The ELO Forum in Toronto is coming in a matter of days, on November 30th! We are building on the momentum of the ELO Forum in Vancouver on November 15th and the ELO Forum in Winnipeg on November 1st, both of which were great comeback events! We have an outstanding list of speakers and topics. Our Forums are well-known for, not only live and in-person speakers, but also extensive audience interaction with speakers and other attendees.
The ELO Forum Toronto, dating back to 2012, is the most important event of the year for Christian business leaders. The ELO Forum Toronto has been called the premier event for many years and is a must-attend occasion for those who want to be part of the community of leaders.
We are covering a range of topics at this year’s Forum. Our keynote speaker is Promod Haque, Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners, Palo Alto, CA. He will address the topic “My Faith and Business Journey: Lessons from Silicon Valley.” He is a legendary investor who will share his personal and professional lessons.
Peter Hall, Chief Economist, econosphere inc., Ottawa, ON, has been a popular presenter at ELO Forums across Canada. He will address the topic: "Strength in Weakness: The Near-Term Global Economic Outlook." Is inflation out of control? How high will interest rates go? Is the housing market going to crash? Is a recession imminent? If so, will it be mild, medium, or hot? How do I find workers in this tight labour market?
Chris Spanjaard, Senior Vice President & COO, Purolator's Operations, Mississauga, ON, helps set the culture and direction of a large organization that has over 13,000 employees and $2.2 billion in revenue. He will discuss, “Purolator's Big Moves: Planning & Investing Today for Tomorrow's Reality.”
Don Campion, Co-Founder and President, Banyan Air Service, Fort Lauderdale, FL, will talk about, "Success is Great but Significance is Lasting.” Don's upbringing was in the bush in Nigeria as a missionary kid. He founded Banyan Air Service at the age of 25. He will discuss the principles and values that enabled the business to become known as one of the top five corporate aviation support companies in the USA.
Doug Nix, Chairman of Stillwater Capital Corporation, Toronto, ON, is a leading expert in M&A transactions across North America. He will talk about “Key Ways to Build Value in Your Business.”
Georgette Zinaty, Executive Vice President at Corporate Class Inc., Toronto, ON, will address the topic of “Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion: Reflections on Building Your Team & Culture.” She will share important insights on building a better team.
The ELO Forums succeed as an outgrowth of community effort and support—and that is reflected in our sponsors. We are pleased to highlight our important sponsors. The Forum does not happen without them.
Silver sponsors include the following. Opportunity International empowers families to leave poverty behind for good by providing financial products, services, and training along their paths toward new lives filled with strength, hope, resilience, and the power to achieve their dreams. Redeemer University, where education is about understanding a complex global world, thinking critically from a kingdom perspective, and following Christ’s call to transform culture and communities. Stillwater Capital, the leader in mid-market acquisitions, divestitures, and advisory services brings together extensive experience, strategic thinking, and world-class execution to guide clients through every challenge and through to a successful close.
We have a number of Bronze Sponsors. Frontier is a Canadian fundraising agency that works efficiently and effectively to help charities grow. Food for the Hungry, a Christian international relief, development, and advocacy organization with operations in more than 20 countries. Rivercity AV, based in Winnipeg, MB, with years of experience installing a wide range of home theatre systems and various home theatre setups. George Street Law, an entrepreneurial law firm in Hamilton, ON, led by the ebullient and irrepressible Gary Hoftyzer, provides personalized solutions to all of a client's legal needs. Royal LePage RCR, the leading provider of Newmarket & Cottage Country, ON, real estate with 18 locations to serve clients better.
Further Bronze Sponsors include Alpha Marketing, which offers services that guide clients from the beginning to the end of their marketing campaign. Edu Deo exists to advance Christ-centred education for children in the majority world. Cooke Aquaculture, headquartered in Black Harbour, NS, is a family-owned and managed company that has operated a sustainable aquaculture business around the world for over 35 years. Christian School Foundation connects donors with a vision to a cause that matters.
We also have “Supporting Organizations” that help ELO to gain more support from different networks of businesses. This year, that includes FaithTech which exists to help people in the tech ecosystem find community and steward their skills to glorify God.
Lastly, we have our Table Sponsors. The list, which keeps growing, includes the following: Hank Vander Laan, Hava Holdings, London; Don Simmonds, Chairman & CEO, The Blyth Group, Uxbridge; Ralph and Arielle DeBoer, Rosa Flora; Dunnville; Glenn Hofland, John G. Hofland Ltd., Mississauga; and Tyndale University, Toronto.
This year's ELO Forum will be held at The Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 6257 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON. See you there!