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Hong Kong: the Super-Connector
Dr. Simon Galpin and Professor Tony Chan
October 8, 2015
Chinese companies have made record-breaking
overseas investments in 2015. As part of the Distinguished
Speaker Series, Dr. Simon Galpin, Director-General,
Invest Hong Kong and Professor Tony Chan, President,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology discussed
Hong Kong’s emergence as the super-connector for Mainland
Chinese companies that are ‘going global.’ Galpin and Chan
outlined how Canadian companies can benefit from Hong
Kong’s current position as a hot spot for multinationals and
startups with global export strategies, including generating
partnerships to fulfill their business needs.
Global Gaming Market: Ontario’s Play
Steven Rigby
October 16, 2015
As part of the International Finance Series, sponsored by
Scotiabank, Steven Rigby, President and CEO of Ontario
Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) discussed how
the global gaming market shapes OLG’s strategy. He also
touched on the impact of the world market on gaming, as
well as on consumers.
The Day After: Making Sense
of the Federal Election Results
Jaime Watt, John Duffy and Robin MacLachlan
October 20, 2015
The Board was pleased to host a post-election panel, as part
of our Distinguished Speaker Series, to parse the federal
election results and assess what they mean for Canada
in the near term and beyond. Jan de Silva moderated an
insightful discussion with some of the country’s leading
political analysts: Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman,
Navigator Ltd.; John Duffy, Principal, StrategyCorp; and
Robin MacLachlan, Vice President, Summa Strategies.
Collaboration: Igniting Business Innovation
Steve Van Binsbergen and Jim Love
October 30, 2015
Steve Van Binsbergen, Solutions Marketing at Rogers
Communications and Jim Love, CIO and Chief Digital
Officer of IT World Canada presented the key business
trends and technologies that are delivering a modern,
mobile and flexible workplace. Supported by case study
research, they outlined how applications, access, mobility
and Wi-Fi come together to reduce costs and enable a more
productive workforce.
Every month, the Board showcases sought-after thought leaders and newsmakers
from the Toronto region business and political arena to speak at our podium.
To view upcoming events, please visit
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