Consulting. Entrepreneurship & Technology. Finance.


Ever think about how C-Suite executives make their decisions and run their businesses? Dive into the corporate world with our National High School Business Conference.

June 25th, 2022

 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST


Business Plan


Consulting is the business of giving expert advice to other professionals. Consultants analyze problems, synthesize data and create innovative solutions.


Technology refers to companies involved in the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services.


 Finance is a section of the economy made up of firms and institutions that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers.

Our Approach

Join top students across the globe for our National High School Business Conference in partnership with CPA Ontario, Deloitte Canada, Concentra Bank, Ted Rogers MBA Women in Leadership Association, and more. 

Students will be placed into groups of various backgrounds and participate in fun and engaging activities throughout the day such as interactive workshops, roundtable networking sessions with leaders and peers, and keynotes from insightful speakers. You also have the option to participate in our Business Challenge where your team can use your business intuition to win scholarships and exclusive opportunities with Deloitte Canada. 

The three-pillar approach makes our events unique. Participating students may choose two out of the three pillars as their workshop choice to experience a full overview of the relevant business and leadership topics. There are unique pillars attached to each event, please visit respective NHBC event pages for details. Each event will also feature a unique case written and published by Illuminate and its partners on a current industry scenario. 


Conference Schedule (In PST)


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Hi there! My name is Ekam Sidhu, and I'm a grade 12 student at The Woodlands School. My passion for entrepreneurship, technology, and social development led me to join the Illuminate Universe team. I'm thrilled to be the Chair of the National High School Business Conference and to help make business-focused experiential learning opportunities more accessible for youth! In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, playing volleyball, and listening to a good podcast. 


Leila Kassam-Chin

Hello everyone! My name is Leila Kassam-Chin and I attend Rundle College Senior High. Illuminate Universe is going to allow me to explore my interests in finance and business, which is why I am excited to join their team. When I am not in school, I find myself staying active outdoors, sketching and lifeguarding at the local pool. I think the NHBC will be an amazing opportunity to gain business experience and skills for anyone, so I hope everyone enjoys their time at this event!

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chris chau

Hey everyone! My name is Chris, I am currently a Grade 9 Pre-IB student at Alexander Mackenzie High School. This year, I am honored and proud to serve as Conference Executive for NHBC at Illuminate Universe. As a person who is passionate about many things, including the social sciences. I am here to learn and develop my skills in the field of business in general. Being the person that I am, I am willing to get my hands dirty to try new ideas and skills that I can learn. In addition, I hope to build relationships with like-minded people in the world of business. During my free time, I enjoy trying new foods, learning new skills, and taking long bike rides by myself.



Hi, I’m Smit Desai, I’m a grade 12 student from Bill Hogarth Secondary School. I have a keen interest and passion for business specifically business leadership and management and I’m thrilled to be a Co-chair for the NHBC. My prior experience with Illuminate Universe and my passion for business has motivated and led me to take on this position as an NHBC conference executive. My goal is to dive deeper into the world of business and learn as much as I possibly can in order to strengthen my business knowledge and experience. This will help me out a lot in the long run as I plan to work a career in the business field. On behalf of our executive team, I hope everybody will enjoy this unique opportunity and learn something valuable after fully experiencing the NHBC.


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