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7th Annual Fall Conference: Leadership without Ceilings
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When: September 10, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Toronto M5J 1E3

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Ascend Canada invites you

7th Annual Fall Conference: Leadership without Ceilings

Dear Members,

On behalf of Ascend Canada, I would like to invite you to our 7th Annual Fall Conference. Our theme for 2018, Leadership without Ceilings, seeks to further establish Ascend as a resource that not only develops but also enables our Pan-Asian leaders. 

The 2018 Fall Conference aims to break through the proverbial ceiling by utilizing our global perspectives and experiences to enrich our communities and organizations. The programming during the conference will feature interactive and engaging workshops on these topics.

This year's conference is a full day event and will feature Jad Shimaly, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EY Canada, as well as Patrick Chan, Three-time World Champion figure skater.

I hope that you will be able to join us for the event and networking session after. Space is limited so book early!



Kelvin Tran

 President and Chairman of the Board, Ascend Canada

Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor, TD Bank Group


Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3


Date and Time
Monday, September 10, 2018
Full Day: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Evening: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Spotlight Speaker - Daytime Event
Patrick Chan - Three-time World Champion, ten-time Canadian Champion, Olympic gold and two-time silver medalist, RBC Olympian


Fireside Chat - Evening Event

Jad Shimaly -  Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, EY Canada
Angie Seth -  News Anchor/Reporter, CTV News Channel


Featured Workshops

  • Take Charge of Your Career
    Presented by: Catalyst
    Facilitated by: Vandana Juneja, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement - Canada & Asia Pacific
  • Insider Tips to Networking in Today's Digital World
    Presented by: Microsoft & LinkedIn
    Facilitated by: Roisin Bonner, Social Media lead, Microsoft
    Dukwon Lee, Enterprise Relationship Manager, LinkedIn
  • Power of Words - Converse & Negotiate
    Presented by: Toastmasters
    Facilitated by: Act1 Toastmasters Chapter
    Nicole Lee, Manager, Personal and Canadian Banking Finance, RBC
    Azam Husain, Senior Business Analyst, TD
  • Unlocking the Human Potential
    Presented by: PwC
    Facilitated by: Joanna Yu, Senior Manager, Leadership Strategy, Talent & Development, PwC
  • Decrypting the Potential of Blockchain
    Presented by: MMH Blockchain Group & TransformationWorx
    Facilitated by: Dominique Villanueva, Director Business Development, MMH Blockchain Group
    Kiran Vaidya, Blockchain Transformation Strategy Consultant, TransformationWorx & Product Manager, U.CASH
    Emma Todd, Founder & CEO MMH Blockchain Group

Ticket Costs
Full Day Ticket*: $225
Evening Ticket: $135

*Please note that the Full Day Ticket includes admission to both the morning and evening conference segments.


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about Ascend

Ascend Canada was founded in 2012 to enhance the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders. Today, with the support of our more than 3,000 members and numerous corporate partners, our objectives are to develop the full potential of our members by leveraging our networks and providing programs and events that inspire, as well as educate. 

Vision: To have a diverse and inclusive Canada where pan-Asian talent can achieve its full potential.

Mission: Partner and progress with Canadian Organizations to develop and advance pan-Asian talent.

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