An opportunity for millennials in business, entrepreneurs, sales professionals and business students to explore how to grow and advance your career with the actionable skills that will take you to the next level.
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.
Fresh out of college, Gary Vaynerchuk grew his $3M family wine business to a $60M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he has become a prolific angel investor, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.
The #AskGaryVee Show is a way of providing as much value as possible by answering questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses based on a lifetime of building successful multi-million dollar companies. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.
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Fatima Zaidi has had over nine years of experience in Business Development, Marketing, and Strategy. Her expertise in sales effectiveness, and partnerships led her to the role as VP of Business Development for Eighty-Eight, a Toronto-based creative communications agency. Prior to Eighty-Eight she was Head of Business Development at retail company Rent Frock Repeat (who were on Dragons Den in Season 7) and was responsible for the overall management of all strategic business development, marketing, and customer relationship activities nationwide. Fatima is a commentator for Global News, chair for the DYPB conference, and content writer for BetaKit, and Huffington Post. She was named Marketing Magazines top 30 under 30 marketers and brand developers for 2016.
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Connor Blakley is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and founder of YouthLogic. YouthLogic is a youth marketing consultancy that specializes in blending creativity, new technology, and psychology with media to help brands better understand, connect with, and engage Generation Z. He has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, CBS, and more.
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Zark Fatah is a self-made entrepreneur who has helped create and define the Canadian Entertainment scene. With over 20 years in the Hospitality & Nightlife industry he has created a diverse portfolio of businesses that include award winning restaurants, nightclubs, music festivals and other lifestyle focused companies. A concerned citizen and activist, Zark divides his time between overseeing his various businesses and a range of philanthropic activities, where he is actively involved. In 2011, Zark helped to establish the Artbound foundation, which in partnership with Free the Children has built schools in Kenya and India and most recently Nicaragua with Waves of Hope. Zark’s personal passions include; photography, running, snowboarding, cycling, hiking and anything fitness and adventure related.
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What happens when you set a Ninja loose on your business? Well, if it’s Amy Birks, The Strategy Ninja, you eliminate ALL the hustle from your marketing AND get the results that really matter to you. (Pretty cool, huh?) Amy’s the author of the international bestseller, The Hustle-Free Business, and with her laser-focused GPS-brain she makes marketing easy, fun, AND effective for entrepreneurs who want to change the world. She helps these purposeful peeps create a custom Simple System for marketing themselves that actually feels like THEM so they can get real results without having to hustle. And Amy knows it’s possible for YOU too! No more blueprints, no more formulas, just a simple plan that works for you because Amy knows that YOU are your best strategy.
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Manu (Swish) Goswami is a 19 year old sophomore from Toronto, Canada studying at the University of Toronto. He is an award winning serial tech entrepreneur and innovator, UN Youth Ambassador, Huffington Post contributor, early stage tech investor, LinkedIn campus editor, social media personality and TEDx speaker. Swish is one of the world’s youngest venture capitalist as a Business Development Associate at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital. In his role, he has consulted with Fortune 500 companies on promoting investments in the digital media space. Swish is also the brand manager for business leaders and public figures like Trevor Booker of the Brooklyn Nets. He is currently focusing his energy on writing a book on personal branding and growing his businesses: Technotronics (a wearable tech startup in partnership with NBA teams like the Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz), RafikiMedia, The Next Foundry, and FoodShare. Swish has “already made a dent on the global entrepreneurial landscape” and has been notably featured on The Huffington Post, Canadian Student Business Review, and Influencive along with notably winning Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Strategy Magazine’s Social Innovator of the Year, the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership Award, and Plan Canada’s Top 20 under 20 award. In 2016, Swish was recognized as the “Face and Future of Canadian Entrepreneurship” by UPS Canada.
