Oct 22-23, 2019 | Toronto Congress Centre
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2 Days of Insights

OCT 22-23, 2019

OCTOBER 21, 2019

12:00PM-4:00PM

A. Lassonde Main Stage (Lobby)

Chinese Cuisine & Hospitality Association of Canada Summit

(Open to all Full Delegate Ticket Holders)

5:30PM-7:30PM

VIP Room 1020

Opening Reception

(All Attendees & Exhibitors Welcome)

OCTOBER 22, 2019

*All Full Delegate attendees invited to all Tuesday events

9:00AM-10:00AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– North Building Main Stage A. Lassonde Main Stage (Lobby Entrance)

*Annual General Meeting & *President's briefing & *CFIG & FMS Annual Financial Survey Results

10:00AM-10:45AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– North Building Main Stage A. Lassonde Main Stage (Lobby Entrance)

*Keynote

10:45AM-11:00AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– North Building Show Entrance – Halls I

Official Ribbon Cutting & Exhibitor Opening Ceremony

Trade Show Exhibiton

11:00 – 16:30

12:00PM-12:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

1:00PM-1:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

2:00PM-2:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

3:00PM-3:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

4:00PM-4:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

Merchandising Excellence Awards (Celebrate the best in merchandising, suppliers & manufacturers in grocery)

4:30 – 6:30

4:30PM-5:00PM

A. Lassonde Main Stage Lobby

Mix & Mingle

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks

5:00PM-6:30PM

A. Lassonde Main Stage Lobby

Award Presentations

Winners announded in Top 10 in Grocery, Best Booth, Master Merchandiser

OCTOBER 23, 2019

*All Full Delegate attendees invited to all Tuesday events

7:30AM-8:30AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– NORTH Building Ballrooms A, B, C

*Breakfast Session with Harold Lloyd.

Flow & Focus: How to better manage the FLOW of shoppers from entering into the store to the checkout, and how to control their FOCUS on items we want to sell, in the optimum order we would like to sell them

8:30AM-9:15AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– NORTH Building Ballrooms A, B, C

*Keynote TBC

9:15AM-10:00AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– NORTH Building Ballrooms A, B, C

*Session: Think Like Amazon about — The Future of Your Industry: What is the future of your industry? With John Rossman, Ex-Amazon Exec, Rossman Partners

It is a question that leaders must ask themselves often. But what are the right questions to ask, what metrics should be used, how is our industry going to be disrupted? All of these questions will be answered.By leveraging many of the ideas from Think Like Amazon, Rossman will propose several aspects of your industry which will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools, and questions to help create this future.

10:00AM-10:15AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– NORTH Building

*Coffee Break Collaboration Corridor

9:30AM-10:30AM

10:45AM-11:15AM

*Concurrent Workshops McKennitt Rooms

Meeting Room 2

Workshop 1

Meeting Room 3

Workshop 2

Meeting Room 4

Workshop 3

Meeting Room 5

Workshop 4

Trade Show Exhibition

11:00 – 16:00

12:00PM-12:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

1:00PM-1:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

2:00PM-2:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Stage Session

Event (*All Full Delegate attendees invited to all Wednesday events)

17:30 – 21:15

5:30PM-9:15PM

Toronto Congress Centre
- North Building Ballrooms A,B,C

*Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Awards

Celebrating the best retailers from coast-to-coast reception & dinner & awards presentations

5:30PM-6:15PM

Toronto Congress Centre
- North Building Ballrooms A, B, C

*Reception

*Awards Presentation

6:15PM-9:15PM

Toronto Congress Centre
- North Building Ballrooms A, B, C

*Gala Dinner

Daily Coach Shuttle Bus Service

Westin Toronto Airport Hotel to/from Toronto Congress Centre

(Daily Shuttle – Every 15-20 Minutes)

Monday, October 21, 2019
4:45 AM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:30 AM – 11:00 PM