Last call for registering for this Saturday’s Enlight Career Discovery Conference 2013 “Envision”

We are extremely excited to bring you our 2nd annual career discovery conference! This year, we’ll have a distinguished panel of successful business leaders from various fields. Through the sharing of their stories, advices, and experiences, we hope you will be inspired and motivated to achieve your dreams!


This year at the conference we hope to explore the following topics:

     – Lessons in personal career development

     – Business development and management in today’s environment

     – The outlook for careers in business and finance

     – Identifying talent and motivating teams

     – Globalization and diversity in the workplace


Our 5 distinguished keynote speakers are:

– Lian Guan (President, I-Lek Technology Inc.)

– Jeffery Han (CEO and Owner of Virtuo360 Global)

– Kevin Zhu (Director, Asset Mix & Risk, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan)

– Wang Yanghai (Senior Program Manager, IBM)

– Mira Sirotic (Regional Director, CMA of Ontario)


About Our Speakers

Jeffrey Han

CEO and Owner of Virtuo360 Global

Keynote on: Marketing and self-branding
Jeffrey Han is the CEO and Owner of Virtuo360 Global which is a Marketing, Social Branding and Google Certified Firm. Recently contracted by Google to work with businesses and showcase their interiors in Google search results and Google maps for the world to see. The firm has an impressive list of clients across industries, such as Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, McDonalds, Trump Hotel, Mazda and etc.

Prior open Virtuo360Global, Jeffrey was President of Frag Ad Media and Shock communications, he is definitely an extremely experienced professional in Marketing and social media, In 2012, Jeff won Google Business Photos’ Marketing and Public Relationship Reward.


Yang Hai Wang

Senior Program Manager, IBM

Keynote on: presenting yourself and working in Canada with an international background
Yang-Hai Wang is a Senior Program Manager with IBM. She is responsible for leading and managing Self Service programs in technology solutions, marketing and sales, focusing on financial institutions. She joined IBM in 1984 as a system analyst, progressed her career from a computer programmer to leadership roles in product development, management, marketing and sales management. Yang-Hai graduated from University of Toronto and she brought a wealth of knowledge in both technology and business across different industries including Financial Industry, Retail, Distribution, and Small and Medium Businesses.


Kevin Zhu, CFA, CMT

Director of Asset Mix & Risk at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Keynote on: Career Development and Hiring of Talent

Kevin Zhu is the Director of Asset Mix & Risk at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Mr. Zhu is responsible for overseeing research directly contributing to the development of the fund’s long-term investment strategy and policy asset mix decisions. His team’s primary research focuses are strategic portfolio construction, asset allocation and liability driven investment strategies. Mr. Zhu is also responsible for producing the long-term asset return forecasts in the Economic & Market Outlook, which is an important component for the annual Investment Plan.

Mr. Zhu joined Teachers’ in 2005 as a Sr. Investment Analyst and has risen steadily through positions of increasing responsibilities. Prior to joining the Teachers’, Mr. Zhu served as a Senior Economist at the Bank of Canada where he was one of the key contributors to the development of the Bank of Canada’s new policy model. Mr. Zhu holds a Master degree in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, and is a CFA charterholder.


Lian Guan, PhD

President, Enterprise Strategist, I-Lek Technology Inc.

Chairman of Advisory Board

Chinese Information Technology Professionals Association of Canada

Managing Director

Association of Chinese Senior IT Professionals

Keynote on: Entrepreneurship

Lian Guan, PhD, has 20 years’ experience in IT and business management. He is the President of I-Lek Technology Inc. which is a business and technology consulting firm specializing in IT strategy and governance, enterprise architecture, and business development.
Over the past 3 years, Lian has provided services to Toronto Hydro, City of Toronto, SinoCom Software Group, NavInfo, Optech and AiSIDe etc. on a wide range of IT and business engagements, such as implementing COBIT, TOGAF, IT governance, and business development. Prior to I-Lek, he was a Senior Manager and Architect consultant in Enterprise Architecture at Bank of Montreal. During the professional career, he has been with Oracle, NCR, Royal Bank of Canada, Deloitte and Touche etc.


