March 07, 2016 10:00 ET

INSPIRE North and University of Guelph Collaborate to Host an Inspiring Leadership Conference

Canadian Business Leaders Allan Cosman and Ramy Dimitry Take the Stage to Share Their Personal Stories of Success and Inspire Students as the Future Leaders

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 07, 2016) -

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INSPIRE North will co-host a leadership conference with the University of Guelph that connects students to inspiring real-world advice from some of Canada's most accomplished and influential executives. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from high-profile presenters Allan Cosman, former Chief Executive Officer of Ferrero Canada Ltd., and Scotiabank's Ramy Dimitry, Vice President of Canadian Banking Strategy and Change Management. #INSPIREGuelph will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Room 1307 of the Thornbrough Building (80 South Ring Rd. E, Guelph, ON). The conference begins at 6:00 p.m. kicking-off with the event's keynote speakers. Food and refreshments will be served, followed by a networking session with students that will end at 8:00 p.m. University of Guelph attendees that plan on joining can register for this free event at:

Cosman has 35 years of domestic and international experience in the food and consumer packaged goods industry, building one of the most recognizable and successful companies, Ferrero Canada. Having worked in multicultural environments, Cosman has extensive experience with executive roles in Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Management and being a member of Board of Directors.

Dimitry leads Canadian Banking Strategy and Change Management for Scotiabank with focus on building in-house consulting capabilities and advising executive teams on transformational programs.

"Students are eager to learn about how these leaders achieved success and what it takes to survive that unpredictable journey," says Nils Blackwell, INSPIRE North's University of Guelph Student Leader. "This is a phenomenal stepping stone for students to realize their potential and pave the way to accomplish their own successes."

These successful events could not have been done without INSPIRE North's University of Guelph student committee, team members, and sponsors including University of Guelph, Scotiabank, OneConnect, Ferrero Canada, Pizza Nova, Astley Gilbert, Sobeys, and Casam Inc.

"INSPIRE North's events provide access, opportunity, and a platform to motivate and grow the next generation of leaders," says Luciano Volpe, Founding Member & Chair of INSPIRE North. "Our goal is to help students find their inner strength, and to foster creativity, innovation and the imagination to succeed as future leaders."

From our generous sponsor Scotiabank, students must complete an online form to apply for a $500 bursary award by Monday, March 7, 2016, at

About INSPIRE North

INSPIRE North is about empowering young people to realize their potential through sharing of experiences and advice by Canadian leaders. INSPIRE North is guided by an Advisory Board, Steering Committee, Junior Steering Committee and student leaders on campus executing events to bridge the gap between Canadian youth and professionals. For more information visit





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