Richard Pound

Richard Pound, Business and Economy Speaker, International Advocate for Change, Profile Image

With tenacity and unwavering resolve, Richard Pound is revitalizing global ethical standards one iconic institution at a time.

Richard Pound has had vast and varied roles over the course of his impressive career. He is a bastion of ethical conduct both in the business and sporting world, providing us with an unwavering standard of excellence to which we should all aspire.

Richard Florida

Richard Florida, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist, Profile Image

Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation. International diplomats, government leaders, filmmakers, economic development organizations and leading Fortune 100 businesses have benefited from his global approach to problem-solving and strategy development.

Peter Legge

Peter Legge, Business and Economy Speaker, Business Strategies, Profile Image

Peter Legge is an inspiration to anyone who meets him! He lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a bestselling author, and as Chairman & CEO of the largest, independently owned magazine publishing company in Western Canada – Canada Wide Media Limited.

Paul Bates

Paul Bates, Business and Economy Speaker, Management, Profile Image

Paul Bates is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA), Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants (FCMA) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Paul also holds numerous investment dealer related qualifications both in Canada and the United States. Paul’s career has spanned: senior academic administration; business and divinity school lecturing; investor advocacy; capital markets regulation; corporate and not-for-profit governance (public & private); investment dealer executive leadership with P&L accountability; expert witness and international consulting in the financial services sector, in the areas of compliance and product development and, more recently executive coaching and advisory services. An experienced director, Paul has been a director on over twenty, corporate, regulatory and non-profit boards.

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown, Business and Economy Speaker, Asia Correspondent, Profile Image

Patrick Brown, a giant in Canadian journalism, was appointed as Global TV’s Beijing-based Asia Correspondent in the fall of 2011. He possesses a sharp mind, originality and a remarkable sensitivity.

Patricia Croft

Patricia Croft, Business and Economy Speaker, Trends Expert, Profile Image

In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management.

Patti Croft has 30 years of experience on Bay Street, working on both the buy and sell side of the street. Her sell side experience as an economist included a 13-year stint with Burns Fry followed by 3 years with Wood Gundy as senior economist working with Chief Economist Jeff Rubin, where she and Jeff were named the two top-ranked economists in Canada by the Brendan Woods survey of institutional investors.

Nicholas Webb

Nicholas Webb, Business and Economy Speaker, Thought Leader, Profile Image

Nicholas Webb is a highly regarded international business thought leader. As a Senior Partner at Lassen Scientific, Inc., Nicholas works with Fortune 500 companies throughout the world to help them lead their industries in innovation and strategy. Unlike many consultants, Nicholas is not a theorist. He has been awarded over 40 patents by The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for breakthrough technologies including one of the world’s smallest medical implants, as well as a wide range of industrial, consumer, and wearable technologies. Nicholas is known by many, as the “Innovation Evangelist.” He speaks around the world on the future of the economy, innovation, technology, leadership and healthcare.

Mitch Fairrais

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Mitch Fairrais is an expert in Leadership Development, Team Performance and Human Effectiveness. Mitch gets rave reviews as a keynote speaker because he goes beyond simply motivating audiences. He aims to help them understand, step-by-step, how they can do things differently! He is a fantastic story teller and his keynotes not only contain wit and wisdom but are extremely practical, typically interactive, and immediately useful.

Maddy Dychtwald

Maddy Dychtwald, Change Speaker, Demographics Expert, Profile Image

Maddy Dychtwald is an internationally recognized author, entrepreneur, business advisor and thought leader on how population aging, increasing longevity, and the ascent of women’s power are transforming the marketplace, the workplace, and our lives. Since co-founding Age Wave more than 30 years ago, more than half of the Fortune 500 have been clients – in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and medical technology to automotive design and retail merchandising.

Kerry Munro

Kerry Munro, Business Economy Speaker, Internet, Digital Marketer, Profile Image

No one has built a larger digital media business in Canada than Kerry Munro. Having a keen sense as to how best connect consumers with technology Kerry is widely regarded as having turned Yahoo Canada into the most dominant digital business in the country and one of the best performing internet franchises on the planet. Through his innovation and leadership he created a model that is now being replicated by many of his competitors and peers in Canada and around the world.