Event Details

Thursday June 20 2024 | 583 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK

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June 20
583 Park Avenue, New York
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Awards Ceremony and Dinner Banquet

10:30pm onwards

Post-Party Celebration

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Amanda Lang

Acclaimed Business Journalist | Host, Taking Stock

u003cpu003eu003cbr /u003eAn award-winning business journalist, Amanda Lang has covered North America’s top business stories for 25 years. Today, she is the host of Taking Stock, a weekly national television news program airing across multiple Bell Media networks, including BNN Bloomberg, CP24, and CTV News Channel, and available as a weekly podcast on iHeart. Known for her no-holds-barred approach to the people, companies, and stories making the news, Lang is available for keynote speeches or as an interviewer/moderator.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003ePrior to Taking Stock, Lang was host of Bloomberg Markets, a global program airing in Canada on BNN Bloomberg and on the Bloomberg Television network globally. Lang has also worked as CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, and as host of The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program that aired on CBC News Network. For five years before that, Lang hosted The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, with Kevin O’Leary. The pair also co-hosted SqueezePlay on BNN for six years.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eLang studied architecture at the University of Manitoba, before becoming a journalist. Her first job in journalism was with the Globe and Mail and then she joined the Financial Post becoming their New York correspondent. In New York, she made the leap to television, joining the team that launched BNN before working as a reporter and anchor at CNN.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eLang is a senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is also chair of the board of directors of Covenant House Toronto, the largest agency in Canada serving homeless and at-risk youth. She is also the bestselling author of two books. The Power of Why explores the connection between curiosity and success, and The Beauty of Discomfort examines how difficult change can be and outlines strategies for how to achieve it.u003c/pu003e

Keynote – Future of ESGs: Innovation in Sustainability to Keynote – Future Trends and Innovations

Nicole Verkindt

Tech Entrepreneur | Angel Investor

u003cpu003eNamed “Canada’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” by Startup Canada, Nicole Verkindt is a serial entrepreneur. She founded OMX, an online supply chain data analytics business. The platform manages supplier data with a focus on ESG metrics and is now a part of Morningstar. Today, she is the CEO of Buggy, a rapid delivery business, and is an active angel investor involved in dozens of Canada’s early-stage tech businesses. Nicole is a frequent technology commentator and columnist. She was an investor on Gimlet Media’s The Pitch and a “Dragon” on CBC’s Next Gen Den, which focused on early-stage technology. Nicole has board experience on the Canadian Commercial Corporation, Business Council of Canada (BCC) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. She was named one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40”. u003c/pu003e


Ascension Groove


u003cpu003eAscension Groove Band delivers high energy, show stopping live musical entertainment for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, galas, private and corporate events. Simply put they ROCK THE HOUSE! Founded and led by Joe Palawan, they are comprised of some of the best singers and talent in the Toronto music industry and regarded as one of the city’s premiere wedding and corporate bands. They have performed on Broadway and have had club and chart success Europe, Asia and the Middle East, to the luxury cruise lines of the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Alaska Panhandle. u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eKnown for the authentic sounds of Motown, Ru0026amp;B, Soul Funk, Jazz and Rock, they are also on the pulse of what’s new and current in today’s market. Ascension Groove Band also performs in Italian and Spanish. They strive to create an immersed experience for clients that are of the highest caliber. Whether you want a soloist or an 11 piece superband fronted by 3 stellar vocalists and a “killer” horn section for your wedding or event, Ascension Groove Band not only provides great music but will cater to your specific needs and create a customized package for you which includes a photographer/videographer at a preferred rate, professional sound, lighting and DJ services so you don’t have to hire another music provider. We can make a playlist of the songs that you want to hear between breaks.u003c/pu003e