The Innovators 2017 - April 19th, 2017

ICTAM’s signature event, The Innovators, returns for its 6th incredible year! Join us April 19, 2017 as we showcase leaders who are inventing the future.  We’re delighted to have as our featured guest Janet Bannister, founder of and Partner, Real Ventures.  Join Janet and our host Allan Gregg for a robust conversation on innovation and how technology is shaping businesses now and in the future.

There’s nothing like The Innovators in Manitoba. For every member of the ICT and business community in Winnipeg and beyond: join us for a remarkable evening.

It’s all about making connections. Get up close, ask questions, share ideas. Let’s create the future we want to see.


RBC Convention Centre, 2nd floor, North Building (by the escalators)
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:30pm – 10:00pm

Business Attire
Pre-dinner Reception
Three-course dinner with wine service
Host Allan Gregg, in conversation with Janet Bannister

Cost? Early bird (until April 5, 2017)
ICTAM Members:

  • Tickets: $175
  • Table of 8: $1,375
  • Table of 10: $1,675


  • Tickets: $195
  • Table of 8: $1,425
  • Table of 10: $1,750


If you're unfamiliar with The Innovators, click here to see a gallery from 2016 featuring Martin Cooper, inventor of the mobile phone, and Aaron Zifkin, Country Manager for Airbnb Canada!

About our guest:

Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister, Founder, and Partner, Real Ventures
Janet Bannister is best known for launching the popular website Kijiji in 2005. Since then, she has grown the company into one of the most visited websites in Canada. Prior to Kijiji’s launch, Janet worked at eBay in Silicon Valley, transforming eBay from a collectibles catalogue to a mainstream marketplace.

She knows how to make real impact. Her passion for helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential led to the founding of a successful consulting business and successful tenures at Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co. Janet is currently a General Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s largest early-stage venture capital firm. She balances her busy work days with long-distance runs and international triathlons.


 About our MC/Interviewer:

Allan Gregg

Allan Gregg, Social Commentator and Television Host
As the Chairman of Harris/Decima, a company he founded over 30 years ago, Allan leads the worlds of research, policy-making, consultation, and communication. He also runs Allan Gregg Strategies, offering high-end research-based consultation to prestigious clients. Allan’s deep understanding of what it takes to create public consensus around both public and private projects will be invaluable in mapping the future of the tech industry. The economy, public opinion, business interests, and government initiatives will all play a part in how we move forward - and it’s Allan’s job to make sense of it all.

Allan is a respected research professional and political analyst. As a former member of CBC’s “At Issue” panel and previous host of Allan Gregg In Conversation With… on TVO, Allan is widely revered, published, and quoted as an expert.



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