Friday, 10 September 2010

REVISED: Media Alert: Making the business of the Pan/Parapan American Games Diverse


Diversity Business Network Hosts “A World of Opportunity” Conference
Media Briefing/Q&A, Thursday, Sept. 17, 3.30 pm to 4.15
Ian Troop, CEO Toronto 2015, Business leaders, Minister Margarett Best and Olympian Ohenewa Akuffo

What: To prepare diversity owned businesses for the opportunities that the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games represent, the Games Organizing Committee has partnered with the Diversity Business Network to host, “Diversity Business Conference | Pan Am 2015 – A World of Opportunity, presented by Centerplate”. Attendees will receive a road map of opportunities from the Games Organizing Committee and key partners."

Who: Speakers include Ian Troop, CEO Toronto 2015; John Campbell, CEO of Waterfront Toronto; Antonio de Santiago, Executive VP of Infrastructure Ontario; Howie Wong, General Counsel of Toronto Community Housing; Andrew Weir, VP Tourism Toronto and Courtney Betty. CEO of Diversity Business Network ( Olympian Ohenewa Akuffo will be attending the event to inspire diversity business leaders to get involved with the games. Canada’s foremost female wrestler will be available for photographs during the Media Briefing along with the Olympic Torch.

Title Sponsor: Centerplate. Leading hospitality provider to North America's sports stadiums and convention centres (a committed supporter of community /diversity). Other sponsors include the Royal Bank, MNP and Telus.

Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. Queens Quay, Toronto.

When: Media briefing: 3.30 to 3.45 pm ( the actual conference is from 1pm – 6pm). Media briefing includes an opportunity to interview the keynote speakers. Thursday September 16th.

How: Media are requested to register by email or contact Roberta Atkinson, Diversity Business Network, 501 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, Tel: 416-728-8097,

For more information, media please contact: Craigg Slowly 647-775-6659
Stephen Weir

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