Advancing Business Education
MEDIA RELEASE 40th anniversary of Manitoba’s premier business event takes place on May 30, 2024 NOVEMBER 22, 2023 The Associates of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba announced the 2024 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award (IDEA)...
The Associates are the leaders, the innovators, the entrepreneurs who advance the Manitoba economy. Since 1982, the Associates have been dedicated to the advancement of the business education at the I.H. Asper School of Business. Comprised of more than 365 senior executives, the Associates link the Asper School to the business community through mentorship, networking and philanthropy.
Inspired by their mission statement: Learn, Connect, Give Back. Since 1993 the Young Associates have linked young professionals to the business community offering developmental and networking forums. It is Manitoba’s premier network of young professionals connected to the I.H. Asper School of Business.
Awarded first in 1984, IDEA honours international entrepreneurial success. The recipients are presented with the iconic IDEA medallion which they receive at the Associates annual IDEA dinner. The Associates’ tremendous efforts and influence ensures IDEA achieves increasing success by celebrating extraordinary recipients. IDEA generates international awareness and notoriety to the I.H. Asper School of Business and the entire University of Manitoba and serve as an inspiration for students and community.
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