Mitigate Risk and Leverage Opportunity Post COVID-19

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This virtual event will have a focused discussion on operational risks businesses may face in the post COVID-19 world.

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TechPlace and Haltech invite you to a panel discussion offering tangible tips for entrepreneurs to manage strategic, IP, regulatory, financial and operational business risk, and advice on how to navigate opportunities that can arise out of a crisis.

Moderated by Haltech Executive Director, Shann McGrail, the event will begin with spotlight speaker Jennifer McKenzie from Bereskin & Parr LLP and her remarks on medical devices and Health Canada's recent accommodations on faster approval processes.

During this event, panelist from BrantTel, MNP LLP, Bereskin and Parr LLP and RBC will offer experiential advice from past crisis management, share relevant business resources, and discuss opportunities for start-ups and innovators to pivot and adapt to the new-normal post-crisis. Participants will learn how to to navigate and succeed in a changing business environment.



Shann McGrail

Executive Director, Haltech

Works to help technology entrepreneurs and companies develop and transform ideas and innovations into well positioned, growing commercial ventures. Highly experienced in planning and execution, coaching and change leadership.

Spotlight Speaker

Jennifer McKenzie

Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Head of the Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing Practice Groups at Bereskin & Parr, with extensive experience in intellectual property and privacy laws.


Frank Mirecki

CEO, BrantTel Networks

Delivers results for companies undergoing digital transformation and future-proofs businesses for stronger relationships with customers and staff.

Noel Courage

Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Experienced patent attorney with a focus on patent portfolio development, freedom to operate, licensing and technology transfer.

Peter Choma


Vice President of Commercial Financial Services for Halton South with extensive experience in financial services.

Yohaan Thommy

Partner, Consulting Services, MNP

Delivers measurable financial results for clients, making organizations more valuable while while bringing greater financial predictability.



2:00pm Welcome Remarks

2:10pm Spotlight Speaker

2:20pm Panel Discussion

3:00pm Q and A

3:30pm Event Concludes


At the time of registration, participants will have the opportunity to submit any questions or topics they wish discusses during the panel.

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