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CEO Talk: Collette Watson, president of Rogers Sports & Media

March 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Join us on Monday, March 20 at the National Art Centre in their stunning O’Born Room as the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal host CEO Talk.

Ever want to peek inside the minds of highly successful CEOs? This event sees local CEOs share their personal success stories and challenges. They frequently address business fundamentals, such as M&A strategy, business succession planning and other key topics.

Your registration includes great networking, a delicious lunch and a fireside chat with Colette Watson, President, Rogers Sport Colette Watson President, Rogers Sports & Media.

Colette Watson, President, Rogers Sports & Media

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Colette Watson, president of Rogers Sports & Media

Colette Watson was appointed President of Rogers Sports & Media in January 2022, responsible for the company’s $2 billion business and approximately 4,000 employees across Canada from a variety of sports and media properties, consisting of 23 conventional and specialty TV channels including Sportsnet, 29 local TV stations, 54 radio stations, 3 OTT services, 2 podcast networks, Today’s Shopping Choice, a multiplatform content studio, and data offerings.

A leader in Canada’s broadcast industry, Colette Watson has 30 years of experience across programming, regulatory, and communications including a variety of senior roles across Rogers Media, Regulatory and Cable divisions. Most recently, she set the strategic direction for non-sports conventional, specialty, and community television assets and oversaw programming, production, and operations, while innovating the viewer experience with compelling content across multiple platforms.

Colette is passionate about public affairs, policy and the future of objective journalism in today’s world. In addition to her role at Rogers, she was the President of CPAC, a not for profit, commercial free specialty television channel where she directed her efforts to ensuring that Canadians have access to unfiltered and unbiased coverage of politics, parliament and public affairs.

A highly respected industry leader, Colette is also a past recipient of the esteemed Trailblazer of the Year award by Canadian Women in Communications.

Menu: ** Please let us know of any food allergies **


Single Ticket:
Ottawa Board of Trade Member: $95 +HST
Non-Member: $125 +HST

Corporate Table of 10:
Ottawa Board of Trade Member: $855 +HST
Non-Member:  $1125 +HST

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@ottawabusinessevents.ca 48 business hours prior to the event start time to guarantee a refund. Ottawa Business Events reserves the right to deny refund requests submitted less than 48 business hours prior to the event start time.

Ottawa Business Events reserves the right to close event registration 48 business hours prior to the event start time, or when the maximum capacity for the event is reached.

Looking for sponsorship opportunities? Contact Don Mersereau at don@ottawabusinessevents.ca 



March 20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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National Arts Centre – O’Born Room
1 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P5W1 Canada
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