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November 10-11, 2018: Calgary - TELUS Convention Centre

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Speaker Biographies

 

George Wowk

George Wowk

Burnett, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

George A. Wowk is a partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and has practiced law since 1996. George advises on all aspects of franchises, dealerships and distributorships, including advising on the setup and branding of franchises.  This includes franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents, branding, promotion and dispute resolution.  He advises both franchisors and franchisees and his clients range from individuals wishing to purchase a franchise to franchisors of national franchise systems. He provides practical and solutions-oriented advice to his clients. 

 

Ali Salman

Ali Salman

Rapid Boost Marketing

Ali Salman is a Google certified online marketing strategist who has works with professional firms, practices and INC 5000 companies. Ali Salman now heads Rapid Boost Marketing - Canada's fastest growing online marketing and lead generation agency.

Ali as RBM CMO leads his team in building and managing quality, high-performing and cost-effective interactive campaigns and programs for our company's customers and partners. In his career, he has significantly improved campaign performance for large brands such as Government of Alberta, Mucho Burrito, Liberal Party, Workopolis, Cathay Pacific, as well as medium to large retailers and high-tech B2B-enterprise niches.

Ali and his team develop online promotional concepts that spark viral growth through search and social for RBM clients, devising strategies that use search engines and more to reach key demographic segments in the ways they're most likely to be receptive. Ali Salman also oversees corporate marketing initiatives for Rapid Boost Marketing, including strategic communications counsel, public and analyst relations and client education programming

 

Grant Bullington

Grant Bullington

FranNet of Western Canada

Grant Bullington is your local FranNet Franchise Specialist. Grant has been helping prospective franchisees find and research their ideal franchise opportunities for over 7 years. Prior to acquiring the FranNet franchise rights for Western Canada, Grant was a Senior Franchise Development Manager with Vancouver-Based 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for 4 years. This combined experience no doubt serves clients well when guiding them to understand just how franchising works and determining their optimal business ownership goals.

 

John Leavitt

John Leavitt

BDO Canada LLP

John has over 14 years’ experience providing audit and consulting services to a wide variety of private and publicly listed clients. He has significant experience working with clients that operate in both Canada, the USA and internationally. In addition to his client service role, John is also part of our quality assurance team performing technical reviews and advising on complex accounting matters. John leads BDO Calgary’s Franchise Industry practice and speaks regularly at franchise events and conferences. He is the creator of the “Profitable Franchise” video blog series.

 

Stan Peake

Stan Peake

InSite Performance Coaching LTD

Stan Peake is the go-to for business owners and leaders who are serious about achieving their goals and leaving a legacy. He combines decades of leadership and business ownership experience with a plethora of tools he is certified in to help leaders become the best versions of themselves, and create the best versions of their businesses.

 

Allan Fine

Allan Fine

LinkedIn Leads

Allan Fine has been a LinkedIn trainer for over eight years, in that time he has helped hundreds of companies navigate and leverage the power of LinkedIn. He has also owned a digital marketing and website design company for over 20 years. His greatest accomplishment though is his beautiful wife and two children!