October 2017

The Economics of Diversity & Inclusion: Creating Jobs for All Canadians

11:30am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front St W, Toronto

A diverse and inclusive economy is essential for economic growth. In the next decade, new technologies will completely transform the way we work and live – from advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, to autonomous transport, to next-generation biotechnology and genomics. In this changing landscape, it’s essential that we equip all Canadians – including women, indigenous people, newcomers and youth – with the necessary skills needed for the future.

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Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

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Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Amanda Lang

Business Journalist & Author
Author, The Beauty of Discomfort

Amanda Lang

Award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang has been covering business in North America for 20 years. Lang was an anchor for Bloomberg Television Canada, on Bloomberg North with Amanda Lang. Previously, Lang was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, and host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program airing on CBC News Network. For five years before that Lang hosted The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, with Kevin O’Leary. Prior to that the pair co-hosted SqueezePlay, on BNN, for 6 years.

Lang studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba, before becoming a journalist. Her first job in journalism was for the Globe and Mail, and subsequently Lang joined the Financial Post newspaper, where she became the paper’s New York correspondent. In New York she made the leap to television, where she first was part of the team that launched BNN and before long wound up at CNN as a reporter and anchor. Lang is also a best-selling author. “The Power of Why,” (HarperCollins, October 2012) explores the connection between curiosity and success. “The Beauty of Discomfort” (HarperCollins, April 2017) examines how difficult change can be, and set out strategies for how to achieve it.

Carol Anne Hilton

Senior Advisor, Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council
CEO, Transformation International

Carol Anne Hilton

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO of Transformation International an award winning First Nation Social and Economic Development company. Carol Anne is a recognized First Nation’s business leader with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island.

Carol Anne was recently appointed as a senior advisor on the Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council. The Council advises the Federal Finance Minister Morneau on Canadian economic growth. Carol Anne is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics- a Global Power Shift’. Carol Anne is a leader, advisor, and facilitator in areas related to community development, nation building, business management, economic development, governance, corporate engagement, industry development, finance and resource management.

Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- building and developing local Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics – a Global Power Shift.’ Carol Anne is currently an instructor at both Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development Program and faculty lead at the Banff Center’s Indigenous Business Program and also currently a Fleck Fellow. She is a director at the McGill Institute of the Study of Canada and the Canadian Community Economic Development Network.

Dominic Barton

Global Managing Partner

Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Partner of McKinsey. In his 31 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrials. Prior to his current role, Dominic was McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.
He is the Chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council, the Chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a Rhodes Trustee and an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

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