SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS


Leah (Costello) Rowntree - Master of Ceremonies Leah (Costello) Rowntree is an event host, writer, and media commentator based in Vancouver, BC. In 2010, Leah founded the Curious Mind Group of Companies that curated and produced events, conferences, salons, and luxury excursions across the country. Read more »

Leah (Costello) Rowntree - Master of Ceremonies

Leah (Costello) Rowntree is an event host, writer, and media commentator based in Vancouver, BC. In 2010, Leah founded the Curious Mind Group of Companies that curated and produced events, conferences, salons, and luxury excursions across the country.

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Peter H. Thomas - Keynote Speaker Peter H. Thomas was one of the leading real estate developers and lenders of his time in North America, developing several billion dollars of projects, including shopping centers, apartments and condominiums, land assembly, and golf courses. Read more » 

Peter H. Thomas - Keynote Speaker

Peter H. Thomas was one of the leading real estate developers and lenders of his time in North America, developing several billion dollars of projects, including shopping centers, apartments and condominiums, land assembly, and golf courses.

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Scott Corlett - Keynote Speaker In his 30+ years as a senior executive, Scott Corlett has led companies in roles of President, CEO, and Chairman of the board. He has raised millions of dollars for organizations to drive rapid growth and position themselves as market leaders.   Read more »

Scott Corlett - Keynote Speaker

In his 30+ years as a senior executive, Scott Corlett has led companies in roles of President, CEO, and Chairman of the board. He has raised millions of dollars for organizations to drive rapid growth and position themselves as market leaders.  

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Adam Corlett - Keynote Speaker Adam Corlett was diagnosed with epilepsy at nineteen years old with no known cause. After a sudden an unexpected seizure, the nurses in the Emergency Room stated that his seizures were the most violent they had ever seen.  Read more »

Adam Corlett - Keynote Speaker

Adam Corlett was diagnosed with epilepsy at nineteen years old with no known cause. After a sudden an unexpected seizure, the nurses in the Emergency Room stated that his seizures were the most violent they had ever seen. 

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Maninder Dhaliwal Maninder Dhaliwal is the President and CEO of Lions Gate International. She is an award winning entrepreneur, successful investor, and an experienced Corporate Director. Maninder specializes in India focused international venture projects in technology, manufacturing and infrastructure. Read more »

Maninder Dhaliwal

Maninder Dhaliwal is the President and CEO of Lions Gate International. She is an award winning entrepreneur, successful investor, and an experienced Corporate Director. Maninder specializes in India focused international venture projects in technology, manufacturing and infrastructure.

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Brady Fletcher Managing Director, TSX Venture Exchange Brady Fletcher joined TMX Group in October 2016 and is the Managing Director of the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). He is responsible for not only optimizing the client experience for all issuers and investors, but developing and implementing a multi-faceted strategy to drive sustainable long-term growth in a key element of the world’s most successful capital formation continuum. Read more »

Brady Fletcher

Managing Director, TSX Venture Exchange

Brady Fletcher joined TMX Group in October 2016 and is the Managing Director of the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). He is responsible for not only optimizing the client experience for all issuers and investors, but developing and implementing a multi-faceted strategy to drive sustainable long-term growth in a key element of the world’s most successful capital formation continuum.

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Praveen K. Varshney Varshney Capital Corp., Director Mr. Varshney has been a principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based merchant banking, venture capital and corporate advisory services firm, since 1991.  Mr. Varshney obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1987 and is a FCPA, FCA. Read more »

Praveen K. Varshney

Varshney Capital Corp., Director

Mr. Varshney has been a principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based merchant banking, venture capital and corporate advisory services firm, since 1991.  Mr. Varshney obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1987 and is a FCPA, FCA.

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Joel Sherlock Co-Founder / Chairman – Vitalis Extraction Tech A serial entrepreneur and business leader, Joel is a born connector who has been building great teams and delivering the expertise to execute. Joel has been at the helm of 9 successful start-ups and corporate exits, including one of BC’s top private real estate brokerages, a national first action sports e-commerce company, a successful corporate consulting firm and a few private equity funds.  Read more »

Joel Sherlock

Co-Founder / Chairman – Vitalis Extraction Tech

A serial entrepreneur and business leader, Joel is a born connector who has been building great teams and delivering the expertise to execute. Joel has been at the helm of 9 successful start-ups and corporate exits, including one of BC’s top private real estate brokerages, a national first action sports e-commerce company, a successful corporate consulting firm and a few private equity funds. 

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Dean Lindal Dean Lindal has been attending the world entrepreneur forum since its inception with his father vic lindal one of Canada's all time winningest coaches along with his sons Ben, Aiden, Zach and his year 11 year old son Brody.  Dean is passionate about innovation, supporting the next generation of young entrepreneurs globally.  Read more »

Dean Lindal

Dean Lindal has been attending the world entrepreneur forum since its inception with his father vic lindal one of Canada's all time winningest coaches along with his sons Ben, Aiden, Zach and his year 11 year old son Brody.  Dean is passionate about innovation, supporting the next generation of young entrepreneurs globally. 

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Cybele Negris Cybele Negris is CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca, Canada’s original .CA Registrar and accredited registrar for hundreds of domain extensions as well as provider of webhosting, email and web development and many other services. The multi-million dollar company has an impressive client list including many Fortune 500 companies. Read more »

Cybele Negris

Cybele Negris is CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca, Canada’s original .CA Registrar and accredited registrar for hundreds of domain extensions as well as provider of webhosting, email and web development and many other services. The multi-million dollar company has an impressive client list including many Fortune 500 companies.

