Speaker, Tim Hudak
Tim Hudak became the CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) in 2016 after a long and impressive career in provincial politics. He served as Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Opposition Leader, and a Member of Provincial Parliament, representing the people of Niagara for 21 years. He served in three Cabinet portfolios; as Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and Minister of Consumer and Business Services.
Speaker, Nik Nanos, FMRIA
Founder and Chairman, Nanos Research Corporation
Research Associate Professor, SUNY (UB)
Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC)
Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Carleton University, Canada
Nik Nanos leads Nanos Research, one of Canada’s most distinguished research companies. The Nanos Research Group of Companies includes Signal Leadership Communications, a social public relations firm with images to create, issues to manage, relationships to build and reputations to protect in a digitally disrupted era. It also includes Nanos-dimap Analytika, an analytics and targeting research practice which is a joint venture with dimap, one of Germany’s top research organizations.
He is the Chairman of Nanos Research, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and a research associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also the current Vice Chair of Carleton University in Ottawa which has 28 thousand students and a budget of over $400M.
Nik leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, considered a must- have resource for senior executives and is also featured in a weekly segment on CTV’s News Channel, Nanos on the Numbers, which focuses on the latest political, business and social trends.
He is the pollster for CTV News, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, the Globe& Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, Bloomberg News in Canada.
Nik’s new book published in 2018, the Age of Voter Rage, examines the rise of populist politics in the US, the UK, Canada and France, the restructuring of citizen engagement and how small swings in voter sentiment have a disproportionate impact on democratic outcomes.