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FEBRUARY 28TH - MARCH 2ND

Celebrating 15 years of excellence


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WELCOME TO APEX 2013


OPENING REMARKS

Dear APEX 2013 Delegate, I hope you are as excited as I am for the 15th Throughout the past decade and a half, I have undergraduate students in 1998 to a premier G&K Services Canada Inc. is proud to be the

annual Achieving Professional Excellence Conference. seen the conference grow from the vision of a few business conference in Canada. As in years past, platinum sponsor of what truly is your conference.

Initially we joined because it was the right thing to do. Giving back to the community and working with a great group of students. Over the years however, APEX has grown into a major branding and recruitment tool for G&K and the connections we have developed have been extremely beneficial. Our relationship with APEX has proven that the power of networking, personal branding, and soft-skills is immeasurable in the workplace and in life. G&K Services and APEX is hopeful that over the next three days you will be able to build your network, develop your brand and take one nugget that will make you a better student, employee and person. Expect to be challenged and be stretched outside your comfort zone, but also get ready to be inspired. I hope you leave prepared to achieve the goals you have set out for your career. In essence, the spirit behind the ‘APEX’ ideology, and this years theme of ‘Ambition to Accomplishment’ is to dig deep and build on the roots and tools you already have so you can win, in whatever career or field you choose. Welcome to the 2013 APEX Conference. Deen Maharaj, Director of Human Resources, G&K Services Canada Inc. #APEX2013 | PAGE 4

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An Opening Toast To The 2013 APEX Conference

enjoy [yellow tail] Wines responsibly


[YELLOW TAIL] OPENING WINE AND CHEESE

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Katie Rogers, CMA Principal Licious Living

I PUT A HEALTHY DOSE OF STRATEGY INTO EVERY BITE. In a few short years, Katie Rogers, CMA, has helped grow Licious Living® from a small business run out of an apartment to a major supplier of delicious and healthy fast food. Always the entreprenurial spirit, Katie was attracted to the idea of growing a small start-up into a big sucess and uses her CMA designation to help ensure the company’s future, like their food, is a tasty proposition. To learn more about becoming a CMA visit becomeacma.com.

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CMA ICE BREAKER

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G&K SERVICES OPENING DINNER

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Colour Outside The Lines Because Freedom Tastes Fun

G&K Services enhances your company’s image and safety by consistently providing superior customer service and high quality work apparel and facility products and services. Our commitment to Service Excellence allows you to focus on what you do best while we focus on what we do best. enjoy [yellow tail] Wines responsibly

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OPENING KEYNOTE

OPENING KEYNOTE

Mike Durland

Co-CEO, Scotiabank Capital Markets As Group Head and Co-CEO of Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets division, Mike Durland is undeniably accomplished. With a Ph.D. in Finance from Queen’s University, he shares primary responsibility for the overall management of Scotiabank’s wholesale banking operations worldwide, with overall responsibility for Scotiabank’s capital markets operations on a global basis. After joining Scotia Capital in 1993, he has held previous positions as Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets and Head of Capital Markets Group. In these roles, he was responsible for leading an integrated derivatives and fixed income products team, including debt-raising and risk management products and activities. Mike has also held various management positions at Scotiabank, including Managing Director of Derivative Products. Mike’s remarkable accomplishments are a direct result of his truly ambitious nature, and we are honoured to have him speak at this year’s APEX conference!