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Kim is the co-founder and Chief Evangelist of Blank – a ground-breaking technology that builds apps automatically without code, thus making app development available to everyone. She’s a social media influencer, a professional speaker, a fitness enthusiast and a startup veteran with a successful exit under her belt. Her passion for Blank comes from her frustration in finding a technical partner during the early phases of her first software startup. Alongside the team at Blank, she’s working to level the playing field so that anyone with an idea and the ambition to make it happen has the tools they need to do so.
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Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s health, wellness, success and fulfillment. Connor is also an international speaker, podcast host and lifestyle entrepreneur. Before founding ManTalks, Connor worked with Apple leading high performance sales and operations teams. Since founding ManTalks, Connor has spoken on stage at TEDx, with Lewis Howes, Gary Vaynerchuk, Danielle LaPorte, taken ManTalks to over a dozen cities internationally and has been featured on platforms like Forbes, Huffington Post, HeForShe, The Good Men Project, UN Women, CBC and the National Post.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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How and when do I register?
You can purchase tickets from our Eventbrite page here.
When will I get my confirmation/receipt for the conference?
Your confirmation/receipt will be e-mailed to you immediately upon your online registration.
When and how will I get my tickets?
Electronic tickets (e-tickets) will be e-mailed to you immediately after your online purchase. The e-mail will include your confirmation number, receipt and tickets in PDF format to download and print.
When you arrive, please provide a printed copy of your e-ticket along with government issued photo identification to gain access to the conference. If you do not receive an e-ticket please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have registered as a student you must present your student ID to gain access to your seat.
Will I be assigned a seat or is it first come, first served seating?
Student Package and Balcony seating for the conference is assigned on a first come, first seated basis.
VIP ticket holders will have a reserved section beginning in the 3rd row. Seating within this section will still be on a first come, first seated basis.
Are there discounts for groups?
We offer discounted rates for groups of 5 or more. To inquire about group and corporate ticket packages please contact Shauna Arnott at email@example.com
Can you provide groups with reserved seating?
Upon request groups of 5 or more can be allocated a specific seating section. The exact location of your section will be identified on arrival. For further information please contact us at (905) 246-2111
What is the cancellation policy?
If you are unable to attend, tickets may be transferred to another person or to a future conference. Leverage Events Inc. reserves the right to cancel a conference prior to the start date or delay the start date due to low enrolment, speaker availability or other uncontrollable circumstances. Tickets are non-refundable.
Is lunch included with my ticket?
If you’ve purchased the VIP package, lunch and access to the after party is included.
There will be concession stands at the Sony Centre with light food and drinks open for the duration of the event. There are also a number of restaurants and places to eat nearby.
Please note that the conference will resume at 1:30pm SHARP, therefore it is strongly suggested that you allow adequate timing for your meal order.
Will the speakers’ books be available for sale?
Details will be released closer to the date.
What should I bring with me?
Have your elevator pitch ready and bring a notepad, pen and business cards are also suggested, as not only will there be lots of information for you to retain, this conference will also prove to be a great networking opportunity.
What is the recommended attire for the conference?
Business casual, or whatever you feel your best in!
Will there be a chance to network with my peers?
Yes, numerous breaks throughout the day that will prove to be valuable networking opportunities.
I’m coming from out of town, is there a partner hotel I can book my stay at?
We do not have accommodation partners, but there are a number of recommended hotels in the area, including:
Where Is Generation Now being held?
The Sony Centre for Performing Arts
1 Front St E,
(on the south-east corner of Yonge Street & Front Street)
Is parking available nearby?
Yes, there are a number of Green P’s in the area.
When can I view the event schedule?
The schedule will be released the morning of the event and is subject to change.
How can my company become a sponsor of this event?
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I be a volunteer?
Yes, we’re definitely in need of volunteers, but space is limited. Please email email@example.com for volunteer criteria.
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GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING
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Copy of gary vee's new book
+ HST + FEES
LUNCH WITH SPEAKERS
meet & greet with Gary Vee & other speakers
copy of gary vee's new book
free access to after party
access to vip facebook community
+ HST + FEES