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What is Building Bridges?

This event will be the first of its kind, offering a cross-cultural management case study competition to 75 hand-picked Canadian post-secondary students. The competition will offer mentorship to these students throughout the day long competition, followed by their presentations to 160 delegates and 4 judges. Delegates will include business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, and thought leaders from throughout Canada.

The event will focus on the topic of scale and look to the Asian market as an example of serving 4.5 billion people. Attending students will get a chance to work on current problems faced by companies in Asia, and the winning teams will have their proposals sent directly to the companies in question. Students may very well get a chance to see their solutions being implemented in Asia!

Notable Guests

Sheldon Levy

CEO
Next Canada

Charles Chang

President and Founder
Lyra Growth

Kenny Lam

Group President
Noah Holdings

Shelley Zhuang

Founder and Managing Partner
11.2 Capital

Gerri Sinclair

Managing Partner
Kensington

Stewart Beck

President and CEO
Asia Pacific Foundation

Diana & William Yu

Founders
Cansbridge Fellowship

Paul Lee

Founder and Managing Partner
VanEdge Capital

Schedule

  • Registration

    • Time: 5:30 - 5:45 pm
  • Opening Remarks

    • Time: 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Keynotes

    • Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
  • Fireside Chat

    • Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Closing Remarks

    • Time: 7:00 pm - 7:10 pm
  • Networking Reception

    • Time: 7:10 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Registration

    • Time: 9:00 - 9:30 am
  • Opening Remarks

    • Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am
  • Work Session 1

    • Time: 10:00 - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch

    • Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
  • Work Session 2

    • Time: 1:30 - 4:00 pm
  • Case Competition Presentations

    • Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Workshop

    • Time: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
  • Award Presentation

    • Time: 6:15 - 6:45 pm
  • QA Panel

    • Time: 6:45 - 7:15 pm
  • Closing Remarks

    • Time: 7:15 - 7:30 pm
  • Networking Reception

    • Time: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Tea Break

    • Time: 11:15 am - 11:30 am
  • Program ending speech

    • Time: 01:25 pm - 02:00 pm

12-13 Oct 2018

SFU Segal Building

500 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6, Canada

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