INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS

From the cutting edge of marketing to the intersection technology and consumer experience, our speakers are game-changing industry leaders that will reframe the way you think about sales, marketing and business.

2017'S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, February 9, 2017

7:30AM-8:45AM

REGISTRATION

9:00AM

WELCOME MESSAGE

9:05AM-9:50AM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ERIN BURY OF 88 CREATIVE
BOT BOOM: WHAT MARKETERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHATBOTS NOW

Chatter about chatbots reached a fever pitch in 2016, with brands including Sephora, Taco Bell, and KLM jumping on the bot bandwagon. This presentation is designed for marketers and entertainment brands who are struggling to understand how to use bots for their business, highlighting what they are, why they’ve become so popular, and how to leverage them for customer service, content delivery, e-commerce, promotions, and branding. It also highlights a case study of TIFFBOT, a movie-loving chatbot built in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival, offering takeaways for marketers based on its success.

9:50AM-10:20AM

LEARNING SESSION: GREG MURRAY OF PFIZER CANADA
THE CAUSE OF CREATORSHIP: WHY THE WORLD NEEDS EVERYDAY CREATORS, AND WHY YOU ALREADY ARE ONE

Picasso once said, “All children are born artists, the challenge being remaining one as you grow up.” It was true in the 20th century, and it’s even truer now. With only 25% of humans identifying themselves as being Creative, we are living in a world of people neglecting the greatest gift given to our species: the capacity to imagine and create. In this talk, Greg will give context on why this matters, how we have gotten here, and introduce the idea of becoming an Everyday Creative. Everyday Creatives turn themselves toward creation and use it to better their life and their business. Ultimately, we are all creators

10:20AM

NETWORK WITH HUSTLERS

10:50AM-11:25AM

LEARNING SESSION: GIOVANNI MARSICO OF ARCHANGEL ACADEMY
SUPERHERO MARKETING

In this exciting workshop, Giovanni will share how the traditional marketing paradigm is being disrupted by a new model that’s all about building your loyal tribe around a social movement and epic mission to create exponential positive change with your brand as the bridge between the present and your tribe’s bigger future. Giovanni will expose the exact formula he used to build his Archangel movement and platform, as well as how to make your impossible business dreams a reality.

11:25AM-NOON

LEARNING SESSION: ALAN SMITHSON OF METAVRSE
HOW VR AND AR ARE CHANGING MARKETING

Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) are the next major communication platforms.  From radio to TV, internet to mobile and now VR/AR, our communication technology has been exponentially developing to bring us closer to the information, experiences and people who matter to us. With Virtual and Augmented Reality, marketers will suddenly find themselves in a new world of infinite possibilities. What if you could fully immerse your customers in your brand?  What if you could design realistic and memorable experiences that really stick with the viewers?  What stories would you tell?

VR/AR marketing expert Alan Smithson will deliver a dynamic talk defining what VR and AR are and how they will dramatically impact the future of marketing and communications over the next 3-5 years and beyond.

Join Alan and his team from MetaVRse in the technology hub to get a hands on demo and fully immerse yourself in the world of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

NOON-12:45PM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: MANJIT MINHAS OF DRAGONS’ DEN
THE MINHAS SCHOOL OF BEER BUSINESS SUCCESS

Manjit Minhas shares the principles and entrepreneurial values that has led her company to rapid success—principles she calls “The Minhas School of Beer Business Success.” Why is trust one of the most important aspects of business? How can you identify the market gaps your competitors are ignoring, and use them to your advantage? How can you successfully market your product on a small budget? Minhas is as down to earth as she is business savvy, and shares her remarkable story with sincerity and verve. This is a fantastic talk that will enlighten entrepreneurs, students, and businesspeople of all industries, ages and genders.

12:45PM-1:45PM

LUNCH

1:45PM-5:00PM

MARKETING CRAWL
Board our buses and see innovative marketing technologies in action at local wineries & Niagara landmarks.

7:00PM

KICK-OFF INVITATIONAL VIP EVENT AT JACKSON-TRIGGS WINERY
An event in the heart of Niagara is incomplete without the introduction of our audience to the bounty of our region. Your attendance at this event will introduce you to the luxurious experience of life amidst the vines, see you wining and dining with many of Canada’s most decorated winemakers and the speakers that you will see speak the following day. This event is about the Niagara experience and our goal is to show you the best and brightest of what we have to offer.

