Speakers


Ian Adler

CMO

PepsiCo Foods Canada

Ian Adler is Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo Foods Canada, a $2billion+ Canadian based division and a role he assumed in Spring 2018. He leads a team of world class marketers for the Frito Lay and Quaker portfolios inclusive of brands such as Lay’s, Tostitos, Doritos, Cheetos,...more

Speaking at: Behind the scenes of PepsiCo's CRM platform


Heba Amin

Advertising & Communications Manager

Cadillac Canada

Heba Amin is a marketer with 10 years of multicultural experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining Cadillac Canada, Heba held marketing positions in General Motors Middle East, Dubai. Heba holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University in Dubai and a Master of Quality Management from...more

Speaking at: Experiential marketing in a virtual-everything world


Dhaval Bhatt

Partner and Creative Director

Rethink

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Dhaval has spent the last 15 years working in Toronto as an award-winning Copywriter and Creative Director.

During this time, he’s helped some of Canada's top agencies land prized accounts, turned around brands with double-digit growth and created campaign platforms built from the ground up. Most...more

Speaking at: Inside the jury room


Mo Bofill

Partner, Creative Director, Design

One Twenty Three West

Mo is the newest Partner and Creative Director, Design at 123w – one of Canada’s leading agencies. An independent idea and design collective based out of Vancouver and Toronto. In her new role, she will help expand their offering across Canada and continue to help build agency thought-leadership through the...more

Speaking at: Inside the jury room


Luke Boone

Account Manager

Rogers Sports & Media

Luke is an accomplished sales and marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience working in the sports and entertainment industry, including his current position in integrated media sales with Sportsnet – Canada’s #1 Sports Media Brand. Throughout his career, Luke has collaborated with many brands across industry sectors...more

Speaking at: It takes two: elevating branded content through partnership (Content Partner)


Justin Dallaire

Associate Editor

Brunico Communications

Speaking at: Experiential marketing in a virtual-everything world


Deidra Dionne

Sr. Director, Talent Strategy & Business Relations

Rogers Sports & Media

Speaking at: It takes two: elevating branded content through partnership (Content Partner)


Jordan Doucette

Partner & President

No Fixed Address

You’re looking at a creative maverick. A master yarn-spinner. A powerhouse brand builder with communication wizardry as her not-so-secret weapon. And, yes, of course Jordan Doucette is award-winning: Cannes Lions, The One Show, The Clio Awards, etc, etc—if it's shiny and sets off a metal detector, she’s probably won it.

Jordan’s...more

Speaking at: Inside the jury room


Scott Goodson

CEO and Founder

StrawberryFrog

Scott is a father, husband, author of and founder of StrawberryFrog, the world’s first Movement Marketing, Transformation, and Advertising company. 

He started his career in Sweden in the 1990s, devising Purpose strategies for Scandinavian multinationals, working with some extraordinary leaders who wanted to drive positive change whilst radically growing their companies.

Through...more

Speaking at: Navigating the minefield of cancel culture with purpose


Rahaf Harfoush

Executive Director

Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture

Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections of emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. Rahaf is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture. Her clients include UNESCO, Facebook, Google, IBM, Ernst & Young, PwC, Airbus, Lenovo, Logitech, the OECD...more

Speaking at: Listen to the future of customer engagement


Jenn Harper

Founder and CEO

Cheekbone Beauty

An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC.  Cheekbone Beauty is a digitally native direct to consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of a circular economy in the brands ethos and...more

Speaking at: Experiential marketing in a virtual-everything world


Amanda Horn

National Portfolio Manager, Wines and Craft Spirits

Breakthru Beverage Canada

Amanda is an experienced brand marketer, entrepreneur, and data-driven creative strategist with a record of building alcohol beverage brands. She is a creative leader relentlessly focused on designing and redefining customer and business experiences in the world of wine and spirits. She is the current National Brand Portfolio Manager with...more

Speaking at: Experiential marketing in a virtual-everything world


Alyssa Huggins

VP, Brand & Integrated Marketing

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Speaking at: Inside the jury room


Andrea Hunt

EVP, CMO

Arterra Wines Canada

Andrea Hunt is Executive Vice-President, CMO at Arterra Canada. 

As EVP at Arterra Canada (previously Constellation Brands), Andrea is helping this industry leading firm entrench a consumer-centric strategy & put brand building & digital transformation at the heart of the growth agenda.

Over the last two decades, Andrea helped drive growth at...more

Speaking at: Hindsight is 2020: Never waste a crisis


Susan Irving

CMO

Kruger Products

Susan (Banbury) Irving was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of KPLP on March 1st, 2020.  Ms. Irving is an accomplished, award-winning senior marketing executive with over two decades of experience leading many successful and well-known brands at Warner Lambert, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. She has a strong passion for brands, a reputation...more

Speaking at: Multicultural marketing’s coming of age


Christine Jakovcic

VP, Marketing

Kellogg Canada

Christine joined Kellogg Canada as the Vice President, Marketing & Nutrition in April 2018 and assumed leadership for brand, innovation, insights, marketing operations and nutrition teams, responsible for developing portfolio strategies that deliver sustainable profitable growth for our brands and categories. 


