November 23rd 2017

November 23rd 2017

08:00 AM

04:00 PM EST

International Student Summit

175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Ticket Name
McMaster Student Access

Mohawk Student Access

Redeemer Student Access

Columbia Student Access

All Access

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

Global Hamilton

Global Hamilton is an initiative of the City of Hamilton's Economic Development Division. We aim to work on retaining International Students, develop small business leaders, and attract international firms to the City of Hamilton.


McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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