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2017 Events:

Skills for Account Manager Success Workshop: "Key Account Planning for Success"
January 26, 2017

This one-day workshop focused on creating impactful key account plans. Key Account Planning for Success will help move participants from “deal to deal” planning to strategic planning that positions both manufacturers and retailers for success.

Moderator:
- Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching and Facilitation, HORN


Canadian Retail Price Audits Webinar
January 11, 2017

CROSSMARK, one of our proud member partners, introduced their new online PRICE CHECK tool to the Canadian market. 

Speakers:
- Jon Davies, Vice President, New Business Development, Crossmark Canada Inc.


2016 Events:

Skills for Account Manager Success Workshop: "Making Trade Spend Decisions That Drive Success"
December 7, 2016

This one-day workshop focused on optimizing trade investment in a way that creates stronger results for vendors and retailers, and ensured participants know how to create stronger P&L results by strategically managing critical levers.

Moderator:
- Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching and Facilitation, HORN


Competition Law Compliance Training
November 30, 2016

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Speakers:
- Nadia Brault, Director of Compliance, Competition Bureau
- Lise Landry-Morson, Senior Competition Law Officer, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices Branch, Competition Bureau 
- Tim Civil, Vice President & General Counsel, PepsiCo Foods Canada 
- Chris Hersh, Partner, Cassels Brock and Blackwell


International Trade Event
November 21, 2016

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Speakers:
- Jason Lietaer, Principal, Ensight Canada
- Don Newman, Senior Counsel, Ensight Canada 
- Adam Taylor, Director, Ensight Canada


Skills for Account Manager Success Workshop: "Managing through Adversity for Success"
October 25, 2016

This one-day workshop was designed to support participants as they face ever-increasing customer demands and challenges. Participants were introduced to the four elements of the EPIC mindset (Empathy, Purpose, Innovative Thinking, Courage), and were given the opportunity to practice applying them throughout the day. Practice activities were linked to a case scenario, with new information provided at critical points in the day. 


Moderator:
- Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching & Facilitation, HORN


2016 CEO Executive Conference
September 29-30, 2016

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Speakers:
- Daniel Burrus, Futurist, Strategic Advisor, Best-Selling Author 
- Art Horn, President & Founder, HORN 
- Mitch Joel, Business Transformation and Digital Marketing Expert
Howard Lichtman & Bobby Sahni - Partners & Co-Founders, Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising 
Polly LaBarre, Co-Author, Mavericks at Work; Founding Member, Fast Company Magazine 
Marc Robinson, Managing Director, Strategy& (part of the PwC network)
Robin Sherk, Director of Retail Insights, Kantar Retail 
Dave Wilkin, Founder, TenThousandCoffees.com 


 

Trade Talks Breakfast with Shoppers Drug Mart
June 22, 2016

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Panelists:
- Mike Motz, President, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
- Patrick Dean, Senior Vice President, Front Store & Category Management, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
- Chong Bang, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation


2016 Charity Golf Tournament & Gran Fondo
June 20, 2016

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Trade Talks Breakfast with Metro Inc.
June 7, 2016

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Panelists:
- Serge Boulanger, Senior Vice-President, National Procurement and Corporate Brands, Metro Inc.
- Christian Bourbonnière, Executive Vice President and Quebec Division Head, Metro Inc. 
- Carmen Fortino, Executive Vice President and Metro Ontario Division Head, Metro Inc. 

Executive Seminar with PwC: Navigation the "New Normal" How CPG Companies Can Profit & Grow as the Industry Evolves 
May 26, 2016

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Pushing the Envelope on a Lean Cost-Effective CPG Organization  
Jaya Pandrangi, Principal, Strategy& (part of the PwC network) and Dan Magliocco, President, Mondelez Canada Inc. 
Finding Growth in a Slow Growth Economy  
Tom Hansson, Managing Director, Strategy& (part of the PwC network) and Rick Winslow, Senior Vice President of Sales Effectiveness and Technology Enablement, Nielsen 
Improving Margins by Better Managing the Impact of Fluctuations in Commodities and the Canadian Dollar   
K.B. Clausen, Principal, Strategy& (part of the PwC network) and Dina Ignjatovic , Economist, Autos, Commodities and Other Industries - Canada, TD Bank 
How Analytics Can Help CPG Companies Make More Effective Trade Investment Decisions 
Robert Baker, Director, Strategy& (part of the PwC network)  and Erik Sweezey, Director of Finance M&A Integrations, The Hershey Company 


