Monica Bialobrzeski

Creative Lead

The Globe Content Studio

Monica Bialobrzeski is the Creative Lead at the Globe Content Studio, the Globe and Mail’s in-house creative hub. Coming from the agency and freelance world, she provides expertise in creative conception, art direction, directing, producing, strategy and brand management. During her time in Canada and Germany, she’s acquired a list...more

Speaking at: LUNCH + The State of Creativity hosted by the Globe Content Studio

Jason Chaney


Ad. Vice.

Saisangeeth Daswani

Head of Advisory–Fashion, Beauty & APAC

Stylus Media Group

Saisangeeth Daswani has experience translating future trends and applying them as business solutions in marketing, retail, product and design strategies. She has worked across fashion, luxury and branding in the US, Asia and Australia. At Stylus, Daswani heads-up the bespoke research and insight arm (Advisory) for clients operating within fashion, beauty...more

Speaking at: The future consumer

Matt Devlin

Managing Director, Marketing Science

PHD Media

Matt Devlin is Managing Director, Marketing Science at PHD Media.  His job is to help PHD’s clients transition from planning and buying media to using advertising investment for growth.  His team is charged with analyzing advertising impact on business and marketing objectives, carrying out strategic analysis on marketplaces and consumers...more

Speaking at: PHD Overthrow II: What we can learn from challenger brands

Anne Donohoe



Anne Donohoe joined MEC as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2013 and is responsible for marketing, brand, communications, E-commerce, and MEC All Out – MEC’s community program. Donohoe supports the ongoing evolution of the iconic MEC brand, extending MEC's unique retail offering to a growing number of members and inspiring...more

Speaking at: MEC: Turning missteps into brand love

Neetu Godara

Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Social Lite Vodka

Speaking at: Social Lite Vodka: Building a high growth Canadian brand

Matthew Kohler

VP, Marketing

Clorox Company of Canada

Matt Kohler is Vice President, Marketing at the Clorox Company of Canada.  He oversees all Canadian marketing activity for the company.

With its corporate mission of “making everyday life better, every day,” Clorox products can be found in 88% of Canadian homes.  In addition to its namesake bleach, Clorox sells market-leading...more

Speaking at: Clorox: How to align your portfolio with CSR

Anjali Lai

Senior Analyst


Anjali Lai helps chief marketing officers navigate a market fueled by the ever-evolving consumer. Lai synthesizes multimodal data and applies cutting-edge research techniques to distill the most important changes in consumer behavior and decision making. Her research defines what these consumer insights mean for the future of industries and brands;...more

Speaking at: Breakthrough or bust: tap "Consumer Energy" to drive sustainable innovation

Josh Lyon

Senior Director, Portfolio Integration

Canopy Growth

Josh Lyon is the Senior Director of Portfolio Integration for Canopy Growth and was previously the Vice President of Marketing at Tokyo Smoke Brands, Canada’s preeminent cannabis brand-house.

A storyteller by nature, Lyon most recently founded and ran a company focused on health and wellness in the office place. A proven...more

Speaking at: Cannabis: one year later…

Krissie Millan


Flow Water

Krissie Millan is a recognized leader in the retail, fashion/luxury and digital space, where she drives growth by focusing on strategy, marketing, innovation and technology, and customer strategies across digital and retail channels. Recognized for analytical and creative thinking, Millan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Flow Hydration, a truly...more

Speaking at: Flow Water: How to mainstream an out of the box idea

Deborah Neff

Sr Vice President, Marketing Canada


Deborah Neff is the Vice President, Marketing for Sephora Canada where she has been building her team and developing the Sephora retail brand within the Canadian marketplace for over three years now.  Previous to Sephora, she was on the brand side in Marketing at Revlon for 10 years and before...more

Speaking at: Opening remarks; Closing remarks

Thomas Newitt

Senior Director of Marketing, Brand Communications, A&W Canada

A&W Food Services of Canada Inc

Tom Newitt is Senior Director Brand Communications for A&W Foods Services of Canada Inc.

Newitt joined A&W in 2012 as it began a new strategy and Tom has led the Marketing and Communications team in repositioning the brand successfully as the leader in great tasting natural food for burger lovers in...more

Speaking at: A&W: Staying relevant in a chaotic market

Jackie Poriadjian-Asch

CMO & Chief Revenue Officer


Speaking at: CMO interview: The impactful tenure

Anthony Rossi

VP, Global Business Development


Anthony Rossi is the VP, Global Business Development for Loop (TerraCycle company), a global platform that enables consumer product companies and retailers to shift from a disposable supply chain to a durable one.

Rossi has been with Loop since its inception and with Loop’s parent company, TerraCycle, for 7-years. Rossi and...more

Speaking at: Loop: Masters of disruption

Axel Schwan

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Tim Hortons

Having grown up in a family of restauranteurs, Axel Schwan 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...more

Speaking at: CMO interview: The impactful tenure

Uwe Stueckmann

SVP, Marketing

Loblaw Companies Ltd

Uwe Stueckmann is responsible for the Marketing function at Loblaw Companies Ltd, Canada’s largest retailer. In this capacity, he oversees the building of some of Canada’s favorite retail brands - including Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Provigo, Maxi, No Frills, and Real Canadian Superstore; as well as Canada’s most iconic and largest packaged goods...more

Speaking at: Loblaw: How to build brands for the future and be unignorable