Xcelerate Summit 2019 Keynote Speakers

Barrie's Premier Business Conference

The Xcelerate Summit is bringing over 20 speakers, each one an expert in their field, to provide practical advice to those looking for business engagement opportunities. Here are some of the Keynote speakers you can check out:

Graham Sherman (Tool Shed Brewing Company)

Infectious passion combined with an incredibly unique approach to social media makes this a speaker you don’t want to miss. Nominated as Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year, Sherman explains how to get there, and what to do when it happens.

Jayne MacCaw (Jayne’s Cottages)

Jayne’s Cottages is a luxury rental and concierge company with a very personalized and exclusive approach to planning and hosting a Muskoka and other cottage lakefront getaways. Jayne and her team professionally plan and manage all aspects of the rental process, providing an unparalleled level of service.

Misha Glouberman (Negotiations Expert)

An expert on the subtle arts of negotiation and communication, Misha Glouberman takes the principles of good negotiation and better listening and applies them to a broad set of circumstances to help people solve problems together, reach mutually beneficial agreements, and communicate more effectively.

David Florio & Sandy Boucher (Advisory Service)

Beyond the high-profile cases that have brought data security to the forefront, you will learn about the top cybersecurity risks facing Canadian businesses; steps you can take to prepare your people, protect your critical information and infrastructure, and improve your cybersecurity maturity, as well as common mistakes, and tips on how to make immediate changes that can significantly improve the security of your organization.

Talent Panel (Gloria Evans, Darryl Simpson, Michael Agema, Mary Biehn)

Barrie and area is experiencing a talent crunch that is getting worse as baby boomers retire, leading to fierce competition for workers. This labour pool shortage affects all employment levels, from labour to trades to technology and management positions. We have assembled a panel of experts from industry, government and staffing to share what they see happening in the workforce, as well as how we, as a business ecosystem, can compete in attracting and retaining the best in our region.

The Xcelerate Summit takes place on October 23rd and 24th and there are many more fantastic speakers, panels, and workshops taking place over the two days and you can check out all the details here.

Related: Guide To Barrie’s 2019 Xcelerate Summit