2021 Agenda

Opening Remarks

Exclusive GenNext Partner

Generation Next Award Winners Presentation

presented by

Dino Bianco
CEO
Kruger Products

2021 GenNext Winners Panel

Carol Neshevich, Managing Editor, Canadian Grocer will moderate this panel discussion featuring recipients of this year's Generation Next Award.

Carol Neshevich
Managing Editor
Canadian Grocer

Keynote Presentation

Consumer Spending: Rewrite or Rerun?

The pandemic has dramatically altered the way we have lived our lives, and in the process prompted many to acquire habit-forming purchase behaviours that are poised to have lasting impacts on the sales performance of CPG categories. Some consumption shifts will fade while some will have a lasting impact on purchase behaviour.

presented by

Carman Allison
Vice President Sales Development, North America
NielsenIQ

Presented by

The Food Industry Association of Canada

Introduction to Golden Pencil Awards and Welcome Remarks

Paul Higgins Jr.
Chairman
The Food Industry Association of Canada

Award Presentation & Acceptance Remarks

Steve Fox
Former Chief Customer Officer
Nestlé Canada Inc.
2021 Golden Pencil Award Recipient

+ 1:1 Interview

with

Diane J. Brisebois
President & CEO
Retail Council of Canada

Keynote Presentation

Advancing Canadian grocers with smart supply chain technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted grocery retail supply chains. Changing consumer in-store shopping patterns, significant online grocery market growth, and the implementation of robust health and safety measures are just a few of the shifts that have increased operational complexity. In addition, food loss and waste continues to be a key industry concern. Innovative technologies enable grocery retailers to address these challenges by automating processes, elevating the customer experience, reducing food spoilage, and much more.

presented by

Giovanni Sansalone
Vice President, Product & Professional Services
Bell Business Markets

CPG Leadership Panel Discussion

Martin Parent
President
Mondelēz Canada

Naniss Gadel-Rab
VP of Customer Development
Unilever

Lisa Jones
Director of Sales, Ontario/Atlantic
Sleeman

Moderated by:

Shellee Fitzgerald
Editor-in-Chief
Canadian Grocer

Networking Break

Presented by

The Food Industry Association of Canada

Award Presentation & Acceptance Remarks

Joey Longo
Chief Development Officer
Longo's
2021 Golden Pencil Award Recipient

+1:1 Interview

with

Diane J. Brisebois
President & CEO
Retail Council of Canada

RETAIL Leadership Panel Discussion

Michael Medline
President & CEO
Empire Company

Anthony Longo
President & CEO
Longo's

Ken Keelor
CEO
Calgary Co-op

Moderated by:

Shellee Fitzgerald
Editor-in-Chief
Canadian Grocer

Closing Remarks

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