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The Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium drills down into how the new Sharing Economy platform business model is disrupting traditional businesses. While this is opening up a number of opportunities, it is also raising complex legal and policy issues such as how best to address market failures; and manage concerns over consumer safety and tax compliance.

This conference brings together the key change makers from multiple sectors and perspectives to discuss how the rapidly evolving sharing economy model has global and local implications that are changing markets, cities, and lives.

Join us for the first open Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium to network with change makers in the market – companies like Uber, Airbnb and other on-demand models, along with legal experts, policy advisors, elected government officials and industry groups to better understand the implications of the shared economy for consumers, regulators and the workforce.

Key topics addressed in this year’s symposium include:

  • How governments are dealing with the Sharing Economy
  • What are the pros and cons of an on-demand workforce
  • Balancing competition, consumer protection and innovation
  • Designing regulatory models to established a level playing field for incumbent firms and new entrantss

Who Should Attend

From the Private Sector:

  • C-Suite Executives from Businesses Being Disrupted
  • Lawyers: Business, Litigation, Technology, Labour, Competition & Consumer Protection, Municipal Law, Taxation, & In-House Counsel
  • Accounting Firms
  • Government Policy Advisors and Strategists
  • Insurance Providers
  • Technology Solution Providers
  • Investors
  • Sharing Economy Founders, CEOs
  • Startups, Entrepreneurs and Innovators
  • Associations

From the Public Sector:

  • Government Officials (Municipal, Provincial & Federal)
  • Civic CEOs, Directors & Managers
  • Policy Makers
  • Academics & Policy Advisors
  • Industry Regulators
  • Lawyers