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Welcome to the upcoming speaker series listing. Each year, Rotman hosts about 100 public talks by international bestselling authors, top management executives and other influential thought leaders. We hope you'll join us for one of these remarkable events.

Previous Next February, 2020

  • “Creative Destruction: 4 Short Talks”

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    Join us for TED-style talks by four contributors as we launch the Winter 2020 issue of Rotman Management Magazine on the theme of Creative Destruction.

  • Experts Discuss “Canada’s Trade Diversification Strategy: Can It Happen?”

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    The recent renegotiation of the NAFTA has highlighted the risks to Canada of being overly concentrated on the U.S. market, where 75% of Canada’s exports are destined. The Canadian government has now appointed a Minister of International Trade Diversification with a mandate to both increase and diversify Canada’s trade beyond the US market, and increase Canada’s exports to markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America and beyond. This session will involve three leading voices discussing this important government policy objective.

  • Mo Lidsky on "Selling Snake Oil: Investment Lessons from the World's Greatest Frauds"

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    Mo Lidsky (Rotman MBA'11), CEO, Prime Quadrant; Author, on his book Selling Snake Oil: Investment Lessons from the World's Greatest Frauds (Gatekeeper Press, 2019).

  • Michael Hallsworth on "The Future of Behavioural Insights"

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    Michael Hallsworth, Managing Director - North America, Behavioral Insights Team (BIT), Honorary Lecturer, Imperial College London on "The Future of Behavioural Insights". This event is SOLD OUT. There is no waiting list

  • What Role Should Market-Based Environmental Ratings Play in Capital Markets?

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    The Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance noted, ‘Financial markets will play a fundamental role in directing necessary capital flows, managing complex risks and unlocking economic potential Markets work best when assets are properly valued; however, in today’s market economy, climate factors are often mispriced and climate risks are generally underappreciated.’ Markets are responding, with firms expanding their voluntary environmental reporting, and third-parties producing investor-focused environmental ratings for firms. Our ½ day session will describe the current state of environmental disclosure and investor-focused ratings. Are these ratings affecting issuers, investors and governments? What determines environmental reporting and investor-focused ratings? What are the risks and opportunities of this capital market response?

  • Lisa Taylor on "The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work"

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    Lisa Taylor, President, Challenge Factory, Inc.; Author on her book The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work (by L. Taylor and F. Lebo for Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2019).


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