KPMG is one of the world’s largest professional service firms. Through it’s advisory and tax branch, KPMG is an accelerator for innovation and works with companies for business planning. 2 of KPMG’s senior tax partners will join us for our Meet an Expert session to answer your questions
As one of Canada’s most esteemed legal institutions, Fasken Martineau is the 3rd largest international law firm in the nation, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, London, and Paris. A lawyer from Fasken Martineau will join us for our Meet an Expert session to discuss how to protect your idea through intellectual property law.
Electronic Arts is one of the world’s largest gaming developers and distributors. Credited with creating popular games including Rocking Band, the Sims, the Mass Effect Series, as well as the NHL and Madden NFL series, the company has made a tremendous impact on the gaming world. Representatives from Electronic Arts will join us during networking sessions and at the gala dinner.
Women’s Enterprise Centre
The Women’s Enterprise Centre is British Columbia’s leading resource for women entrepreneurs. They offer skills for development, business loans, as well as guidance and mentoring through their program. WEC will lead a workshop at Enterprize 2012 as well as events throughout the conference.
The Glowbal Collection
The Glowbal Collection has made a strong impact in the Vancouver dinning community. With popular restaurants including Trattoria, Italian Kitchen and Society, Glowbal’s CEO Emad Yacoub took his passion for food and innovative dinning and applied it to Vancouver culinary community. We are please to feature Emad Yacoub as one of our workshop speakers this year.
As one of the most entrepreneurial wealth management institutions, Edward Jones has been a leader in financial planning in North America. With a unique business model that allows advisors to operate independently in the community, the company has been able to build a genuine relationship with with it’s customers. It is exciting to invite Edward Jones to join Enterprize at exhibition, networking and expert sessions this year.
Shell is a leader in finding creative solutions in the energy industry. Over the past decade, Shell has made a substantial investment to increasing the efficiency of its projects as denominated not by expenses, but by ecological impact. Enterprize is excited to have Shell be a part of our conference this year.
The Next 36
The Next 36 is Canada’s premier entrepreneurial leadership initiative. Each year, the organization selects 36 of Canada’s most innovative students and provides them with up to $50,000 in funding to launch their start-up. These student entrepreneurs are fostered under the guidance of Canada’s business leaders including the CEO of Ernst and Young, and the Deputy Chair of TD Financial Group. Enterprize is privileged to have the executive director and marketing director of the Next 36 join us this year.
The Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest financial institution. One of their senior directors will join us for our Meet an Expert session to speak about innovation in the work place, as well as the role of banks when launching your start-up.