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2019 Events

CEO & Executive Leadership Conference

October 10-11, 2019

Speakers:

Will Bowen International Best Selling Author and Founder, Complaint Free® Movement
Stephen Harper Former Prime Minister of Canada, Worldwide Speaker Group, LLC
Justin Kingsley Award-winning Storyteller, Bestselling Author and Creative Strategist , Speakers Spotlight
Giselle Kovary Generational Expert | President and Co-founder, n-gen People Performance
Amber Mac President, Digital Maverick, Ambermac Media
Sébastien St-Louis Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hexo Corp.
Benjamin Tal Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets

 


StayinFront Webinar

September 25, 2019

Leveraging Retail POS Data to Improve On Shelf Availability 

Speakers:

Vanessa Mitchell, Sales and Business Development Executive

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Springboard Data Webinar

June 20, 2019

Winning with Retailer Data

Speakers:

John Adams - Vice President, SpringBoard Data Management Inc. , Sam Bruce - Owner, SpringBoard Data Management Inc.


2019 FCPC Charity Golf Tournament

June 17, 2019  

 

$12,700 raised for Food Banks Canada at FCPC’s 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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2019 Cannabis & CPG Part II

May 22, 2019

Speakers:

Andrea Budgell Manager of Policy and Regulatory Development | Health Canada
- Trina Fraser Co-Managing Partner | Brazeau Seller Law
- Alison Gordon Co-CEO and Director | 48 North
- James McMillan Vice-President for Strategic Business Development | HEXO Corp.

Grow your Operation – Panel Discussion:
- James Crosby President | Crosby's Molasses Co Ltd
- Sarah Gillin Co-founder & COO | Olli
- Karina Lahnakoski VP Quality and Regulatory | Cannabis Compliance
- Moderated by: Samantha Maloney | Senior Manager, KPMG LLP


2019 Sales & Marketing Symposium

May 15, 2019

Speakers:
- Julie Albert | Partner, Bite Me Creative
- Tanya Chernova | Co-founder, Courageous Living and PNRT
- Thomas Cometa | Head of Worldwide Business Development, BXB Digital / CHEP
- Jim Flannery | CEO, Summit Ventures
- Michael Hughes | North America’s Networking Guru
- Asad Joheb | Business Architect, Enterprise Payment, TD Bank
- Sanjay Khanna | Director and Futurist, Whitespace Legal Collab by Baker McKenzie
- Amber Mac | President, Ambermac Media
- Gary Saarenvirta | Founder & CEO, Daisy Intelligence
- Ella & Peyton Verhoeven | Co-Founders, Think Gen Z

CEO Panel Discussion:

- Elizabeth Beemer | Senior VP, Country Division Head , Bayer Consumer Health
- Todd Cooney | President, Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada
- Todd Kelly | General Manager, KIND Canada
- Moderated by: Christi Scarrow | Partner, Lighthouse NINE Group

Read the event wrap-up here.


2019 Supply Chain Symposium

April 10, 2019

Speakers:
- Rob Wiebe, Chief Administrative Officer, Loblaw Companies Limited
- Dawn Desjardins, Vice President, Deputy Chief Economist, RBC Royal Bank
Gary Saarenvirta, Founder & CEO, Daisy Intelligence
Valerie Normand, Director, Parcels Product Development, Canada Post Corporation
Sean Verhoeven, Senior Vice President, Facilitation, HORN
- Lee McCabe, Vice President, Alibaba Group
- Tom Wujec | Founder, The Wujec Group

Executive Leadership Panel:
- Jennifer Askew, Vice President Retail Operations, DHL Supply Chain
- Doug Munro,  CEO and Owner, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Group of Companies (M-O)
- JJ Ruest, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian National Railway
- Rob Wiebe, Chief Administrative Officer, Loblaw Companies Limited
- Moderated by: Lino Casalino, Partner, Operations Consulting, Retail & CPG, PwC LLP

Read the event wrap-up here.


 

Cannabis & CPG Forum

January 31, 2019

 

Speakers:
Chandimal Nicholas, Counsel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP 
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor, Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University 
- Dr. Sarah Wilner, PhD, Professor of Marketing and Chair, Brand Communications , Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics 
- Carman Allison, VP of Consumer Insights, Nielsen Canada 

Executive Panel Discussion:
- Joe Hodas, Chief Operating Officer, General Cannabis Corp.       
- Terence Donnelly, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hill Street Beverages       
- Peter Neal, Co-Founder, Neal Brothers Foods      
Moderator - Mark Rendell, Reporter, Cannabis Industry, The Globe and Mail 


2018 Events

 

Compensation & HR Trends Forum

November 7, 2018

Speakers:
Nigel Branker, Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell Inc.
- Claudio Gardonio, Associate Client Partner, Korn Ferry
- Brett Hayhurst, Sector Leader, Consumer Products, Korn Ferry
- Michael Mundy, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry  


CEO & Executive Leadership Conference

October 11-12, 2018

Click here to read the Post-Conference Magazine.

