CEO Talk with the 2018 CEO of the Year Bruce Linton
Name: CEO Talk with the 2018 CEO of the Year Bruce Linton
Date: October 1, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 as the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal host CEO Talk.
Your registration includes great networking, a delicious lunch and keynote presentation by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Board of Trade's, Best Ottawa Business Awards, 2018 CEO of the Year, Bruce Linton.
Guest Speaker: Bruce Linton
Bruce Linton is the founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) and co-founder of Tweed Marijuana Incorporated. Canopy Growth was the first cannabis producing company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange (TSX, July 2016) and included on a major stock index (S&P/TSX Composite Index, March 2017). Bruce's experience as a founder, CEO and Board member across a wide variety of enterprises has influences the positive start of Canopy Growth, which to date has enjoyed market support for capital raises of over $6 billion including a $5 billion CAD investment by Fortune 500 beverage company, Constellation Brands.
Bruce's focus has been driving the company's overall strategy including its Canadian and international expansion efforts as well as laying the groundwork for the Company's future move into cannabis-based consumer products including cannabis-based medicines, with the founding subsidiary Canopy Health Innovations, and into cannabis-based beverages, through a strategic partnership with Constellation Brands.
After beginning his career at Newbridge Networks Corporation, he has since held positions that include General Manager and Re-Founder of Computerland.ca, President and Co-Founder of webHancer Corp. and part of the establishing team at CrossKeys Systems Corporation. He was also part of the leadership team for the NASDAQ/TSX initial public offering at CrossKeys. He is the past Chairman of the Ottawa Community Loan Foundation, past Board Member and Treasurer of Canada World Youth, past Board of Governor for Carleton University, past President of the Nepean Skating Club, and past President of the Carleton University Students Association.
The CEO Talk Series allows professionals to come together and gain insight on many aspects of business from an influential and significant member in business. Guests will have the opportunity to network and hear present and past CEO's and business leaders speak on a number of business-related items and share their personal stories of success along with interesting and insightful business related topics. This series aims to provide a forum for participants to gain valuable insight on achieving growth and advancement in their own personal activities. These events are open to the business community and provide a discounted ticket price for members of the Board of Trade. For more information on our upcoming events, please visit our Upcoming Events Page.