AAGEF Ontario organizes monthly networking Happy hour events every last wednesday of the month in Toronto from 6 pm to 9 pm. Registration is compulsory on links advertised in the AAGEF Ontario various linkedin subgroups and communicated by each Graduate School Manager.
During these events , a keynote speaker from the Business World or the Public Administration presents his activities and exchanges with the members
Recently , we have launched executive round tables where a moderator and a panel of specialist of the field exchange ideas with the audience. We also launched a pitching event for entrepreneurs willing to test their ideas in front of a group of senior experts. This Entrepreneur Challenge Event ( our take on Dragons Den in Canada or Shark Tank in the US ) took place in November 2015 for the first time and has become a yearly event.
AAGEF Ontario Entrepreneur Challenge
Upcoming events of AAGEF Ontario and other AAGEF in North America :
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Toronto : Usually last wednesday of every month at 6pm and announced in the linkedin group . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda 2020 (save the date - each event will be open for registration a few weeks before)
Feb 26th : The secret to building a movement for change – in the corporate world and beyond with Edmond Mellina (Centrale Marseille) , ORCHANGO’s president & co-founder
May 27th : Exiting the crisis successfully - tips from the experts. Online webinar on zoom with Mazars Canada.
June 17th : Second online meeting on zoom mixing networking in breakout rooms and presentation from Arnaud Christ ( ESSEC Business School ) Scientific & Corporate Affairs Director at Royal Canin Canada . Presentation : Royal Canin caring for pets throughout Covid-19.
July 22nd at 6 pm : Zoom event mixing networking in breakout rooms and keynote address from Tudor Alexis, Consul General of France in Toronto : "Insights on Ontario / France unique relations ".
August 26th at 6pm : " What is Saint-Gobain doing in Canada ? " . Zoom event with Clement Devroux ( ESCP Business School) , Product Manager of its Insulation Division in Canada.
Sept 30th at 6 pm : "SUEZ : 160 years of history at the service of human progress". Zoom event with Miloud Hassene ( Mines), Risk & Commercial Contract Manager, North America for SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions.
Oct 28th at 6pm : zoom panel "Industry 4.0 Panel with MI-GSO | PCUBED / Desjardins" Presenters :- Jonathan Brodeur (Ecole Polytecnique Montreal): IT Project Delivery Manager, Desjardins and
- Ludovic Pasquereau (INSA Toulouse) : Toronto Hub Manager, MI-GSO | PCUBED
Nov 25th : 6th Annual Entrepreneur Challenge.
Register now at https://guestli.st/667353 !
Our 3 finalists will pitch in front of the jury and the audience:
- hyivy :Rachel Bartholomew (UWaterloo), Founder & CEO
- Steadiwear : Mark Elias (UofT), Co-Founder & CEO
- Xesto : Sophie Howe (UofT), Founder & CEO
Our Moderator :
-Jeremy Daveau (LBS), GM, Mars Wrigley
Our Prestigious Jury :
-Lisa Mattam (McMasterU), Founder & CEO, Sahajan
-Charles Losa (HEC Paris), Partner at PwC
-Veronique Hamel (EDHEC), Executive Coach
- Patrick Imbert , EVP Business France North America
- Sebastien Gendron (Supaero),CEO Transpod
5:30-7:30 pm : Intros. Pitches . Q&A. Live Votes . Awards
7:30-8:30 pm : Networking
Details about the event at www.aagefchallenge.com/
Feb 27th : Panel - A vision of the future of Public Transportation in GTA
- Julien Rivollier ( Supelec )- Director Transportation at Plan Group
- Mathieu Goetzke ( Polytechnique Paris - Ponts et Chaussees )- Vice President Planning at Metrolinx
- Arthur Nicolet ( ESCP Europe ) - CEO Transdev Canada
March 27th : Toronto Star Investigative Reporter Marco Oved : Everything you wanted to know about corporate corruption (SNC Lavalin), tax evasion (Panama papers) and overseas bribery but were afraid to ask (or tell) .
April 24th : Mazars Toronto Managing Partner - Martin Cloutier - When was the last time you thought about fraud ?
May 29th : Corby Pernod Ricard / Ipsos Hélène Le Person (ESSEC) – Brand Director, Corby
Ross Hugessen (McGill University, Concordia University) – Senior Vice-President, Ipsos
"Uniquely Canadian : what does it mean to market Canadian Spirits today?"
August 28th : Corporate Sustainability : Greenwashing or Business Opportunity, Caroline Bordeaux (Mines Paris Tech), Director, Sustainability, Impact & Engagement Practice at CANDEREL GROUP.
