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2020 Events

Shopper Intelligence Webinar
July 16, 2020

COVID-19 Shifting Shopping Behaviours (Pre/Shock/Recovery)


Kelly McGinnis, President, Shopper Intelligence

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OrderGrid Webinar
June 26, 2020

What does it take to be successful in DTC / ecommerce?


Kris Calder, Founder, OrderGrid

Errol Cerit, SVP, FCPC

Michele Romanow, Co-Founder President, Clearbanc, Dragon - Dragon Den

Nivera Willani, President/GM - KFC Canada

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June 25, 2020

MIT Webinar
June 25, 2020

 Supply Chain Resiliency and the Need for Stress-Tests


David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Engineering Systems and Director of the MIT Data Science Lab, MIT

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KPMG Webinar
June 22, 2020

 Supply Chain After Covid-19: New World Order


Alain Sawaya, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG

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Jamieson Wellness Webinar
June 18, 2020

Managing Sleep and Stress Through Uncertain Times


Angela Ysseldyk, National Director of Education and Training, Jamieson Wellness Inc.

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BluJay Solutions Inc. Webinar
June 16, 2020

 People, Technology and Data 


Tyler Buskard,  Director of Sales, BluJay Solutions Inc.

Kirk Sternberg, Director of Sales, BluJay Solutions Inc.

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Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising Webinar
June 11, 2020

 Ethnic Consumer Opportunities


Howard Lichtman, Partner & Co-Founder, Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising

Myrtle Consulting Group Webinar
June 10, 2020

Embracing the Road Ahead: Four Steps to Leadership Success


Edwin Bosso, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Myrtle Consulting Group
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Active International Webinar
June 4, 2020

The Case for Advertising in a Downturn


Joanne Crump, VP, Integrated Media, Active International

Susan Morello, SVP Media, Active International

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HORN Webinar
June 2, 2020

 Leading Diverse & Inclusive Teams


Sean Verhoeven, Senior Vice President, Facilitation, HORN

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Mentimeter Results

Jamieson Wellness Webinar
May 28, 2020

 Core 4 for Staying Healthy and Strong 


Angela Ysseldyk, National Director of Education and Training, Jamieson Wellness Inc.

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP Webinar
May 25, 2020

The Long Road Back: Key Considerations for Resuming Your Business 


Martha Harrison, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Christopher Hubbard, Partner, Litigation, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Trevor Lawson, Partner, Labour & Employment, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Hartley Lefton, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Kate McNeill-Keller, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Stayin Front Webinar
May 21, 2020

Modern Science in the Hands of Consumer Goods/Food Companies


Vanessa Mitchell, Sales and Business Development Executive, StayinFront

Maciej Witkowski, Managing Director, StayinFront

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Nielsen Webinar
May 19, 2020

 Innovating in a Pandemic. Overcoming Challenges During COVID-19


Carman Allison, Vice President, Consumer Insights, Nielsen

Lauren Galletta, Vice President, Nielsen BASES

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May 12, 2020

 Must-Have Talent For Post-COVID-19 Leadership Teams


Ron Burkholder, Principal - Consumer, Boyden

Justin Ferrabee, Senior Advisor - eCommerce & Payments, Boyden

Jim Harmon, Managing Partner, Boyden

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
May 8, 2020

 Supply Chain Resiliency and Agility in a COVID-19 Environment Webinar


Lino Casalino, Partner, Operations Consulting, Retail & CPG, PwC

Rajiv Sujan, Director, Management Consulting, PwC

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Food & Consumer Products of Canada and Retail Council of Canada Webinar
April 28, 2020

Recovery of Retail, Post-COVID-19 Webinar


Michael Graydon, CEO , FCPC

Diane Brisebois, President & CEO, RCC

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People Corporation Webinar
April 23, 2020

 Building Resilience: Mental Health and COVID-19


Judith Plotkin, Vice President, Health Solutions, People Corporation

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Nielsen Webinar
April 21, 2020

Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 on FMCG

We have received confirmation from Nielsen that they are not able to share the presentation or the recording due to proprietary data. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kantar Webinar
April 16, 2020

Reshaping Strategy Amid COVID-19 Crisis in Canada


Amar Singh, Senior Retail & Digital Analyst Canada, Kantar

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Abacus Data Webinar
April 15, 2020

 Public Opinion Tracking into how Canadians are coping and responding to COVID-19


David Coletto, CEO and Founding Partner, Abacus Data

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Advantage Group International Webinar

April 9, 2020

Why Collaboration in a Crisis Matters: Learnings from Advantage China during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Richard Kellam, Chief Executive Officer, Advantage Group

Dwight Konings,Vice President, Global Client Development, Advantage Group

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Nielsen Webinar
April 7, 2020

 Navigating the Impact of COVID19 on FMCG

We have received confirmation from Nielsen that they are not able to share the presentation or the recording due to proprietary data. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Lighthouse Nine Webinar
March 31, & April 2, 2020


  Virtual Facilitation: Bringing Teams Together Presentation 

  Virtual Collaboration: Staying Connected and Engaged Presentation




Marnie Smith,Managing Partner Lighthouse Nine

Christi Scarrow, Partner Lighthouse Nine

 Virtual Facilitation: Bringing Teams Together Presentation

 Virtual Collaboration: Staying Connected and Engaged Presentation

HORN Webinar
March 24, 2020

 Confronting the Conversation You're Avoiding

Calvin Strachan, Senior Facilitator, Consultant and Coach - HORN Training Consultant

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CBD Insights Forum
February 27, 2020

Sylvain Charlebois | Professor, Food Distribution and Policy, Faculty of Management & Professor, Faculty of Agriculture | Dalhousie University
Brian Sterling | Founding Partner & President | SCS Consulting

Dr. Michael Hart | Cannabis Physician. Lifestyle Strategist
Margaret McKellar | Vice President, Brand Strategy & Innovation Leader | Kantar
Albert Chambers |  Project Leader | Monachus Consulting
Karina Lahnakoski | Partner, Risk Advisory | CCI Deloitte
Mary Beth Williamson | CPG Practice Lead, Risk Advisory | CCI Deloitte
Carman Allison | Vice President, Consumer Insights, Nielsen

HORN Webinar

February 12, 2020

 5 Skills of World-Class Key Account Managers


Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching & Facilitation - HORN Training & Consulting

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Mentimeter Results

2019 Events

CEO & Executive Leadership Conference

October 10-11, 2019


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 


Vanessa Mitchell, Sales and Business Development Executive

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Springboard Data Webinar

June 20, 2019

Winning with Retailer Data


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


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

- 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

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2019 Supply Chain Symposium

April 10, 2019


- 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

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Cannabis & CPG Forum

January 31, 2019


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

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

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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

- 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


- 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.

- 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.

- 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 


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