After a successful career as a consultant and a senior manager, Jasmin Bergeron has given more than 1000 keynote conferences and seminars to organizations in 12 countries around the world. He is a professor of marketing at the Business School of the University of Montreal. Jasmin has authored/co-authored four books, 10 scientific researches, 20 case studies, and more than 100 newspaper articles for publications including the Wall Street Journal.
Howard Behar’s career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring.
Duncan is the CEO of Pareto Systems, an industry leading business development firm dedicated to the elite professionals and companies within the knowledge-for-profit sector. Duncan and his team of consultants work with professionals in a wide range of fields including Financial Services, Insurance, Accounting, Legal, Mortgage, and Consulting to create predictable, sustainable, and duplicable businesses. Pareto Systems is well known for its approach which is based on best practices and for its focus on implementation.
After a brilliant career as a senior federal finance official and bank chief economist, in which he has been a force in shaping and interpreting the modern Canadian economy, Don Drummond, the former senior federal civil servant and Chief Economist at the TD Bank, is now the Matthews Fellow and Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University.
Do you have what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive marketplace? Who better to advise eager entrepreneurs than Dianne Buckner, the host of CBC TV’s wildly popular Dragons’ Den. She takes audiences through the “entrepreneur’s journey,” from identifying niche markets to the art of the pitch to taking advantage of business trends—while sharing entertaining backstage peeks into life in “The Den.”
Over the past fifteen years, David has worked on sales, marketing and specialized customer service and training projects with many of Canada’s most progressive organizations. He has personally designed, written and conducted sales development seminars and keynote addresses for AT & T, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, J. M. Schneider, Coca Cola, Bell Canada, Bell Mobility, Ford of Canada, Peat Marwick, Northern Telecom, Sun Life, M & M Meats, Great West Life, AGF, London Life, Canadian Airlines, Molsons, Toronto Dominion Bank, Canada Trust, CIBC, Canadian Tire and the Royal Bank.
From Madison Avenue, to Corporate America, to the halls of academia, Catherine Kaputa has perfected her ability to market products, places, and companies.
Early in her career, Catherine led the award-winning “I Love NY” campaign at Wells, Rich, Greene. For over ten years, she was SVP, Director of Global Advertising and Community Affairs at Citi Smith Barney and Shearson Lehman Brothers.