Before joining Kellogg Canada, Christine spent 6 1/2 years...more

Speaking at: Hindsight is 2020: Never waste a crisis


Mitch Joel

Founder

Six Pixels Group

When brands like Google, Starbucks, Shopify and GE want to leverage technology to better connect with their consumers, they call Mitch Joel. He has been called “one of North America’s leading visionaries” by strategy. Mitch Joel is Founder of Six Pixels Group - an advisory, investing and content producing company...more

Speaking at: Listen to the future of customer engagement


Savior Joseph

President

Breathing Green Solutions

Savior Joseph is a corporate and community leader who has served organizations across multiple industry sectors. He is currently President and a Member of the Board of Directors for Breathing Green Solutions (BGS) Inc., one of Canada’s top craft cannabis licensed producers. BGS has successfully launched the SKOSHA brand of...more

Speaking at: Inside the jury room


Karli Kirkpatrick

Director of Marketing

Movember Canada

Karli Kirkpatrick is the Director of Marketing for Movember Canada, the leading global men’s health charity best known for its mission to change the face of men’s health across mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. She is a considered and compassionate leader with extensive experience across...more

Speaking at: It takes two: elevating branded content through partnership (Content Partner)


Josh Kolm

Digital Editor, strategy

Brunico Communications

Speaking at: Hindsight is 2020: Never waste a crisis


Brent Nelsen

Chief Strategy Officer

Leo Burnett Company

Brent in his own words is powered by “culture, caffeine and creativity in all its forms.” Under his strategic leadership, love for instigation and inspiration, his efforts have been recognized globally and nationally, winning at virtually every strategy and creative awards show.

His contributions have received numerous recognitions: IPA’s, Effie’s, Ogilvy’s,...more

Speaking at: Inside the jury room


Jeremy Oxley

VP, Marketing, Strategy & Insights

Danone Canada

Jeremy currently serves as Vice President Marketing, Strategy and Insights at Danone and has 15 years of experience in the CPG industry in various Marketing and  Sales positions. Prior to joining Danone, Jeremy was the Head of Retail at Tim Hortons where he was responsible for leading the CPG business...more

Speaking at: Hindsight is 2020: Never waste a crisis


Jennifer Polk

VP, Chief of Research, Marketing & Communications Practice

Gartner

Jennifer Polk is a Research Vice President and Chief of Research for the Marketing & Communications Practice at Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm. Ms. Polk is part of a team of experts that deliver research insights and advice to help Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Communication Officers and senior...more

Speaking at: The future of marketing: Omnichannel and hybrid experiences


Robert Rose

Founder and CSO

The Content Advisory

Robert Rose is a sought-after consultant, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and one of the world’s most recognized experts in digital content strategy and marketing.  Robert is the author of three best-selling books including Killing Marketing (McGraw Hill, 2017), Experiences: The 7th Era of Marketing (CMI, 2015), and Managing Content Marketing (CMI, 2011).

For...more

Speaking at: What’s next in content marketing?


Bobby Sahni

Partner & Co-Founder

Ethnicity Matters

Bobby Sahni is a veteran thought leader in the multicultural marketing and advertising industry. Bobby was the Head of Multicultural Marketing at Rogers Communications and has been a pioneer in developing, executing and managing diversity and multicultural marketing initiatives for a number of best-in-class organizations. He is Co-Founder and Partner...more

Speaking at: Multicultural marketing’s coming of age


Eva Salem

VP, Strategic Marketing, CTR

Canadian Tire Corporation

An innovative and entrepreneurial marketing executive with a proven track record for delivering award-winning creative and strong results, Eva Salem is the vice president of marketing for Canadian Tire Retail. Eva oversees the Canadian Tire marketing team, where she is responsible for brand building, creative ideation, and marketing initiatives for...more

Speaking at: Inside the jury room


Trinh Tham

CMO

Harry Rosen

Trinh is the Chief Marketing Officer for Harry Rosen, Canada’s most iconic luxury menswear retailer, where she oversees marketing and e-Commerce for a portfolio of banners including Harry Rosen, Ermenegildo Zegna and The Outlet by Harry Rosen.  She is responsible for reinventing how Harry Rosen connects with clients and drives...more

Speaking at: Hindsight is 2020: Never waste a crisis


Rishad Tobaccowala

Futurist, Advisor and Author

Rishad Tobaccowala is a Senior Advisor to the Publicis Groupe, where he has spent his entire 37-year career, most recently serving as the Chief Growth Officer and Chief Strategist of the Groupe.

Tobaccowala was named by Business Week as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering...more

Speaking at: Winning with soul

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