SPEAKER SPONSOR: LONDON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION For more than 20 years, The Technology Fast 50™ program has celebrated innovation, rapid revenue growth, and entrepreneurial spirit. Awards are presented in categories that define and characterize the unique strengths of the Canadian technology industry. Winners include both public and private companies in a variety of industry sub-sectors, including hardware, software, telecommunications, emerging technology, and digital media. In 2017, five London businesses were honoured. We will welcome Chris Dowding, Partner, Deloitte London will…
Bruce Power provides over 30% of Ontario’s energy, and is working to extend the life of six units over the next two decades, securing the long term future of their site in Bruce County through 2064. This multi-billion dollar life extension program is seeing significant contracts with nuclear supply chain companies to deliver the project on time and on budget. Bruce Power has adopted a leadership role in working with its supply chain companies to establish a local presence and…
George Georgallidis (HotshotGG), a 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 delegate, started gaming in his London basement as a teenager, shocking his mother, when she realized that thousands of viewers from around the world were watching her son play computer games. At that point she knew gaming was his passion and she worked with him in achieving his dream. In 2010, George dropped out of college to pursue a career as a League of Legends pro gamer, starting what has become…
Peter Edwards attended Central Secondary in London and UWO before becoming the organized crime reporter for The Toronto Star. He’s written 15 non-fiction books and a young adult novel. Most of his books are on organized crime, including The Bandido Massacre: A True Story of Bikers, Brotherhood and Betrayal, which took place west of London. He was an executive producer on the mini-series Bad Blood, based on the non-fiction book of the same name about Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, which…
Sponsored by: Okwaho Equal Source is proudly 100% Indigenous owned and operated and is a highly sought-after global leader and change agent in Indigenous inspired social innovation, social enterprise, social finance, and social procurement models in Canada and Australia. Their mission is to fuel social, economic, and environmental impact via the Indigenous empowerment and inclusion of diverse entrepreneurs and Indigenous-owned enterprises. Learn more from Shyra Barberstock, President (North America) and Global Chairperson and Ryan Barberstock, Vice President & COO.
GoodLife Fitness is proud to sponsor Olympian Alex Kopacz. In his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018, Alex Kopacz won gold in the two-man Bob Sleigh event with pilot Justin Kripps. They were part of just the second ever tie for an Olympic bobsleigh gold medal, matching the four-run total time of Germans Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis. In the months leading up to the Games, Kripps and Kopacz earned four World Cup podiums together in the two-man event, including one…
On June 6th, 1944, Allied forces invaded Normandy, France. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops,14,000 were Canadians. Although the Allies encountered German defenses bristling with artillery, machine guns, mines, and booby-traps, the invasion was a success. However, this success came with a big cost. On D-Day, Canadians suffered 1074 casualties, including 359 killed. Join us in reflecting on one of the most pivotal battles of all time, with Dr. Jeff Noakes, Second World War Historian.
This event is sponsored by the City of London. Join panelists Dr. Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University, and Peter Devlin, President of Fanshawe College, to hear about the Future of Education and how these two organizations compliment each other. This session will be moderated by Mayor Ed Holder.
Keith Merker, CEO of WEEDMD, a federally licensed producer and distributor of cannabis products with two local facilities, will provide insight into this evolving and rapidly expanding industry. In April of this year, the first retail location opened in London: Central Cannabis. A representative from Ontario Cannabis Holdinigs will speak about how they aligned with Central Cannabis to open, manage and operate this location.
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: On September 3, 2006, Canada as lead nation engaged in its largest battle since Korea. “Operation Medusa” was tasked with re-establishing government control over an area of Kandahar Province. Commanded by then Brigadier-General David Fraser, they achieved what Afghan history said was impossible. “Operation Medusa” The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban” was co-authored with Brian Hanington. David will draw from experiences in his book for an insightful look into the many contributions made by…