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Director – Global Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions RBC Capital Markets

Didar Parhar, CA, CFA

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OPENING KEYNOTE

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Janet Graham

MBA/CA, Babes on Bay Street Janet Graham has spent her entire career on Bay Street. She began at CIBC where she rose from the position of Associate to Vice President, one of the first ten women at CIBC to attain this status. She spent the last three years of her time at CIBC working at Wood Gundy, where she worked in Investment Banking. When she left Wood Gundy in 1996, she built an advisory services/consulting business focused on real estate finance and worked with many major public and private corporations. Today, Janet is a Corporate Director and the proud founder of babesonbaystreet.com. Janet is an MBA/CA. When Janet left Wood Gundy, her life changed dramatically. She bought a house and renovated it, became a dog owner, got married for the first time and became a mom to four beautiful children, joined several boards and agreed to chair several of their audit committees and a special committee. And it took her all of these years to do what a friend finally challenged her to do, begin to tell the stories of the “Babes on Bay Street” . Janet’s accomplishments are truly noteworthy and we are eager to have her share her insights with us at this year’s conference! w ww.pos tne t. c a /o n 1 1 3 | w w w .x e ro x .c a

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KEYNOTE

KEYNOTE

Alfredo Tan

Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions Alfredo Tan is Group Director of Marketing Solutions at Facebook, where he leads a team responsible for strategic marketing relationships with agencies and Fortune 500 companies across Canada. Prior to Facebook, Alfredo was responsible for a broad portfolio as a Senior Director at Yahoo! in charge of leading the Mobile, Business Development and Search Marketing teams. He also managed the Rogers Yahoo! Partnership across media, internet, and wireless. Alfredo has also worked as Strategic Alliances Director at Sympatico MSN and was responsible for media sales, business development and strategic partnerships. Before entering the exciting world of digital media and the Internet, he worked in enterprise marketing and strategy at Bell Canada where he played a key role in developing and negotiating the Strategic Alliance between Cisco Systems and Bell Canada. He started his career in high tech as a Systems Engineer at Bell Nexxia, consulting for some of Canada’s largest financial institutions.

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NETWORKING LUNCH

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WORKSHOPS: SESSION A

Resume and Mock Interview

Laura Gilchrist and Recruiting Team

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Classroom to Boardroom Jenna Peart, HR Director

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WORKSHOPS: SESSION A

Personal Branding in the Workplace Ayten Archer, Director of Inroads Canada

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Consultant FTI Consulting

Ellen Dong, CA

Managing Director FTI Consulting

Neal Mizrahi, CA•CBV

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Director FTI Consulting

Devi Rajani Villegas, CA

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INDUSTRY PANELS

Marketing | Finance | Accounting

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SOCIAL DINNER

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FRIDAY NETWORKING SOCIAL

REPRESENTATIVES FROM:

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KEYNOTE

KEYNOTE

Therese Brisson Olympic Gold Medalist

As a two-time Olympian helping Canada bring home a gold and silver medal in women’s hockey, it is clear that Therese Brisson is one of the nation’s greatest female hockey players. If that’s not enough, the Six World Championships she led Canada’s national women’s hockey team for three seasons in winning should be. In addition to her career as an athlete however, she has played many different roles as a crucial member of the Canadian Olympic Committee where she is on the Board of Directors. Therese completed her M.Sc and Ph.D prior to her rise as an Olympic athlete. She was trained as a scientist, however then decided to enter the field of academia as a professor and researcher of Kinesiology. It was in 2004 she completed her Schulich MBA and became a Marketing Manager with Procter & Gamble where she manages a 500 million dollar business. It is clear that Therese Brisson has embodied our theme of Ambition to Accomplishment throughout her entire career.

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KEYNOTE

KEYNOTE

Derek Kent

CMO at Canadian Olympic Committee Derek Kent is the Executive Director of corporate and brand communications for the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). In his role, Kent provides the overall direction, management and a strategic view for all COC communication activities, both internally and externally. He is a key corporate spokesperson and is responsible for managing the company brand’s message. Kent began his career as a political advisor to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General and served as the Press Secretary to the Minister of Health in Ottawa. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of Corporate Communications at Nike Canada where he led all of its communications strategies, including the highly successful RUNTO 10K race and was part of the team named Marketing Magazine’s Marketer of the Year. Then, as the US Media Relations Director of NIKE, Inc., he acted as its lead US spokesperson, leading the New York media relations office, and was a member of the company’s global communications leadership team. Kent is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where he played for the rugby team. He has completed two Toronto marathons, and plays hockey and golf. He is a perfect example of how passion and ambition can fuel a career, and enable a person to achieve professional excellence. #APEX2013 | PAGE 32

