What Does It Take to Make PEI Home?

The PEI Immigration Summit (April 23 and 24th, 2019) at the Charlottetown Convention Centre, will create a place to answer this question for any Islander looking to attract and retain new Canadians to their municipality, business, club or region. The Summit will bring together attendees from across the province to participate in a facilitated roundtable format with the goal of developing tangible and actionable outcomes and recommendations. JOIN entrepreneurs, business, community and municipal leaders, academics, newcomers and industry specialists for an inspired day of dialogue, learning, exchange and community building.

 

THE SUMMIT GOAL: Using a combination of speakers, panels and facilitated round-table conversations attendees will focus on proposing and developing actionable initiatives to move forward post-summit by answering the question. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE PEI HOME?

 

WHY ATTEND

  • Network with potential partners and collaborators
  • Work on key immigration issues and learn best practices
  • Gain insights on the programs and services available to help employers and immigrants
  • Access new approaches that will empower newcomers and better leverage their skills, talents, and connections in PEI.
  • Learn what employers are looking for and how to find meaningful work in the PEI context
  • Contribute and bring your ideas to help shape recommendations to guide the policies, programs and strategies for the future

Keynote Speaker

Honourable H. Wade Maclauchlan
Premier of Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Agenda

Day One – Evening Alien Ballet

Confederation Centre of the Arts,
145 Richmond St.

6:30 PM Welcome and Remarks by: Alex MacBeath, Co-Chair Circle of Island Advisers
6:40 PM Remarks by Susan Chalmers-Gauvin, O.N.B., Co-Founder and CEO, Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada
6:50 PM

Onstage panel led by David Cyrus MacDonald:

  • Shuo (Sherry) Huang, CEO of Sunrise Group of Companies
  • Basel Al Rashdan, Young New Canadian
  • Marian Eliot, Inventory Clerk, Royal Star Foods Ltd.
  • Dr. Linnell Edwards
7:30 PM Ballet ALIEN on the immigration experience
8:45 PM Opening Reception for Summit Delegates
Day Two – Atlantic immigration Summit

Delta Hotel, 18 Queen St.

8:00 AM Registration/Light Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome by: Alex MacBeath and Duncan McIntosh, Co-Chairs Circle of Island Advisers
8:40 AM Remarks and introduction Jeff Likely, Branch Manager TD Bank, Charlottetown
8:45 AM Don Mills, Founder, Former CEO and Owner of CRA Inc.
9:10 AM Keynote Presentation by The Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, C.M., OPEI, Premier of Prince Edward Island
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Themed Roundtables each hosted by a business/community leader and a newcomer
12:30 PM Lunch and Trade Show Room
1:30 PM Remarks and video TD
1:45 PM Themed Roundtables continue
2:30 PM Break
3:30 PM Themed Roundtables: Actions
4:30 PM Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

Speakers

Basel Al Rashdan
Basel Al Rashdan
Young New Canadian
Alex MacBeath
Co-Chair Advisory Circle
Duncan McIntosh
Co-Chair Advisory Circle
Marian Eliot
Inventory Clerk, Royal Star Foods Ltd.
David Cyrus MacDonald
Musician, Entrepreneur, & PEI Resident
Dr. Linnell Edwards
Dr. Linnell Edwards
Don Mills
Don Mills
Founder, Former CEO and Owner of Corporate Research Associates Inc.
Shuo (Sherry) Huang
Shuo (Sherry) Huang
CEO of Sunrise Group of Companies
Susan Chalmers-Gauvin
Susan Chalmers-Gauvin
Founder and CEO Atlantic Ballet
Igor Dobrovolskiy
Igor Dobrovolskiy
Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Atlantic Ballet

Roundtable Leaders

Gary Scales
Regional Lead Partner/ Associé Responsable de la région de l'Ile-du-Prince-Édouard, McInnes Cooper
Colin Paddington
Colin Paddington
Chief Financial Officer, iWave
Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon
Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon
Professor, Chair Department of Biology
Heather Mullen
Heather Mullen
Membership Coordinator, MSPEI
Miriam Vializ-Briggs
Miriam Vializ-Briggs
Board of Directors, PEI Business Women's Association
Mayor Minerva McCourt
Mayor Minerva McCourt
Town of Cornwall
Councillor Peter Meggs
Councillor Peter Meggs
Town of Cornwall
 Steve Bellamy
Steve Bellamy
Chief Executive Officer, Confederation Centre of the Arts
Stephen Gould
Councillor Stephen Gould
Vice-President Rural Municipalities
Helena Emami
Helena Emami
Founder of Gazelle Coaching Inc.
Vivian Beer
Vivian Beer
Manager, HR Strategy, PEI BioAlliance
Jillian Kilfoil
Jillian Kilfoil
Executive Director, Women’s Network PEI
Wraychel Horne
Wraychel Horne
Executive Director-The Montessori School of Charlottetown
KHALID ELSHAMI
KHALID ELSHAMI
Business Development Director, SCTO Technology
Farahnaz Rezaei
Farahnaz Rezaei
Business Settlement Officer, Office of Immigration, Business Integration Unit
Jen Du
Jen Du
Assistant to President & CEO and Sales Director, Flourish Development Group
Gagandeep Singh Sehgal
Gagandeep Singh Sehgal
IT Consultant/ Entrepreneur/ Charlottetown Newcomer Ambassado
Sherilyn Manantan
Sherilyn Manantan
Immigrant/ Founder - Sandigang Pinoy Inc (Filipino Community Organization)
HUI ZHANG (Suyi) LI
HUI ZHANG (Suyi) LI
LPN, QEH
Craig Mackie
Craig Mackie
Executive Director, PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
Dr. Linnell Edwards
Dr. Linnell Edwards
Lian Zhang
Lian Zhang
Chief Editor of NEW LIFE PEI Magazine
Daniel Ohaegbu
Daniel Ohaegbu
Entrepreneur and CEO of Overtime Entertainment Group
Horatio Toledo
Horatio Toledo
Web Developer & IT Support Specialist
Elena Herweyer
Elena Herweyer
Founder, CEO and Creative Director at Art Fresh Inc.
Michael Dimitroff
Michael Dimitroff
Manager of International Business Development, Holland College
Tory Kennedy
Tory Kennedy
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Workers Compensation Board of PEI
Alaa Abd-El-Aziz
Alaa Abd-El-Aziz
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Prince Edward Island
Carla Morgan
Carla Morgan
Past President, Rotary Club of Montague
Dr. David J Bannon Jr
Dr. David J Bannon Jr, MD, FACS
General Surgeon, President Elect MSPEI

Circle of Island Advisers:

Co-chairs: Alex MacBeath and Duncan McIntosh

Helena Emami | Business Landing Officer, Office of Immigration, Business Integration Unit

Alma MacDonald | Mi’kmaq elder

Minerva McCourt | Mayor Town of Cornwall

Allan Ramjattan | Businessman, Summerside

Peter Meggs | Councillor Town of Cornwall

Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon, PhD | Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, UPEI

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