Your chance to give back and help chart our Region’s economic growth

For Durham businesses owners, the Do It In Durham CEO Forum, kindly sponsored by Meridian, on Wednesday, November 20th is an opportunity to strengthen our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The face of business in Durham Region is changing rapidly. Now more than ever, it is important that our business leaders and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to learn from and support each other. The Durham CEO Forum provides an opportunity for business leaders to discuss the issues which are most pertinent to building a thriving business in Durham Region. For more details on the agenda, please see below.

This event is by invitation only and space is limited. If you are a CEO or business owner and interested in attending, please email Bryan Kanarens with your contact details including company name and title.

Thanks to Meridian for sponsoring this important event



8:00am  Welcome Message and Introduction
Martin Croteau – Executive Director, Spark Centre

8:10am Plenary Session: Durham’s Economic Transformation – Opportunities and Threats

Michael Angemeer, President and CEO, Veridian Corporation
Sheila Hall, Executive Director, Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development
Jeff Quipp, President and CEO, Search Engine People
D’Arcy Mulligan, Meridian Credit Union

8:45am  Networking Break

9:00am CEO Roundtable Discussions

Session 1: The Role of Government in Enhancing Durham’s Business Climate
Moderator: Sheila Hall, Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development

Session 2: Show Me the Money – Access to Capital for Operations and Growth
Moderators: D’Arcy Mulligan, Meridian Credit Union

Session 3: Attracting and Retaining Talented People
Moderator: Jeff Quipp, Search Engine People

Session 4: Defining Success as a CEO – Professionally, Personally, Locally
Moderator: Michael Angemeer, Veridian Corporation

10:30am Discussion on Breakout Sessions
Moderator: Martin Croteau, Spark Centre

Action Items and Next Steps

11:00am CEO Forum Ends


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