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WORKSHOPS: SESSIONS B & C

Launching Your Own Start-Up

Jonny Comparelli, CEO & Co-Founder

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The Science of Success

Christina Pochmursky, Host/Writer/Director

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WORKSHOPS: SESSIONS B & C

Branding Your True Self

Janine Keogh, VP Marketing

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The Power of Linkedin

Graham Sogawa, Manager Member Network

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Mastering The Online Space

Melissa Larson and Victoria Barreda

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WORKSHOPS: SESSIONS B & C

Adding Value to Your Organization

Deen Maharaj, Director of Human Resources

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Follow Your Passions: Entrepreneur 101 Zane Caplansky, Dragon’s Den Contestant

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CAREER FAIR

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CAREER FAIR

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KEYNOTE

KEYNOTE

Tuan Nguyen Top 40 Under 40

Tuan Nguyen is a symbol of success to which we all can relate. Emigrating to Canada with very little, Tuan’s success story proves that where ambition is born alongside with a touch of courage, accomplishments begin to surface. An entrepreneur and a philanthropist, Tuan Nguyen is currently the Executive Director of the Seekers Centre for Integrative Medicine and the CEO of Health Genie Group. His previous ventures include multi-million dollar companies in the internet portal and business consulting spaces. His philosophy is that you can always incorporate the community in what you do. It’s this philosophy that’s the driving force behind his volunteer efforts, resulting in the millions of charitable dollars he raised before turning 30. And with this passion, he was able to develop a highly supportive, sympathetic, community-based network that span the globe. This is his foundation to his success – a humble community approach to not just business – but to life. He has received many awards including Top Forty Under 40, United Way’s Community Builder Award, he was inducted into the Order of the Good Bear at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and his name is engraved on the Wall of Inspiration at Ottawa City Hall. Tuan Nguyen’s ability to harness his ambition and propel himself to such remarkable accomplishment is truly inspiring and we cannot wait to hear from him at this year’s APEX 2013 conference! #APEX2013 | PAGE 42

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OUR SPONSORS: PLATINUM AND GOLD

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OUR SPONSORS: SILVER AND SPECIAL BRONZE

Silver

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OUR SPONSORS: BRONZE AND INTRODUCTORY

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OUR SPONSORS: Contributing

CONTRIBUTING AND CAREER FAIR

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Abhinav Sawhney

Bita Ghiasi Co-Chair

VP Finance & Logistics

Meraj Khan

Baljot Saral VP IT & Digital Marketing

Danielle Pietrobon VP Conference Development

Co-Chair

VP Corporate Relations

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Natalie Moretti

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Sabrina Kareer VP Marketing

Fairuz Hoque External Marketing Director

Kathleen Chan Internal Marketing Director

Ramsha Sahibzada

Ankit Mehra Intra Logistics Director

Senior CR Associate

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Joanna Silva Senior CR Director

Jyoti Saini Corporate Relations Associate

Clodia Kassis Corporate Relations Associate

Savraj Syan Corporate Relations Associate

Vanessa Fernandes CD Director

Kamil Shafiq CD Director

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SPECIAL THANKS

APEX would like to acknowledge and extend our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the contribution from the following individuals, mentors, and friends.

Media Team Mishba Bholat Liane Sacdalan Hyunsoo Lee Schulich School of Business Dean Deszo Horvath Susan Kimberly Bill King Sean Siddik Career Development Centre Lyla Korhani Minoo Bhutani

2013 AMBassador Team Arshdeep Sidhu Sonya Wadhera Faran Siddiqui Tanya Bhaskar Ashley Itzcovitch Mark Anthony Palmer Matthew Sison Camille Or Jenny He Prateeksha Ravi Alex Simacov Stefanie San Juan

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