Andrea Bell

Head of Mindset, Strategic Insights and Executive Editor, Americas


Part trend-forecaster, part-futurist, Andrea Bell is a seasoned journalist with an in-depth knowledge of the consumer marketplace and mindset. Andrea’s consumer expertise drives many of  WGSN’s consumer advisory projects where she works closely with clients (ranging from CPG to Fashion) to create consumer roadmaps, personas, generational points-of-entry, and communication plans that result in...more

Speaking at: Andrea Bell, WGSN: Your long-term disrupted consumer forecast

David Bigioni

Chief Marketing Officer

Canopy Growth

David is an award-winning brand builder and senior business leader who consistently delivers extraordinary results. David is currently Chief Marketing Officer for Canopy Growth Corporation, the world's leading diversified cannabis company. David is admired for his ability to inspire teams with his openness to innovative ideas and entrepreneurial mindset - combining his creativity and commercial...more

Speaking at: Nancy Marcus, Kruger Products/David Bigioni, Canopy Growth: The evolving role of the CMO

Stephanie Chan

Digital Editor, Native Editor

The Globe and Mail

Stephanie Chan is a proven editor, writer and strategist with a background in business and finance journalism. Hailing from The Globe’s newsroom, she moved to become digital editor in the Globe Content Studio with an aim of proving that engaging, reader-focused content doesn’t have to interfere with good marketing – and...more

Speaking at: Lunch + Trends in MarTech hosted by Globe and Mail

Jason Chaney


Koho Financial

Jay recently made the transition from the agency world to join Canada’s hottest fintech start-up Koho. As the Chief Creative Officer, Jay will be developing the brand identity and communications to launch the company across Canada. 

He joins Koho from Cossette, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer and topped this...more

Speaking at: Co-chairs' closing remarks; Co-chairs' opening remarks

Diana Frost

VP Marketing

Mars Canada

Diana is the Head of Marketing for Mars Wrigley Confectionery Canada, member of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery Management Team, and leads the Inclusion and Diversity council at Mars Canada.  As the Head of Marketing, her team is responsible for the vision, portfolio strategy, innovation and brand communication for leading brands...more

Speaking at: Co-chairs' closing remarks; Co-chairs' opening remarks

Adam J Grogan

Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Innovation

Maple Leaf Foods

Adam Grogan is Senior Vice President, Marketing, Innovation, Research and Development at Maple Leaf Foods. Mr. Grogan is responsible for leading the growth in Canada and the U.S. of Maple Leaf’s retail fresh and prepared meats business in the areas of brand marketing, product development, sustainability, research, technology and category...more

Speaking at: Adam Grogan, Maple Leaf Foods: The reinvention of Maple Leaf

Lauren Macdonald


IKEA Canada

Lauren MacDonald is the Chief Marketing Officer for IKEA Canada.  She oversees Marketing Communication, Media, Consumer Insights, and Loyalty and CRM and sits on the Canadian senior leadership team. Previous to joining IKEA, Lauren was with PepsiCo for ten years. 

Lauren has a rich international background and has both studied and...more

Speaking at: Lauren Macdonald, IKEA Canada: The power of possibilities – How IKEA Canada evolved its marketing strategy to be purpose-led

Nancy J Marcus

North American CMO

Kruger Products L.P.

Nancy Marcus has been a trailblazer since the start of her marketing career at leading companies including Phillip Morris and RJR MacDonald as one of the few female VP’s to have a seat at the Executive level. Now as Corporate Vice President of Marketing at Kruger Products (KPLP) and the...more

Speaking at: Nancy Marcus, Kruger Products/David Bigioni, Canopy Growth: The evolving role of the CMO

Rajen Ruparell

Co-Founder and Chairman

Endy Sleep

Rajen is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Endy, Canada’s leading online mattress brand.

A serial entrepreneur and investor, Rajen is also Founder & Chairman of the RJR Group, which builds its own incubated companies and invests in startups across a variety of industries, including consumer technology, health and wellness, retail,...more

Axel Schwan

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Tim Hortons

Having grown up in a family of restauranteurs, Axel has always been dedicated to delivering an excellent guest experience and making guests happy. Today, this passion drives him to craft one-of-a-kind creative that keeps guests hungry for the latest news and products from Tim Hortons.

Before moving to Canada to lead...more

Speaking at: KEYNOTE: Axel Schwan, Tim Hortons – stepping into Canada's living room

Sean Stanleigh

Managing Editor, Globe Content Studio

The Globe and Mail

Sean Stanleigh is managing editor of Globe Edge, the content marketing studio at The Globe and Mail. His team blends audience data with journalistic intuition and experience to craft great storytelling on behalf of brands, positioning them as thought leaders with influential audiences across multiple platforms. He is also co-chair...more

Speaking at: Lunch + Trends in MarTech hosted by Globe and Mail

Nick White

Marketing Director


Nick is the Marketing Director at Wealthsimple, Canada's fastest growing online investment service, where he leads the brand's marketing team. His focus is on creating innovative marketing campaigns for both paid and organic acquisition channels, along with developing strong brand partnerships with companies like Airbnb and Casper. Nick was recently...more

Speaking at: Nick White, Wealthsimple - Building a human focused brand