & CEO
Rogers CommunicationsView Speaker Bio
Vice President of Research
Fraser InstituteView Speaker Bio
Niels Veldhuis is vice president of research at the Fraser Institute and one of Canada’s most influential, most-read private-sector economists. Niels has written 5 books and over 50 peer-reviewed studies on a wide range of topics including taxation, banking, productivity, capital investment policy, entrepreneurship, labour market regulation and program spending by government. His latest book...
JerusalemView Speaker Bio
On November 11th, 2008, Nir Barkat was elected the 9th Mayor of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people, at the age of 49. Members of city council have formed a wide coalition to support Mayor Barkat and his vision – a testament to his leadership and uniting vision for Jerusalem. Immediately prior to his election as Mayor, Nir Barkat served for 5 years as the opposition leader o...
Coca-Cola Ltd. (Canada)View Speaker Bio
Nicola was named president, Coca-Cola, Ltd. (Canada) on April 1, 2011. He has been an integral member of Canada’s leadership team and has played a critical part in re-establishing business fundamentals and the return to growth of business in Canada. In April 2010, Nicola joined the North America Business Integration Team as work stream lead for Canada and has been the acting GM for the Canad...
President ALDO Group International
ALDO GroupView Speaker Bio
ALDO is one of the only Canadian retailers to have built a successful brand across the world. With 1600 stores in 80 countries, ALDO has been able to maintain a clear brand vision for 40 years. Join Mr. Norman Jaskolka, President of ALDO Group International, as he discusses the company’s franchise model, the challenges of succeeding in new markets, as well as what the future has in store.
EconomistView Speaker Bio
Nouriel Roubini is an American economist who correctly anticipated changes in energy prices, the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the worldwide recession in 2008.
State of South CarolinaView Speaker Bio
Nikki Randhawa Haley was elected the 116th Governor of South Carolina on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Since taking office, Governor Haley has focused on creating jobs and improving the business climate in South Carolina. Other states now look to South Carolina as an example for how to recruit new businesses while taking care of the businesses they already have.
Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd and Canadian Utilities LimitedView Speaker Bio
Nancy Southern is Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company. Reporting to the Boards of Directors, she has full responsibility for executing strategic direction and ongoing operations for both companies. After joining the ATCO Board of Directors in 1989, Ms. Southern served as Co-Chair of ATCO for 16 years prior to being elected C...
Managing Director and Head
BlackRock CanadaView Speaker Bio
Noel Archard, CFA, Managing Director, currently heads the Canadian business overseeing and driving initiatives in both the Institutional and Retail divisions. Noel is on the Global Operating Committee and Americas Executive Committee within BlackRock. Mr. Archard joined iShares in 2006, then part of Barclays Global Investors which merged with BlackRock in December 2009. He spent over 10 years a...
Board of Directors
ParachuteView Speaker Bio
Ned is acutely aware of the importance of young people learning to take smart risks. As a prolific writer and noted lecturer, he shares this message through his personal journey as the father of an 18-year-old daughter who lost her life to injury, Ned was formerly a member and chair of the SMARTRISK board, until joining Parachute’s Board of Directors in 2012. Ned is one of Canada's leading a...
Ambassador of France to CanadaView Speaker Bio
CV/Resume ____________________________________________________________ Born November 8, 1957 in Neuilly sur Seine, France Married, two children EDUCATION : DEA in Chinese Studies, University of Paris VII (1997) MA in Chinese Studies, University of Paris VII (1978) BA in World History, University of Paris (1978) BA in Mongolian Studies, INALCO, Paris (1977) Weicker scholar, Saint P...
Assembly of First NationsView Speaker Bio
Perry Bellegarde was named AFN National Chief on December 10, 2014. He has spent his entire adult life putting into practice his strong beliefs in the laws and traditions instilled in him by the many Chiefs and Elders he has known over the years. Passionate about making measureable progress on the issues that matter most to First Nations people, National Chief Bellegarde is a strong advocate fo...
Equal VoiceView Speaker Bio
Named a Women's Executive Network Top 100 Powerful Women in Canada in 2014, Nancy was born and raised in a highly political family in Newfoundland and Labrador. After living in a variety of rural, urban and northern communities, she was selected to attend Smith College, one of the top ranked liberal arts colleges in the US and subsequently completed a Masters degree on the formation of women'...
President & CEO
Shaw CentreView Speaker Bio
Nina assumed the role of President and CEO of the Shaw Centre on June 1, 2015. Prior to her appointment, Nina was the General Manager of the Centre’s Food and Facilities operation managed by Aramark Sports and Entertainment. A native of Halifax Nova Scotia, Nina has over 25 years of hospitality industry experience in senior positions in Hotels, Gaming and Entertainment, Convention and Congress...
Inuit Tapiriit KanatamiView Speaker Bio
Natan Obed is the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national voice of Canada’s 60,000 Inuit. He is originally from Nain, the northernmost community in Labrador’s Nunatsiavut region, and now lives in Ottawa. For 10 years he lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and worked as the Director of Social and Cultural Development for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the organization that represents the rights of Nu...
Parlee McLaws LLPView Speaker Bio
Naomi practices in aviation law, administrative law and commercial litigation. She has appeared before all levels of Alberta courts and before various administrative tribunals. In particular, Naomi represents aviation companies in commercial transactions such as aircraft leasing, charters, purchases and sales as well as in regulatory and litigation matters. Naomi also acts as counsel for the...
Head of Public Affairs
Red Bull CanadaView Speaker Bio
Arriving in Canada from Moscow in 1991, Nick Kadysh was focused on just one thing: becoming the best stunt pilot/race car driver/gourmet chef in the world. Luckily he went into Public Affairs instead.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
University of WaterlooView Speaker Bio
Dr. Nakhla is a community pharmacist and academic with interest in minor ailments, self-care, and non-prescription medications. Since 2008, Dr. Nakhla has designed and delivered curricular content on the assessment of self-treating patients, common illnesses and self-medication using over-the-counter (OTC) medicines in both the lecture and practical laboratory setting. She has spoken at provin...