January 21, 2014 08:30 ET

Executives from Ferrero International, Nestle Canada and Crave It Share Their Stories at INSPIRE

Student-Run Event at Schulich School of Business Empowers Peers to Seek Success

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2014) - On January 24, 2014, INSPIRE hits Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto for a student-run event featuring some of Canada's most accomplished business leaders. Schulich students have worked tirelessly with INSPIRE 2014's steering committee to put together a program designed to inspire fellow students to reach further in their career and personal lives for success. Students will have the chance to interact with executives from leading companies from around the globe. Allan Cosman, CEO of Ferrero, Shelley Martin, CEO of Nestlé Canada, and Alex Rechichi, CEO of Crave it Restaurant Group will share their success stories and impart wisdom about the business world.

"We need to focus on engaging the next generation, and encouraging them to push themselves forward," says Alex Rechichi, CEO of Crave it Restaurant Group and Advisory Board member of INSPIRE. "I joined this initiative because I really believe in what this organization is doing to foster imagination and innovation within Canada."

When: Friday, January 24, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Schulich School of Business, Main Auditorium
99 Ian MacDonald Blvd., Toronto
Who: Allan Cosman - Vice President, Ferrero International and President & CEO of Ferrero Canada Ltd.
Shelley Martin - President and CEO, Nestlé Canada Inc.
Alex Rechichi -CEO of Crave it Restaurant Group
What: A free event featuring successful Canadian business leaders as guest speakers
Interactive session with guest speakers including a Q&A where they will give advice
Networking with guest speakers and attendees
Interview Opportunity: Allan Cosman (speaker)
Shelley Martin (speaker)
Alex Rechichi (speaker, INSPIRE Board of Advisors)
Peter Giampuzzi (student lead, Schulich School of Business)


INSPIRE is about empowering young people to realize their potential through sharing of experiences and advice by Canadian leaders in various fields. Guided by a steering committee, student committee and an advisory board that includes Enrico Colantoni (Hollywood Actor), Rick Campanelli (Host of ET Canada), Rita DeMontis (National Food Editor at Sun Media) and Alex Rechichi (CEO of Crave it Restaurant Group). For more information visit

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