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January 12-13, 2019: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building - Hall C

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-5pm | $10 at the door · $8 online

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Speaker Biographies

 

David Grey

David Gray

MacDonald Sager Manis LLP

David Gray is a lawyer at MacDonald Sager Manis LLP and provides practical and cost effective guidance to business clients in all phases of development from entrepreneurial sole proprietor start-ups to mature corporate businesses.

In addition to advising on general corporate and commercial law matters, David has significant experience in the areas of: franchising, licensing, intellectual property, and commercial and corporate disputes.

 

Gary Prenevost

Gary Prenevost

FranNet
President, Southern Ontraio

With over 20 years of experience in the franchise industry, Gary Prenevost is one of North America's leading franchise matchmakers. Gary and his partner at FranNet have helped over 500 people buy franchises; they've helped nearly twice as many more people realize that franchise ownership was not for them.

Gary has seen all sides of the "franchise table" - he has been a franchisor; a franchisee; a master franchisor; a franchise matchmaker, and a franchise consultant where he helps companies become franchisors (iFranchise Group).

FranNet's clients enjoy an 85% success rate (2012 study of 1291 clients over 5 years).

 

Japji Chandhoke

Japji Chandhoke

Government Grants Canada

Japji Chandhoke was exposed to business at a very young age, being surrounded by accomplished Canadian Business people. She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson. She has had the opportunity to learn from Ted Rogers, Harry Rosen, Kevin O'Leary and movers and shakers from all across Canada. She learned that most of the successful Canadian businesses have kept very open-minded to expand and take full advantage of government sponsored programs, subsidies, tax grants and forgivable grants.

 

Wayne Mann

Wayne Mann

The Entrepreneur’s Source

I have been active in the world of franchising for over 35 years. I retired after 25 years as a senior manager with arguable Canada’s most successful and iconic franchise, Canadian Tire. I have been a franchisee with The Entrepreneur’s Source for over 10 years, assisting people who are curious about business ownership as an investment and/or an alternate career option. I do not sell franchises. I provide a process, discipline and support to assist my client with their research and due diligence.

 

Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos

Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos

Office of Small and Medium Enterprises - Ontario

Mr. Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos has been working for Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ontario Region since 1991. He has held various positions, ranging from Real Estate Advisor to Geomatics Project Manager and is currently the Chief, SME Stakeholder Engagement with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME). Mr. Argiropoulos is responsible for supplier outreach and engagement for OSME. He also delivers seminars that assist and inform suppliers in Ontario on how to do business with the Government of Canada, The Build in Canada Innovation Program, how to navigate the federal procurement system and how to utilize www.buyandsell.gc.ca, the federal procurement website.

 

Harry Stinson

Harry Stinson

Stinson Developments

Harry Stinson has been an entrepreneur for 45 years, working and learning side by side with fascinating people like Colonel Sanders, Donald Trump, Robert Campeau, Steve Wozniak and others. He’s designed, built, marketed and operated restaurants, theatres, condos, hotels and rock concerts. His businesses have included the Groaning Board Restaurant, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Candy Factory Lofts, 1 King West, Stinson Real Estate, Heritage Theatre, High Park Lofts, the Stinson School, and Hotel Niagara. Learn the secrets from a highly entertaining and candid personality. Best of all, he tells it like it really was, and answers questions with practical advice. Don’t miss his session!

 

Rinay Chand and Shahzad Ahmed

Rinay Chand & Shahzad Ahmed

Elite Training Pros

Rinay Chand & Shahzad Ahmed are the International Best Selling author, Speaker, Success Coach, International Real Estate Investor and Founder of Elite Training Pros.

They will share strategies, wisdom and over 18 years of combined experience which they have gained in Real Estate industry by helping hundreds of Investors. They have been helping & educating ordinary individuals to achieve extra ordinary results.

They help individuals & families who want to create generational wealth by investing in real estate, or simply learn about the real estate market and investment opportunities.

They will help you learn how to draw in passive monthly cash flow and achieve your financial goals by investing in hassle free, turn-key & done for you real estate investment opportunities all across North America.

 

Navtaj Chandhoke

Navtaj Chandhoke

Professional Real Estate Investors Group (PREIG) Canada

Navtaj Chandhoke is Canadian real estate investment expert and master trainer with 25 years of experience in both residential and commercial properties and a 35 year history of hard money lending. For the last 22 years he's been helping thousands of ordinary people take their lives back and create financial freedom by implementing his systems for success as Canadian real estate investors. Navtaj now passes on his experience at live training events to Canadians who want to invest for maximum benefit. www.Flipping4Profit.ca

 

George Gill

George Gill

GILL Solutions

George Gill is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and trainer focused on digital marketing strategies to drive sales growth and profitability for businesses and entrepreneurs of all sizes. George has founded 7 companies in his 30+ years as an entrepreneur in both traditional and online businesses.

George has coached and trained over 2000 companies in 65 countries how to apply digital marketing strategies to amplify growth and build their businesses to new heights. He is the creator of the the iGSM Certification program, a Digital Marketing Mastery course designed to forever change how to start and grow your business.

George has been featured on MSNBC and a featured speaker for SCORE, Digital World Expo in Las Vegas, and the Chamber Business Forum.

 

Jason Hunt

Jason Hunt

Fresh Crowd Inc.

Jason Hunt is the CEO of Fresh Crows, a social media marketing agency that helps business owners harness the full potential of Facebook advertising. Starting in 2007, Jason got his feet wet with Facebook by using the platform to help his rock band gain fandom in Japan. Fast forward a decade and Jason now runs a team of social media experts out of Oakville Ontario. Fresh Crowd has helped numerous Franchises including McDonald’s, Osmows and Firehouse subs in leveraging Facebook and Instagram advertising to connect with local customers.

 

Ash Silva

Ash Silva

AshSilva.com

Ash Silva connects Businesses and Entrepreneurs to Resources, Strategies, Opportunity and MORE Business. In his upcoming book, ' Connecting in the New World', Ash teaches you how to understand the exciting world of 'New Media' and not just navigate but leverage it to position yourself as the Expert in your Field and explode your Business.