Confirmed Speakers (To Date)
 

SPEAKERS

Ed Khediguian

Senior Vice President, Franchise Finance 

GE Capital canada

Carol Zweep

Manager of Packaging, Food & Label Compliance

NSF Canada 

Robert Carter

Executive Director

The NPD Group

Amanda Lang

Anchor & Bestselling Author 

Bloomberg TV Canada 

Bill Gregson

President & CEO

Cara Operations Limited 

Paul Rivett

President 

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Donna Dooher

President & CEO 

Restaurants Canada

Mo Jessa

President

Earls Restaurants Ltd.

Derek Doke

President & CEO

FranWorks Group of Companies
 

Bruce McAdams

Professor

University of Guelph

Jeff Dover

Principal

fsSTRATEGY

Michael Von Massow

Faculty

UniveRSITY of Guelph 

Mike Cordoba

Partner & CEO

Empresario Capital Partners 

Jean Bédard

President & CEO

La Cage Brasserie sportive 

Ken Otto

President, Family Dining Division & Chief Development Officer

Cara Operations Limited

Todd Jones

Managing Director, Brand Management

GE Capital

Grant Kosowan

President

Orange National Retail Group Inc. 

Michael Glen

Vice President, Special Situations Analyst

Laurentian Bank Securities   

Sean Morrison

President & CEO

Diversified Royalty Corp

 

Chris Elliott

Senior Economist 

Restaurants Canada

Tom Gaglardi

President

Northland Properties Corporation 

Michael Horowitz 

Partner

MINDEN GROSS LLP

Darcy MacDonell

Owner/ Operator 

 FARMHOUSE TAVERN & THE DAUGHTER

Ron Caughlin

President and Managing Director

Brand>eD

Jennifer Dolman

Partner

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Larry Weinberg

Partner

Cassels Brock & Blackwell 

Allan Dick

Partner

Sotos

Andy Bruce

CEO

The Mobile Experience Company

Eric Malcolmson

COO

ICON Legacy Hospitality

James Rilett

Vice President, Ontario

Restaurants Canada
 

Brandie Kelly

Client Partner

Facebook Canada

Philip Mondor

President

Tourism HR Canada 

Cindy Simpson

Executive Vice-President

Imago Restaurants Inc.

Dean Sockett

Vice President, People and Culture

Keg Restaurants Ltd.

Jose Bansil

Learning & Development Leader

WJPallett & Associates

Susan Senecal 

President  & Chief Marketing Officer

A&W Food Services of Canada

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Professor

University of Guelph 

 

 

 

Jed Schneiderman 

President

TAPPED MOBILE

Ryan Payne

Owner

LUSH CONCEPTS
 

 

Interested in Speaking?

This event will bring together individuals from a broad cross section of disciplines and professional associations. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a learning and networking forum for attendees from the Canadian restaurant industry.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in participating as a speaker or a moderator, please submit a brief biography indicating the session you would be best qualified to contribute to. As members of a panel, our non-paid speakers draw from their own experiences to deliver an educational and informative presentation that is lively, objective, and non-commercial.

Please email your biography to:

Orie Berlasso Managing Director Big Picture Conferences

Orie Berlasso,
Managing Director | Big Picture Conferences Inc.
orieberlasso@bigpictureconferences.ca

 

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Orie at (416) 924-2002 ext 229.
Thank you for your interest.

 

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