November 17th 2017

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Conference Overview

The NSCC offers delegates an opportunity to gain a well-rounded understanding of the consulting industry and to learn about the areas of strategy and technology consulting. The one-day conference will be held at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim and will provide delegates with an opportunity to learn from and network with professionals in the consulting industry.

With the guidance of many consultants from different areas of expertise, the NSCC has developed a series of workshops, speaker panels and keynotes for this year's conference. Through these sessions, delegates will develop an understanding of what consulting is, the skills required to succeed in the industry and what to expect at a client engagement.

Additionally, at our Wine & Cheese, Gala Dinner and evening event, delegates will have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and students from universities across Canada. NSCC delegates will leave the conference with a well-rounded understanding of the consulting industry as well as valuable connections that will last beyond their weekend in Vancouver.

Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim

Experience the best that Vancouver has to offer, surrounded by panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and city skyline. The Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in British Columbia, Canada is situated on the downtown waterfront of this vibrant metropolis, with some of the city's top business venues and tourist attractions including Flyover Canada and Gastown, the Vancouver Convention Centre, Cruise Ship Terminal as well as popular shopping and entertainment districts just minutes away. Delight in our hotel's sleek, contemporary design, beautifully complemented by soothing Pacific West Coast accents. Our 377 expansive rooms offer magnificent views from the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, providing natural light for a comforting retreat. Be enthralled by our Pacific Touch at Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Explore. Experience. Enjoy.

Vancouver offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure, and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. The host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the city has a beautiful Oceanside location to be taken advantage of, with plenty of green space and many recreation opportunities. Downtown Vancouver offers vibrant nightlife and a myriad of restaurants from every culture. Vancouver has a mild, temperate climate, perfect for taking a walk around Stanley Park or doing some outdoor shopping at any time during the year.

Conference Schedule

November 17th

9:30am - 10:00am : Registration
10:00am - 11:00am : Opening Ceremony
11:00am - 12:30pm : Workshop 1
12:30pm - 1:30pm : Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm : Panel
3:00pm - 3:30pm : Coffee Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm : Workshop 2
5:00pm - 5:30pm : Buffer
5:30pm - 7:30pm : Wine and Cheese Networking
7:30pm - 10:30pm : Gala Dinner
10:30pm - Onwards : Afterparty



Consulting - Speed Date

Review a typical week-in-the life of a consultant with KPMG, the skills and interests that enable career growth, and a detailed discussion of the best-practices and expectations for a case-based interview.


Want to know what it’s like to be a Consultant? Join Deloitte in an interactive two part simulation to emulate a consulting engagement. You will be taken through the process of planning with your Project Manager and team all the way to delivery with your client.

A Day in the Life of a Consultant

Part 1: Coffee Time
STRATEGIZE: Work with your Project Manager and team to plan the approach for the problem at hand
INTERACT: Get to know your high profile client
CREATIVE DESIGN: Synthesize gathered information and brainstorm potential solutions

Part 2: Cocktail Time
MONEY MATTERS: Determine the dollar impact
SOLUTIONING : Find the right fit for your client
THE FINALE: Present your recommendation to your client

Each team will be assigned a Project Manager to guide them through the process and a client to provide information and validate any ideas.