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(February 21, 2002, Gazette)

Conference attracts top business people
Prime contender

Paul MartinPaul Martin

Weathering the Storm – Charting a Course for Success is the theme for this year’s annual business day conference. Organizers are ecstatic that the keynote speaker will be Paul Martin, federal minister of finance. Over the past 37 years, the graduating business class has worked hard to organize this annual conference that showcases some of the nation’s top business leaders and visionaries as they share their insight on current business issues.

“Business Day is a professional conference that provides the opportunity for business leaders, students, and faculty members to interact and discuss relevant issues,” said Katherine Young, one of the event’s organizers. “We’re pleased to offer delegates a range of interesting and informative speakers. Some of our speakers are entrepreneurs who have seized market opportunities with new technology while others have been directly involved in planning business strategy. Their valuable insight will assist the participants in future endeavors.”

This year’s conference will take place on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Fairmont Newfoundland. Other confirmed speakers include Glenn Stanford, vice-president of hockey operations for the St. John’s Maple Leafs and General Manager of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Limited, Rick Flynn, vice-president of business development for Air Canada Regional Inc., Cathy Bennett, owner/operator of Bennett Restaurants Limited (McDonald’s), as well as Jamie King, president of Intrignia Solutions. In addition, Chris Griffiths, president and founder of Garrison Guitars, will moderate the conference.
For ticket information and a conference agenda, contact the Business Day committee at 737-3566 or www.busi.mun.ca/businessday.