THE KIT CONNECT CONFERENCE

The Kit and CAFA are teaming up to support the next generation of creative professionals. The goal: connecting talented individuals with a passion for getting into fashion and beauty with Canadian leaders who can offer their advice on how to break into and succeed in this uniquely competitive business. 


THE KIT CONNECT CONFERENCE

Place: Artscape Daniels Launchpad, East Tower, 130 Queens Quay E 4th floor, Toronto, ON M5A 0P6

Date: May 28th, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Ticket Price: $55


Want to break into the fashion and beauty industries? 

 

Join us on May 28th for the third annual The Kit Connect Conference. The 2019 series involves dynamic conversations, panels and interactive sessions with the top fashion, beauty and career experts in Canada. Following afternoon programming, attendees will have the chance to network with industry leaders and prominent brand representatives, while engaging with like-minded peers. Walk away with new ideas and new opportunities. Oh, and a gift bag full of new products! 


 

PROGRAMMING:

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Doors Open: Check-in and registration

1:30 pm to 2:15 pm | Introduction & Keynote Discussion: A fireside chat with an individual who has businesses in a variety of major new sectors

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm | Canada’s Innovative Entrepeneurs & CEOs: A panel discussion with leaders who built and grew brands and businesses before they were even trends

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm | Innovation Within: An inside look at one of the world’s leading beauty brands and its emerging new roles and positions

4:00 pm to 4:20 pm | How I Got Here: A career speed-round session, featuring top executives in new sub-sectors

4:20 pm to 4:40 pm | How I Started and Where I am Now: A second career speed-round session, featuring managers and directors in new sub-sectors

4:40 pm to 5:00 pm | How I Landed my First Job: A third career speed-round session, featuring recent graduates on how they scored their job

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Networking Hour: Activations, mixing and mingling, with delegate opportunity to network with panelists and peers

              




THE KIT CONNECT PROGRAMMING



Introduction & Keynote Discussion

A fireside chat with the dynamic women behind Power of Privé that will provide an inside look at how they found their niche in the world of luxury label launches, moderated by Laura deCarufel.



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Laura deCarufel

Editor in Chief,
The Kit

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Jane Hanrahan

Co-founder,
Power of Privé

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Vanessa Mulroney

Co-founder,
Power of Privé



Canada’s Innovative Entrepeneurs & CEOs

A panel discussion with leaders who built and grew brands and businesses before they were even trends, moderated by Giorgina Bigioni.



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MODERATOR
Giorgina Bigioni

Publisher,
The Kit

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Sophie Boulanger

CEO and Co-Founder,
BonLook

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JEN LEE-KOSS

Founder,
Brika

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Noura Sakkijha

CEO & Co-Founder,
Mejuri

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Julie Kalinowski

Co-Founder,
The Fitzroy




Innovation Within

An inside look at one of the world’s leading beauty brands and its emerging new roles and positions, moderated by Katherine Lalancette.



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MODERATOR
Katherine Lalancette

Beauty Director,
The Kit

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Louanne McGrory

President,
Shiseido Canada

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Leah Thelen

Vice President, Digital Shared Services,
Shiseido Canada

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Mary Lapadula

Vice President, Sales and Marketing
NARS, Bareminerals, Buxom

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Jennifer Fernandes

CRM Manager,
Shiseido Canada

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Erika Hogerwaard

Public Relations Manager,
Shiseido Canada



How I Got Here

A career speed-round session, featuring top executives in new sub-sectors, moderated by Rani Sheen.



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MODERATOR
Rani Sheen

Executive Editor,
The Kit

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Eva Hartling

President and Founder, 
The Brand is Female

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Sari Friedman

Managing Director,
ShopStyle Canada & Australia

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Berkeley Poole

VP & Creative Director,
Tokyo Smoke Brands









How I Started and Where I am Now

A second career speed-round session, featuring managers and directors in new sub-sectors, moderated by Caitlin Kenny.



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MODERATOR
Caitlin Kenny

Digital Director,
The Kit

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Michelle Zheng

Director of ID/UX (Industrial Design and User Experience), 
Myant

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Ayaz Virani

Director of Marketing,
Bunz

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Naomi Nachmani

Brand Marketing Manager,
KOTN









How I Landed my First Job

A third career speed-round session, featuring recent graduates on how they scored their job, moderated by Jennifer Berry.



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MODERATOR
Jennifer Berry

Digital Editor,
The Kit

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Rasheem Carty-Gardner

Activations Coordinator, 
InkBox

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Britney Dorafshani

Customer Happiness Specialist,
Peace Collective

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Austin Lehman

Enterprise Account Executive,
Shopify










Highlights From The Kit Connect Conference 2017  

   




SPONSORS
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Tickets available below. 

THE KIT CONNECT CONFERENCE PACKAGE
$ 55 Tickets with this package includes:



    • Conference Admission on May 28th

    • Onsite beverage & snacks

    • Access to networking session

    • Attendee gift bag valued at $100+