Speakers / Types: Moderators | Event Hosts

Moderators and Event Hosts

A moderator or event host can mean the difference between a good event and a great one. Our roster of experts ensure that your panels and on-stage interviews are a smashing success, and our emcees deliver the very best when it comes to customized hosting performances.

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Jay Baer

Marketing and Customer Service Expert | New York Times Bestselling Author

Jay Baer is a Hall of Fame Speaker, renowned business strategist, a New York Times bestselling author of five books, and the Founder of five multi-million-dollar companies. Jay’s programs help organizations everywhere rethink their approach to marketing ...

Jay Baer

Andrea Bain

News Anchor | TV Host | Podcaster | Author of Single Girl Problems

The multi-talented Andrea Bain is an author, podcaster and on-air personality. A veteran TV host and broadcast news reporter, she is also the author of the book, Single Girl Problems, and host of her own radio show/podcast of the same name. Known as an insight...

Andrea Bain

Preet Banerjee

Behavioural Finance Expert

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, and following a brief stint as an aspiring racecar driver, Preet Banerjee now excels within the world of finance. Best known as a financial panelist on CBC’s The National and as a contributor to The Morning Show on...

Preet Banerjee

Baram and Snieckus

Emcees | Entertainment | Improv | Training

A power couple of Canadian comedy, Second City Alums Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus are a six-time Canadian Comedy Award winning troupe offering unique appearances and interactive workshops to help people “learn with laughter.” Whether hosting a m...

National Theatre of the World

Jennifer Barroll

Corporate Leadership and Communications Consultant

Jennifer Barroll is a passionate communicator. With a background as an actor, media personality, and stand-up comedian, Barroll uses her quick wit and energetic personality to deliver practical leadership training and communication tools. Having worked with so...

Jennifer Barroll

Sinead Bovell

Futurist | AI & Future of Work Expert

On a mission to bridge the gap between young entrepreneurs and the digital future, Sinead Bovell strives to create conversations that will lead towards a progressive, informed, and thriving new era. She is a futurist and the founder of WAYE, an organization th...

Sinead Bovell

Jesse Brown

Digital Media Expert | Disruptive Journalist | Futurist

What does the future hold for Canada? Are our institutions and economy at odds with rapid technological and cultural change? Are we keeping up? From business to government to media, disruption is here. Technology and media expert Jesse Brown explains the chall...

Rick Campanelli

Television Personality

Rick Campanelli is one of Canada’s most recognizable TV personalities. After spending nearly a decade with MuchMusic as one of their most popular hosts, he made the leap from the “nation’s music station” to ET Canada. Whether hosting a gala event or gi...

Rick Campanelli

Graham Chittenden

Comedian | Emcee | Host

Fresh and clean…but still relentlessly funny, Graham Chittenden is one of Canada’s most exciting comedic performers. A familiar face at the Just For Laughs festival, on television and on the radio in programs such as Match Game and The Debaters, Graham...

Graham Chittenden

Tom Clark

Legendary Broadcast Journalist

One of Canada’s premier broadcast journalists, Tom Clark reported on the local, national, and international stories that shaped Canada for over 25 years. With in-depth knowledge of the political and economic issues affecting Canadians coast-to-coast, he...

Tom Clark

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan

Television Stars | Design Duo

As interior designers, style commentators, and all round lifestyle gurus, Colin and Justin love to share good things with good people. The Scottish stars and hosts of many recognizable television shows, including Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure, Game of Ho...

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine

Millions of eyes and ears count on — and respect — Geoff Colvin’s insights on the key issues driving change in business, politics, and the economy. The senior editor-at-large of Fortune magazine, Colvin draws on his unparalleled access to top global busi...

Anderson Cooper

Award-Winning CNN Anchor and Journalist

Anderson Cooper untangles the complex webs surrounding today’s biggest news stories and engages audiences with his world view of the latest hot spots and global issues. The anchor of Anderson Cooper 360, a provocative weekday program on CNN that goes bey...

Jessi Cruickshank

Television Personality

As the host of many of television’s most popular programs, Jessi Cruickshank knows how to capture eyes and ears. Acclaimed for her hilarious humour and friendly demeanour, Jessi showcases her unique abilities as an emcee, moderator, or on-stage interviewer f...

Jessi Cruickshank

James Cunningham

Corporate Comedian | Emcee | Television Personality

Seeking a master of ceremonies or a fabulous evening of entertainment? Then look no further. James Cunningham has proven, time and again, that he’s among the most skilled corporate emcees and comedians in the world. His personalized performances and attentio...

Alexandre Despatie

Olympic Medalist | Three-Time World Champion

Alexandre Despatie is a Canadian diving sensation. A two-time Olympic medalist and the only diver to have been world champion in three World Championship categories, he is also the holder of 42 Canadian national titles. But his illustrious career was not only ...

Tyrone Edwards

Anchor, etalk

With his extensive pop culture knowledge and an innate ability to ease his guests into intimate and candid conversation, Tyrone Edwards brings his expertise to Canada’s most-watched entertainment program as the anchor of etalk. A versatile presenter and ...

