AGENDA Register

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Welcome Address

Ian Portsmouth, Publisher & Editor of PROFIT Magazine

CULTURE | EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP THINKING

Brad Hams

Brad Hams, Founder and President, Ownership Thinking

Brad Hams is on a mission to eradicate entitlement. His company, Ownership Thinking, has helped hundreds of companies to diminish or defeat the entitlement mentality that is so pervasive and so devastating in our country and to replace it with cultures of earning - empowering employees to think and act like owners. He believes that human beings do not gain self esteem through unearned compensation, empty praise or false security, but rather through achievement. His company provides employees and organizations with the tools and training they need to realize their potential, and to create wealth where wealth might never have been created.

NETWORKING BREAK

PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING | SOLUTIONS TO YOUR COMPANY'S CURRENT CHALLENGES

If you haven't already learned the power of peer advisory, then the PROFIT 200 Idea Exchange will give you a lesson you will not soon forget. In these facilitated small-group discussions limited to entrepreneurial leaders, you'll gain fresh perspectives, new strategies and innovative solutions to your most pressing business challenges from those who know your challenges best: other successful entrepreneurs.

NETWORKING LUNCH

ENTERPRISE SECURITY SOLUTIONS | TURBOCHARGE YOUR BUSINESS

Connor Duffy

Jeff Multz, Director, North America Midmarket Sales, Dell SecureWorks

As the Director of North America Midmarket Sales for Dell SecureWorks, Jeff and his team help organizations of all sizes reduce their business and IT security risks and augment their IT teams where needed. At age 24, Jeff founded Emerging Market Technologies (EMT), an Atlanta-based company recognized as the nation's leading reseller of Customer Relationship Management and Sales Force Automation solutions. He grew EMT from a self-funded start-up business to a highly profitable company that was acquired by Zland Corporation in 2000. He often addresses organizations on IT security through educational presentations and articles in the media.

COMPETITVE ADVANTAGE | THINK YOU KNOW YOUR COMPANY'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE? THINK AGAIN!

Jaynie Smith

Jaynie L. Smith, Best Selling Author, Competitive Advantage Expert, Founder and CEO of Smart Advantage

Based on her best-selling business book, Creating Competitive Advantage, Jaynie L. Smith describes what a Competitive Advantage is (and isn't); why companies don't know their Competitive Advantages, and the price they pay for not promoting them. Jaynie details how discovering your Competitive Advantage will increase customer retention and sales close rates by giving your customers a reason to choose you over your competitors. She'll get specific about defining your Competitive Advantage, exploring your differences, and getting your employees on board.

GROWTH FORUMS 1 | BUILD YOUR BUSINESS WITH EXPERT PRESCRIPTIONS AND ADVICE

In these breakout sessions, you'll hear practical, hands-on advice from business specialists for improving your personal or corporate competencies in important management disciplines, such as strategic planning, media relations, online marketing and managing growth.

GROWTH FORUMS 2…

NETWORKING BREAK

LESSONS FROM THE LEADERS

In these concurrent panel discussions, the CEOs of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies will share their expertise in key management disciplines and their experiences in tackling today's hottest business opportunities and toughest challenges.

PROFIT 200 AWARDS RECEPTION AND DINNER

PROFIT 200 CEOs will receive their awards and a select group of leaders will be recognized for special achievement in such areas as international trade and creating business value.

SUCCESS STORY | DEFYING GRAVITY: HOW PORTER AIRLINES TOOK OFF

Robert Deluce

Robert Deluce, President & CEO, Porter Airlines

Robert J. Deluce is one of Canada's most knowledgeable and respected airline owners and operators. He brings to the industry over 50 years of Deluce family experience in successfully owning, financing, restructuring, operating and managing a number of regional airlines in Canada. His involvement in the aviation industry includes White River Air Services, norOntair, Austin Airways, Air Creebec, Air Ontario, Air Mani- toba, Air Alliance and Canada 3000 Airlines.

He has been President of Deluce Capital Corp. since 1987, and is currently President and CEO of both Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Porter Airlines Inc.

Closing remarks