SOLD OUT at the Summit in Montreal!

Anne-Marie J. Hubert, EY Canada

February 18, 2015: L’État des affaires : Québec/The Corporate State: Québec at the Hyatt Regency Montréal was packed with over 100 of the smartest, most intriguing women leaders in the Canadian business world. Conducted with simultaneous French/English translation, this day of exchange, debate and critical thinking on cutting-edge trends kicked off with a thoughtful and eye-opening Keynote by Anne-Marie Hubert, EY Canada’s Managing Partner, Advisory Services. Focusing on Talent, and how human capital can be leveraged to drive economic growth, her Keynote sparked a great deal of questions and engagement among the participants, discussing ways new ground can be broken to create opportunity in untapped portions of the Canadian population.

Danielle Ferron of Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins

Danielle Ferron of Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins

The first Roundtable, “Prevoir l’avenir!/Future-Casting!”, examined the challenges and opportunities ahead for a business landscape that needs to embrace uncertainty as a foundation for business leadership and strategy. Danielle Ferron, Partner and Head of Litigation at Langlois Kronström Desjardins, moderated a spirited discussion with panelists from across Québec, Ontario and the US.

Dana Ades-Landy of Scotiabank

Dana Ades-Landy of Scotiabank

The second Roundtable tackled The Future of Beauty and Fitness/L’avenir de la beauté et de la forme physique” – and beyond! Dana Ades-Landy,  Area VP of Québec and Eastern Ontario for Scotiabank, led the way led the way with much debate about expectations for increased longevity and new physical health and beauty. The panel delved into the challenges and unintended consequences of a longer-living population – and the effects it could have on everything from workplace structure and multi-generational career tracks to our expectations of lifestyle to retirement strategies.

Marie Josée Lamothe of Google Canada

Marie Josée Lamothe of Google Canada

Marie Josée Lamothe, Managing Director, Branding and Québec for Google Canada, presented the Luncheon Keynote. She boldly left every leader excited about cutting-edge innovation at Google, discussing not only what it means for technical and business opportunities, but radical changes possible in our everyday lives as well.

Amy Dorn Kopelan of Bedlam Productions Inc.

Amy Dorn Kopelan of Bedlam Productions Inc.

The third Roundtable brought a new facet to the day’s themes with “Leaping to Multi-Channel: Or, You can run but you can’t hide.” Bedlam Productions’ President & Founder Amy Dorn Kopelan moderated the discussion with panelists from Québec and Ontario in a fascinating – and at times sobering – investigation of the development of multi-channel technologies and AI. No more sitting back and just watching the world — humans and technology will be ever-connected and intertwined in more and more layers than we considered even a few years ago.

See ALL the fantastic photos from the Summit on our Facebook page!

We’re already making plans for next year!
If you want to receive an invitation,
contact Conference Director Katherine Leask




Categories: Engage, Influence, Leadership, Summits


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