Icons & Influencer Keynotes

During these high impact keynotes, you will learn from award-winning industry leaders giving you real-world insights and actionable tools you use to skyrocket your event creative AND your business success. The Keynotes take place over the course of the day. Sessions range in duration and all take place in the BMO Atrium. There will be plenty of long breaks to allow for time to visit the CSE Live Trade Show. The sessions in the morning run with no breaks.

8:30 a.m.

Event Industry Influencers Alex Bickers, President, Reveal Events Group, Vancouver, BC & Robert Porter – Owner / Creative Director – Elizabeth Stanley Event Design, Vancouver, BC.
Presenting From the Ground Up – No Client No Problem – Creating a Legacy Event From Nothing!

9:05 a.m.

Food & Entertaining Influencer Shannon Boudreau, Director of Sales, Lazy Gourmet Catering & Celebrity Food Trendist, Vancouver, BC
Presenting The Marriage of Food & Design – TOP Trends in Catering & Design

9:40 a.m.

Brand Influencer Lara McCulloch, Award-Winning Marketing Consultant, Brand Strategist, Social Media Pioneer and Global Keynote Speaker, Toronto, ON
Presenting Microniching

10:10 a.m.

Tech Influencer Rahul Goel, Aerospace Engineer & Head of Technology & Innovation for PheedLoop Inc., Toronto, ON
Presenting How Automation, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Decentralization of Work Will Change Events Forever

10:40 a.m. 

Industry ICON, Janice Cardinale, CEO The Idea Hunter, Toronto, ON
Presenting Entertain the F*#& Out of Them!

11:15 a.m.

Tech Influencer, Yoseph Elkaim, Serial Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author & Cyber Crimes Expert @the Pentagon, Philidelphia, Pensylvania
Presenting Cyber Security and It’s Immediate Threat To The Global Event Industry.

11:40 a.m.

Event Industry Icon Andrea Michaels, President of Extraordinary Events, Los Angeles California
Presenting Global Event Trends

2:00 p.m. 

Social Media, Brand Influencer & Champion of Women in Business, Emily Lyons, CEO, Femme Fatale Media, Founder True Glue, Lyons Elite, + JWLS, Toronto, ON

2:30 p.m 


3:00 p.m.

Critical Conversation on Human Trafficking & Events -What EVERY Planner Needs to Know Now
(Panelists coming soon)

Learn From The Experts, Be Inspired By New Ideas & Meet The Right Professionals To Empower Your Next Event