Tyrone Edwards

Kevin Frankish

Former Co-Host, Breakfast Television

Kevin Frankish helped CityTV Toronto’s Breakfast Television become the number one morning show in Southern Ontario. With his trademark suspenders and quick wit, Frankish had a loyal early morning following and was repeatedly recognized for his career achieve...

Kevin Franksih

Rudyard Griffiths

Co-Founder, Chair, and Moderator of the Munk Debates

Rudyard Griffiths never shies away from discussing the big issue of the day. As the co-founder, chair, and moderator of the Munk Debates, Canada’s premier international debate series, Griffiths is a highly sought-after commentator on global economics, ge...

Rudyard Griffiths

Allan Hawco

Star, Republic of Doyle, Frontier, Caught

Allan Hawco is a renaissance man. The creator, writer, executive producer and star of television’s hit shows Republic of Doyle and Caught, he is also the executive producer and star of Frontier, a Discovery Canada and Netflix original series. In addition, A...

Allan Hawco

Dave Hemstad

Stand-up Comedian | Host | Regular on CBC's The Debaters

Dave Hemstad is a well-respected veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. He is highly sought after for his particular brand of clean humour that dissects our day to day lives with a lightning-quick wit that is as engaging as it is relatable. Born and raised in T...

Dave Hemstad

Cheryl Hickey

Host of ET Canada

As host of television’s pre-eminent entertainment news program, ET Canada, Cheryl Hickey greets over half a million loyal viewers each night as she relays in-depth profiles, breaking news coverage, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. A nominee for a presti...

Cheryl Hickey

Jessica Holmes

Celebrated Comedian | Author | Mental Health Advocate

Beloved comedian Jessica Holmes has been a perennial favourite on Royal Canadian Air Farce for 15 years, and has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. Her hilarious take on life’...

Jessica Holmes

Kelly Hrudey

Hockey Night in Canada Analyst

In the world of professional hockey, what plays out behind closed doors is just as important as what plays out on the ice itself. Former professional goaltender, Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster and NHL on Sportsnet analyst Kelly Hrudey takes audiences b...

Kelly Hrudey

Chloé James

Host | Emcee | Moderator | Interviewer

Passionate about fintech, business, financial literacy, inclusion and diversity, and uncovering the behind-the-scenes stories of successful business minds, Chloé James has worked extensively as an emcee, panel facilitator, and interviewer. Her stage roles hav...

Chloé James

Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Second City Alum | Host & Emcee | Improv Facilitator

A nine-time winner at the Canadian Comedy Awards, Sandy Jobin-Bevans is an alumnus of the legendary Toronto Second City Mainstage, where he wrote and performed five reviews and directed a sixth. He uses his experience as a professional improviser to host and e...

Amber Kanwar

Prominent Financial and Business Journalist

Amber Kanwar is an expert when it comes to financial markets and disruptive technologies. As the former host of BNN’s The Open, their flagship morning show, Business Day AM, and co-host of The Disruptors, Kanwar has interviewed everyone from CEOs of majo...

Amber Kanwar

Avinash Kaushik

Web Analytics Master

Avinash Kaushik is the “Digital Marketing Evangelist” for Google. His passions lie at the intersection of marketing, analytics and artificial intelligence, and he has developed innovative frameworks like “See-Think-Do-Care”, which allow senior...

Katty Kay

Lead Anchor, BBC World News America | Co-author, Womenomics and The Confidence Code

Katty Kay is the lead anchor for BBC’s World News America where she covers the full gamut of American and global affairs―reporting on US elections, the White House, Congress, Wall Street, global economies, and world trouble spots. Kay also frequently act...

Katty Kay

Doug Keeley

Stories Rule!

Doug Keeley is one of North America’s leading communicators. His clients are unanimous in saying he has hooked them onto the power of business storytelling. He delivers unique, multi-media presentations that inspire and equip audiences to be better business ...

Doug Keeley

Tasha Kheiriddin

Bilingual Host, Moderator, and Media Commentator

If you’re looking for political insight, a strategic keynote, a polished moderator or MC, look no further than Tasha Kheiriddin. Fluently bilingual, Kheiriddin is a principal with Navigator Ltd., Canada’s leading high stakes strategic advisory and ...

Tasha Kheiriddin

Polly LaBarre

Co-Author, Mavericks at Work | Founding Member, Fast Company Magazine

For nearly 20 years, Polly LaBarre has worked to embolden and equip leaders to ramp up originality, invention, and game-changing disruption. Co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win and founding team member of Fast Company ma...

Polly LaBarre

Brodie Lawson

Host of The CFL | CFL Game Time | The Grind

What is it like to always have a front row seat at the CFL? From interviewing the league’s top players and coaches, to sharing behind-the-scene moments with fans, Brodie Lawson holds the job that many only dream of. The host of the Canadian Football Leag...

