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Toronto Chapter of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will be celebrating and hosting its XII Annual Gala on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Universal EventSpace –  byPeterandPauls.com in Vaughan. Please provide the following hyperlink for the bold and underlined text:
By becoming a Sponsor, you have a number of avenues to bring value to your organizations:
Promote your Brand
Access to about 1,000 professionals in GTA via Toronto Chapter’s communications. Position your company as an employer of choice, and/or promote your products, services to this key target audience, and increase your corporate and brand visibility within the large South Asian Community.
Opportunity for your Company/Organization to display a subject matter / technical niche among your envoys to the Chapter members.
Prepare for the future by communicating with successful business leaders from the Indo-Canadian business community and the next generation of business leaders among the Chapter members.
Showcase your company as a strong community supporter and increase your corporate and brand visibility within the fast growing South Asian Professional and Business Community.
An Annual Magazine to commemorate the Annual Gala is published and distributed to the members and guests at the event and circulated to the key executives of the sponsor organizations. The Annual Magazine also includes the current members directory.
Toronto Chapter of ICAI recognizes the outstanding achievements and tremendous potential of its members and is proud to bring these professionals to the forefront of Toronto’s professional community. The Chapter remains steadfast in its mission to celebrate the excellence of its members and others who have made a remarkable impact in promoting the professional interests of the Indian Professional Community in Toronto. The “Member of the Year” award recognizes a member of the Chapter who has made a significant difference in promoting the brand and activities of the Chapter by organizing its events, managing its communications and made him/herself available tirelessly in the best interests of the Chapter and its Members.

Gala Lineup

Kuldeep Sharma

Keynote Speaker


Mr. Kuldeep Sharma, President & CEO of Crown Group of Hotels, migrated to Canada in 2002 in business category. Acquired his first hotel in Canada after detaching from Indian operations in January 2013 by name of Quality Hotel Burlington. The second hotel Courtyard by Marriott Brampton was acquired in 2014. In 2016, just 3 years into Canadian hospitality, Crown Group of Hotels employed over 300 associates and had added 3 additional hotels to its portfolio and owned internationally recognized flag hotels like Marriott, Hilton, Best Western & Choice Hotels across Ontario. He represents the new generation of Indians that have migrated in the business category to contribute through investment in the economic growth of Canada.


In India, he had founded one of the largest security companies with over 10,000 employees at its peak. Despite a successful business and lifestyle, he left his Indian operations to permanently settle in Canadian business. Today, Crown Group of Hotel’s portfolio is over $100 million with perpetual plans of expansion.


Mr. Kuldeep Sharma is a frequent sponsor and supporter for Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade, Film Festivals, Beauty Pageants, City Tourism, Youth Internship Programs from Colleges/Universities, multiple Not-for-profit Organizations, Health Foundations and many more community organizations. His presence can be felt in all the cities Crown Group of Hotels operates in: Brampton, Mississauga, Barrie, Burlington, Brantford & Sarnia. He has been recognized by organizations for giving back to the community and mentoring. He is also the President of ‘Indo-Canadian Harmony Forum‘; an organization which aims to unite all Indians in Canada.


His extraordinary growth comes from rich experience of managing the struggles all Canadian Immigrants face in a positive and creative manner, channeling the opportunities available for the successful growth of his company and those around him.

His favorite past time is globe trotting on holidays with his wife and experiencing different cultures all over the world. In 2017, he was recognized and awarded with the prestigious “RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award”.


Nritya Kala Mandir

School of Indian Classical Dance founded by Kanan Bhatt in 2011.The Founder Director brings ethnic dance to Toronto.Mentoring dance enthusiasts in Bharatanatyam, Indian Classical Dance

Amin Dhillon (Emcee)

Amin Dhillon is currently a national entertainment and news reporter. From interviewing politicians to celebrities, Amin brings viewers exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access from all of the biggest events.

Prior to her media career, Amin was a former beauty queen becoming the first woman from Manitoba to win the title of Miss India Worldwide Canada. After years in the fashion and beauty industry, Amin launched her own beauty line ROC & MONROE. The celebrity-inspired line will debut in fall 2018.

Amin is a speaker and is a sought-after event host. She regularly hosts events across the country including the Pan Am Games Concert, Canada’s largest India Day celebrations, and numerous fashion, wedding, and corporate shows.


