Enactus Canada



Enactus Canada

April 28, 2014 12:00 ET

Calgary Hosts Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Event

Enactus Canada National Exposition welcomes progressive Canadian post-secondary teams and business leaders

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 28, 2014) - Enactus Canada is holding their annual National Exposition in Calgary, Alberta at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre from April 28 - 30, 2014. The event welcomes 1,200 delegates including the country's brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs.

Throughout the three-day event, post-secondary teams and student entrepreneurs will compete for prestigious national champion titles by showcasing their community development projects and business ventures to judging panels composed of top Canadian executives.

The Enactus Canada National Champion will move on to the international level of competition - the Enactus World Cup, taking place in China in October, 2014.

WHEN: April 28 - 30, 2014
Key media opportunities:
Monday, April 28
#SeeOpportunity Enactus Showcase: 12:30-1:00pm on Stephen Ave and 1 St. SW
Opening Ceremonies: 5:00-7:00pm (Gwyn Morgan keynote)
Tuesday, April 29
Career Opportunity Fair: 11:30am-1:30pm
Awards Ceremony: 5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, April 30
Generation-Next Leadership Development Executive Forum: 11:30am-1:00pm
Final Awards Ceremony: 4:15-5:00pm
WHERE: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
136 Eighth Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
WHO: Ian Aitken, Enactus Canada Chairman
Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada President
Gwyn Morgan, Keynote Speaker, Former President and CEO, EnCana Corporation
Competition judges include over 200 Canadian leaders and top executives, including:
Paul Brandt, President and Founder Brand-T Records, The Tundra Touring Co.
& The Build It Forward Foundation
David Clanachan, Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons
John LeBoutillier, President, Unilever Canada
Rob Livingston, Country Manager and President, Visa Canada
Sandra Stuart, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Bank Canada

The Enactus Canada National Exposition provides an excellent opportunity for business leaders to witness the talent and innovation of Canada's next generation of business and community leaders. Enactus Canada is proud to showcase the inspiring stories of our entrepreneurial students and teams, and to be fostering these young leaders.

For news and competition results during the event, please follow @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.

ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,400 student leaders create and implement 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 37 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media inquiries:
    Jody Lundrigan
    Director, Communications
    Enactus Canada
    jody@enactus.ca
    416.346.0131