National Sales Symposium: "Influencing for Success"
May 18, 2016

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Speakers:
- Michael "Pinball" Clemons, CFL Legend, Toronto Argonauts Vice-Chairman and Canada Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
- Carman Allison, Vice President, Consumer Insights, Nielsen
- Erica Ehm, Creator / Publisher of yummymummyclub.ca
- Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching & Facilitation, HORN

Retail Panel:
- Andaleeb Dobson, Senior Director, Merchandising - Automotive, Hardware, Paint and Auto Service, Walmart Canada
- Sal Galle, Senior Director Merchandising and Category Management, Metro Inc.
- Tim Lalach, Manager Category Development, Center Store, Federated Co-operatives Limited
- Moderatord by: Tom Szostok, Vice President Sales, Campbell Company of Canada


The Face of Canada is Changing. What's Your Multicultural Strategy?
April 26, 2016

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Speakers:
- Howard Lichtman & Bobby Sahni, Partners and Co-Founders, Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising
- Krista Thompson, Senior Vice President, Custom Analytics, Nielsen


2016 Supply Chain Symposium: Leading from the Future
April 14, 2016

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Speakers:
- Dr. Nick Bontis, Leading Strategy and Management Expert
- Dawn Desjardins, Vice President, Deputy Chief Economist, RBC Royal Bank
- Andrew Fullerr, Assistant Vice President, Domestic Intermodal, CN Railway
- Beniot Montreuil, Professor and Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair, Director of the Physical Internet Center and the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
- Peter Surtees, Director, Collaborative Supply Chains Ltd., U.K
- Doug Williamson, President & CEO, The Beacon Group
- Marc Wulfraat, President , MWPVL International Inc.


Food & Nutrition Forum: Is It All About Calories?
March 29, 2016

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Speakers:
- Dr. Jennifer Kuk, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University
- Patrick Luciani, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
- Janice Macdonald, MEd, RD, FDC, Director of Communications, Dietitians of Canada
- Dr. Angelo Tremblay, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Laval University

 


Digital Insights Conference
January 21, 2016

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Speakers:
- Paul  Abrams, Director, Marketing & Custom Solutions and Shelley Middlebrook, President, Fifth Story
- Micheline Davies, Vice President, Store Design and Merchandising, Canadian Tire
- Susan Irving, Senior Director, Marketing, PepsiCo Canada
- Kerry Morrison, Chief Product Officer, Demac Media
- Robin Sherk, Director, Retail Insights, Kantar Retail (Afternoon Workshop Moderator)
- Marc Saltzman, Freelance Journalist and Broadcast, Technology Expert


2015 Events:

Trade Talks Breakfast with Sobeys Inc.
November 23, 2015

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Panelists:
- Marc Poulin, President & CEO, Sobeys Inc.
- Dale MacDonald, Senior Vice President, National Procurement, Sobeys Inc.


Post-Election Panel Event
October 28, 2015

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Panelists:
- David Akin, Parliamentary Bureau Chief, Sun Media
- Amanda Alvaro, Founding & Managing Director, Narrative Advocacy Media
- David Coletto, CEO and Founding Partner, Abacus Data
- Tim Powers, Vice-Chairman of Summa Strategies and Managing Director, Abacus Data
- Marit Stiles, Partner, Story|Stiles


Managing Foreign Exchange Risk
October 14, 2015

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Speakers:
- Scott Cressman, Vice President, Commercial Banking Development, Foreign Exchange, Investment & Commodities, TD Securities
- Andrew Kelvin, Senior Rates Strategist, TD Securities
- Rosanna Lamanna, Partner, Assurance Services, Grant Thornton LLP


