Event summary produced by The Globe and Mail Events team. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.
It’s been a turbulent year, but perhaps one of the most inspiring stories to come out of 2020 has been the response to COVID-19 from Canadian business owners. Despite facing an economic crisis, fluctuating markets and a series of ever-changing lockdown measures, businesses have continued to adapt and expand in the midst of unprecedented uncertainty.
The Growth Summit, hosted virtually on November 19 in partnership with HSBC Bank Canada, convened like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners to discuss the challenges they currently face in navigating through the upcoming months of unpredictability. Attendees had the opportunity to select one of three breakout sessions concerning supply chain management, finding and keeping talent, and expanding to markets beyond Canada, all under the lens of accomplishing these tasks in the midst of a pandemic. Special keynote guest Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, also spoke to attendees of the live version of the event about how to build uncertainty into your business management process, while The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, shared her insights on the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with The Globe’s Small Business Reporter, Josh O’Kane.
For those unable to attend the live broadcast, or attendees who are interested in checking out more than one of the three concurrent breakout sessions, the full video segments are available for viewing below. To view our exclusive keynote content, with speakers such as Stephanie Mehta, be sure to check out the live versions of future Globe and Mail events – more information on registering for upcoming webcasts is available on our events hub.
Breakout Session A: Shifting Supply Chains - Managing Risk and Uncertainty
Featuring Susan Krashinsky Robertson, Retailing Reporter for The Globe and Mail; HSBC Bank Canada’s Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Andrew Skinner; and Article’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Prochazka.
Breakout Session B: People and Talent - Strategies for a workforce in transition
Featuring The Globe and Mail’s Careers Editor, Stephanie Chan; Monkhouse Law Partner Alexandra Monkhouse; and Emily Bell, Partner at Odgers Berndtson’s Odgers Interim practice.
Breakout Session C: Growth Beyond Canada - Expansion to Other Markets
Featuring Rita Trichur, Senior Business Writer and Columnist for The Globe and Mail; Think Research CEO Sachin Aggarwal; and Klaus Meyer, Professor of International Business at the Ivey School of Business.
Final Plenary Session: Interview with Minister Mary Ng, and “Leadership Through Crisis” Panel Discussion
The Globe and Mail’s Small Business Reporter Josh O’Kane in conversation with The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, followed by a panel featuring Rita Trichur, Senior Business Writer and Columnist at The Globe and Mail; Nanoleaf CEO Gimmy Chu; Right at Home Canada’s Chief Operating Officer Dani DePetrillo; and Brett Belchetz, Co-Founder and CEO of Maple.
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