Business Day is the faculty of Business’ oldest tradition, with this year marking the 55th annual Memorial Business Day.
Every year, the committee formed from the graduating commerce class works together to host the Business Day event. This year the committee is hard at work for the upcoming event, which is being held at the Sheraton Hotel, on Friday March 27th, 2020. The student-run event is currently led by chair Kristen Murray and vice chair Robyn Budgell, who are tying the details as event day draws closer and closer.
The goal of business day as explained by Kristen, is “to provide a professional development opportunity for both students and the business community”. The event will welcome a broad range of business professionals to network and share knowledge, as well as welcome two keynote speakers to discuss, not only about their professional journey, but also relate their experiences to the chosen theme for Business Day 2020. The committee is very excited about the chosen theme this year, The Roaring 2020s.
The theme for this year’s business day stems from the significant advances in innovation and business in the province over the past century. “The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change, it was a period of economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge, emphasising social, artistic and cultural aspects of life” explains Robyn. At this time, there were large scale developments, nations saw rapid industrial and economic growth, accelerated consumer demand, and introduced significantly new changes in lifestyle and culture.
Now, 100 years later, Newfoundland and Labrador is home to some of the most up-and-coming businesses in Canada.
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to make great strides in business, and Business Day 2020 is focused on welcoming a new century of innovation. The committee is thrilled to have speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds, from finance, engineering, oil and gas, food and beverage and entertainment.
To purchase tickets for the fast approaching event, or to find more information on Memorial Business Day you can visit the website memorialbusinessday.com and keep up to date with @munbusinessday on Instagram and Facebook. Student tickets are selling for $35 each, this ticket includes a buffet-style breakfast and a CPA sponsored snack break. The committee has also teamed up with Quidi Vidi Brewery to offer all students in attendance a free flight of beer following the event!
Numbers for the event are limited so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out.