Welcome to the 39th McMaster World Congress!
David Cheng is currently in his forth year at the DeGroote School of Business. He is minoring in Sustainability with a keen interest in Community Engagement. He is always on the look out to try new experiences and let curiosity plan each day of his. His bucket list includes backpacking Canada and kayaking across Lake Ontario (Legally). David, along with the entire team, is extremely excited to see the energy and experience that the leaders of today will be sharing to students like you and I.
“Social responsibility within a business is no longer a marketing department, it’s a culture that they are embracing whether they like it or not”
Our co-chair, Chelsea, is a Montreal native, and currently in 4th year here at DeGroote Commerce. She is specializing in Finance, with a strong interest in Project Management. In her spare time, she loves to play squash, discover new music, and cook elaborated meals to impress her friends. Chelsea is incredibly excited to promote the three pillars of sustainability as the theme for the 37th McMaster World Congress!
“Sustainability within a company’s core strategy has become crucial for a company’s reputation and economic success. It pushes companies to think forward and make more responsible decisions. I am hoping this conference will inspire students to become conscious business leaders.”
Kautilya is currently in third year at McMaster University-DeGroote School of Business in Honours Bachelor of Commerce and specializing in Accounting. He is very excited to be back to McMaster World Congress as the operations director. He is a avid car enthusiast and can almost name every car on the street. When he is not working on McMaster World Congress you will find him working on his tech- startup with his friends.
Midhat enjoys organizing and thrives in creating order. As the Logistics Director for the 37th MWC, Midhat will spearhead registration, direct volunteers and ensure all aspects of the conference remain on track. Additionally, she is the point of contact for external delegates, and encourages any questions and concerns regarding attendance should they arise. In her free time, Midhat can be found gardening, playing her guitar or broadcasting interesting factoids on the radio waves. She also always enjoys a good pun.
Our Marketing Director, Tanveet Gill is a 3rd year student at McMaster. He is specializing in Accounting however his strong passion for design led him to the marketing role. Tanveet loves to play basketball and is an avid follower of the NBA. He also works part time as an administrator with the McMaster Students Unions Clubs Department. Tanveet is dedicated to effectively marketing this year’s conference. His past participation in the McMaster World Congress proved to him how much exceptional value it adds to a student’s learning!
Erina is one of our Marketing Directors. She is in her 4th year at the DeGroote School of Business specializing in Marketing, with a passion in projects and digital marketing. In the past, she has been involved in various leadership roles on campus, including but not limited to the DeGroote Human Resources Association and McMaster Inter-Residence Council. Outside of academics, she loves to travel and is always thrilled to seek new adventures and challenges. Erina along her team looks forward to contribute to this enlightening event in this year’s theme of Triple Bottom Line.
Tinna is a 3rd year student currently studying in her second year of Communications and Multimedia double major. After studying for 2 years in the Degroote Commerce Program, she realized her passion for marketing and digital media, and switched programs for a more hands-on experience. Tinna is an avid tea lover, and collects all types of teas and cups and mugs. Her other interests include cats, traveling, muay thai and food (cooking, eating and exploring restaurants of all types and places). She has been involved in all kinds of school and extra-curricular activities ever since junior high, and after her year at McMaster World Congress in 2014-2015 as the marketing Director, she believes strongly that it is an inspiring conference that everyone should participate or attend if given a chance. Tinna is very excited to work with her team this year to bring to you the best McMaster World Congress ever!
Amanda is our team lead for Speaker Recruiters and is currently a 4th year DeGroote School of Business Student. She is specializing in marketing, specifically consumer behaviour and branding. In her spare time, Amanda loves to read, shop and discover new cafes satisfying her bottomless love for coffee. She is incredibly passionate about searching for the best individuals that will seamlessly speak about the complex theme of sustainability.
“It is not sufficient to just speak about sustainability; it needs to be implemented into company culture. I can’t wait to hear about what successful companies do to keep this theme alive within their businesses.”
Maren Van Zutphen
Our Speaker Recruitment Director is a 4th year student at McMaster. She is specializing in Marketing with a minor in French. Maren is also the Operations Coordinator for DeGroote Impact, the community outreach organization here at DeGroote. Maren enjoys the outdoors, music and cooking in her spare time. McMaster World Congress has always been one of Maren’s favourite annual events and she is incredibly excited to be a part of the executive team this year. She and the rest of the team are working hard to put together an amazing event where students can learn more about sustainability and how it can be integrated into a comprehensive business model.
Uroosha is in her second year in the Commerce program at DeGroote and is interested in specializing in Accounting. Her spare time is spent catching up on her favourite crime T.V. shows and baking goods for special occasions. She is very excited to be increasing her involvement within the McMaster World Congress, from a volunteer to a Speaker Recruitment Director!
Rosalyn is one of our Sponsorship Directors and is a 2nd year Commerce student. When she is not reaching out to local businesses in Hamilton to get Sponsors for the 37th Annual McMaster World Congress, she enjoys going out with her friends and meeting new people. Her secret to making time for everything? Coffee. She is very excited to be a part of bringing this years conference to life and having the opportunity to collaborate with such an amazing group of people.
Shaun Shreedhar is going into his third year at DeGroote School of Business, planning to specialize in Accounting. Shaun will also be acting as a Sponsorship Director for the 2015-2016 year. McMaster World Congress is Shaun’s chance to become more involved with the school, and to enrich his experience at McMaster University. He intends to receive his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree before his time is done at DeGroote. Well before that however, Shaun hopes to be involved with the DeGroote exchange and internship program, to truly help in his quest to experience all McMaster has to offer. Shaun is looking forward to this year with the McMaster World Congress team, and hopes he can pass on some of this excitement to his peers, faculty, and the business professionals he will be working closely with.
Sarah is currently in her third year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program at the DeGroote School of Business. She is specializing in Accounting and hopes to pursue a CPA designation upon graduation. As this year’s team lead for Sponsorship Recruitment, Sarah hopes to build a strong network between the McMaster World Congress and our sponsors by establishing and fostering mutually beneficial business relationships and creating value for our partners. In her free time, Sarah enjoys volunteering for community-based organizations and exploring the Bruce Trail with her friends.