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September 22-23, 2018: Edmonton - Shaw Conference 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.

 

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Andrew is an experienced business lender who helps entrepreneurs with solutions to start-up or buy their business along with loans and coaching that help his clients grow. He started his career in Halifax, NS and has lived and worked in several provinces with clients in a wide range of industries from restaurants, technology and fishing to manufacturing and oilfield services. He’s helped many franchises to start, grow and thrive in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

 

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.

 

Ali Salman

Ali Salman

Rapid Boost

Ali Salman is a Google certified online marketing strategist who have 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

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.

 

Allan Fine

Allan Fine

Linkedinleads.ca

The media calls Allan Fine the LinkedIn wizard, he has trained hundreds of companies throughout the US and Canada. https://www.linkedin.com/in/allanfinecalgary/

With over 25 years experience in digital media, website design and social media marketing, Allan will deliver the one-two punch that will get your brain thinking about what's possible online. With over 580 million people on LinkedIn now worldwide and is the number one place to be for marketing and lead generation.

If you're a business that primarily sells its products or services to other businesses, you have to attend the seminar!