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@MarketPlace Conference Agenda

Join the @MarketPlace MCs: Kool FM's Angie Hill and Brian Bourke, in our full-day program.

9:00am   Registration & continental breakfast

Opening remarks

Bil Ioannidis, Councillor Ward 7
Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Dave Ockwell-Jenner co-founders of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN)


Keynote: Nancy Kay, TELUS

The Road Less Travelled: What you should know about our social media journey.

10:45am   Break & networking

John Rose, Resource as a Solution (RaaS)

Learn why LinkedIn is a powerful tool for recruiters and job seekers... and just how it can help land the perfect candidate at their perfect job.


Dave Ockwell-Jenner, Prime Information Security

There are many myths surrounding security and privacy when using social media. Separate fact from fiction with security expert Dave Ockwell-Jenner.


Never Forget Photobooth
RAM exhibition

Enjoy a delicious lunch, network with fellow attendees and capture a lasting momento by visiting the Never Forget Photobooth. Be sure to enjoy the Rethinking Art & Machine exhibit at THEMUSEUM - completely free for @MarketPlace Conference attendees.


Social Media Idol Judging


Chris Eh Young, B2CY Connection Solutions

Chris helps aspiring entrepreneurs avoid mistakes, shorten their learning curve, and tell their story, all while instilling the confidence that they can succeed. Join Chris as he talks about the value of making connections.


Panel discussion

A lively panel discussion featuring four different perspectives on the use of social media in business. This is your chance to ask questions of our experts and share your opinions.

Tony Lourakis, Complete Innovations
Derek Weidl, THEMUSEUM
Tony DaSilva, Cucci Cabello
James Howe, Communicate and Howe!

Facilitated by Brendon Robinson

2:45pm   Break & networking

Keynote: Julie Howlett, LinkedIn Canada

LinkedIn 101


Social Media Idol awards

Find out who will be crowned the Social Media Idol!


Vendor Village Showcase

Our Vendor Village participants take a moment to introduce themselves and thank everyone for visiting their booth.

4:35pm   Prize draws & closing remarks
5:00pm   Open house networking

The Social Scene - the @MarketPlace after party

Join us for an amazing after-party experience where you'll also be able to capture the perfect pose in the Never Forget Photobooth.

Please note: agenda is subject to change.

Thank you to our sponsors

LinkedIn Complete Innovations Prime Information Security Motivational Steps Cucci Cabello
Never Forget Photo THEMUSEUM Sherwood Digital Copy & Print Flourish Waterloo Region Small Business Centre
Williams Fresh Cafe Bentley Financial 105.3 Kool FM Resource as a Solution (RaaS) Carolyn Wilker Brenda's Beauty Studio