Keynote Speaker for the Opening Ceremony
Five-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee & Bestselling Author
Dr. Abuelaish will be receiving the ICON Award at the PDCI Conference.
Keynote Speaker for the Closing Ceremony
Founder of Success Actualization Coaching, International Speaker
Mohamad Fakih (Founder of Paramount Fine foods)
Kundan Joshi (Creator of Applabb, RBC entrepreneur of the year)
Susur Lee (Celebrity Chef, Media Personality)
Dr. Shahab Anari (Co-founder of PDCI, Personal Branding Expert)
Moderator: Shishir Lakhani (Veteran entrepreneur, recipient of Sovereign’s Medal from the Governor General of Canada)
Tom Murad (Country Lead of Engineering & Academics at Siemens Canada)
Ana Badila (Director of Electrical Design and Pre-Construction at EllisDon)
Mo Elbestawi (Director of W Booth School of Engineering, McMaster Uni)
Ellis Mendez (Senior Portfolio Manager for Strategic Initiatives, Scotiabank)
Farzad Rayegani (Senior Dean of Applied Technology at Humber College)
Moderator: Peter Paul (Manager of Immigrant Programs and Services at Humber College)
Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan (Program Manager of Internationally Trained Medical Doctors at Ryerson Uni)
Dr. Sherif Guorgui (CEO of United Pharma Group)
Cameron Moser (Director of Programs and Services at ACCES Employment)
Suchitra Devarajan (Project Leader at Apotex)
Moderator: Dr. Pejman Maralani (Neuroradiologist,
Assistant professor at University of Toronto)
Mina Mawani (President and CEO of Crohn's and Colitis Canada)
Dalal Al-Waheidi (Executive Director at We Charity)
Sara Asalya (Founder of Newcomer Students' Association at Ryerson Uni)
Sukhjit Singh (Change Agent, Career Coach to Newcomers)
Moderator: Sathish Bala (Serial entrepreneur, founder of DesiFest)
Speaker: Ron Tsang
Communication Expert, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of "From Presentation to Standing Ovation"
Speaker: Bobby Umar
5-time TEDx Speaker, Leadership Expert and Professional Speaker, Social Media Influencer
Speakers: John Ribeiro and Conner Valentine
Founders of Zero to Hired
At PDCI, we feature accomplished immigrants who have achieved great success in their new home country. This time we are hosting the book launch of "Canadian Success: A collection of Success Stories by Successful Persian Immigrants".
We're proudly hosting the book launch of Hedieh Samimi's new book. This book is about grief recovery and how to heal after losing a loved one.
A win for new immigrants who learn and network. A win for the successful immigrants and sponsors who give back to their community. A win for the country that benefits as a whole.