November 23rd 2017 08:30 AM - November 23rd 2017 03:30 PM

International Student Summit

10.00 - 10.00
175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON, Canada

International Student Summit



Very excited to host our International Students for this informative Summit! Doors open at 8:00am and Opening Remarks will start at 9:00am. There will be some coffee available to first arrivees!

See you tomorrow!


Join us for an informative day about living, working, and thriving in the City of Hamilton. Hear keynotes from successful alumni, small business leaders, and community activators about how to stay in our fair city. There will be break out sessions covering a variety of topics from starting a business to developing your online brand. 

After an educating day at McMaster Innovation Park, join Global Hamilton Connect for the official afterparty. Network with other International Students and Young Professionals in a fun and casual environment. 

Agenda includes:

Opening Keynote - Tej Sandhu, Merit Brewery

Presentation about Immigration Policy - Elizabeth Long, Long Mangaliji LLP

Breakout Sessions from:
- How to start a small business in Hamilton with Jodi Laking and Joanne Douglas-Lane (City of Hamilton)
- Developing your online brand with Suzanne Zandbergen (The Generator)
- Understanding your taxes with Gina Robinson and Andrijana Olaizola (McMaster University)
- Hamilton's small business landscape and ecosystem with Judy Travis (Workforce Planning Hamilton)
- The housing market in Hamilton with Krysta Boyer (Judy Marsales Realty)
- Interviewing for a job in Canada with Tanya Kett (McMaster University)

Panel Discussions
- Why Hamilton? Hear from community leaders about why they chose Hamilton to live, work, and play.
- What are employers looking for in a candidate? Hear from top employers about what they are looking for in a candidate to join their company and organization.

Closing Keynote with Jonid Hametaj, JH Accounting


Ticket Information

Please note that your tickets will be email to you and attached as a PDF upon successfully registering for this event. In the event that you have either not received your confirmation email, cannot find the confirmation email, or used an incorrect email address, please contact the organizer.

All ticket holders will receive an email notification reminder 24-48 hours prior to the event's start date (this does not imply particular sessions, just the event). Your tickets will also be attached to this email.

It's encouraged to save your tickets to your phone by downloading them or taking a screenshot, however you may also print your tickets before arriving to the event.