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Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016: Vision, Action, Prosperity

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2016 Event

The Conference Board of Canada proudly hosted Canada’s first ever Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit in Toronto. The Summit connected 200 Canadian and international immigration practitioners, lawyers, consultants, policy-makers, investors and business professionals to discuss the strategic value of today’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs, and how they might be reformed for greater impact tomorrow.

Recommendations from the Summit’s participants on how Canada can enhance its entrepreneur and investor immigration programs for a more prosperous economy and society informed a Conference Board report to be released in early-2017.

Delegates were encouraged to tweet with the official conference hashtag #investorimmigration.


Featured Speakers from the 2016 Event

Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

 Kareem El-Assal

Kareem El-Assal
Research Associate II, Education and Immigration Research
The Conference Board of Canada

The Hon. Chris Alexander

The Hon. Chris Alexander
Former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Ryerson University

The Hon. Gerry Weiner

The Hon. Gerry Weiner
Director, Investor Relations
Pace Law Firm

Nan Berezowski

Nan Berezowski
Barrister and Solicitor, Attorney-at-law
Berezowski Business Immigration Law

Marc Audet

Marc Audet
President and Chief Executive Officer
AURAY Capital

Barbara Jo Caruso

Barbara Jo Caruso
Vice-Chair, Immigration Law Section
Canadian Bar Association

Gerd Damitz

Gerd Damitz
Co-Founding and Past President
Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

Zeynab Ziaie Moayyed

Zeynab Ziaie Moayyed
Legal Adviser
Iranian Canadian Association of Immigration Consultants

Matthew Wiens

Matthew Wiens
Director
Pro Bono Law Ontario

Janet Moser

Janet Moser
Director, Fredericton Intercultural Business Services
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

 Hassan Shawwa

Hassan Shawwa
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Delma Resorts & Hotels

Zaynah Marani

Zaynah Marani
Founder and Principal
Marani Law

Dr. Andrey Pavlov

Dr. Andrey Pavlov
Professor, Finance
Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University

Ted Tsiakopoulos

Ted Tsiakopoulos
Regional Economist, Ontario
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Henry Phillips

Henry Phillips
President
HP Consultants Inc.

Jeffrey S. Lowe

Jeffrey S. Lowe
Chief Inspirational Officer
Lowe and Company

 Pierre Emmanuel Paradis

Pierre Emmanuel Paradis
President and Economist
AppEco

Chantal Desloges

Chantal Desloges
Senior Partner
Desloges Law Group

 Charles W. Pley

Charles W. Pley
Founder and Principal Attorney
Immigration Solutions Law Group

Ben Rempel

Ben Rempel
Assistant Deputy Minister, Immigration and Economic Opportunities Division
Manitoba Education and Training

 Colin Brothers

Colin Brothers
Senior Business Officer
Nova Scotia Office of Immigration

 Marius Curteanu

Marius Curteanu
Manager, Immigration
Yukon Education

Carter C. Hoppe

Carter C. Hoppe
Lawyer
Law Society of Upper Canada, Carter Hoppe Immigration Consultants

 K. David Andersson

K. David Andersson
President
Invest In The USA

Armand Arton

Armand Arton
President
Arton Capital

Mykolas Rambus

Mykolas Rambus
Chairman
Global Investor Immigration Council

 Julie Boursiquot

Julie Boursiquot
Vice-President, International Operations and Business Development
APEX Capital Partners

 Laurie Hunter

Laurie Hunter
Director, Permanent Economic Policy and Programs Division
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

 Dr. Usha Srinivasan

Dr. Usha Srinivasan
Vice-President, Learning and Insights
MaRS Discovery District

Yuri Navarro

Yuri Navarro
Executive Director
National Angel Capital Organization

Peter Veress

Peter Veress
President
Vermax Group

Eric G. Major

Eric G. Major
Group Chief Executive Officer
Henley & Partners Holdings Ltd.

 Ian Russell

Ian Russell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Investment Industry Association of Canada

Stephen W. Green

Stephen W. Green
Partner
Green and Spiegel LLP

 Betsy Rachel Kane

Betsy Rachel Kane
Lawyer
Capelle Kane Immigration Lawyers

 Dr. Horatio M. Morgan

Dr. Horatio M. Morgan
Associate Professor
Ryerson University

Corinne M. Pohlmann

Corinne M. Pohlmann
Vice-President
Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma
Managing Partner
Extreme Venture Partners

 Irene Sihvonen

Irene Sihvonen
Vice-President, Services and Organizational Development
ACCES Employment Services

Sarah Wayland

Sarah Wayland
Project Lead, Global Hamilton
City of Hamilton

Ellen Austin

Ellen Austin
Human Resources Business Partner, Ontario Region
Business Development Bank of Canada

 Kenneth Ing

Kenneth Ing
Principal
Kenneth Ing Law Corporation

 Queenie Choo

Queenie Choo
Chief Executive Officer
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

 Charles Qi

Charles Qi
Honorary President
Beijing Entry & Exit Immigration Service Association

Larry Wang

Larry Wang
Founder and President
Well Trend United Inc.

Mee Hyeon Kim

Mee Hyeon Kim
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hanmaum Immigration Corporation


Sponsored by

Exhibitors

CAPIC-ACCPI logo

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) logo

Marketing Partners

Image of Canada Visa logo

Image of Canadian Chamber of Commerce logo

Image of Canadian Immigration logo

Image of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce logo

Iranian Canadian Network logo

Newcomers Canada logo

Image of Startup Peel Community logo

Social Media

#investorimmigration
@ImmigrationCBoC

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