(by alphabetical order)


Matt Astifan is a results based Internet marketer that focuses on getting leads, sales & customer engagement. He funded Web Friendly in 2009, and quickly started up the Internet Masterminds Meetup in the same year. Since then he’s created a number of hugely successful online trainings including the Social Media Director Certification Program (SMD) and SEO Director Certification Program (SEOD). Matt has been an event marketing machine hosting over 300 entrepreneurial events in Vancouver from Lifestyle Design to making money in your underwear. He developed the first ever Facebook Marketing program at Langara College and has been a regular hit guest lecturer at schools including Capilano University, Simon Fraser University, Douglas College, and UBC. Matt is also a member of the Advisory Council at OMNI Television where he helps the station on its ethnocultural programming strategies and helps to identify sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the network. You can connect with Matt online: https://www.webfriendly.ca; http://www.facebook.com/mattastifan

The co-founder of MyArtClub.Com, Cam Anderson has an MBA and 40 years of business experience. 
He says: “Hard working folks that add great value should be well rewarded. Visual artists create enormous value for our society and yet are severely under appreciated. I am challenging this injustice. I bring my business experience, skill set and interest in marketing to help visual artists. I offer business coaching and websites.”

Jen DeTracey is the founder of Lift Strategies, a published author and one of Canada’s top marketing experts. Her mission is to teach solo and small business owners how to develop and hone their marketing mindset, so they can grow their client base and ultimately run a more profitable business. She does through though keynotes, workshops, consulting, and online marketing training programs at LiftMarketingPrograms.com.

Monika is the owner of Clear Directions Coaching. She is guided by her purpose to live a life of ease and happiness and show others how to do the same. As a Certified Coach she works with individuals, who are committed to their personal growth and find themselves in times of transition or other challenging situations. She helps them determine a direction that is aligned with their values and purpose, design and deliver on an action plan to reach their goals, and address any obstacles or gaps along the way. A published author, accomplished trainer, and international speaker, Monika offers her services in English and German.

Creator of Belle Fusion Art Facilitation Group.  
Sherri had effectively hosted events in Vancouver and helped artists promote their art in the events. Her last event "Celebrate Your Valentine's Passion the Latin Way" attracted 400+ audiences and raised a significant amount of funds via live art auction. Sherri will be sharing some tricks on how to create a fantastic event and attract right people to buy art in your event. 

Donna will speak about marketing yourself and building relationship, going above and beyond with your clients. Donna Giraud is a local, self taught abstract painter. Over the last 10 years she has developed a unique and recognizable style combining the use of heavy texture with smoky hues of colour. Her work is often suggestive of West Coast landscapes or mountain views, and her inspiration comes from the energy from her interactions with nature and the people that surround her. Donna's work can be found in homes all over North America and as she continues to find walls for each of her pieces of work, she is also focussing on the development of other fellow artists. Donna provides coaching sessions that teach the fundamentals of running a successful art business and also instructs eager new painters the joy of abstract painting out of her studio in Mount Pleasant. For more information about Donna and or her work, please email her at info@donnagiraud.com or visit her website at www.donnagiraudart.com  

Founder and CEO, Trademark Factory: "It' worth promoting, it's worth protecting"

George Moen is the Co-Founder of Rapid Time Networks and an expert of networking for business. On thursday dec 1st, he will help creative people to network better to generate sales for their artwork because, as George said:  "Networth is directly connected to the size of your network" and "Sales solves everything".

Jonathan Mosley is a Senior Account Manager at GEM Vancouver, will lead a provocative discussion about how to construct brand. Focus will be placed on using social media to develop your brand experience through planning creative content and two way communication with your digital community. You will leave with and understanding of the questions you need to ask when creating your brand, as well as strategies and tools to build and grow your brand using social media and manage it better!  

Matt O’Grady, a former editor-in-chief of BCBusiness and former B.C. Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail.

Professional copywriter and owner of Roxas Agency whose clients include Toyota, Cadillac and Android. Kris Roxas will be speaking about fashion marketing, his experience in fashion, and (without any secrets) exactly how to setup your own store in any industry to make profits within 7 days.  

Daniel dedicated his marketing agency to the promotion of artists, academics, and authors. Daniel will be speaking about your brand as an artist, blogging and how to reach the right person.  

Tom Waller, Senior VP at Whitespace - Lululemon