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Vol 39  No 11
Mar. 15, 2007


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Plans are taking off for 42nd Business Day
by Meaghan Whelan

Students from across the province will be meeting with leaders in business for a day of interaction, inspiration and information on March 23. Every year since 1965, the graduating commerce class plans the Business Day conference to bring together students, faculty, and business leaders to discuss current issues and provide a forum for interaction.

Josh Quinton, president of the 2007 commerce class, said the organizing committee has been hard at work on this year’s event.

“There is a tradition of excellence at business day,” he said. “Alumni and the business community are very supportive of the event, and it’s a great chance for students to meet leaders in the business community and speak frankly with them. We are hoping to build on this tradition and provide a valuable opportunity for students to interact with business leaders.”

This year Newfoundland and Labrador native Sean Durfy will be the keynote speaker. As president of WestJet, Mr. Durfy has increased the profile of the company, making it one of the top three brands of the year. His work in sales and marketing also earned him the honour of marketer of the year. Under the theme Soaring to Success, Mr. Durfy will talk about the growth and culture of WestJet and his own career path.

Already there has been great support from the business community, and tickets for the event are selling quickly. Students from all across the province will be attending the half-day event for their chance to mingle with the business community. Seats can be ordered by contacting the Business Day organizing committee at businessday@mun.ca or calling 737-8519.

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