Vancouver & Toronto 2014 Conferences!

The Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference in Vancouver from Oct 16-7, 2014 had a combined daytime and evening attendance of nearly 400.  The conference drew attendees from across Canada, the US and internationally. The daytime roster offered extensive food for thought with speakers from Singapore, Australia, Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere.The evening featured the presentation of the Entrepreneurial Leaders Award to Edward Ong of Singapore.  Edward has had much business success, while at the same time prioritizing his faith in all he does and making a clear stand in various Asian countries, often where Christianity is not widely practiced.  The keynote for the evening gala was Bill Pollard.  Rick Goossen did a Q & A with participation by the audience.  Bill Pollard gave thoughtful responses, but perhaps most compelling was the way in which his character and authenticity shone through his answers.  Everyone seemed to recognize that Bill Pollard was a man of humility, high integrity and generousity.  The Q & A session ended with a spontaneous standing ovation, which was a fitting response to both Bill's remarks and the entire conference. 


The Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference at the Toronto Congress Centre on Thursday, October 23rd featured a world-class roster of live speakers from throughout Canada, the US and the UK.  The success of the event was the result of collaboration among ELO Advisors, sponsors, exhibitors, supporting organizations and volunteers--and the support of attendees.  Here's some of the feedback from this year's event:

“This is the only conference around that caters to Christians in the business world, helping them to exercise their God given gifts and to know that they are really worshipping and glorifying God Monday to Saturday, in their marketplace mission field.  It’s an excellent opportunity to learn, share and network.”– Mike Reinders, President, Maple Reinders Constructors, Mississauga, ON

“Awesome event with an amazing amount of quality workplace entrepreneurs who are impacting our world in and through the workplace. There was something for everyone and a clear challenge to us all to make a purposeful contribution to what God is already doing in our World and not to think small. Next year it is a must attend for all.” - Ian McSporran, The McSporran Team - Keller Williams Edge Realty, Brokerage, Burlington

“This was an outstanding conference!  The highlight for me was the humility and transparency of an outstanding panel of speakers.  There were excellent takeaways from each one.  I thought that every detail was well done!”  David Marshall, CEO, Marshall Zehr, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

“The ELO conferences have preeminent speakers addressing Christian business and philanthropy.  Attendees want value for their time and money, and these conferences provide the most value.  If you can only attend one conference per year, this is the conference you should attend.” – Gary Hoftyzer, Lawyer, Langlois, Konrad Inkster LLP, Mississauga, ON

“Wow, what an're doing in bringing together a dynamic group of speakers and Christian Entrepreneurial thinkers is highly refreshing and encouraging.  Great real life stories and impactful            experiences being shared.  Our group spanned 3 generations, a real buzz of conversation on the ride home. Congratulations, excited about next year.” - Cal Bosveld, Founder/President, ServeMedia, Hamilton, ON