On April 3, 2018, students of Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management will host the program’s annual GCM Colloquium at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens) in Toronto. This year’s GCM Colloquium includes a Business Plan Expo component, creating a larger networking event for GCM students and members of Canada’s printing industry.
The Colloquium, called Evolve: Startups, Mergers & Acquisitions in the Graphic Arts Industry, will feature the following speakers, who will present scheduled keynotes on the following topics, before joining a panel discussion:
6:00 pm: Deanne Sinclair, Cambridge Label Inc., who will focus on Cambridge Label’s digital print start-up and the lessons she has learned from this endeavor.
6:30 pm: Jay Mandarino, CJ Graphics Inc. who will focus on how he built up CJ Graphics Inc., its position in the marketplace and today’s business environment, and why companies need to pursue mergers and acquisitions.
7:00 pm: Peter Ha and Rhodi Iliadou, Equal Parts Studio, who will focus on why and how they started their own design studio, as well as lessons learned during their first year.
7:30 pm: Panel Discussion / Q&A
The GCM Business Plan Expo component, featuring the graphic arts business ideas of more than 140 graduating GCM students, begins at 4:00 pm and continues until 8:00 pm, when the entire event is scheduled to end.
To register for this free event, visit Evolve