GIC – Schedule

Conference

Sunday, September 27

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CFIG Annual General Meeting (CFIG Members Only) Toronto Congress Centre-North Building, McKennitt Rooms 7 & 8
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Opening reception (all exhibitors and attendees are welcomed)

Title Sponsor:
Tree of Life

Supporting Sponsor:Old Dutch
Toronto Congress Centre-North Building, VIP Room 1020

 

Monday, September 28

7:15am – 8:00am Breakfast Ballrooms B, C
8:00am – 8:15am CFIG Update from President and CEO Tom Barlow Ballrooms B, C
8:15am – 9:15am Keynote – John Herdman, head coach of Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team Ballrooms B, C
9:15am – 9:45am Retail Panel: East meets West a “Frank Discussion” with Frank Lovsin (Freson Bros.) and Frank Coleman (Colemans). Moderator: Ken Schley (Quality Foods) Ballrooms B, C
9:45am – 10:00am COFFEE BREAK  Ballroom Foyer
10:00am -10:45am Concurrent Workshops
Loss Prevention – protecting the bottom line with Bill Alford, International Lighthouse Group. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 1
How to compete as an independent with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, University of Guelph’s Food Institute. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 2
Centre store selling tips: bring customers back to centre store with merchandising, store design best practices with Harold Lloyd. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION McKennitt Room 3
Merchant Opportunities in Canada’s Evolving Payments Marketplace with Kirkland Morris of Interac Association. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 4
Snack Attack: Unlocking Snacking Growth. Robert Kolatschek of Mondelēz reveals key shopper and activation insights to unlock snacking moments in your store – to ultimately drive your share growth in the $11 billion Canadian snacks market. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 5
10:45am – 11:00am COFFEE BREAK Adams Lobby
11:00am -11:45am Concurrent Workshops Repeated
Loss Prevention – protecting the bottom line with Bill Alford, International Lighthouse Group. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 1
How to compete as an independent with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, University of Guelph’s Food Institute. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 2
Centre store selling tips: bring customers back to centre store with merchandising, store design best practices with Harold Lloyd. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 3
Merchant Opportunities in Canada’s Evolving Payments Marketplace with Kirkland Morris of Interac Association. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION McKennitt Room 4
Snack Attack: Unlocking Snacking Growth. Robert Kolatschek of Mondelēz reveals key shopper and activation insights to unlock snacking moments in your store – to ultimately drive your share growth in the $11 billion Canadian snacks market. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 5
12:00pm – 5:00pm Trade Show Opens Halls H & I
1:00pm -1:30pm Insights & Innovations Stage Demo – Driving sales in produce: how to use innovations in packaging, off-shore offerings, ethnic products and organics to differentiate yourself from the competition. Presented by Lorne Burnett of Burnac Produce Limited. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION.  Hall I
2:30pm -3:00pm Insights & Innovations Stage Demo – Harold Lloyd‘s Supermarket Rules! Practical tips to grow your business Hall I
12:30pm -1:00pm Most Innovative Products Judging Hall I – CFIG Booth #1012
1:00pm -2:00pm Best Booth Judging Hall I – CFIG Booth #1012
3:45pm -4:15pm Best Booth Awards Hall I – CFIG Booth #1012
6:30pm -10:30pm Monday Party-The Art of Food at Sketch (open to full delegates only) SOUTH Building, West Entrance

 

