KPMG, in partnership with iF, present a Lunch 'n Learn (May 2012)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM (EDT)
Please join iF for an informative and free lunch and networking opportunity presented by KPMG, as Juan Lopez (Pipeline Studios) discusses "Building a Globally-Competitive Business in Hamilton".
Taking advantage of the strengths in Hamilton's innovation ecosystem, and advantages created by regional tax credits and the low cost of doing business in this city, Juan Lopez of Pipeline Studios will talk about how his company has found a welcoming community to support his company's global aspirations.
Factory 5: Each iF Lunch 'n Learn features Factory FiVE: a 5-minute presentation by an iF client to show you what our innovators are up to!
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PLUS: This month, iF is proud to introduce FACTORY FLOOR, our new co-creation space at MIP in Suite 305A. Drop in and join us after the Lunch 'n Learn for an open house between 1-3pm for refreshments and to learn more!
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About Juan Lopez
As Pipeline's CEO, Juan is is responsible for the business development, production finance, tax planning and management of the studio operations. Juan has been certified by the Canadian Securities Commission, is a Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advance Learning graduate in Business Administration – Finance and possesses a Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Juan's expertise in the Canadian financial environment allows PSi to fully access the respected and attractive tax credit and financing incentives available in Canada. This mature financial and tax credit ecosystem is currently supporting some of the most internationally recognized Film and Television productions. Juan is responsible for the business development, production finance, tax planning and management of the studio's production resources.
With an entrepreneurial passion for growth and a sound academic background, Juan brings tools of innovation and leadership to service the digital production industry.
About Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory (innovationfactory.ca) is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre, located in Hamilton, ON committed to connecting and enabling active collaboration between the city’s communities of science, business, government, academia and finance to accelerate the innovation process and amplify the economic and social impact of key new ideas and discoveries. Funded by the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE), we are focused on strengthening the next generation of wealth and jobs generators.
KPMG LLP (kpmg.com) is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International’s member firms have 140,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries. Their clients include business corporations, governments, and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight, and local knowledge. Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG’s primary objective. Wherever they operate they want thier firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice. Their people embrace KPMG’s values. These values determine how they interact with clients, with each other and with the world around them. They define what they stand for and how they do things. They contribute to the effective functioning of international capital markets. They support reforms that strengthen the markets’ credibility and their social responsibility. They believe that similar reform must extend to the professional realm. KPMG tries to create sustainable, long-term economic growth, not just for our people and clients, but for the broader society, too. We seek to be good community leaders, making a real difference to the communities in which we operate.
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