Sept 25th : Porsche Cars Canada -Marc Ouayoun (EM LYON)- President and CEO . "Shared, connected, electrified: The automotive industry will change more in the next 10 years than prior 50 ».
Nov 6th : Kensington Tours President , Alison Hickey ( Dalhousie U) : "Customization in the Luxury Sector".
Dec 4th : 5th annual 2019 Entrepreneur Challenge.
Our Moderator will be
- Sebastien Gendron ( Supaero) : Co-Founder and CEO of Transpod Hyperloop
This year the jury will be composed of :
- Jeremy Daveau (London Business School): GM Mars Wrigley confectionary
- Marc Ouayoun (EM Lyon) : President & CEO of Porsche Cars Canada
- Zemfira Khisaeva (McGill) : Vice President, Technology and Enterprise Strategy at Scotiabank
Our 3 finalists will be :
- Able Innovations & Mikhael Taye (McGill), its Business Development Officer
- Paymentflex & Charles Dwight (Wharton/Columbia), its Founding Partner
- Mile1 & Zach Lamothe (McGill), its Co-Founder
The Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards will be awarded by Tudor Alexis, Consul General of France in Toronto
Thousands of dollars and Prices to win thanks to our sponsors : Marc Anthony Cosmetics, Legrand, Mars Wrigley, Parfums Christian Dior, and SOCAN
If you want to suggest an event , feel free to do so and contact email@example.com
Montreal : Contact jean-Louis Bellat firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver : check http://frenchalumni.ca/
Ottawa : contact Kareen Guida Nestel email@example.com
Chicago : Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ( Every 4th Thursday of the month 6 pm at the Sofitel )
New York : check www.aagef.com
San Francisco : check the linkedin group
Recent speakers at AAGEF Ontario included the CFO of HDS Canada, the EVP of the Lafarge group, the Ambassador of France in Canada, the Marketing Director at Church & Dwight, the President and CEO of Thales Canada, the CEO of SOCAN , the EVP of National Bank of Canada, the President and Founder of RFRK, the President of MCB Solutions, the President & CEO of Vitalaire Canada ( Air Liquide ), the Premier of Quebec, the EVP of Areva Canada, the EVP of Nuclear Operations and Canada at EDF, the CEO of GTMA, the International Director of Mines-Telecom, the Artistic Director of TFT, the Senior Manager of Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games , the Senior Executive Career Management expert at Elite Resumes, TFO studios visit, Boris Cyrulnik, the Chairman of Alliance Francaise, the Director Communications and Public Affairs at Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Managing Director of CANEC International, the General Manager of KFC / Taco Bell Canada, the VP of Vector Aerospace (EADS), the CEO at Uniiverse, the President of Havas Worlwide digital and its director of user experience, the GM of Heineken Canada, The executive team of Ubifrance Toronto, the VP Finance Hotel Division at Sunwing Travel, the CMO McDonald's Canada, the Marketing Director of Mondelez International, The Marketing Manager of Legrand, The Consumer Division Director of Valeant Canada, The CEO of Argyle Communications, the Director Latin America at Rosetta Stone, the VP HR at Givex, the Global Leadership Practice Director at Odgers Berndtson, the Principal of Glendon College, York University,the Consul General of France in Toronto, the professor of negociation at Schulich Business School, the founders of Hyperloop Toronto,ThankYouChef and Ubiquilux, the President at Toronto Mergers and Acquisitions Corp, the CEO Siradel North America , the Executive Director Glendon, the Investment Director at Entrepreneur Venture, the CEO of Manchon & Company, the President of Coca Cola Canada, the Principal at Boston Consulting Group, the CEO Airbus Helicopters for Canada and COO for North America, the Chief Strategy Officer at Rogers Communications, the CIC - Banque Transatlantique Director, the Director and Partner at PwC Canada Management Consulting, the GM of Groupe SEB, the GM of SCOR Life Canada, the CMO of Microsoft Canada, the Head of Financial Services Industry at Google Canada, the VP at Canaccord Genuity , the Entrepreneurship Columnist at National Post, the founder of bitrush, the co-founder of mousejob, the founder of sahajan, the Senior Digital Marketing Trainer & Consultant, the owner of San Francisco Consult,the GM at The Ritz Carlton Toronto, the GM at Omni King Edward Hotel, the President & CEO of Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Managing Director at HLT Advisory, the Director of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University, the head of the pediatric spine surgery department at SickKids ,Associate Professor at the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto and the President of the Canadian Paediatric Spine Society, the Regional Director Estate and Financial Planning at Sun Life Financial, the Canada