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Business Matters Summit: Up Your Game for Success


Spend the day experiencing Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business and learning from top business leaders, faculty and alumni.

About this Event


In business, you always need to stay a step ahead. Have you considered what kind of disruption your industry could face in the next two or three years? Have you considered shoring up knowledge gaps with education advancement?

Join us on Saturday, February 29 for a day of learning from top business leaders as well as seasoned SFU Beedie faculty and alumni such as:

  • Andrew Harries, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Dr. Peter Legge, CEO of Canada Wide Media
  • Miklos Dietz, Managing Partner at McKinsey
  • Dr. Carolyn Egri, Professor of Management & Organization Studies
  • Karthik Jayaram, Chief Data Officer at HSBC
  • Ian Campbell, Hereditary Chief of Squamish Nation
  • Kate Klassen, Director of Operations at Coastal Drone
  • Denis Mikhailov, Founder of Nomad Nutrition
  • Susan Chapelle, Director of Government Relations & Affairs at Pasha Brands
  • Tim Dinger, Director of Corporate Development at Smile Innovations Group
  • Maria Pacella, Senior VP of Private Equity at PenderFund Capital Management
  • Joanne Stone-Campbell, Community Investment Portfolio Manager at Vancity
  • Grace Peach, Manager of Communications & Major Projects at FortisBC

What to expect:

You will walk away from the event with new tools to "up your game" in the predictably unpredictable future of business. You will also get a glimpse into the SFU Beedie community and its approach to graduate business education.

For those interested in upping their game further, there will be opportunities to learn more about our MBAs and other graduate programs.

Who should attend:

Professionals from all sectors who would like to experience SFU Beedie's approach to graduate business education and gain insights on navigating disruption in the business world.


8:45 AM - 9:15 AM - Registration and light breakfast

9:15 AM - 9:20 AM - Dean Ali's welcome

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM - Indigenous welcome

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM - Keynote: Invest in Yourself by Dr. Peter Legge

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - Program overview

10:45 AM - 11 AM - Coffee break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Breakout sessions: Entrepreneurship with Professor Andrew Harries and The Future of Leadership with Dr. Carolyn Egri and industry panelists

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Lunch & networking

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM - Alumni panel

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Networking

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Burnaby, BC Canada

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Undergraduate & Graduate

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250 – 1345 102 Avenue

Surrey, BC Canada

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