Ivey MBA Leadership Conference

February 2, 2018, BMO Auditorium


Unlocking your leadership potential.

The Ivey MBA Leadership Conference is here to challenge, engage and inspire both the outgoing MBA Class of 2018 and the incoming MBA Class of 2019 to start the next chapter of their careers with leadership at the forefront. With a line-up of international leaders from a variety of sectors, the conference speakers will delve deeper into what it means to have personal integrity, lead change in the midst of crisis, lead with inspiration, lead after failure and lead with innovation through disruption.

We are excited to welcome you to the inaugural Ivey MBA Leadership Conference presented by the Ivey MBA Association and sponsored by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership.

Once you have registered, we will send you a survey to complete to indicate your breakout session preferences and highlight any dietary restrictions.


BMO Auditorium

Ivey Business School, London, ON N6G 2V4, Canada

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International leaders from a variety of sectors.

Cynthia Cooper

Best Selling Author, Worldcom Whistlerblower

Steinthor Palsson

Former CEO of Landsbankinn

Nicole Verkindt

Founder of OMX, Dragon on Next Gen Dragon


We’ve brought the best and brightest minds together.

Eileen Mercier

Chair, Board of Directors, Payments Canada

Kelsey Ramsden

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Speaker

Shaan Bhanji

Founder & CEO, FlyEasy Software

Neil Lane

Founder & CEO, Stathletes

Sarah Landstreet

Founder & CEO, Georgette Packaging


A day to unlock your leadership potential.

8:30 am
Registration Opens
9:00 am
Cynthia Cooper
Personal Integrity and Ethics in the 21st Century
10:30 am
10:45 am
Steinthor Palsson
Leading Change in the Midst of Crisis
12:15 pm
Catered Lunch
1:30 pm
Breakout Session 1: Kelsey Ramsden
Future Proof Yourself: How to Maintain Exceptionalism
1:30 pm
Breakout Session 2: Entrepreneurship Panel
Leading with Innovation in a Disruptive Time
1:30 pm
Breakout Session 3: Eileen Mercier
Trials and Triumphs on Bay Street: Reflections on a Long Career
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Nicole Verkindt
This Changes Everything: Adapting Leadership to an era of Innovation
5:00 pm
Closing Remarks


Leadership Inspiration


Meet the Leadership Conference team

Beckie Thain-Blonk

Mourad Soliman

Maanasa Rayavarapu

Mehek Mansure

Danny Chow

Derek Cheung