2015 CEO Executive Conference
October 1-2, 2015

Speakers:
- Chitra Anand, Head of PR, Microsoft Canada
- The Honourable Jean Charest, 29th Premier of Québec & Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- John Clinton, Chair & CEO, Canada, North American Head of Creative and Content, Edelman
- Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman
- Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & Founder, Trendhunter.com
- Sanjay Khosla, Senior Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Former President, Kraft International, Kellogg School of Management
- Diana Lucaci, Founder & CEO, True Impact
- Dalton Philips, Former CEO, Morrisons Supermarket, U.K.
- Ken Schmidt, Former Director of Communications Strategy, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
- David Tulk, Chief Canada Macro Strategist, TD


2015 Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament
June 15, 2015

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2 Day Workshop: "From Finance Professional too Business Partner"
June 10-11, 2015

This practical two-day workshop helped finance professionals elevate their contribution to internal teams by understanding and assuming the role of business partner. The interactive workshop included teamwork, case studies & hands-on skill development.

Moderator:
- Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching & Facilitation, HORN


National Sales Symposium
May 12, 2015

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Speakers:

- Eric Ashworth, President, SGK
- Dr. Nick Bontis, Leading Strategy & Management Expert
- Michael Kamins, Practice Head, CPG, The Gap Partnership
- Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching & Facilitation, HORN
- David Mahr, Vice President, Consumer and Industrial Markets, KPMG LLP
- Deanna Zenger, Industry Representative, Food Processing Human Resources Council

CEO Panel:
- Rohit Grover, VP/General Manager, The Hershey Company
- Britta Lesaux, Executive Director, Consumer Business Group, 3M Canada Company
- Chris Rodkin, President, BritOn Solutions Group
- Moderator: Tom Szostok, Vice President, Sales, McCain Foods (Canada)


Trade Talks Breakfast with Loblaw Companies Limited
May 6, 2015

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Speakers:
- Grant Froese, Chief Operating Officer
- Andrew Iacobucci, President, Discount Division
- Garry Senecal, President, Market Division
- Mike Venton, SVP nofrills & National Produce Procurement


2015 Supply Chain Symposium
April 14, 2015

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Speakers: 

- Carman Allison, Vice President Consumer Insights, Nielsen
- Fred Baumann, Global Group Vice-President, JDA Software
- Carlos Gomes, Senior Economist, Scotiabank
- Hardeep Kharaud, Vice President, Supply Chain, Loblaw Companies Limited
- Cheryl Paradowski, President & CEO, Supply Chain Management Association
- Mudit Rawat, Founder & CEO, Urbery Inc.
- Dr. Alan Saipe, President, Supply Chain Surveys, Inc.
- Matthew Verrall, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
- Marc Wulfraat, President, MWPVL International Inc.


Trade Talks Breakfast with Compass Group Canada
April 9, 2015

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Speakers:
- Saajid Khan, CEO, Compass Group Canada Ltd. 
- Ian Bullock, Vice President Purchasing and Foodbuy, Compass Group Canada Ltd.


CPG Compliance 2015
February 23, 2015

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Speakers:
Expert Panel: Chris Hersh, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Tim Civil, General Counsel, PepsiCo Foods Canada & Angie Morris, Senior Legal Counsel, Hershey Canada Inc.
- Kirsten Thompson, Counsel, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- Chris Hersh, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Digital Insights - E-commerce Essentials
January 13, 2015
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Speakers:
- Jessica Armstrong, Head of Digital e-Commerce, Unilever Canada & Ben Zifkin, CEO, Hubba
- Eric Ashworth, President, SGK
- Brent Edwards, Manager, Product Development, Advantage
- Anthony Han, Founder & Executive Director, iOPW
- Gaurav Sharma, Senior Director, Marketing, Grand & Toy
- Robin Sherk, Director, Retail Insights, Kantar Retail (Afternoon Workshop Moderator)
- Steven Treppo, Vice President, Strategy& - Consumer and Retail & Albert Pho, Senior Strategist, PwC Strategy& Inc.
- Natasha Walji, Head of Industry, CPG, Google Canada

Expert Panel:
Jessica Armstrong, Head of Digital e-Commerce, Unilever Canada & Ben Zifkin, CEO, Hubba
- Lino Casalino, PEng, CMC, Partner, Consulting & Deals, PwC (Moderator)
- Todd Fisher, Sales Director, Kimberly-Clark Canada
- Albert Pho, Senior Strategist, PwC Strategy& Inc.

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