Annual Leadership Symposium

Faculty of Business and Economics

No Leadership Symposium is planned for 2018.

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Below is the 2016 Program

2016 Leadership Symposium

The University of Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce present the 2016 Leadership Symposium: Adapting to the Changing Nature of Business.

DATE: February 29, 2016

WHERE: Convocation Hall, University of Winnipeg

TIME: 8:00am - 1:30pm

PRICE: $199 (plus GST)


8:00 - 8:45 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Welcome & Introductory Remarks from:
Dr. Annette Trimbee
President & Vice-Chancellor
University of Winnipeg

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote with Q & A
Conference Board of Canada Report/Research Presentation
Donna Burnett-Vachon
Associate Director
Leadership & Organizational Development Branch
This session will share highlights from The Conference Board of Canada's recent research report,
The Leadership Outlook: Leadership Driving Organizational Performance.

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Networking & Health Break

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Panel: Business Leadership - What does it take to be a business leader in today's world?
Moderated by Dave Angus, President & CEO, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce


Daniel Blair

CEO & Founder

BIT Space Development

Ash Modha

President & CEO

Mondetta Clothing Company

Judy Letain


NorWex Canada Inc.

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Networking & Break

11:15 - 12:00 PM

Panel: Community Leadership - In today's changing world, what kind of community leadership is needed?
Moderated by Chuck Davidson, President & CEO, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce


Connie Walker

President & CEO

United Way of Winnipeg

Mark Jones


Olafson & Jones

Chartered Professional Accountants

Jessica Dumas


Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Fireside Chat: A candid conversation between two successful Manitoba Leaders 

Paul Mahon

President & CEO

Great-West Life

Jay Forbes

President & CEO


1:30 PM

Wrap up & Closing Remarks

The 2016 Leadership Symposium is a partnership between the University of Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.

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