Directions Business Conference



7:00-8:00amArrive and Casual Breakfast
8:00-8:45amOpening Remarks and Keynote Speaker
9:00-9:45amRRC Polytech Proud Alumni Panels
10:00-11:30amRBC Reaction by Collision Roundtables — Where Students and Industry Connect! 
11:50am – 1:30pmNetworking Lunch


A keynote address is a speech made by someone passionate about their subject matter or the topic they’ve been asked to speak about. In this case, we have connected with someone who is passionate about business, is an RRC Polytech grad, and has made significant strides in the success of her company. We look forward to hearing about her passion for business, her company and the community. 

Learn about this year’s keynote speaker, Amanda Buhse, CEO, Coal and Canary Candle Company ›

RRC Polytech Proud Alumni Panels

You will hear from RRC Polytech alumni who have taken the skills and training they learned while in college and turned that knowledge into careers. You will hear how they went from being students yesterday to successful businesspeople today.

Each session will have three to four alumni that will share their journey and answer your questions. 

  • Accounting 
  • Financial Services
  • General Studies
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing

RBC Reaction by Collision Roundtables – Where Students and Industry Connect!

These more intimate and informal smaller group sessions or ‘roundtables’ will feature employers that have hired RRC Polytech grads, offering students the opportunity to discuss career opportunities, learn what is needed to be successful in their profession and create contacts for future employment.

This too gives employers the chance to create a relationship with the RRC Polytech student community and the opportunity to pass along valuable career advice. There will be approximately 50 roundtables featuring an industry professional at each table.

Thank you to RBC Future Launch for their generous support of the RBC Reaction by Collision Roundtable sessions.


You will be provided with two meals as part of the conference. Dietary restrictions and requirements will be collected during the registration/ticket buying process.


Upon arrival, you will be treated to a delicious continental breakfast including pastries, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea and juice.  

Networking Lunch

As part of the wrap-up to the conference, you will have the opportunity to connect with presenters, alumni, students and instructors at our networking lunch. Enjoy a hot meal and conversation as you reconnect and follow up with industry professionals you heard from earlier in the day. Be sure to bring some resumes, business cards and have your phone handy to make connections before you leave. This is the perfect opportunity to acquire connections and sell your skills to future employers!

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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