Oct 27-28, 2020 | Toronto Congress Centre
Share

SCHEDULE

2 Days of Insights

OCT 22-23, 2019

OCTOBER 21, 2019

8:00AM-12:00PM

Industry Tour

Open to all Retail Full Delegates (limited space available)

  • KFT – Kimchi manufacturing and warehouse tour
  • Parmalat – Yogurt plant tour

 

Registration required.

Contact: events@cfig.ca

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

8:00AM-9:00AM

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

*Registration/Check-in CFIG Annual General Meeting

9:00AM-9:30AM

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

*CFIG Annual General Meeting & President's Briefing

9:30AM-10:00AM

2019 FMS-CFIG Financial Survey Results with Robert Graybill, FMS

10:00AM-10:45AM

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

Embracing Change A Reinventionist’s View of the Future of Retail

Joe Jackman of Jackman Reinvents explores consumer behaviour and upcoming industry trends; shares best-in-class examples of companies doing it right; and, provides a new model for across-category growth.

10:55AM-11:00AM

Toronto Congress Centre
– North Building Show Entrance – Halls I

Official Ribbon Cutting & Exhibitor Opening Ceremony

Trade Show Exhibiton

11:00am – 4:30pm

12:00PM-12:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Top 10 in Grocery Judging

Enter the New Product Showcase for the exclusive opportunity to be eligible for a top 10 in grocery award. Each year at GIC, the newest innovative products are spotlighted in the Top 10 Awards. Increase media exposure and lead trends by entering the New Product Showcase for your chance to be honoured at GIC 2019.

12:00PM-12:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Vision 2020

McCormick Flavour Forecast: Learn about fresh flavour insights and inspiration from around the globe impacting restaurants, retail shelves, home kitchens and beyond. Presented by Chef David Burnett

1:00PM-1:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Passion: What’s Left of Yours?

Reevaluate what you are doing and redirect your energies to maximize your potential and to make those around you proud to have you on their team. Presented by Retail Expert Harold Lloyd

1:00PM-2:00PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Best Booth Judging

2:00PM-2:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Doing Debit Right

An Omni-Channel Approach to Grocery Retail Payment by Shenela Tavarayan, Interac Corp.

3:00PM-3:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

Emerging opportunities for the food industry in the edibles cannabis sector

A look at the paths to enter the market and details on regulatory requirements for edible cannabis manufacturers and what this means for grocery. Presented by Aparna Gulavane of Cannabis Compliance

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

4:30pm – 6:30pm

MCS WARD HANLON, TOM SHURRIE

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

Master Merchandiser, Top 10 in Grocery, and Best Booth Winners announced

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

Sector Insight Session

Future of Food: People just want to eat — they don’t care if their meals are sourced from a restaurant, a retailer, their pantry, or somewhere else. Winning the Moment requires creativity, innovation, and a deep understanding of when and where you have the most influence. Join Robert Carter of The NPD Group to discover how to make sure your product or brand is prominent in the consumer’s decision set.

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

10:15AM-10:45AM

10:45AM-11:15AM

*Repeated

*Concurrent Workshops McKennitt Rooms

Meeting Room 1

Align meal solutions with shopper values

Amidst all of this change grocery retailers are looking to better meet the needs of shoppers looking for a solution to the question “what’s for dinner?”. To help retailers succeed in their efforts to be the ‘go to destination’ for shoppers’ meal-related needs, EnsembleIQ conducted research to better understand the drivers and barriers the retailer faces and what they can do to drive meal-seekers into their stores. Presented by Laura Nicklin, EnsembleIQ

Meeting Room 2

5 Components of a successful Customer experience

With a successful customer experience comes new opportunities for consumer loyalty and engagement, which can lead to business growth and enhancement. BDO’s Eric Matusiak and Jeremy Scott will look at the realities of implementing certain strategies to leverage a fully engaged customer.

Meeting Room 3

How to Remain Relevant

A comprehensive strategy with effective tactics (Mission MATRIX) that will rejuvenate your team and keep (maybe even grow) your market share. Presented by Retail Expert Harold Lloyd.

Meeting Room 4

Most prominent HR and labour issues facing today’s grocer.

Discover solutions to address items like barriers to recruitment, skills shortages and the challenges associated with the engagement and retention of their top performers with Andrea Wynter, Head of People at ADP Canada.

Trade Show Exhibition

11:00am – 4:00pm

12:00PM-12:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

HR/STAFFING

Take the “Employee Loyalty Test” to find out retention probability score with retail expertHarold Lloyd.

1:00PM-1:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

The Plastic Problem & Solutions

Sustainable packaging expert, VJ Bala of HeyJute will look at innovations and pros and cons when considering alternatives to single-use plastic in bags and other grocery packaging.

2:00PM-2:30PM

Interac Insights & Innovations Stage

AI & The Future of Supermarkets

Rubikloud’s CTO, Waleed Ayoub will discuss how the blend of AI and machine learning will help grocers predict customer intention and behaviour and improve forecast accuracy, minimize stock-outs and reduce the manual effort required to build promotions.

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

17:30 – 21:15

5:30PM-6:15PM

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

*Reception

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.

 

LIFE MEMBER AWARD RECIPIENTS
Each year, CFIG honours the lifetime achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to independent grocers, their communities and the food industry.

INDUSTRY BUILDER:

Michel Manseau, Kruger Products LP

INDEPENDENT GROCER:

Joe Longo, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets

SPIRIT OF THE INDEPENDENT:

Tom Barlow, Formerly Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers & Coca-Cola

6:30PM-7:30PM

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

*Gala Dinner

7:30PM-9:15PM

*Awards Presentation

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 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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