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Keynote Speaker

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Tristram Stuart is an award winning English author, campaigner, and environmental activist. Following the success of publishing his first book in 2006, The Bloodless Revolution which detailed the history of radical vegetarianism, Tristram went on to publish another book detailing the effects of food waste; Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal. Tristram is a strong activist in preventing food waste, and founded the environmental charity Feedback, which is focused on improving the global environmental impact of food. Feedback hosts a campaigning event centered on the global food waste scandal, which is known as Feeding the 5000. This initiative works to highlight the effects of food waste, as well as to inform locals of the global food waste scandal. Tristram has later gone on to perform his own TED Talk in 2012 regarding the waste of food across our globe, and has launched his own beer; Toast Ale, made using unsold bread from local bakeries, as well as crusts unused by sandwich shops.

Master Class Instructors

Kena Paranjape

Kena Paranjape

Kena is the Co-Founder of BRIKA and the Founder of All You Are.  After earning an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, she created merchandising strategies for Old Navy, Banana Republic, Joe Fresh and a high-end eco-friendly lifestyle concept shop before launching her own businesses. Kena ... View Speaker

Hamza Khan

Hamza Khan

Hamza Khan is a multi-award winning marketer & entrepreneur. He’s the Managing Director of Student Life Network, Canada’s most comprehensive resource hub dedicated to helping and empowering millions of students across the country. He co-founded both Splash Effect, a boutique marketing & View Speaker

Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson is the CEO and co-founder (along with artist, Dan Mangan) of Side Door, a Canadian startup with the mission to create greater value and opportunities for performing artists by facilitating shows in houses and other alternative venues. The online platform matches artists and hosts ... View Speaker

Bailey Parnell

Bailey Parnell

Bailey Parnell is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Bailey is an award-winning digital marketer, TEDx speaker, and businesswoman with a talent for helping people and brands tell better stories. ... View Speaker

Gloria Roheim McRae

Gloria Roheim McRae

Gloria is a catalyst for social media and financial education. In all that she has done over the past 15 years of her career, Gloria has championed the power of women in business and selling, like a boss! Today, she’s both a Sales Manager at Hootsuite Inc., by day, and a licensed ... View Speaker

Paul LeBlanc

Paul LeBlanc

Paul grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He’s a serial entrepreneur having started up multiple successful companies over a 25-year span. At 19 he co-founded Coastal Communications with his best friend and father. After buying his father out and selling that business to Micky MacDonald, he founded ... View Speaker

Ricardo McRae

Ricardo McRae

Ricardo McRae is committed to creativity and commerce working together. Today, he’s helping families become financially independent & debt free, as a licensed Financial Broker. Before his foray into financial services, Ricardo was the award-winning entrepreneur behind the boutique ... View Speaker

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