Tuesday, September 29

7:15 am – 8:30 am Breakfast & Keynote – Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, University of Guelph’s Food Institute, “Are we witnessing the slow death of grocery stores?” DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. Ballrooms B, C
8:30 am – 8:45 am COFFEE BREAK Ballroom Foyer
8:45 am – 9:30 am Concurrent Workshops
Grocery’s state of sustainability with Steven Sage of Kruger Products. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION McKennitt Room 1
Independent Grocers’ Financial Survey Results with FMS’ Robert Graybill. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION McKennitt Room 2
7 Global Innovation Trends & How Your Business can Stimulate Innovation to Improve Sales with J.C. Williams Group‘s Suthamie Poologasingham.This session will reveal leading innovators in grocery retail and teach you how to set up your organization to foster innovation. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 3
Canada’s Favourite Grocers 2015 with Field Agent’s Jeff Doucette. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 4
The minority is becoming mainstream: how halal, and other categories will drive traffic in the future. Presented by Halal & Co Marketing & Management’s Salima JivrajDOWNLOAD PRESENTATION McKennitt Room 5
9:30 am – 9:45 am COFFEE BREAK Adams Lobby
9:45 am – 10:30 am Concurrent Workshops Repeated
Grocery’s state of sustainability with Steven Sage of Kruger Products. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 1
Independent Grocers’ Financial Survey Results with FMS’ Robert Graybill. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION McKennitt Room 2
7 Global Innovation Trends & How Your Business can Stimulate Innovation to Improve Sales with J.C. Williams Group‘s Suthamie Poologasingham.This session will reveal leading innovators in grocery retail and teach you how to set up your organization to foster innovation. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 3
Canada’s Favourite Grocers 2015 with Field Agent’s Jeff Doucette. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. McKennitt Room 4
The Minority is Becoming Mainstream: How halal, and other categories will drive traffic in the future. Presented by Halal & Co Marketing & Management’s Salima JivrajDOWNLOAD PRESENTATION McKennitt Room 5
10:30 am – 10:45 am COFFEE BREAK Adams Lobby
10:45 am – 11:45 am Super Session – Google Canada‘s Mohit Grover on Google & Grocery: trends, innovations and implications. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION. Ballrooms B, C
11:30 am – 4:30 pm Trade Show Opens Halls H & I
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Insights & Innovations Stage Demo – Ethnic Consumer Insights: the Halal-Conscious Consumers by Halal & Co Marketing & Management‘s Salima Jivraj. Halal isn’t just for Muslim consumers. A look at the growth around Halal food from centre store to protein. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION Hall I
2:30 pm -3:00 pm Insights & Innovations Stage Demo – Perfect pairings! Gilles Deschênes of Dairy Farmers of Canada presents how to grow deli cheese sales through cheese pairing demos, local cheese maker offerings. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION Hall I
11:30 am -4:30 pm Top 10 Most Innovative Product Winners. SEE GALLERY North Building Lobby
5:00 pm -6:00 pm Award of Merit Reception Ballroom A
5:30 pm -6:15 pm Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year reception Ballrooms B, C
6:30 pm -7:30 pm Dinner Ballrooms B, C
7:30 pm -9:15 pm Award Presentations with emcee CityLine‘s Tracy Moore Ballrooms B, C
Draw for final four for Grand Prize Trip to NGA Show in Las Vegas

 

 

Attendee Registration

Grocery Innovations Canada Fee Structure (all prices in Canadian dollars, subject to 13% HST). EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED to AUGUST 31!

REGISTRATION TYPE MEMBER PRICE
Before Sept. 8
NON-MEMBER PRICE
Before Sept. 8
MEMBER PRICE
After Sept. 8
NON-MEMBER PRICE
After Sept. 8
FULL DELEGATE
2 days of conference, 2 days of trade show
$650 $795 $795 $995
FULL DELEGATE, GROUP DISCOUNT
PROGRAM
2 days of conference, 2 days of trade show, The Monday Party and the Tuesday IGYA Reception and Awards Dinner.
(Requires 4 Full Delegates registering using the Group Registration Link)
$745 N/A $745 N/A
FULL DELEGATE, SUPER GROUP DISCOUNT PROGRAM
2 days of conference, 2 days of trade show, The Monday Party and the Tuesday IGYA Reception and Awards Dinner.
(Requires 10 Full Delegates registering using the Group Registration Link)
$695 N/A $695 N/A
ONE DAY DELEGATE
1 day of conference and trade show Monday or Tuesday
$495 $615 $635 $790
MONDAY EVENING TICKET – THE ART OF FOOD AT SKETCH
Access to the evening event on Monday, September 28th, from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
$195 $210 $195 $225
TUESDAY EVENING – CANADIAN INDEPENDENT GROCER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Access to the evening event on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 9:15 pm
$195 $210 $195 $225
TRADE SHOW – RETAILER
2 days of trade show
FREE $50 FREE $60
TRADE SHOW – NON-RETAILER
2 days of trade show
FREE $90 FREE $100

 

Registration Hours

Attendee Registration Desk

 

Sunday, September 27th, 2015 8:00am – 12:00pm International Plaza Hotel – Registration Desk

Monday, September 28th, 2015 7:00am – 6:00pm Attendee Registration Desk at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 7:00am – 6:00pm Attendee Registration Desk at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building

Exhibitor Registration Desk

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 8:00am – 4:00pm – Toronto Congress Centre – North Building

Sunday, September 27th, 2015 8:00am – 4:00pm – Toronto Congress Centre – North Building

Monday, September 28th, 2015 10:00am – 5:00pm – Toronto Congress Centre – North Building

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 10:00am – 4:00pm – Toronto Congress Centre – North Building

Self Check-In

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 8:00am – 4:00pm Two Self Check-In kiosks onsite at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building
Sunday, September 27th, 2015 8:00am – 4:00pm Two Self Check-In kiosks onsite at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building
Monday, September 28th, 2015 7:00am – 6:00pm Two Self Check-In kiosks onsite at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 7:00am – 6:00pm Two Self Check-In kiosks onsite at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building

If you have any registration questions, please contact:
E-mail: GIC@showcare.com
Phone: 866-654-4051

 

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