THE KIT CONNECT CONFERENCE

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


THE KIT CONNECT CONFERENCE

April 5, 2017 

9:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Lower Junction Gallery 

213 Sterling Road, Toronto, ON, M6R 2B2

 

Join us on April 5 for The Kit Connect Conference—a full-day career series that includes panels of Canada’s top editors, designers, marketers, artists, bloggers and retailers. Attendees will hear inspiring accounts of how insiders got their first break, the roles they had along the way and how they landed their current positions. Learn about career options, meet new mentors, and network with potential employers.

 

Tickets to the conference include an invitation to The Kit’s pre-party at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street, which kicks off the festivities with a buzzy evening event of mingling with a group of like-minded peers. (Plus: shopping with a discount!). Packages are outlined below. 

Laura deCarufel
host

Laura deCarufel

Editor-in-Chief, The Kit

Jessica Hotson
The Editors

Jessica Hotson

Creative Director, The Kit

Rani Sheen
The Editors

Rani Sheen

Beauty Director, The Kit

Caitlin Kenny
The Editors

Caitlin Kenny

Digital Editor

Jillian Vieira
The Editors

Jillian Vieira

Fashion Editor, The Kit

Sid Neigum
The Designers

Sid Neigum

Designer, 

The Collections,

 Sid Neigum

Jennifer Torosian
The Designers

Jennifer Torosian

Designer, 

The Collections,

 Jennifer Torosian

Matthew Gallagher
The Designers

Matthew Gallagher

Designer,
The Collections,

 Matthew Gallagher

Christopher Paunil
The Designers

Christopher Paunil

Designer, 
The Collections,
Christopher Paunil

Hilary MacMillan
The Designers

Hilary MacMillan

Designer, 
The Collections,
Hilary MacMillan

Mel Ashcroft
The Designers

Mel Ashcroft

Co-founder, The Collections

Ania B
The Bloggers

Ania B

@aniab

Jodi Blk
The Bloggers

Jodi Blk

@jodiblk_

Alyssa Garrison
The Bloggers

Alyssa Garrison

@randomactsofpastel

Anna McMeekin
The Bloggers

Anna McMeekin

Integrated Content Strategist &  
Digital Media Producer, 
KZM Agency

Jose Lopez
The Bloggers

Jose Lopez

@joselopez_fit

Jaclyn Marsh
The Marketers

Jaclyn Marsh

Marketing Director,
Trend Marketing

Jackie Charest
The Marketers

Jackie Charest

Luxury Retail Marketer

Kate Buitenhuis
The Marketers

Kate Buitenhuis

Director of Global

Integrated

Communications,
Joe Fresh

Mario Chiofolo
The Marketers

Mario Chiofolo

Director of

Marketing,

Hudson’s Bay Company

Taylor Frankel
The Marketers

Taylor Frankel

Co-Founder,

NUDESTIX

Rita Remark
The Artists

Rita Remark

Global Lead Educator

& Lead Nail Artist,
Essie Canada

Veronica Chu
The Artists

Veronica Chu

Spokesperson &

Makeup Artist, CoverGirl


Norman Wong
The Artists

Norman Wong

Fashion Photographer &

Director

Roger Medina
The Artists

Roger Medina

Official Hair Expert,

Garnier Hair Care

Jacqueline Summers
The Artists

Jacqueline Summers

Fashion Model

Lysa Garcia
The Retailers

Lysa Garcia

VP of Retail Stores Canada,

Michael Kors

Trisha Lepper
The Retailers

Trisha Lepper

Sr. PR & Marketing Specialist,

Etsy Canada

Christine Carlton
The Retailers

Christine Carlton

Founder & CEO,

The September


THE KIT CONNECT CONFERENCE PACKAGE
$ 99 Tickets with this package includes:
    • Invitation to the shopping pre-party on April 4

    • Conference admission on
      April 5

    • Food & beverage onsite 

    • Access to the networking lunch 

    • Attendee gift bag valued $100+

    • Must be 19+ to attend event

    • Pre-party shopping event at Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, 5:30pm-7:30pm


THE KIT CONNECT CONFERENCE PACKAGE & AFTER PARTY
$ 240 Tickets with this package includes:
    • Invitation to the shopping pre-party on April 4

    • Conference admission on
      April 5

    • Food & beverage onsite 

    • Access to the networking lunch 

    • Attendee gift bag valued $100+

    • Entrance to the Sephora After Party post-CAFAs on April 7

    • Must be 19+ to attend event

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