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Join us on October 12, after the Shop Metalworking Technology Show, from 4:30-7pm for a networking event with 2 guest speakers, Q&A, networking with industry colleagues, appetizers, drinks and vendor tables.
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE – PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] FOR MORE INFORMATION.
VENDOR TABLES – $200+tax (Spaces are limited). Contact [email protected] to register your table.
ATTENDEE TICKETS – $35+tax (Includes appetizers and 1(one) drink ticket).
Door prizes and 50/50 draw to be won!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JAG BADWAL, Agent-General, Ontario Trade and Investment Office – Dallas, Consulate General of Canada
The premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, appointed Jag Badwal as Agent-General to
represent the province in the Southern United States. Based in the Consulate General
of Canada office in Dallas, Texas, Jag is responsible for enhancing trade and
investment between Ontario and the southern United States. He works together with
government officials and stakeholders to create and implement business growth plans
and initiatives related to investment attraction and export promotion.
Jag brings over two decades of advocacy and government knowledge to the role, as
well as experience in the real estate industry. He has worked with elected officials both
at the provincial and federal level delivering positive impacts in communities. Notably,
he was elected President of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in 2018, after
served as Regional Vice President for numerous years.
Jag is a firm believer in giving back to the community. He has served as a board
member of Ontario’s Peel Region Children’s Society and has volunteered for the
Bereaved Families of Ontario. In 2017, he was awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service
Award for his years of dedication to community service.
Jag is married and a proud father of two daughters.
GUEST SPEAKER: NOUR HACHEM FAWAZ, President and Founder of Build a Dream
Nour Hachem Fawaz: A Dynamic Leader Challenging the Status Quo
With over two decades of extensive experience as a workforce advisor, mentor, and influencer, Nour Hachem Fawaz stands out as an inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere. Her journey, deeply rooted in challenging societal norms, began with witnessing her mother’s tenacity in establishing a successful auto parts company in a predominantly male-driven industry. This early exposure to resilience and determination laid the foundation for Nour’s mission to change how the world views women’s roles within society.
A proud woman of colour, born in Lebanon and raised in Canada, Nour’s narrative is one of ambition, grit, and unwavering passion. Her academic achievements are a testament to her dedication. Having earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor, Nour didn’t stop there. While expanding the reach of Build a Dream across Canada, she completed her Masters in Business Administration, all while raising children, continuously evolving as a professional and driving significant impact advocating for women in male-dominated sectors. Among her many recognitions, being named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by WXN in 2022 stands out, showcasing her significant influence in the professional world.
Build a Dream is not just an organization; it’s Nour’s vision brought to life. As a national non-profit, it aims to empower young women to venture into careers they might have never considered in male-dominated sectors such as, Skilled Trades, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. Build a Dream‘s approach emphasizes the need to address internal biases before making significant external changes.
Nour’s skills extend beyond her roles as a leader and influencer. With expertise in Business Development, Corporate Communications, Keynote Speaking, Strategic Planning, and Leadership, she is a force to be reckoned with. Drawing from her own journey and experiences, Nour’s message remains consistent: challenge the status quo, believe in your dreams, and make a positive impact on the world.
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