Head of Industry - Financial Services at Google Canada, the Partner at Real Ventures, the Chief Data Scientist at SalesChoice, Senior Advisor, Advanced Technologies (AI/Quantum) at Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, the CEO at Siradel, the Director at Strategy& (part of PwC network), the VP Digital Channel at TD Bank, the VP Enterprise Strategy at Scotiabank, the ex-VP Digital Channel at BMO , the CEO of Curexe, the CEO of Wintam Place Consulting, the Chief Revenue Officer at CTO Boost, the P3 projects Director at Colas Canada, the Former President & CEO at CRH Canada Group, the Toronto Project Engineering Manager at Alstom Transport, the Former Co-Deputy City Manager in charge of Urban Quality and Development, City of Lille, Loblaw Senior Director, Office of the President, the founding partnerat Commute Cycle
the co-founder at Communihelp, the co-founder at Dateva Inc, the CEO of Interactive Ontario, the Assistant Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship at Glendon, the Co-Chair at NEXT Canada and Partner, McKinsey & Company
the Director, Alternate Solutions Group, at CIBC Capital Markets , the Director, Industrial Products at PwC Canada ,the Co-founder & CEO at Bridgr , the Co-Founder & CEO at Mosaic Manufacturing ,the Founder & CEO at Vention , the VP of Mitsubishi Electric, the Director Digital Enterprise at Siemens, the President and co-founder of SlimCut Media, the GM of Instacart Canada, the Executive Director of KBF Canada and the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium and Partner at Aird & berlis, the SVP and Chief Human resources Officer at Apotex, the Ambassador of France in Canada
, the CEO and Co-founder of Transpod Hyperloop, Microsoft CMO, Apotex SVP ,Golden Ventures Principal, Needslist CEO and Founder, Retainify Founder and CEO, ShuffleSpace Founder and CEO, the Director Transportation at Plan Group, the Vice President Planning at Metrolinx, the CEO Transdev Canada, the Co-founder and CTO at Transpod, a Toronto Star investigative Reporter, the Managing Partner Toronto at Mazars, a Brand Director at Corby Pernod Ricard, the Senior Vice-President at Ipsos, the Director, Sustainability, Impact & Engagement Practice at CANDEREL GROUP, the President and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada Inc., the President of Kensington Tours, the GM of Mars Wrigley Canada, the President and Founder of Orchango, the Associate Partner and Leader of Canadian Tax at Mazars, the National Director, Talent, Culture and Marketing at Mazars, the Leader of Due Diligence Services, the Scientific & Corporate Affairs Director at Royal Canin Canada, the Product Manager Insulation at Saint-Gobain CertainTeed, the Risk & Commercial Contract Manager, North America for SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions,
( Click on the blue link of your choice below )
Insights on Ontario / France unique relations
Royal Canin caring for pets throughout Covid-19
Mazars : exiting the crisis successfully
2019 Entrepreneur Challenge
Porsche Cars Canada
Corby Pernod Ricard
Mazars : Fraud Risk Management
Panel - A vision of the future of Public Transportation in GTA
2018 Entrepreneur Challenge
Ambassador of France in Canada
Apotex Inc : driving employee engagement during turbulent times
KBF Canada : Major Trends in Philanthropy
Instacart : The Gig Economy and The Future of Retail in Canada
The Digital Advertising Landscape
The Future of Manufacturing panel
Entrepreneur Pitch 2017
Microsoft Technical Center Visit
"Disruption in Aisle 4? What’s in store for stores..." with Andrew Graham, Loblaw Senior Director, Office of the President
Transport / Infrastructure panel
The Canadian Artificial Intelligence Revolution Panel
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Innovating in spine surgery and biomechanics
A Manager's guide to Social Media
2016 Annual Entrepreneur Pitch Event
Events Coca Cola, Boston Consulting Group, Airbus Helicopters, Rogers Communications, CIC , PwC, MCBS, SEB, SCOR
Event Coliseum ( our take on Dragons Den - entrepreneurs pitching in front of experts )
Event Negociating for Pandas
Event Consulate General sept 2015
Event Glendon College
Executive HR Round Table
Event Rosetta Stone
Round Table Brands
Event Sunwing Travel
Event Vector Aerospace (EADS)
Event KFC / Taco Bell Canada
Event CANEC International
Event Boris Cyrulnik
Event Senior Executive Career Management with Martin Buckland
Event Pan Am Games
Event Theatre Francais de Toronto
Event Mines Telecom
Event EDF North America
Event Areva Canada
Event MCB Solutions
Event at the Toronto Trading Floor of National Bank of Canada
Event with Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN
Event with ACS and Speednetworking
Event with Paul Kahn , President and CEO of Thales Canada
Press Coverage Ambassador of France in Canada visiting AAGEF Ontario