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Yarden Zilber Yarden (Jordan) Zilber lived in China for more than 12 years before moving to Canada in 2015.  He has an extensive business experience with the Chinese market specializing in cross border transactions and business development.  Read more »

Yarden Zilber

Yarden (Jordan) Zilber lived in China for more than 12 years before moving to Canada in 2015.  He has an extensive business experience with the Chinese market specializing in cross border transactions and business development. 

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Dr Richard Nahas As a medical doctor with an interest in natural therapies, Dr Richard Nahas is a critical thinker seeking solutions that deliver results. He spent four years as an ER physician, working in remote rural outposts and academic teaching hospitals across Canada. Read more »

Dr Richard Nahas

As a medical doctor with an interest in natural therapies, Dr Richard Nahas is a critical thinker seeking solutions that deliver results. He spent four years as an ER physician, working in remote rural outposts and academic teaching hospitals across Canada.

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Bruce Linton  Mr. Linton is the founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) and co-founder of Tweed Marijuana Inc. Bruce’s primary focus has been to position cannabis brands in a competitive market and to raise the capital necessary to fund such operations. Read more »

Bruce Linton 

Mr. Linton is the founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) and co-founder of Tweed Marijuana Inc. Bruce’s primary focus has been to position cannabis brands in a competitive market and to raise the capital necessary to fund such operations.

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Rosemary Siemens Known for her love of sparkle and bling, quirky laugh, and warm genuine personality, world-class improv-violinist and vocalist Rosemary Siemens has mesmerized audiences around the world since the age of three.  Read more »

Rosemary Siemens

Known for her love of sparkle and bling, quirky laugh, and warm genuine personality, world-class improv-violinist and vocalist Rosemary Siemens has mesmerized audiences around the world since the age of three. 

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Terry Booth  Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Aurora Cannabis, Inc. Terry Booth is the Founder and CEO of Aurora Cannabis (TSXV-ACB), a producer of medical cannabis and cannabis oils under license from Health Canada. Read more »

Terry Booth 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Aurora Cannabis, Inc.

Terry Booth is the Founder and CEO of Aurora Cannabis (TSXV-ACB), a producer of medical cannabis and cannabis oils under license from Health Canada.

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Dr Matthew Cook Dr. Cook is the founder of BioReset Medical and California Anesthesia and serves as the Medical Director of National Surgery Center. He practices Regenerative and Integrative Medicine in Los Gatos, CA.    Read more » 

Dr Matthew Cook

Dr. Cook is the founder of BioReset Medical and California Anesthesia and serves as the Medical Director of National Surgery Center. He practices Regenerative and Integrative Medicine in Los Gatos, CA.   

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Charles Holmes Motivated by failing health and the desire to regain it, Charles became involved in marketing health products and set out to discover the ultimate vegan protein source for humans – and he found it in the mighty hemp seed. 15 years pioneering the hemp seed food industry finally resulted vertically integrated Hempco and several innovative processing and product firsts such as: hemp protein powder, hemp protein concentrate, hempmilk and other non-dairy products.  Read more »

Charles Holmes

Motivated by failing health and the desire to regain it, Charles became involved in marketing health products and set out to discover the ultimate vegan protein source for humans – and he found it in the mighty hemp seed. 15 years pioneering the hemp seed food industry finally resulted vertically integrated Hempco and several innovative processing and product firsts such as: hemp protein powder, hemp protein concentrate, hempmilk and other non-dairy products. 

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Dr. Barbara Dyble An interest in Medical Genetics led Barbara to the University of Calgary where she received her MD in 1985 followed by Family Practice residency at The University of British Columbia.  Determined to find creative and individualized solutions for her most challenging patients, in 2005 Dr. Dyble began training in Functional Medicine – an integrative approach to explore and modify underlying genetic/epigenetic factors Read more »

Dr. Barbara Dyble

An interest in Medical Genetics led Barbara to the University of Calgary where she received her MD in 1985 followed by Family Practice residency at The University of British Columbia.  Determined to find creative and individualized solutions for her most challenging patients, in 2005 Dr. Dyble began training in Functional Medicine – an integrative approach to explore and modify underlying genetic/epigenetic factors

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Sean Burns Originally from Southern California, Sean Burns has worked around the world helping Fortune 500’s, governments and non-profits as an architect of change and growth. His corporate background spans over 16 years of international experience across both sides of the Pacific, managing budgets in excess of $45M, delivering results for private investors, global enterprises and small business owners. Read more »

Sean Burns

Originally from Southern California, Sean Burns has worked around the world helping Fortune 500’s, governments and non-profits as an architect of change and growth. His corporate background spans over 16 years of international experience across both sides of the Pacific, managing budgets in excess of $45M, delivering results for private investors, global enterprises and small business owners.

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Vic Lindal Vic Lindal is a personal coach, Who specializes in helping people find their vein that leads to the gold in their life. Having been born to an early Gold mining prospector in Atlin BC, Vic has continued the adventure in life and business. Read more »

Vic Lindal

Vic Lindal is a personal coach, Who specializes in helping people find their vein that leads to the gold in their life.

Having been born to an early Gold mining prospector in Atlin BC, Vic has continued the adventure in life and business.

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