Business

Bissett Networking Day: Conference Program

Conference Program

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Workshop and Presentation Information

ED 2102 TransAlta Pavilion
8 - 10 a.m
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This is an opportunity for professionals in the supply chain field to interact with students in the Supply Chain Management stream, as well as other programs within the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. The purpose of this event is to facilitate relationship development between Mount Royal University and industry as well as to increase awareness of the Supply Chain program in the community.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1040/1050
8 - 10 a.m.


Light continental breakfast.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1040
8:30 - 9:50 a.m


The Marketing Society is hosting a Networking Breakfast from 8:30 - 9:50 a.m. in Ross Glen Hall (EC 1040). Marketing professionals from various industries and companies will be in attendance, along with professionals from Calgary's best and brightest marketing agencies. Meet your future employer or mentor, and make lasting connections over a roundtable continental breakfast.

The breakfast will be on a first come, first served basis to students who have registered for BND; please arrive early to guarantee a spot and come dressed to impress.

Ross Glen Hall
EC 1050
8:30 - 9:50 a.m


We invite you to join current business students and finance alumni at the Finance Careers event to be held from 8:30 - 9:50 a.m. Join us for a panel discussion on career perspectives with senior industry professionals from diverse finance backgrounds.  This will be immediately followed by round table networking with our alumni and the senior industry professionals. We hope that the dynamic career paths of our MRU finance alumni and senior industry partners will inspire current and potential finance students to consider a career in this diverse industry. Students will also have an opportunity to meet their peers and get to know the MRU finance student community.

Ross Glen Hall
EC 1040
10 - 11:20 a.m

Come explore how general management professionals develop their careers. The event will include an environmental sustainability interaction.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1050
10 - 11:20 a.m

Find out what it’s really like to work as a professional accountant at Bissett Networking Day in the CPA Panel breakout room. Professionals from both industry and public practice will join us for an insightful panel discussion. Ask them questions. Hear their stories
Bella Concert Hall
ED 1200


Laval St. Germain
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Ken King
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Additional information on keynote speakers.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1040/1050
12 - 1 p.m.

Sandwiches and refreshments.
Bella Concert Hall
ED 1200
1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Come learn the trajectory of six inspiring Bissett Alumni.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1040
1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Social Innovation and the Bissett School of Business welcome Hannah Cree (ATB), Sara Bateman (Suncor Energy Foundation), Mike Byerley (Next Up), and Jonathan Vale (YYC Civic Innovation Lab) for the Social Innovation Round Table.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1050
1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Come explore International Business careers, learning from experts in the field.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1040
3 - 4:20 p.m.

Where are all the jobs?

What are the trends in the job market in the near future for Calgary?
Jeanette Sutherland
Business Development Manager, Workforce & Productivity
Jeanette Sutherland is the Manager of Workforce and Productivity at Calgary Economic Development, where she is responsible for the strategic planning of workforce development strategies designed to maximize economic development and workforce investment in the communities.

How are new jobs being created, old jobs being reinvented by alternative work arrangements, facilitated by technology?
Robyn Bews
Executive Director of WORKshift
Robyn Bews is the Executive Director WORKshift Canada. She is the creator, curator and chief strategist of WORKshift, a national organization dedicated to transforming workplaces in Canada. WORKshift is a social enterprise dedicated workplace transformation. WORKshift and its team of Founders and partners is dedicated to promoting, educating and accelerating the adoption of flexible work programs that allow companies across Canada to finally accept and embrace our changed world.
Ross Glen Hall
EC 1050
3 - 4:20 p.m.

Stop by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship session to learn about the department, Enactus, one of our new projects, and to hear from some of Mount Royal's best current and alumni entrepreneurs. This session filled up quickly last year, so get there early!

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