Follow her adventures on Instagram @amindhillon.

Karma Project Band

We have Hasheel Lodhia on the Flute, Brielle Goheen on the Violin, Hiren Patel on the Digital Booth, Sawan Kanota on the Saxophone, Manan Patel on the Dhol, and lastly, the organizer of the band, Hemant Patel or better known as “beatzbyhemi”. Together, they have been performing fusion performances all over North America. They are #thekarmaprojectband


Always wanting to be the center of attention as a child, his teachers would tell his parents from a young age about the various far fetched stories he would tell other children just to entertain them.

Many years later he would complete a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of New South Wales, and then spend the ensuing years to honing a craft he always was fascinated with. Determined to give audiences entertainment that they will surely talk about, Raman is constantly thinking of and creating new concepts that will leave people in awe and wonder.

Having travelled throughout 16 countries, and performing for some of the most renowned companies on the planet, Raman has experienced many different surroundings to perform his art in.


A performer who can manipulate objects and read minds, Raman is very proud to be able to create his own brand of magic.

Andrew Scheer

Andrew Scheer has been the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada since May 27, 2017.He is in politics to put hardworking families first. A husband and father of five children, Andrew knows both the joys and the challenges of raising a young family in Canada today.Andrew grew up in Ontario but chose to raise a family and build a career in Saskatchewan. He and his wife Jill live in Regina with their children, Thomas, Grace, Madeline, Henry, and Mary. Before entering public life, Andrew worked in the private sector as an insurance broker. He is fluently bilingual.

In 2004, Andrew was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu’Appelle, defeating the longest-serving MP at the time. One of Canada’s youngest MPs when he was first elected, his hard work and strong Conservative principles earned him the continued confidence of his constituents, winning re-election in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.

After the 2011 election, Andrew was elected Speaker of the House of Commons – the youngest person ever to take up that position. Moving to Opposition after the 2015 election, Andrew served as Official Opposition House Leader before successfully seeking the leadership of the Conservative Party in 2017.

Andrew has always been true to his positive Conservative vision and his leadership is focused on helping hardworking families with lower taxes, controlled government spending and an economic plan that creates prosperity and opportunity for everyone.

Francesco Sorbara

Francesco Sorbara is the Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge and sits on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. He is Chair of the Canada-Italy Inter-Parliamentary Group, Vice-Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, and Vice-Chair of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association.  He is married and has two daughters.

An economist by training and a CFA Charter holder, Francesco worked in the global financial markets in both Canada and the United States for JPMorgan Chase, DBRS, and Scotia Capital. Originally from Prince Rupert, B.C., Francesco earned an honours degree in economics & finance from Simon Fraser University and a Masters of Arts (Economics) from the University of Toronto. Before entering public life, Francesco worked in the private sector for approximately twenty years. He lived and worked in the U.S. for six years. 

Message from CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta
President,The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


In today’s globalized world, the role of accounting & auditing profession has assumed an elevated significance. Boundaries have shrunk, distances have narrowed, and nations are developing at an outstanding pace over the past years. This development has resulted into environment of competition and rapid technological changes. Overall economic development together with technological advancements have changed the economies across the world. And this dynamic economic and business environment calls for a revolutionary thinking. Now, is the time to think different…to think digital.


In this changing order, the profession seeks to promote high standards of corporate governance, reporting, sustainability and upholding of corporate ethics. These market dynamics have raised the performance bar for the professionals. The members of our Institute who have taken upon themselves to branch out their expertise in areas other than their core domain of accounting and auditing need to synergize their potential and garner dexterity to come good in workplace in the context of broadened work portfolios.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) strives to ensure that the education we impart reflects these developments as well as embrace the challenges it poses and create professionals who can match the global demands. I am delighted to extend my warm greetings to all the delegates of the XIIth Annual Gala of the Canada (Toronto) Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on November 17, 2018.


The Toronto Chapter was the first North American Chapter established by ICAI and since then it has provided a platform to share and disseminate knowledge for our members as well as project the image of Indian Chartered Accountants in Canada. It has also helped in developing excellent relationship between the accounting fraternities of both the countries.


I am confident that the Annual Gala would provide an excellent opportunity to all the delegates in gaining insights into the avenues of professional relevance from the perspectives of the experts in the field. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the organizers and wish the Annual Gala a grand success.

With Best Wishes

CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India