Speakers:
Arlene Dickinson, "Dragon" on Dragons' Den & CEO, Venture Communications
-  Tristram Stuart, Award Winning Author & Environmental Expert
Diversity & Inclusion Panel Discussion with Industry CEOs:
Lesli Bradley,
 President & CEO, Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
Jeremy Daveau, General Manager, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Beena Goldenberg, CEO, Hain Celestial Canada 
Tanya van Biesen,
 Executive Director, Catalyst Canada (Moderator)
Gary Wade, President, Unilever Canada Inc.
Doug Stephens, Retail Futurist, Retail Prophet
Benjamin Tal, Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets
Mary Chambers Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup Canada
Brian Mulroney, Former Prime Minister of Canada


2018 Charity Golf Tournament

June 19, 2018


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SmartLabel Summit

May 23-24, 2018

Speakers:
- Jim Flannery, Senior Executive Vice President, Grocery Manufacturers Association
- Doug Baker, Vice President Industry Relations, Food Marketing Institute
- Greg Morton, Senior Vice President Sales, Label Insight
- Abbie Bys, Director of Product, Label Insight
- Nicole Gourley, Vice President of Operations GS1 Canada
- Steve Mavity, Senior Vice President Technical Services & Corporate Quality, Bumble Bee Seafoods
- Todd Hufford, Director, Global Digital Enablement & Operations, The Kellogg Company
- Jennifer Rosenberg, Worldwide Director, Digital Engagement - Colgate People, Colgate-Palmolive
- Patrizia Barone, Regulatory Affairs Director - North America, Unilever
- Deb Arcoleo, Director, Product Transparency, The Hershey Company
- Tim Goudie, Director, Social Commitment Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
- Maryann Moschides, Chief Marketing Officer, Scanbuy Inc.
- Vik Srivastava, Associate Director of Informatics and Data Science, Health Canada 


2018 Sales & Marketing Symposium 

May 16, 2018

Speakers:
- Justin Kingsley, Brand Expert & Entrepreneur 
Robin Sherk, Vice President of Retail & Digital Insights, Kantar Consulting
- Connie Smith, Journalist
- Howard Lichtman, Partner & Founder, Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising
- Bobby Sahni, Partner & Founder, Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising
- Sean Verhoeven, Senior Vice President, Facilitation, HORN
- Tom Wujec, World Renowned Expert on Innovation, Chief Disruptor at Autodesk, Author of the Future of Making


Influential Women in Industry Panel:
-  Kathie Bavota, Director of Sales Consumer Business Group, 3M Company
- Tebbie Chuchla, Head of Marketing Canada, Conagra Brands
- Laura D'Andrea, VP Sales, Consumer Beauty, Coty Canada Inc.
- Cheryl Radisa, VP Marketing, McCormick
- Milena Trentadue, Head of Canada Sales & Revenue Management, Church & Dwight
- Moderator: Tony Chapman


2018 Supply Chain Symposium 

April 11, 2018


Embrace. Transform. Deliver. Event wrap-up report coming soon.

Speakers:
- John Bayliss, SVP Logistics & Supply Chain, Walmart Canada
- Connie Smith, Journalist & Award-winning media personality
- Meredith Williams, Director North American Solutions - Facility Design, DHL
- Paul Kudla, Regional Sales Vice President Canada, Volvo Trucks North America
- Carman Allison, VP Consumer Insights, Nielsen
- Dr. Sara Celik, ND, Naturopathic Doctor, Renew Life Spokesperson
- Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dean of Faculty Management, Dalhousie University

Supply Chain Executive Panel:
- Frank Bozzo, Senior Director, Sales and Customer Service, CHEP Canada Inc.
- Greg Christopher, SVP, Supply Chain Operations, Nestlé Canada Inc.
- Andrew Fuller, Assistant VP, Domestic Intermodal, CN
- Larry Hargreaves, CP, Dedicated Operations, Hopewell Logistics Inc.
- John O'Hara, Corporate Vice President, Business Logistics, Kruger Products L.P.
- Moderator: Alain Sawaya, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG MSLP


Selling Food South: Information Session on USDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rules

March 19, 2018 

- Click here for FSMA Final Rules Key Dates
- Click here for USFDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rules Information for Canadian Exporters - CFIA presentation by Rick Flohr
- Click here for CFIA Website- USA Foreign Supplier Verification Program

 


Trade Talks Breakfast: Costco Wholesale Canada

January 25, 2018 


Costco executives discuss their winning formula at FCPC's Trade Talks Breakfast. Click here for the event wrap-up report.
 

