Special Events





Conference brochure is available for download here

June 21, 2017 | Pre-Conference Events

11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

ICD.D Luncheon, sponsored by KPMG

Network with fellow ICD.D designation holders and reconnect with your DEP colleagues at a special pre-conference luncheon, exclusively for ICD.Ds. (Advance registration required)

Location: One King West Hotel, Toronto                                                                                       Register Now

5:00 - 8 p.m.

Welcome Cocktail Reception, sponsored by 30% Club Canada, CIBC and Deloitte

Conference delegates are invited to join us for an evening of networking at the Welcome Cocktail Reception (included with Conference registration).
Location: Deloitte Tower, Toronto
Please note that if you have already registered for the conference, your badge and delegate package will be available at both the Welcome Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, June 21 as well as at the Conference registration desk on June 22nd. 
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June 22, 2017 | National Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala 

Sheraton Centre, Grand Ballroom, Toronto

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

by Rahul K. Bhardwaj

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Governance in a Time of Populism

This session will examine the economic and political relationship between the United States and Canada and how an evolving political dynamic will impact decision making for Canada’s boards and business leaders.

Speakers: Ambassador David Jacobson and Hon. Peter MacKay

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

150 Years of Good Governance: Canadian Success in the Dawn of our Sesquicentennial

Chairs from iconic Canadian organizations will discuss how good governance has contributed to their organizational longevity and what governance innovation must look like now and during the next 150 years to ensure continued success.
Moderator: Andrew Willis        Panelists: Kate Stevenson, Sian Matthews and Robert Pace

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote Address: Global Shifts in Economics, Geopolitics and Business

by Dr. Dambisa Moyo

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Sustainability as a Vehicle for Financial Performance

Oversight of climate risk is directly linked to the economic performance and global competitiveness of Canadian organizations. Understand the role board leaders must play to align their companies' activities with sustainable, long term outcomes.
Moderator: Dianne Saxe         Panelists: Bruce Lourie and Isabelle Marcoux

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Thriving in Disruption: A Revolution in Canadian Business Innovation

'Disrupted' and 'disruptive' companies will discuss the unconventional thinking that is driving innovation, technology and the trends affecting business norms. What is disrupting the 'disruptors'? What other issues should directors consider to achieve business success in the midst of disruption?
Moderator: Estelle Métayer      Panelists: Samuel L. Duboc, Paul Smyke and Barbara Stymiest 

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Live Audience Polling

5:30 - 9 p.m.

20th Annual Fellowship Awards Gala

Celebrate Excellence in directorship as we honour the 2017 ICD Fellows:
Nicolle Forget, Robert L. Phillips and Kathleen Taylor.

Fellowship Awards Keynote Address
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Governor General of Canada