#ThinkBIG2018

Why do YOU stay in Atlantic Canada?

That’s one of the questions we’ll be asking at Atlantic Business Magazine’s second annual #thinkBIG regional thought leadership workshops.

This half-day event invites attendees to think critically and creatively about potential solutions to ongoing economic challenges. But the conversation doesn’t stop there. Participants’ thoughts on what’s working and what’s holding us back—along with their innovative suggestions for unlocking the region’s growth potential—will be the focus of the January 2019 edition of Atlantic Business Magazine.

Each workshop location will follow the same agenda:
7:45
8:00
8:15
8:30
9:00
10:15
10:30
11:30
12:20
12:30
Registration
Breakfast
Official welcome
Keynote
Roundtable discussions
Nutrition break
Roundtable reports
Panel discussion/Q&A
Closing remarks
Adjourn
 
Locations:
Tuesday, Sept 18
Confederation Centre for the Arts
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
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Wednesday, Sept 19
Four Points by Sheraton Moncton
Moncton, N.B.
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Thursday, Sept 20
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
Halifax, N.S.
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Tuesday, Sept 25
Clovelly Golf Resort & Conference Centre
St. John’s, N.L.
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Charlottetown, P.E.I. speakers


KEYNOTE


Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Government of Prince Edward Island. A former post-secondary academic, Premier MacLauchlan has extensive experience in community leadership and has been an active board member for a number of philanthropic foundations.


PANELISTS

Max Knechtel
Business Development Manager
SculpinQA
Erin McGrath-Gaudet
Director
PEI & Intergovernmental Policy Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Ann Worth
Executive Director
Meetings & Conventions PEI
 

Moncton, N.B. speakers


KEYNOTE


Greg Engel, CEO and Director of Organigram, is focused on reputational excellence, expansion of the company’s Moncton, N.B. facility, and production efficiencies to position the company as a leader in the medical and adult recreational cannabis industries.


PANELISTS

Rachelle Gagnon
VP of Administration & Client Experience
Assumption Life
Blair Hyslop
President & CEO
Mrs. Dunsters Inc.
Doug Robertson
President & CEO
Venn Innovation Inc.
 

Halifax, N.S. speakers


KEYNOTE


Francis McGuire, president of ACOA, has served both in government and the private sector. After stepping aside as President & CEO of Major Drilling Group International Inc., he advised companies and individuals on strategy, leadership and organizational design.


PANELISTS

Jennifer Gillivan
President & CEO
IWK Foundation
Musemo (Mo) Handahu
Blogger/digital influencer
The Lion Hunter
Travis McDonough
CEO and founder
Kinduct Technologies Inc.
Jesse Rodgers
CEO
Volta Labs
 

St. John’s, N.L. speakers


KEYNOTE


Dr. TA Loeffler is an educator, adventurer, nature advocate, author, and keynote speaker. Named to the Canada’s Greatest Explorers 100 Modern-Day Trailblazers List (2015) by Canadian Geographic and their Greatest Canadian Modern Women Explorers List (2016).


PANELISTS

Drew Brown
Freelance journalist/commentator
Regular VICE contributor
Caron Hawco
Communications, Business Development and International Trade Strategist
Caron Hawco Group Inc.
Melissa Royle
Lawyer, Benson Buffet
Co-host, Rogers’ Out of the Fog
Jenny Smith
founder/president/creative director
Ray Agency
 
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