Canadian Dreams and American Dreams:
Crossroads, Contradictions, and Connections

The power of a patriotic dream is its function as a unifying force – binding together a diverse nation of visionaries, engaged citizens, ambitious immigrants, energized community leaders, and bold entrepreneurs. The Canadian Dream is infused with ambitions for individual success, alongside a concern for others, respect for equality and fairness, and a sense of responsibility over the environment.

- Canadian Dream Summit 2019


Proposed Speakers

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. He also serves as Minister of Youth.

Justin’s vision of Canada is a country where everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed. His experiences as a teacher, father, leader, and advocate for youth have shaped his dedication to Canadians – and his commitment to make Canada a place where everyone has the opportunities they need to thrive.

The oldest of three boys, Justin grew up with the profound influence of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and his mother, Margaret Trudeau. He was raised speaking both French and English and has family roots in both Eastern and Western Canada. This background helped spark his passion for public service and shaped his conviction that diversity is Canada’s strength.

 
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Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and president of Emerson Collective, an organization based in Palo Alto, California, that supports social entrepreneurs who are committed to the ideal that everyone ought to have the chance to live to their full potential.

“Today in the United States, with few exceptions, where a person is born determines how far he or she can go in life.”

Most of the work of Emerson Collective is anchored around ways to open doors to opportunity – focus areas include improving American schools, advocating for common sense U.S. immigration reform, and collaborating with partners who are innovating ways to create durable avenues for social and economic mobility.

 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Canadian Dreams: Collaboration in a Competitive World

Andrew Ross Sorkin, NYTimes and CNBC
Hon. Chrystia Freeland


ENHANCING CANADA’S GLOBAL REACH
COLLABORATION, COOPERATION, AND COMPETITION

Amanda Lang, BNN Bloomberg
Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador to France
Toronto Mayor John Tory

IN FOCUS
GLOBAL INVESTMENTS IN CANADA

Microsoft – Kevin Peesker, President of Microsoft Canada
Sidewalk Labs – TBD


GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT
INVESTING for ECONOMIC GROWTH

Stephanie Cohen, Goldman Sachs
Michelle Scarborough, BDC
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SCALE-UP ENGINE: Roundtable LUNCH SESSIONS

Markus Daniels – Highline BETA, Roundtable

Eva Lau - Two Small Fish


IN CONVERSATION WITH
Rapid GROWth COMPANIES

Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Dax Dasilva, Lightspeed
Michelle Romanow, Clearbanc
Jean-François Gagné, Element AI

Harley at Shopify

Building Powerful Founder Run Companies

Whitney Herd Wolfe, Founder of Bumble
in conversation with Evan Spiegel, Founder of Snap


Keynote

Michael Denham, CEO at BDC

BUILDING GLOBAL COMPANIES
CENTURIONS, UNICORNS AND BEYOND

Amber Kanwar, BNN Bloomberg
Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export
Yung Wu, CEO at MaRS Discovery District
John Ruffolo, CEO at OMERS Ventures


#CANADIANDREAM ONLINE
SPECIAL REMARKS

Investing in Focus

Spotlight on Youth

Chris Eben, TWG
in conversation with [TKS young entrepreneurs]

LEADERSHIP AT THE EDGE OF DISRUPTION
FINTECH, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES

Debbie Gamble, Interac

Linda Hassenfratz, Chairman and CEO, Linamar
Brian Tobin, BMO
Kristy Duncan – CEO, Women in Payments
Carolina Bessega – Chief Scientific Officer & co-founder, Stradigi AI
Shelby Austin, OMNIA Deloitte AI

CANADIAN DREAMS AND AMERICAN DREAMS
CROSSROADS, CONTRADICTIONS, AND CONNECTIONS

Canada’s Global Brand in an Era of Disruption 

Andrew Ross Sorkin, NYTimes and CNBC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
in conversation with Laurene Powell Jobs


CLOSING REMARKS & NETWORKING RECEPTION

*Subject to changes