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Todd Allen

VP Marketing

Labatt Breweries of Canada

Todd Allen is responsible for the Labatt portfolio of brands, from its biggest, Budweiser, to Canada’s top import, Corona.

Prior to his current role, Allen was the Global Vice President for Stella Artois. He was responsible for the successful Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” Campaign, a partnership with Water.org...more

Speaking at: Beer to the future: Labatt's Todd Allen on planning for the next decade

Craig Atkinson

Chief Investment Officer


As Chief Investment Officer at PHD USA, Craig Atkinson is leading the effort to reimagine media buying as an investment engine focused around driving negotiation, integration and innovation. Atkinson joined PHD after six years at sister agencies OMD and Omnicom Media Group where he served as Chief of Acquisitions and...more

Speaking at: Keynote- Merge: The closing gap between technology and us

Jon Banack

Managing Director, Marketing & Creative Agency

The Globe and Mail

Jon Banack is the Managing Director of the Marketing & Creative Agency at the Globe and Mail. The Agency is responsible for the development and implementation of native advertising and content marketing programs, as well as the custom publishing needs of Globe advertisers.

Prior to joining the Globe and Mail, Jon...more

Speaking at: Lunch + Smart speakers and the audio revolution hosted by Globe and Mail

Jason Chaney



As Chief Creative Officer for Koho, Canada’s hottest fintech start-up, Jay Chaney is in charge of developing and overseeing all elements of brand development and messaging. 

He is a recent addition to the Koho team after joining from Cossette, Strategy magazine's gold-winning Agency of the Year, where he was Chief Strategy...more

Speaking at: Brand building at fintech Speed

Lori Davison

VP Brand Strategy & Communications

SickKids Foundation

Lori Davison joined SickKids Foundation in 2014. As Vice President, Brand Strategy & Communications, Davison leads the strategic vision for SickKids' brand communications. Under her leadership, the foundation’s in-house team of marketers, content specialists and public relations practitioners develop and execute integrated marketing and communications programs to build brand equity,...more

Speaking at: The evolving role of the CMO

Emma Eriksson

VP Marketing

General Mills Canada

Emma Eriksson is Vice President of Marketing at General Mills Canada. She’s leading the Cereal and Snacks businesses with iconic brands such as Cheerios, Nature Valley and Lucky Charms. She is also head of Consumer Insights for the Canadian Division. With more than 18 years of experience in various marketing...more

Speaking at: Building brands with purpose

Alison Gordon


48 North Cannabis Corp.

Named one of Canada’s Top 10 Marketers by Marketing magazine, Alison Gordon is celebrated for her unique ability to shift public opinion and consumer behaviour in the right direction.

As a co-founder and EVP at Rethink Breast Cancer for 13 years prior to joining the medical marijuana industry, Gordon is credited...more

Speaking at: Racing towards regulation: Branding in Canada's new cannabis market

Lucie Greene

Worldwide Director

The Innovation Group,JWTIntelligence

Lucie Greene is the Worldwide Director of the Innovation Group at J. Walter Thompson, JWT’s in-house futures and innovation think tank. She leads The Innovation Group’s ongoing research into emerging global consumer behaviours, cultural changes, and sector innovation, with regular deep-dive studies and daily insights posted on jwtintelligence.com. Greene also...more

Speaking at: The Future 100: Key trends for marketers

Joanna Griffiths



Joanna Griffiths is the founder, CEO and inventor of Knixwear, one of the fastest-growing companies domestically and globally in the intimate apparel space. Griffiths been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Dragon’s Den and hundreds of other media outlets.

Knixwear launched in the winter of 2013,...more

Speaking at: From kickstarter to challenger: Knixwear's disruptive new model

Andrea Hunt

Executive Vice President, CMO

Weston Bakeries

Andrea Hunt is Vice President Marketing/CMO at Weston Bakeries. Hunt joined Weston in 2016 to help reinvigorate the business and lead an ambitious organizational transformation to move the portfolio from supply-driven to consumer-led.

Prior to Weston, Hunt helped drive growth at industry-leading companies, including CIBC, Kellogg, Molson, Kraft and Mondelez. A...more

Speaking at: The evolving role of the CMO

Steve Irvine

Founder & CEO


Steve Irvine is the founder & CEO of Integrate.ai, a leading Artificial Intelligence software company focused on making the interactions between people and businesses more natural and profitable. Prior to founding Integrate.ai, Steve was an executive at Facebook's head office in California, most recently as the global head of partnerships...more

Speaking at: Why AI? The impact of artificial intelligence

Mitch Joel


Mirum Canada Agency Inc

When Google wants to explain innovation and marketing to the top brands in the world, they bring Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing magazine dubbed him the "Rock Star of Digital Marketing" and called him, "one of North America's leading digital visionaries." Joel is President of...more

Speaking at: Why AI? The impact of artificial intelligence

Sam Olstein

Global Director, Media and Innovation


Sam Olstein is currently the global director of media and innovation at GE, where he has led many of the company’s most exciting branded projects, including the Connected Volcano, DroneWeek, and a limited-edition GE sneaker. His work bridges a range of industries from digital to technology and engineering, implementing tools...more

Speaking at: Keynote- GE: Innovation outside the box

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 of...more

Speaking at: Lunch + Smart speakers and the audio revolution hosted by Globe and Mail