41st annual conference takes place at the Mount October 22, 2015

On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, the 41st Annual Business & Tourism Conference at Mount Saint Vincent University will connect university and college 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.

The conference is open to Mount Business & Tourism students, as well as Mount students from any other program, Holland College students, and NSCC and NBCC Business & Tourism students.

“The Mount has long recognized the importance of learning routed in experience and the value of connecting students with leaders in their fields,” said Dr. Peter Mombourquette, Chair of the Mount’s Department of Business and Tourism. “For the past 41 years, we’ve been bringing lessons to life through our Learners & Leaders conference, offering students important real-world perspectives that complement what they’re learning in the classroom.”

Conference Program Details


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

Schedule Highlights

Morning keynote – 9:45 a.m.
Tyler Hayden, Motivational Speaker

CEOs panel – 11 a.m.
Rob Normandeau, President, SeaFort Capital
Donnie Clow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Crombie REIT
Paul LeBlanc, Founder and Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Extreme Group
Amy Regan, President, Skinfix Inc.

Afternoon keynote – 1:15 p.m.
Cleve Sauer, Therapeutic clown, Speaker and Motivator

Evening keynote (and dinner) – 6 p.m.
Danny Graham, Q.C., former Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal party and MLA for Citadel Halifax, and currently Chief Engagement Officer with Engage Nova Scotia

About Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development.

Media interested in attending the conference or interviewing any of the individuals mentioned above are asked to please make arrangements in advance via:

Gillian Batten

Manager, Communications

Mount Saint Vincent University