Annual Acadia Business Banquet

The Annual Acadia Business Banquet is one of the premier events in the calendar of the School. It brings together business students and faculty from the university, as well as individuals from the local, regional, and national professional community. This event is organized by a student banquet chair and co-chair, with administrative support from the school.

The 52nd Acadia Business Banquet will be held at the Fountain Commons, Acadia University, on Thursday, October 12th, 2017. Doors will open at 6pm. Tickets are $70 ($25 for students) or $650 for a table of 10. If you are purchasing multiple tickets under the same name, please forward your guests’ names to Hope Corkum so that the name tags can be properly printed. This year’s guest speaker is Nick Jennery from Feed Nova Scotia. We encourage bringing nonperishable food donations. Each donation will enter you into a draw for a prize basket. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Hope Corkum at hope.corkum@acadiau.ca. Tickets can be purchased through the Acadia Box Office.

2017 Keynote Speaker

Nick Jennery
Nick Jennery
Executive Director
Feed Nova Scotia

Nick Jennery is the Executive Director of Feed Nova Scotia, a charitable organization whose mission is to feed Nova Scotians in need and to reduce that need.

Prior to joining Feed Nova Scotia, Nick spent most of his career in the retail grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, leading national and provincial industry trade associations on large collaborative initiatives. From the Nova Scotia wine industry to the tech sector, from retail grocery to microbiology, Nick has applied his experience in a number of senior leadership positions.

In addition to his not-for-profit experience, Nick established a North American consulting business helping CEOs discover their organization’s potential and the impact of various leadership styles.

A theme that runs through Nick’s career is being passionately curious about what hasn’t been achieved, gaining consensus and support for something that is not always obvious, and working through small empowered teams that believe in big change.

Nick lives on the South Shore and has a wide range of curiosities including East Coast music, boat building, exploring routes less travelled and coastal grizzlies.

Nick has a passionate belief in giving back to community, and warmly appreciates the generosity of Nova Scotians in supporting a very committed team of staff and volunteers at Feed Nova Scotia.

Past Keynote Speakers

Ray Ivany
Ray Ivany
President and Vice-Chancellor
Acadia University
Anne Robinson
Anne Robinson
Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics
Verizon Wireless
Pamela Scott-Crace
Pamela Scott-Crace
Editor
Progress Magazine
Richard Mills
Richard Mills
Co-Head Executive VP & Managing Director
BMO Nesbitt Burns, Private Client Division
Mickey MacDonald
Mickey MacDonald
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Leanne Hachey
Leanne Hachey
Vice-president, Atlantic
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Robert Deluce
Robert Deluce
President & CEO
Porter Airlines
Charlotte Burke
Charlotte Burke
Senior VP, Consumer Internet Services
Bell Canada
Trish Wheaton
Trish Wheaton
President
Wunderman Canada
David Ganong
David Ganong
Chairman of the Board
Ganong Brothers Ltd.
Sandra Greer
Sandra Greer
Chief Executive Officer
Amirix Systems Inc.
Gordon Hicks
Gordon Hicks
President
Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls
Alex MacBeath
Alex MacBeath
Executive Partner and CEO
Grant Thornton, LLP
Robert Waite
Robert Waite
Senior VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
Canada Post Corporation
Kathy Sarafian
Kathy Sarafian
President and General Manager
Advanced Medical Optics