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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Lisa Wang - Keynote Speaker Lisa Wang is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of SheWorx, the global platform empowering 20,000+ ambitious female entrepreneurs with access to top mentors, investors, and actionable business strategies to build and scale successful companies.  Read more »

Lisa Wang - Keynote Speaker

Lisa Wang is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of SheWorx, the global platform empowering 20,000+ ambitious female entrepreneurs with access to top mentors, investors, and actionable business strategies to build and scale successful companies. 

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Narges Nirumvala - Keynote Speaker Called ‘The Secret Weapon’ by one journalist, Narges Nirumvala is a world renowned leadership communication expert and Canada’s leading executive speech coach. A self-made success, she is the CEO of ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International, an international keynote speaker and author of the Amazon Best Seller “Capture the Spotlight”.  Read more »

Narges Nirumvala - Keynote Speaker

Called ‘The Secret Weapon’ by one journalist, Narges Nirumvala is a world renowned leadership communication expert and Canada’s leading executive speech coach. A self-made success, she is the CEO of ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International, an international keynote speaker and author of the Amazon Best Seller “Capture the Spotlight”. 

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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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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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Kiem Schutter Kiem Schutter’s strong vision, and his commitment to changing the face of medicine, is what lead him to first create Qi, bringing an integrated health centre to the Kitsilano neighbourhood in 2006. Born into a very health conscious family, Kiem grew up in a home that celebrated alternative health methods.  Read more »

Kiem Schutter

Kiem Schutter’s strong vision, and his commitment to changing the face of medicine, is what lead him to first create Qi, bringing an integrated health centre to the Kitsilano neighbourhood in 2006. Born into a very health conscious family, Kiem grew up in a home that celebrated alternative health methods. 

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Jim Wilson Jim Wilson has been involved in networking with Lyme victims and providing information for over 20 years. With a background in investigating medical malpractice and legal liability matters, Jim provides unique insight into medical research from a perspective of conflict of evidence. Read more »

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson has been involved in networking with Lyme victims and providing information for over 20 years. With a background in investigating medical malpractice and legal liability matters, Jim provides unique insight into medical research from a perspective of conflict of evidence.

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Jon Sharun With 18 diverse years of international investment, real estate, branding and business development experience, Jon is a strategic connector and financial architect with the vision to see potential in new markets and industry disruptors. Jon is a Forty under 40 winner and member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Read more »

Jon Sharun

With 18 diverse years of international investment, real estate, branding and business development experience, Jon is a strategic connector and financial architect with the vision to see potential in new markets and industry disruptors. Jon is a Forty under 40 winner and member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

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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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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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Jordan Sinclair Jordan Sinclair is the Director of Communications and Media for Canopy Growth Corporation, the world's largest cannabis production business. With the company since the early days, Jordan has played an integral role in the rapid expansion and global reach the company has established. Read more »

Jordan Sinclair

Jordan Sinclair is the Director of Communications and Media for Canopy Growth Corporation, the world's largest cannabis production business. With the company since the early days, Jordan has played an integral role in the rapid expansion and global reach the company has established.

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James Black James Black is the VP, Listings Development for the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”). Based in Vancouver, BC. Mr. Black manages the CSE’s domestic and international programs for attracting exciting new companies to the exchange as well as evangelizing the CSE as “the Exchange for Entrepreneurs”. Read more »

James Black

James Black is the VP, Listings Development for the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”). Based in Vancouver, BC. Mr. Black manages the CSE’s domestic and international programs for attracting exciting new companies to the exchange as well as evangelizing the CSE as “the Exchange for Entrepreneurs”.

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