Conference program aims to bring course work to life

(Halifax, NS) On Thursday, October 17, the 39th Annual Business & Tourism Conference will connect university students with the best in Atlantic business. Experienced CEOs, human resource specialists, and leading entrepreneurs will highlight important skills for young professionals, offering a glimpse of what it takes to succeed after graduation.

“Learning directly from established professionals gives students a great advantage as they look ahead to their own careers,” said Dr. Peter Mombourquette, Chair of the Mount’s Department of Business and Tourism. “Our conference builds their real-world understanding of course material while kick-starting their professional networks.”

Conference Program Details


Mount Saint Vincent University: Rosaria Student Centre
Multi-purpose Room, Second Floor
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax

Schedule Highlights

Morning Keynote:
9:45a.m., Rosaria MPR

Dave Carroll, United Breaks Guitars

CEO Leadership Panel:
1:45p.m., Rosaria MPR

Pat Sullivan, Tourism Nova Scotia
Gord Dickie, GOALLINE
Georgia Lloyd, Always Home Homecare
Evening Keynote:
6:00p.m., Rosaria MPR
Tyler Hayden, Author & Leadership Consultant

About Mount Saint Vincent University
Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, Mount Saint Vincent University has been nationally recognized among undergraduate universities in Canada for our success in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants and for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios. The Mount is committed to being a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens. For additional information about the University, visit

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For more information:
Kelly Gallant
t. 902.457.6339