Brodie Lawson

Melissa Leong

Personal Finance Expert | National Media Personality | Bestselling Author

Melissa Leong is one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance. A sought-after speaker, national media personality, bestselling author, and award-winning writer, she is currently the resident money expert on CTV’s The Social, Canada’...

Melissa Leong

Lainey Lui

Co-Host, The Social | Correspondent, etalk | Founder, LaineyGossip

Elaine “Lainey” Lui has been breaking entertainment news since the launch of her world-famous celebrity gossip website, LaineyGossip.com, and as a correspondent on CTV’s Canada’s #1 entertainment show, etalk. Also a co-host on CTV’s The Social, Laine...

Lainey Lui

Amber Mac

Innovation Speaker | Co-host of Marketing Disrupted and The AI Effect

Considered by many to be the go-to expert on anything to do with technology, Amber Mac helps companies and audiences to stay ahead of the curve. She is an industry veteran, renowned as a journalist, moderator, entrepreneur, consultant, and bestselling author. ...

Amber Mac

Ron MacLean

Co-Host, Hockey Night In Canada | Host, Hometown Hockey

Watching Ron MacLean has been a Canadian tradition for over twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean reaches millions of homes across the country on Hockey Night in Canada and Hometown Hockey. He has interviewed th...

Ron MacLean

Bob McDonald

Host of CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks

Bob McDonald is one of Canada’s best-known science journalists, bringing science to the public for more than 40 years. In addition to hosting Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning science program with a national audience of nearly 500,000 people, McDona...

Bob McDonald

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Expert | Author of Every Conversation Counts

Riaz Meghji is a human connection keynote speaker and author of the book Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships. He is also an accomplished broadcaster with 17 years of television experience, intervie...

Riaz Meghji

Suhana Meharchand

Award-Winning CBC News Anchor

Suhana Meharchand is  a national news anchor with CBC News Network, the former host of Saturday Report and has anchored the CBC Evening News. Bringing a wealth of professional experience to all of her talks and hosting engagements, Meharchand never fails to i...

Suhana Meharchand

Tracy Moore

Host, Cityline

Tracy Moore is the enigmatic, award-nominated host of Cityline — Canada’s longest-running, influential lifestyle program for women. From Monday to Friday, Moore is seen on screens across North America dipping into do-it-yourself projects, learning new reci...

Tracy Moore

Ben Mulroney

Co-Host of CTV's Your Morning and Anchor of CTV’s etalk

A co-host of CTV’s daily morning program, Your Morning and contributor to CTV’s eTalk, Ben Mulroney is regarded as one of Canada’s premier television hosts. Despite being the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, having a law ...

Ben Mulroney

Sangita Patel

Entertainment Reporter, ET Canada | Host, Home To Win

Sangita Patel is one of the most engaging media personalities in Canada. Drawing on her love for math and science, Sangita earned a Professional Engineering Designation before turning to her true passion, television. Today, she is an entertainment reporter for...

Sangita Patel

Dina Pugliese

Co-Host, City TV's Breakfast Television

Every weekday, hundreds of thousands of Canadians wake up to Dina Pugliese, the co-host of Breakfast Television, Toronto’s number-one morning show. Loved by viewers for her charismatic personality, Dina has a unique ability to bring sparkle to everything she...

Dina Pugliese

Carol Roth

Panel Moderator | Business Media Personality

An authoritative voice in business and news media, Carol Roth is a highly sought-after panel moderator and emcee who always ensures that “business is never boring”, making her a time and time again  favourite with all audiences. She is also known for prov...

Carol Roth

Bruce Sellery

Business Journalist | Bestselling Author of Moolala

Business journalist, television host and author Bruce Sellery is on a mission to help people get a handle on their money so they can live the life they want. He speaks, writes, consults and engages with audiences in a smart, fun, high energy way. He is the nat...

Bruce Sellery

Martin Short

Celebrated Comedian, Actor and Writer

Martin Short’s host of hilarious impressions and his unique ability as a comedic chameleon first grabbed the world’s attention when he was a star on Second City Television and Saturday Night Live. Since then, he has continued making audiences howl, whe...

Martin Short

Erica Sigurdson

Canadian Comedy Sensation

Erica Sigurdson has charmed and joked her way into the top of the Canadian comedy world. In addition to being twice nominated for a Canadian Comedy award, she regularly contributes―both in writing and performing―for CBC Radio’s The Debaters, The Current,...

Erica Sigurdson

Tara Slone

Co-Host, Hometown Hockey

Tara Slone’s eclectic resume and unique perspective have made her one of the most recognizable faces in the Canadian entertainment industry. The co-host of Hometown Hockey, Tara speaks about her intriguing career path which saw her transition from rock star ...

Tara Slone

SmartLeese Creative

Improv Emissaries and Creative Connectors

From on-the-spot improvisational inspiration to custom entertainment creations for business events, Lee Smart and Lindsay Leese of SmartLeese Creative have delivered countless events including live shows, keynote presentations, training sessions and corporate ...

Smartleese Creative