A dynamic and passionate leader, Michael has helped Adidas Canada drive healthy, profitable growth across its wholesale, retail and ecommerce channels in his 5 years as President. A strong advocate for leadership and culture, Michael has created a unique environment of empowerment, development, creativity and authentic commitment to sport and fitness across his Canadian team.


President of Adidas Canada

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Doug Keeley is the CEO & Chief Storyteller at Stories Rule. He started a marketing/communications agency just days after graduating from university with a Fine Arts/ Music degree. He spent the next few decades producing large events, pioneering in the world of multimedia, and using every tool available to help his Fortune 500 clients communicate more effectively. His passion and mission are to stop the “blah blah” and make communicating in the workplace more effective and engaging by using the power of stories.


CEO & Chief Storyteller, The Mark of a Leader

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Fareen “Far”  Samji is the 5 time Canadian Women’s Long drive champion and former golf touring professional. 

 She graduated from McMaster University with degrees in Psychology and Kinesiology. She is an entrepreneur and works in the field of event management, orthotics, orthopaedic footwear, compression therapy and bracing.


Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Athlete, Mentor, and Community Leader


Tony van Marken is a successful businessman, avid adventurer and endurance athlete. He has completed over 35 high-altitude mountaineering expeditions on seven continents with over 60 high altitude summits on numerous classic peaks around the world, including the world's seven summits. Tony is an award winning entrepreneur who is Managing Partner of First Ascent Ventures in Toronto, Canada. 


Avid Adventurer & Entrepreneur

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Neil Pasricha is a Canadian author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker characterized by his advocacy of positivity and simple pleasures. He is best known for The Book of Awesome series, and The Happiness Equation which are international bestsellers.


Author & Entrepreneur

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Karima-Catherine Goundiam (KC) is the founder and Managing Director of Red Dot Digital, which she launched in 2014 to bring greater diversity and her signature dynamic approach to the world of digital and social media. KC has 20 years of international integrated campaign and project management experience. She is an advisor to leaders and a highly sought after speaker.


CEO & Founder, Red Dot Digital