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Experience Your Life Expo 2019 - Largest Youth Employment and Entrepreneurs...

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Mississauga, ON L5B 1P3


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The Experience Your Life Team

In just five years, we have become the largest event in Canada. We are SOLD OUT each year. REGISTER TODAY to secure your spot.

Are you ready for a life changing experience? Come to one of the LARGEST Youth (16 to 35) Employment, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship events in Canada. We only invite tier-1 organisations to our Expo and are proud to have one of the highest representation of federal, provincial and municipal employers and programs in Canada. In addition to employment opportuntiies, meet CEO's and senior executives in-person from major organisations for a life-changing roundtable conversation in our breakout room that are sold out each year. We lead with our heart and the impact of our annual event on Canadian youths has been recognized and supported by the Prime Minister of Canada, Minister of Innovation Science and Economic Development, MP Ruby Sahota, Commanding Officer of RCMP ‘O’ Division Jennifer Strachan, and through the physical presence of various dignitaries and leaders.

We are proud to be supported by leaders from University of Toronto Mississauga, Queens College, Sheridan College and Laurentian University. If you represent a department or are an educator, reach out to us at info@experienceyourlife.ca to partner so we can make an even bigger difference together in the lives of students.

So who is coming? The best in the business to provide you thousands of jobs and entrepreneurship grants that will help you make a real difference in Canada and the world. Visit www.experienceyourlife.ca for the latest list of exhibitors. The partial list includes:

  1. Canadian Space Agency

  2. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada HR Department

  3. TD Bank HR Department

  4. Canadian Coast Guard

  5. Elections Canada

  6. Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

  7. Royal Canadian Navy

  8. Royal Canadian Mounted Police

  9. Canadian Armed Forces

  10. Communications Security Establishment

  11. Office of Commissioner of Official Languages

  12. Ministry of Corrections and Community Safety

  13. Public Safety Canada

  14. Federal Economic Development Agency of Canada

  15. York Regional Police

  16. Ministry of Corrections and Community Safety

  17. Correctional Service of Canada

  18. Future Possibilities for Kids

  19. Girl Guides of Canada

  20. School of Social Work at King's University College

  21. Sheridan College - Department of Public Safety

  22. Seneca College

  23. Queens College

  24. Canadian Blood Services

  25. Knights Table

  26. Intuitive Shipping

  27. Two Sisters on a Mission

  28. St John Ambulance

  29. Elevate Aviation

  30. Engineers Without Borders

  31. Project Management Institute

  32. Not Just Tourists

  33. TeachAway

  34. Mississauga Business and Enterprise Centre

  35. Toronto Police Service

  36. Speaker Slam

  37. Ministry of Transportation

  38. Institute for Management and Innovation, University of Toronto

  39. SWOB - Youth Employment App

In addition to the main tradeshow style expo hall, we have a very special breakout room with no presentations but roundtable conversations with some of the most iconic public and private sector leaders in Canada. It is sold out months in advance. Below is the list for 2018. Stay tuned for 2019 announcements in the weeks to come. We are thrilled to share that the 2019 is even more high profile with leaders flying in for the Expo from as far as Singapore.

Where else can you get to have roundtable career conversations with business and public sector leaders who are running teams of thousands of people? Read the bio of 2019 leaders at business and public sector leaders featured here who flew in from Singapore, Panama, Ecuador and across Canada. 2019 list will take things to a whole different level again.Each leader is hand-picked not just because of their title but who they are as a person and their very real message of empowerment. Initial list of leaders include:

  • Major Alexia Hanmann: Commanding Officer, 417 Squadron, Canadian Armed Forces

  • Mohamed Manji, VP, Finance, Personal Banking, TD Bank Group

  • Khalil Alfar, Microsoft Canada General Manager for Azure Cloud and Enterprise Business Division

  • Rob van der Ende, Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) at Mandiant, a FireEye company. Joining us from Singapore.

  • Jason Fobister, First Nations Artist from Grassy Narrows First Nations (flying in from 2000 km. away)

  • Luc Lagrandeur , Professor, Faculty of Management at Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario)

  • Sharon Babineau decorated military soldier, inspirational speaker (inc TEDX), and author.

  • Griffith Dias, Early Talent Acquisition team, RBC

2018 pictures and video are captured on the link which will bring the energy of this very special event to life for you. Visit the following link to see pictures and videos from the sold out 2017 event.

Why do we host this event?

Our team at Experience Your Life is 100 strong. We are police officers, senior executives, public sector leaders, student leaders and change makers. We come together each year to make a difference and support the vision ofour founder Sultan Akif. He is a well known philantropist, author and corporate executive who has built 32 libraries in 9 countries. He is committed to the cause of youth empowerment and together with a team of 100, his vision is to dramatically change the course of a young life by connecting it with a life changing opportunity.