Speakers:
- Charlene Knight, AGMM for Eastern Canada Food & Sundries
- Pietro Nenci, VP & GMM of Eastern Canada Food & Sundries, Corporate Foods, Quality Assurance & Food Safety
- Ken Newby, GMM of Corporate Foods and Business Center for Canada


Inspiring Accountability in the Face of Industry Challenge Webinar 

January 8, 2018 

HORN Logo

This webinar armed CPG leaders with practical, how-to tips for inspiring team members to embrace more personal responsibility, necessary for creating a high-performance organization that is focused on delivering results. 

 Speaker: Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching and Facilitation, HORN Training & Consulting


2017 Events


The Changing Face of Discount Retailing Webinar 

November 10, 2017  

Drawing on IGD’s global program of store visits, this webinar explored the evolving strategies of global discount retailers Aldi and Lidl.  


Speaker: Stewart Samuel, Program Director, IGD

 


2017 CEO & Executive Leadership Conference 

October 12-13, 2017

Click here to read the Post-Conference Magazine.

Speakers: 
- Tony Chapman, Media Personality, Entrepreneur, Brand & Marketing Strategist (Special Dinner Guest Speaker) 
- Van Jones, Civil Rights Leader, Former Obama White House Advisor and CNN Political Correspondent 
Louise Keely, Executive Vice President & Global Retail Practice Leader, Nielsen 
Lisa Kimmel, President and CEO, Edelman Canada
Willy Kruh, Partner, Canadian & Global Chair - Consumer & Retail, KPMG LLP
- Kevin O'Leary, "Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank; Journalist and Television Personality; Chairman of O'Leary Funds
- Scott Stratten, President , Un-Marketing
Benjamin Tal, Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets


2017 Charity Golf Tournament 

June 19, 2017

 

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Trade Talks Breakfast with Overwaitea Food Group 

June 8, 2017


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Speaker: Darrell Jones, President, Overwaitea Food Group


National Sales Symposium "Taking Charge of Change" 

May 16, 2017

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Speakers:
- Carman Allison, Vice President, Consumer Insights, Nielsen
- Dr. Sara Celik, Naturopathic Doctor and National Spokesperson, Renew Life 
- Tim Cork, President, Straight A's Inc. 
- Ron Foxcroft, Entrepreneur, Businessman, Sports Icon and the Inventor of the Fox 40 whistle, Fox 40 International Inc. 

CEO Panel:
- David Linsenmeier, General Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare 
- Shelley Martin, President & CEO, Nestlé Canada Inc. 
- Ian Roberts,  Vice President and General Manager, Conagra Brands 
- Moderated by: Ted Salter, Partner, Advisory Services National Sector Leader, Consumer Products and Retail, EYRetail Panel:
- Joe Fusco, Senior Vice-President, Metro, Metro Ontario Inc.
- Ken Schley, President and Director of Operations and Co-founder, Quality Foods 
- Moderated by: Colin Glaysher, Executive Vice President, C.B. Powell Ltd.


Supply Chain Symposium "Taking Control of Tomorrow"  

 April 6, 2017

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Speakers:
- Nilam Ganenthiran, SVP, Business Development & Strategy, Instacart
- Jeff Harrop, Partner, Demand Clarity Inc.
- Hardeep Kharaud, SVP, Supply Chain Replenishment, Loblaw Companies Limited
- Daniel Myers, Executive Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez International Inc.
- Dan Park, General Manager, Canadian Cities, UberEverything
- Fotios Raptis, Senior International Economist, TD
- Robin Sherk, Director of Retail Insights, Kantar Retail CEO

Panel:
- Chris Hamilton, President, Mars Canada Inc.
- Britta Lesaux, Executive Director, Consumer Business Group, 3M Canada Company
- Mike Pilato, General Manager and President, The Clorox Company of Canada, Ltd. - Moderated by: Steve Johnston, Vice President, Sales & Customer Service, CHEP Canada Inc.