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breaky-series Breaky Series – Kim VanVliet – Disrupting Traditional Industry Barrriers

November 9 @ 6:45 am - 9:00 am

$35.00 - $65.00
Kimberley Van Vliet - Women of Inspiration

Feature speaker – Kim VanVliet – Founder and CEO WaVv

Join us for Breaky with Kim Van Vliet Founder & CEO WaVv – Distrupting Traditional Industry Barriers. Looking at a new way of doing business.

Build your circle of influence and create authentic connections with business leaders, visionaries, CEO’s, business owners, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and authors. Build your circle of influence to connect, learn, empower and celebrate.. This marketing event is targeted at business leaders, successful entrepreneurs and business owners committed to leading by example and being courageous in business in life.  In this authentic connection, Disruption is described as a radical change in industry, business strategy, etc., especially involving the introduction of a new product or service that creates a new market. Both the Aerospace, Defence, & Security and Energy sectors hit a downturn at the same time for the first time ever in history. In this talk, you will discover a  new way of looking at technology, doing business and evaluating each other’s industry became a necessity not a nice to do.

About Kim Van Vliet

Kimberley founded WāVv over nine years ago to follow in her family’s legacy of service to Canada through Aerospace, Defence and Security. As a third generation Van Vliet she specifically is uniquely positioned from the civilian side ensuring that the best technology, research, and innovation is provided to the women and men in our armed forces. WāVv was created to diligently engage in securing those vital elements.
Global efforts require global partners which is why the business linkage of the Energy sector is valued. Recognized as one of the top five Canadian influential women in Defence, Kimberley has enabled the alignment of the two sectors. Solutions and innovative technology requirements in both sectors are remarkably similar. WāVv facilitates the cross sector acquisition of solutions and services. Coordinating with three critical partners Government, Industry, and Private Sector, securing innovative solutions while supporting research and development continue to ensure the right solution is provided.
Kimberley is the founder and creator of CONVERGX™ – the first conference of it’s kind bringing together both the Energy and Aerospace, Defence & Security industries together. The purpose is to discuss opportunities, technologies, problems, solutions and opportunities that both industries and those that affect and are affected by them have.
As a result of all her work, Kimberley and her team at WaVv have now been asked to work closely with NATO on a variety of projects, and has been asked to sit on the NATO Industrial Advisory Group.
Kimberley is an active board member or association member that includes:
Industrial Participants Association of Canada (IPAC) Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) Canadian Energy Executives Association (CEEA) Global Offsets and Countertrade Association (GOCA) Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC)

Her work continues beyond her current efforts in a variety of philanthropic endeavours and associations such as, AIAC’s Technology and Innovations Committee (reporting directly to the Minister of Industry for the Government of Canada), Sits on both the Training and Government relations committees for IPAC, Calgary Stampede – Innovations Team, Women in Defence & Security (WiDS) – Director – Western Canada, Rotary International, Alberta Aviation – Director Aerospace, among others. Kimberley received her Bachelors Degree at University of Alberta, a four year old son and makes Calgary her home.

Members $35 (Members only)
Non-Members $45
Marketplace $65 (Members only)
Sponsorship $350 **Email monica@candianbusinesschicks.com ** Includes a Marketplace Table, logo and mentions.
*** Meditation Circle – 6:45 am/ Networking 7:00 am/ 7:30 am Breaky and Program
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November 9
6:45 am - 9:00 am
$35.00 - $65.00
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Calgary Petroleum Club
319 5 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0L6 Canada
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Marketplace Vendor$65.00Reserve a spot to showcase your business. Includes (1) skirted table. Arrive 15 min prior to event to set up. Breaky ticket not included.
Member Ticket$35.00Includes Authentic Connection, Breaky and Speakers 6:45 am - Mediation - Early Bird 7:00 am - Networking 7:30 am - Program 8:30 am - Closing Netwoking
Non-Member Ticket$45.00Includes Authentic Connection, Breaky and Speakers 6:45 am - Meditation - Early Bird 7:00 am - Networking 7:30 am - Program 8:30 am - Closing Networking