Friday, February 10, 2017

7:30AM

H&H TECH HUB OPENS

Why simply hear about all the latest tech, when you can get your hands on it? Curated and hosted by technology evangelist Marc Saltzman, the Haste & Hustle Tech Hub is a dedicated space lets you see, touch and try out the latest gadgets and gear, and ask questions, whether it’s the latest in mobility devices (smartphones, tablets, and wearables), productivity tools (the latest in laptops, 2-in-1s, and accessories), smart home devices (learning thermostats, smart LEDs, and Wi-Fi cameras), and home entertainment (4K TVs, sound systems, and virtual reality). Showcasing innovations in consumer electronics, including those that could disrupt the future of sales and marketing, get your geek on and be sure to visit the H&H Tech Hub.

9:00AM

HASTE & HUSTLE KICK-OFF

9:05AM-9:15AM

PRESENTATION BY NIAGARA REGION

9:15AM-10:00AM

WELCOME MESSAGE: FAY CHAPPLE
Kick off your H&H experience with Fay Chapple, an Award Winning Entrepreneur, Global Business Strategist, Motivational Speaker and A Leading Expert in Business, Social Selling, Lifestyle & Wellbeing. A successful global executive running business units for world renowned multinational organizations for over 25 years, until suddenly a catastrophic life altering event threw her a curve she never saw coming. Armed with an MBA and new found sense of reality, her mission is to help you make significant changes to your life and your business in order to achieve success, happiness and love.

10:00AM-10:30AM

LEARNING SESSION: PAUL COPCUTT
LINKEDIN — WHERE YOUR SALES & MARKETING MEET

It is imperative that you understand how to leverage LinkedIn’s benefits for the sales AND marketing of You Inc. and build a profile that stands out. Paul Copcutt will show you how to use LinkedIn to communicate your personal brand in 5 minutes a day, as well as offer practical tips that highlight the key areas that you can enhance on your LinkedIn profile to get noticed immediately.

10:30AM

NETWORK WITH HUSTLERS

11:00AM-11:45AM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: GARY VAYNERCHUK
JAB, JAB, JAB, RIGHT HOOK: HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY IN A NOISY WORLD

From figuring out how to effectively communicate on modern platforms – through a picture, through a SnapChat, or through an animated GIF on Tumblr, Gary’s latest insights and information promises to become tomorrow’s standards.

 

11:45AM-NOON

WINE TASTING WITH GARY VAYNERCHUK & LOCAL WINEMAKER

Gary Vaynerchuk teams up with a local Niagara winemaker to explore some of the region’s best wine with a structured tasting.

NOON-1:15PM

LUNCH | H&H TECH HUB

If you haven’t had a chance to explore the entire Haste & Hustle Tech Hub, now is your chance!

1:15PM-1:45PM

LEARNING SESSION: ALLIE HUGHES

Dive into the meat of marketing and explore how to stand out in a sea of competition, the development of the narrative and finding a space for your voice in a crowded content marketing world. Learning sessions will deliver actionable insights that you can put to work for your company the next day. The learning sessions are a must for anyone looking to think differently about the role of marketing in their workspace.

1:45PM-2:30PM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CASEY NEISTAT
HOW TO BE HEARD

In world where we are inundated by content — how do you earn the eyeballs of your audience? Why should they care about what you have to say?

2:30PM

NETWORK WITH HUSTLERS

3:00PM-3:45PM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: JON DICK OF HUBSPOT
THE FUTURE OF INBOUND: BOTS, VIDEO & DOING THE RIGHT THING

Inbound marketing has always stood for something really fundamental: attracting customers and providing them as much value as possible. But 10 years into the Inbound movement, how we attract customers has begun to change. How do marketers need to adjust their strategies to thrive for the next ten years?

3:45PM-4:30PM

TECHNOLOGY DISCUSSION WITH MARC SALTZMAN
TECH IT OUT

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the ever-changing world of technology? You’re not alone. By translating “geek speak into street speak,” renowned tech expert Marc Saltzman will help you understand, and embrace, today’s top tech trends, including the latest in mobile devices, the best apps, and understanding the cloud – to help sales and marketing professionals get more done in less time. This informal yet informative talk will also peer into the near future, with exciting emerging tech innovations ranging from virtual reality and 3D printing to autonomous vehicles and domestic robots.

4:40PM

LEARNING SESSION: CHRIS BUTTENHAM, CEO OF TASYTT

As we reach expansion and growth in the chatbot landscape, end-users and businesses alike are finally starting to see some real value from these new solutions. Chris will highlight two or three chatbots that can take your sales or marketing team into the future.  

 

WRAP UP AND THANK YOU MESSAGE

OUR 2017 SPONSORS

Thank you to the following amazing organizations and companies for sponsoring our 2017 edition of Haste & Hustle.

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