Mira Sirotic, CMA

Regional Director, Marketing & Communications – GTA Post-Secondary, Certified Management Accountants of Ontario

Keynote on: Leadership and how to create value

Mira graduated from Waterloo’s School of Accountancy, loves to share her career insights, and the many lessons she learns from industry, to help people become more successful. Mira joined CMA Ontario in Sept. 2007 after working 10 years for Imperial Oil Limited (IOL). During her time at IOL, she held 8 diverse roles in 6 different business units. From financial reporting & analysis, product costing, business planning and process improvement to capital budgeting, internal controls, business reorganizations and major IT systems implementations, Mira has had many opportunities to apply her CMA training that combines accounting, management and strategy. Prior to IOL, Mira applied her skills at Manulife, Hudson’s Bay Company and The McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


  •   Networking with CPAC Mentors

Over 30 networking guest from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds will join in the networking sections and recruit for Mentees. It is a unique opportunity to build long lasting mentorship relations for young professionals to learn from the best.

Selected Mentors and Networking Guest List:

Title  Company Industry
Associate TD Securities Investment Banking
Analyst Goldman Sachs Investment Banking
Analyst Morgan Stanley investment banking
Senior VP & Branch manager RBC dominion securities Wealth Management
Wealth Advisory Service Manager,CFP TD Wealth Wealth Management
Business Development Director,CFA Toron Investment Management Wealth Management
Division Director, CFP Investors Group Wealth Management
Senior Trading Risk Manager, CFA Scotiabank Capital Markets
Senior Premier Relationship Manager HSBC Bank Canada Retail Banking
Financial Planner,CFP RBC Retail Banking
Sales Manager,CFP Sunlife Financial Insurance
Analyst,CMA Mackenzie Health Health
Leae Administraion Manager, CMA Brookfield Lepage Johnson Controls Real Estate
Senior Public Transit Engineer City of Toronto Public Sector
Senior Software Engineer SAP IT
Senior Software developer CIBC IT


  •  Lucky Draw Prizes:

Sponsored by FPSC:

– Lunch with Michael E. Lem CFP, CMA, CPCA

Vice President, Investment Advisor & Financial Planner, BMO Nesbitt Burns

Past Chairman of Board of Financial Planning Standard Council


Sponsored by CMA:

– Coffee Break with an Senior CMA, choice of the following:

*CFO of ITS/TSS (Technical Support Services) for IBM

*Director, Accounting Services for Bell Canada

*AVP, Corporate Strategy for Manulife

*Senior Manager – Management Consulting at Accenture

*Senior Analyst at BMO Capital Markets

*Financial Controller – PEAK Adventure Travel

*Category Business Planner at Canadian Tire Corp.

*Co-Founder, CFO and Head of Product Development for Tunezy

*Marketing Solutions Manager for Labatt Breweries

*CFO for Lindt Canada

*AVP Logistics Operations & Analysis for TJX Canada

*Remarketing Business Analyst for Mercedes-Benz Canada

*CFO of The Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda

*Chief Risk Analyst for the National Bank of Canada

*President/CEO of Northbound Consulting


Conference Schedule:

Time Content Location
9:30 – 10:00 Registration Sign in & conference package pick up 3C
10:00 – 10:20 Opening ceremony CPAC/HSBC sponsorship Council Chamber
10:20 – 10:55 Keynote+Q&A Jeffery Han/Marketing&self-branding Council Chamber
10:55-11:30 Keynote+Q&A Yanghai Wang/Working & presenting yourself in canada   with a international background Council Chamber
11:30-11:40 Lucky Draw CGA Council Chamber
11:40-11:50 Lucky Draw Bell Canada Council Chamber
11:50-1:00 Lunch Social networking Rotunda
1:00-1:35 Keynote+Q&A Kevin Zhu Council Chamber
1:35-2:10 Keynote+Q&A Guan Lian/entrepreneurship Council Chamber
2:10-2:20 Lucky Draw CMA/Coffee break with SR.CMA Council Chamber
2:20-2:55 Keynote+Q&A Mira/Leadership and How to create value Council Chamber
2:55-3:05 Lucky Draw CFP/Lunch with Michael Council Chamber
3:05-3:15 Lucky Draw CFA Council Chamber
3:15-3:20 Closing Special Thanks Council Chamber
3:20-5:00 Networking Meet mentors Member’s Lounge


Event details:

Venue: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2
Time: Saturday, March 2nd, 9:30am – 5pm
Dress code: Business Formal

**Parking: Toronto City Hall Underground Green P, flat rate of $6

**Complimentary Lunch included in ticket

**Bring business cards for networking and prize draw


Ticket:  Non-member: $25/ person

CPAC Member: $20/person

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