Charlottetown, PE – Founder and former chairman and CEO of Columbus International Inc., Brendan Paddick, will provide the keynote address at the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce President’s Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, at 12:15 p.m. at the Delta Prince Edward.
As a renowned telecommunications CEO and corporate director, Brendan Paddick has a proven track record in building successful businesses. In 2015, he merged his company, Columbus International with Cable & Wireless Communications. This transaction valued Columbus International at over $4.4 billion. In 2016, Liberty Global acquired the newly merged company for approximately $11.1 billion. Paddick is a native of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, now living in the Bahamas.
As graduate of Harvard’s advanced management program and Memorial University, Paddick has received much-deserved recognition throughout his career. He was honored as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2000; has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s by Atlantic Canadian Business Magazine on five occasions; was inducted into the Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame; and in 2011, was named Ernst & Young’s Atlantic Canadian Business-to-Business Entrepreneur.
“We’re excited to welcome Mr. Paddick as an astute business leader who built his business successfully through understanding his customers and creating a progressive corporate culture,” said Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce President, Pam Williams. “Not only is he an engaging and entertaining speaker, he has a wealth of expertise that we expect attendees will find valuable and relevant to their own business growth.”
The luncheon is sponsored by Richardson GMP. Tickets are available online at www.charlottetownchamber.com, by calling the Chamber office at 902-628-2000 ext. 226 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to the luncheon, the Chamber will hold its 130th Annual General Meeting at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Premier’s 2017 Economic Outlook presentation.
The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the “Voice of Business” on economic issues for its 975 members, representing more than 17,500 employees in small, medium and large enterprises in the capital region.
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Photo: Brendan Paddick, Keynote Speaker- 2017 GCACC Annual Luncheon
Penny Walsh McGuire
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce
902-628-2000 (ext. 223)