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Why participate?

I have ideas and solutions

Innovation and productivity are the drivers of economic growth. They thrive where diverse networks of businesses, ideas, people and organizations interact; consider the Ideas Festival as the collision of the minds that instigates change.

I care about the future of Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada's aging demographic means young people need to increasingly take on positions of leadership in business and government. The need to collaborate has never been greater to build that critical mass required to attract foreign investment, build economies of scale and repatriate our talent.

The world is changing rapidly everyday

The rapid pace of economic and social change, including the rise of developing countries, is forcing us to more effectively stimulate, communicate and apply new ideas. Importantly, there is no consensus around which ideas should be used.

2013 Speaker's list

Kyle Schmeisser

KyleSchmeisserDirector, Account Management, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Kyle Schmeisser
has worked at Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) for the past five years.  Kyle is currently the Director, Account Management where he works with key internal and external partners to foster growth for NSBI’s clients. 

In his previous role as a Sector Strategist, Kyle led NSBI's engagement with both private and public sector partners working to grow the financial services sector. He has over ten years of experience in the financial services sector in a variety of areas including actuarial work, investments, pensions and banking.

Kyle has also worked closely with the Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat in an effort to maximize the economic value attributed to province's transportation assets. In this role, Kyle focused on market development with a specific interest in Vietnam.

Kyle was named one of the 21Inc Leaders for Nova Scotia in 2012. 

Kyle has a love of sports including golf, baseball, hockey and curling. He was a member of Team Nova Scotia at the 2012 Tim Horton's Brier in Saskatoon.

Kyle has a Master's degree in Mathematics from Dalhousie University and holds CSI's Financial Management Advisor designation.

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"I thought your conference was first rate and told others as much. Ideas and networking applied to public policy are an irresistible combination."

- Colin Robertson, Diplomat & Professor

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