Meetup #55: Canada's Anti Spam Legislation

May 13, 2014 | Burlington Hive, Burlington


Eventbrite - Canada's NEW Anti-Spam Legislation - Silicon Halton Meetup #55

On July 1, 2014 the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes in to effect. CASL applies to all Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) being sent by you and your organization. It is the strictest anti-spam legislation with hefty fines being levied both to individual and corporate offenders in the amounts of $1M and $10M respectively.

The legislation will impact how and who you send CEMs to customers, prospects and partners. It will require you and your company to manage your communications practices differently when communicating on mass and individually. The legislation verbage that outlines the dos and don'ts can be confusing and ambiguous! At this meetup we will have three subject matter experts providing their interpretations and advice on how to ensure you comply with CASL and benefit from this new legislation.

There will be a 30 minute keynote presentation followed by a panel session.  The goal is to provide you with a good understanding of the law, what you'll need to do in order to comply and how.

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Keynote Speaker and Panelist

Matt VernhoutMatthew Vernhout | Inbox Marketer
Mathew is the Chief Privacy Officer/Manager of Deliverability at Inbox Marketer. He is responsible for ensuring that Inbox Marketer's clients continue to achieve industry-leading deliverability and that they comply with all current and future privacy regulations including CAN-SPAM, PIPEDA and Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). @EmailKarma


Richard Bolton 100x100Richard Bolton  |  Centricity 360
As President of Centricity360, Richard Bolton is an independent consultant specializing in small business growth. Working one on one with his clients in a coaching capacity he first seeks to understand their business then, develops strategies and tactics to produce results. Focusing on internet marketing strategies, online selling techniques, increasing customer value and implementing value added technologies. He works with business owners, professionals, and organizations as a trusted advisor producing dynamic business growth. @Centricity360

GrantBuchanTerrellGrant Buchan-Terrell  |  gbt Law
Grant offers advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, with focus on buying and selling a business, resolution of shareholder disputes, financings, mentoring IT startups and advising not-for-profits. You can catch Grant’s small business tweets @OntBizAttorney and visit his website.


John Martin | Dialogue Insight
John is a Marketing Automation Strategist with Dialog Insight. For 15 year Dialog Insight has been helping companies collect and manage  customer information and use it to send focused Marketing messages with the right content at the right time.  The result is over achieved goals usually in sales.


ChrisHerbertChris Herbert | Silicon Halton & Mi6 Agency
Chris Herbert is the co-founder of Silicon Halton and founder and CMO of Mi6 Agency. For Silicon Halton he focuses on evolving the community and the Silicon Halton business model so it continues to deliver value through engaging online and offline experiences, individual and business growth for members and the overall economic development of the technology industry for all of us in Halton Region. Follow Chris on Twitter.


Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Business Optimization
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 7pm
Location: Burlington HiVE, Downtown Burlington. [map]

Pre & Post-Event Q&A

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.



If you registered, you can see who also attended here. The Meetups are open to anyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not. 

Eventbrite - Canada's NEW Anti-Spam Legislation - Silicon Halton Meetup #55


P.S. If you are unable to attend this evening meetup but are interested in the topic, you can attend a 7:30 am morning session put on by BitNet at the same location on the same day.


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