Please note that times and sessions are subject to change.

8:00am - –10:00am


Global Alliances Breakfast (by invitation)


Hosted by Alliance Canada


Gazebo II – Lobby “L” Level

11:30am – 3:00pm

JHAC AGM & Event (open to all registered conference delegates and JHAC members)


Hosted by Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada

 Email amlanijhac@shaw.ca to RSVP

 Oceanview 5-8 


Media & Communications Alliance West Coast Chapter – Launch Event


Join members of the communications, media, broadcast and journalism professions for the launch of the Media & Communications Alliance West Coast Chapter.


With a focus on professional development, networking and mentorship, the Alliance welcomes professionals and post-secondary students as members.


Riaz Meghji, Co-Host of Breakfast Television will be the host of this launch event from 4:30pm to 6pm preceding the IGNITE Welcome Reception.


Email farrahjinha@gmail.com for more info or to order your tickets ($10). Light refreshments will be served.


Oceanview Suite 2 – Restaurant “R” Level


1:30pm to 2:30pm

Lawyers Networking and Collaboration Session

8:30am to 1pm        

Effective Pricing Solutions - Board Meeting - Vendor Partner meetings


Coal Harbour Room 


Effective Pricing Solutions (EPS) is made up of Ismaili Owners and Operators of Senior Living Communities across Canada.  EPS will conduct its Board Meeting from 8:30 - 1pm on Friday Oct. 27th at the Ignite Summit.   Interested Delegates of the Ignite ACC are welcome to attend the Vendor Partner discussions from 1 - 4:30 pm Friday.  For more information please contact Kimberly Tholl by email at procurement@eps-national.com



IGNITE Welcome Reception


Open to all registered conference delegates, the IGNITE Welcome Reception will be held on Friday, October 27. Come enjoy magnificent views, engaging conversation, and delicious hors d’oeuvres.


All registered conference delegates, sponsors, and speakers are encouraged to attend and pick up their conference lanyard to ensure smooth entry to breakfast and main stage programming on Saturday morning.


Oceanview Suites – Restaurant “R” Level

7:00AM- 9:00AM

Conference Check-in: Delegate, Sponsor & Speaker Registration - Sponsored by HUB International


Pan Pacific Hotel – Lobby “L” Level


7:30AM – 9:00AM

(times subject to change)

Delegate Breakfast - Sponsored by First Data


Crystal Pavilion Foyer, Lobby “L” Level

8:30AM – 2:15PM

Conference Main Stage Plenary Program, Tradeshow, Lunch & Networking


Welcome Remarks

Talk Show Interlude: Rudy Karsan

Plenary – World Economic Overview: Drummond Brodeur

Talk Show Interlude: Karimah Es Sabar

Networking Break & Tradeshow - Sponsored by Sysco

Plenary – Embracing Disruptive Innovation: Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Plenary – A Series of Digital Experiments: Imran Amed

Lunch & Tradeshow - sponsored by Barney River & Sandpiper Group


Crystal Pavilion Ballroom & Foyer

2:15PM – 4:45PM

Breakout Sessions – Choose your own Track


How Silicon Valley Achieves Growth by Asiff Hirji – Andreessen Horowitz - Sponsored by Capital Now

The Power of Media Panel: How Your Communications Strategy Can Build Reputation and Public Opinion - Sponsored by Superior Lodging

Deal Valuations, M&A Activity, and Exits by Calle Johnson – PwC - Sponsored by CBRE

The 5 Laws of Success that will DISRUPT your Thinking and EXPAND your Impact by Likky Lavji – Business Mentor & Culture Coach - Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher

HR for Growth – A Panel Discussion on Hiring and Managing the Right Team - Sponsored by Stevens Group / Gojo

Digital Marketing De-Mystified Panel Discussion - Sponsored by QuirkLogic


Additional details on sessions including room locations will be added and announced soon.

5:00PM – 7:00PM           

Conference Day 1 Sessions Conclude

Free time for delegates before Gala


IGNITE Black Tie Formal Gala Reception, Dinner, and Keynote Address

Gala Dinner Sponsored by BMO

Crystal Pavilion Ballroom


Keynote Address by Neil Pasricha – Best Selling Author of The 1000 Things of Awesome & The Happiness Equation


Igniting Happiness

The strongest companies in the world have the happiest people working at them. Coincidence? No. In this groundbreaking and flagship talk, Neil reveals their secrets to audiences, leaving them with inspiring, put-it-in-your-pocket models to build support networks, manage energy and stress, and create lasting happiness. Through researching top leaders at Harvard, developing leaders inside Fortune 100 companies, and working with Fortune 500 clients, Pasricha developed unique frameworks to create happiness in individuals and drive engagement and high-performance results inside organizations


7:30AM (Approximate, times TBC)

Delegate Breakfast

Sponsored by Centric Health/CareRX         

Pan Pacific Hotel


8:30AM – 2:30PM

Conference Main Stage Program – Day 2


Plenary Session: Zain Verjee – TV Anchor & Entrepreneur

Fireside Chat: Bob Rennie – Founder, Rennie Group

Interactive Networking Break. Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management

Fireside Chat: Drew Green – CEO, INDOCHINO

Plenary Session: Rehan Qureshi – Amazon Web Services

Dragon’s Den – Startup Pitch Competition Hosted by Zain Velji - Sponsored by Espresso Capital & ZLC Financial

Spotlights: Louis-Victor Jadavji & Khallil Mangalji

Lunch & Networking

Lunch over Dragons Den. Sponsored by Medical Pharmacy


Crystal Pavilion Ballroom & Foyer



Coach’s Corner

Pan Pacific Hotel