The driving vision behind Experience Your Life is to empower people to change the lives of others. For young people seeking professional employment opportunities, grants for their entrepreneurships, travel with purpose, or professions that match their educational training, this platform aims to connect them with the right advice, organizations, employers, opportunities, and mentors. We keep the bar really high on exhibitor quality which attracts a very focused demographic of people to our event. If you are a driven and positive youths (16 to 35) who wants to pursue their professional career while making the world a better place - we are the place for you.

We have been doing our event for five years now and it has been recognized at the highest levels for the very real impact it has on youths and people who are going through a career transformation. The video captures the 2016 event attended by 1800 people. Simply google Experience Your Life Expo to see our reach and impact across the last five years.

Please visit our website for the latest list of exhibitors. A couple of key points:

1) We are proud to have one of the LARGEST representation of federal and provincial employers in Ontario. We are invitation-only for exhibitors to keep the bar high.

2) As captured above, our breakout rooms have senior executives from organizations like RBC, TD, Microsoft, RCMP, Royal Canadian Air Force, FireEye and many others. Visit the following post on our website.

3) Changing the world should not be boring! Thousands of travel with purpose opportunities. Get PAID and see the world!

4) Our exhibitors are organizations that are changing lives and making the world better. We keep the bar really hard to bring you professional and high quality opportunities

5) We are a family of change makers that gets together from around the world for this weekend. There is a very special VIP ticket available for those that share our values and focus to join us for dinner the night before. The ticket includes a dinner with 150 other leaders, exhibitor representatives, breakout session leaders and the experience your life team. It also includes the expo+breakout room ticket for 28th. This ticket type is invitation only. Please send us an email at info@experienceyourlife.ca with who you are and the change you are/want to drive in the world. We will circle back with you.

6) We also have a "Entrepreneur Accelerator Zone" contains organizations that provide thousands of dollars in funding, grants and programs.

Our target demographic is special! Read this part really carefully to make sure we are a fit for you and you are the type of attendee we are looking for. Our exhibitors travel from the far corners of the country to provide life changing opportunities and we are razor focus on bringing youths to our event who want to make a real difference.

We welcome positive and driven attendees who are looking for a break to truly accelerate their career. We want to really emphasize that we are not the typical employment and entrepreneurship expo and a simple google search on Experience Your Life Expo will reveal the life changing opporutnities and impact we have had in the last five years. This Expo is razor focused on a life changing experience for a certain type of attendees - those that are (1) Positive (2) Looking for a career and not a tactical job (3) Want to do something incredible with their life and exploring options (4) are willing to work hard towards achieving their dream. Our attendees come well researched on our leaders and exhibitors and connect at a level that changes their life. If that is you, we would love to see you in 2019 and to join the family of change makers!

Really important part:

1) Please note we are a event focused on youth empowerment and attended by senior executives from all over Canada and the world who share our vision. Admission tickets are only for individuals seeking services of our exhibitors and absolutely no business solicitation or suitcasing is permitted by non-exhibiting business representatives. This policy is strictly enforced.

2) All ticket sales are non-refundable.

3) For guaranteed entrance to the event, please purchase your ticket by paying for it as it is a very nominal price that confirms to us that you will be attending and take this opportunity seriously. Complimentary tickets purchased using a code can be cancelled at any time leading up to the event if we hit our capacity. If you get a complimentary ticket using a promotional code, please note that the attendance will be on a first come basis on 28th September until we reach the capacity. Given the high number of no-shows associated with free tickets, having a complimentary ticket does not guarantee you entrance to the expo as it will depend on the day. We encourage you to come at 10:30 to maximize your chance.

3) Due to the nature of the business, exhibitors or leaders may change at any point.

4) The breakout room seating is on first come and first serve basis. Registration starts at Expo opening. The breakout rooms are extremely popular and are sold out months in advance every year. Please arrive well before 11:00 to secure your spot as we cannot guarantee it once the event starts.

5) By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims without any financial compensation. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Call to action:

  • Bring your positive energy and be ready to embrace life changing opportunities on 28th Sep. We work hard to attract a demographic that is positive, professional and ready to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

  • We are making at difference at a global scale through our other project http://www.libraryinaweek.com to build 100 libraries around the world. The Expo directly supports us to build more libraries around the world. We have build 32 in 9 countries so far. Check it out and join the movement of youth empowerment.

The energy around the event is like no other and we are looking forward to share it with you. Let's make an even bigger difference together!

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