SCCC Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Ontario)

War for Talent Symposium

Date Times Event Venue Address
2009-03-04Start: 08:00
End: 14:00
War for Talent SymposiumToronto Board of Trade1 First Canadian Place, Toronto

Event Topic:


The search for and retention of superior talent remains one of the corporate world’s most formidable challenges and significant improvement has not materialized. When it comes to education, competitiveness and attracting talent, Canada and Switzerland share top positions in global rankings as both countries face similar challenges. Well-known Swiss education expert, Prof. Dr. Wolter of the University of Berne, will be leading two high-profile and well-balanced panels, representing both the academic and corporate world, in the discussion of the topics of “post-secondary education and economic success” as well as “certificate, diploma or academic degree -the right tools for the best career”.

Event Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Wolter

Event Notes:

Speakers include:

• The Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy & Infrastructure • The Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities • The Honourable Jean Augustine, The Fairness Commissioner of Ontario • Ann Buller, President, Centennial College • Dr. Paul Genest, President and CEO, Council of Ontario Universities • Dr. Ken Jones, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University • Dr. Ken Norrie, Vice President Research, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario • Tim Penner, President, Proctor & Gamble Canada • Dr. Raymond Théberge, Director General, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada


Luncheon Address:

“Competition for Talent, Competition for Students- what’s at stake?”

• Professor Dr. Stefan Wolter, Director of the Swiss Co-ordination Centre for Research in Education and Head of the Centre of Research in Economics of Education at the University of Berne (Switzerland) • Anne Sado, President, George Brown College


Moderated by Ed J.J. Scheck, Partner Hogg, Shain & Scheck , Honourary Chair, World Trade Centre Toronto and past Chair of the Toronto Board of Trade


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