Enactus Canada hosts top executives, entrepreneurs and future leaders at annual event.

TORONTO, ON (May 1, 2013): Enactus Canada (formerly Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship – ACE) is holding their annual National Exposition, in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from May 6 to 8, 2013. The event welcomes 1,200 delegates including the country’s sharpest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs.

Throughout the three-day event, post-secondary teams and student entrepreneurs will compete for prestigious national champion titles by showcasing their community development projects and business ventures to judging panels composed of top Canadian executives.

The Enactus Canada National Champion will move on to the international level of competition – the Enactus World Cup, taking place in Mexico in the fall of 2013. The Student Entrepreneur National Champion will move on to compete in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Washington, D.C.

WHEN: May 6th – 8th, 2013

Key audio-visual opportunities:

  • Opening Ceremonies: Monday, May 6th at 6:00pm
  • Career Opportunity Fair: Tuesday, May 7th at 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, May 7th at 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Jobs of the Future Executive Forum: Wednesday, May 8th at 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Final Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, May 8th at 4:15pm

WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building (222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto)

WHO: Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada President; Avik Dey, Keynote Speaker, President & CEO, Remvest Energy Partners LLP; Arlene Dickinson, Keynote Speaker, Scotiabank Business Champion, CEO Venture Communications and YouInc. (Proudly presented by Scotiabank).

Competition judges include over 200 business leaders and top executives, including:

  • Shelly Broader, President & CEO, Walmart Canada Corp.
  • John LeBoutillier, President, Unilever Canada
  • Philip Donne, President, Campbell Company of Canada

“The Enactus Canada National Exposition will provide an excellent opportunity for business leaders to witness the talent and innovation of bright, compassionate students from across Canada,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “Enactus Canada is proud to showcase the inspiring stories and results of our entrepreneurial students and teams, and we are honoured to foster these young leaders.”

For news and competition results during the event, please follow @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visitenactus.ca.

Media inquiries:

Jody Lundrigan
Director, Communications
Enactus Canada
E: jody@enactus.ca
P: 416.304.1566 x 222
M: 416.346.0131