Amber Kanwar

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 major companies, to startup technology entrepreneurs, fund managers, politicians, and thought leaders. A natural in front of an audience, Kanwar is equally at home as an event host, guest interviewer, panel moderator, or keynote speaker.

At BNN, Kanwar specialized in equity markets. She constantly looked for stocks that were flying under the radar and emerging trends, and would curate her research to make it accessible to her audience. Known as a leader in breaking news and for her in-depth financial reporting, Kanwar has previously reported on Canada’s booming online gaming sector, the pipeline controversy, and was one of the most plugged in reporters on the turnaround effort at BlackBerry.

Kanwar holds a Bachelor of Arts in management and organizational studies from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters in Journalism from Ryerson University.

Event Host

Amber Kanwar is an experienced event host and emcee, previously hosting galas, conferences, and summits. She previously co-hosted Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala with more than 1,000 attendees.


Drawing on her experience with BNN, Amber Kanwar is a natural at interviewing high-profile individuals and moderating panel discussions. Kanwar has previously interviewed CEO of CPPIB Mark Machin for Toronto Region Board of Trade and BlackBerry CEO John Chen for Empire Club. She has also moderated a Women in Tech panel at Intelex and a future of diversity in tech panel with Economic Club of Canada, as well as a discussion between Pearson Airport CEO and President of Air Canada for Canadian Club.

Financial Markets

Renowned for her in-depth financial reporting, Amber Kanwar shares today’s trends in the financial markets and their impact on the economy.

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Technology Trends

Amber Kanwar draws on her experience as a technology host and reporter to share insight into disruptive technological forces in today’s market.

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Amber Kanwar shares an overview of today’s cryptocurrencies and their potential disruptive implications on financial systems.

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