Small Business Summit

Nov 22, 2012

MaRS Centre
101 College Street
Toronto, ON

The Globe and Mail Small Business Summit is excited to announce an exclusive panel of thought leaders in Toronto on November 22, 2012

This seminal panel session focuses on Doing Good and Making Money.

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This expert panel will explore key questions affecting your business including:

  • What are the first steps any company needs to take?
  • Does every employee need to buy in to the process?
  • How much time spent on non-core activities is too much time?

Panel Speakers:

Paul Rak, Owner of VeriGreen. Paul is a leader in the energy conservation sector and is a business owner running both a manufacturing firm and an energy management company. As a Certified Energy Manager recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers, Paul has managed over 150 energy projects and his 2 companies have won numerous awards including the 2009 Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Environment Business Excellence Award. In 2010, Paul received recognition by Natural Resources Canada by being awarded the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation Leader.

Joining Paul is Tal Dehtiar, President of Oliberte Shoes. Tal, 31,co-founded MBAs Without Borders, an international charity that has engaged hundreds of business professionals from around the world to volunteer and help build small and social businesses. Tal is a recipient of the Ontario Global Trader Award, Arch Award, was nominated for the YMCA Peace Award and was nominated for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and Ernst & Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2007, he was named one of the International Youth Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs and was recently named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative Business People for 2012. Tal received his MBA from McMaster University and has a BA from the University of Western Ontario.

Angie Draskovic, Founder and CEO of ZOE Alliance is a renowned captain of industry in this field and will provide an innovative take on the discussion. Angie is an accomplished executive whose experience comprises a unique blend of 25 years of business and non-profit leadership in corporate and entrepreneurial settings. As a senior executive in telecommunications, she established footholds for start-up businesses in competitive markets, implemented new business models for established businesses and led teams to achieve unprecedented sales results of over US$700 million.


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