Fusion 2014: Anticipate. Adapt. Achieve.

On March 21st and 22nd 2014, the University of Waterloo hosted their annual two-day Science and Business conference dubbed Fusion! Each year, Fusion aims to expose their delegates to industry leaders through interactive breakout sessions, employer expositions, and competitive networking events all the while exploring a common theme. This year’s theme, “Anticipate. Adapt. Achieve.”, revolved around staying ahead of the competition by anticipating change and adapting strategies to achieve success.


To follow our theme of staying ahead and to add greater value to our delegates, Fusion introduced theFusion Challenge! New this year, the Fusion Challenge allowed our delegates to network with their peers, speakers, and sponsors through an interactive competition. Teams of five delegates and one speaker/sponsor acted as a manufacturing company to develop and execute a business strategy through the course of three “years” with the goal of generating the most profit. The top 3 teams were awarded cash prizes and the opportunity to participate in Smartsims’ Mikes Bikes World Championships.

Fusion 2Many delegates loved the opportunity to work with a speaker or sponsor in a friendly yet competitive environment. At the same time, many speakers and sponsors loved the opportunity to make a personal connection with our delegates. Fusion speaker and President of Pivotry Consulting Group Inc., Wayne Wang noted, “it was an overall great experience and Carl Cao did a great job holding things together. I hope Carl Cao keeps the Fusion Challenge. It was very unique and deserves to come back in my books!” Many other speakers and sponsors felt that the Fusion Challenge will be the key component in expanding the Fusion brand.

For more information about our conference or for ways to get involved, please contact Carl Cao at carl@fusionconference.ca.

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