Save The Date!
Our next Toronto Summit is Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at First Canadian Place.
Since its debut in Toronto in 2004, The Corporate State Canada has come to be referred to as “Davos for Women Only.”
The Corporate State Summit is the “must attend” conference for women senior executives influencing business growth and leadership across the country and continent.
The summit attracts a prestigious and accomplished group of women who engage in private debate about the trends shaking the corporate landscape and creating unprecedented business opportunity.
Our October 2, 2012 Toronto summit at First Canadian Place was SOLD OUT!
The Auction Economy
Discussion: Pricing, as an institution, is being overthrown! Instead, auction-based websites, stopwatch buying, “street bazaar” negotiations and online access-fees are creating business-model revolutions, and the Auction Economy is having enormous implications on producers, marketer and sellers. We will examine that impact, from companies that are shifting business models like IBM, to those moving to value-based compensation like Coca-Cola, to virtual-world spending like Gaia, to intellectual property protection at Newsweek.
The Mystery of Motivation
Discussion: Human behavior, although infinitely complex, is finding more of its explanations and determinants in genes and hormones. Some scientists hold that in the future, we will manipulate behavior via genes and hormones, and others claim that technology and environment will out. We will discuss how these discoveries will impact business, hiring decisions, personal attraction, consumer spending, risk-taking and the stock market.
Discussion: Venting is having a renaissance, perhaps as a result of technology, art & culture, tides of geopolitical change and removal of barriers to free expression. Venting takes on a wide range of forms, from consumer feedback, product reviews and employee performance ratings to freedom of political expression, online vigilante justice, and combat simulation. We will explore the creation of new businesses spurred by venting, new reputation management challenges and proactive strategies to leverage professional and personal expression.
Sensitivity Training (Protocol for the Future)
Discussion: Gender-based collaboration, Twitter/texting/, experiential CVs, Google+, fictionalized personalities: They are all having a profound impact on the way we communicate, interact and establish a new set of competencies for the future. Etiquette, traditional skills, social interaction and decision-making no longer look the same. We will discuss how and why employers must harness new competencies, educators re-think approaches to learning, and individuals develop a new protocol toolkit.
BMO Financial Group
HUB International HKMB Limited
IBM Canada Ltd.
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Summit photography courtesy of Janine Therese Martins
For more information, please email our Executive Producer Amy Kopelan at:
Click on the Year to read about our past summits:
October 19, 2011 at Bay Adelaide Centre
October 19, 2010 at Bay Adelaide Centre
October 21, 2009 at The Sutton Place Hotel
October 22, 2008 at The Sutton Place Hotel
October 17, 2007 at The Sutton Place Hotel
October 19, 2006 at The Sutton Place Hotel
November 9, 2005 at The Sutton Place Hotel
November 10, 2004 at The Sutton Place Hotel