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Future Leaders: Talent in Supply Chain

Date:   Jun 04, 2019
Time:   8:30 AM (EDT)
Location:   The Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON

Creating & Cultivating DREAM TEAMS in Supply Chain

Join us for the second installment in our Leadership Series - Future Leaders: Talent in Supply Chain.  With Statistics Canada forecasting more than 80,000 supply chain vacancies a year, the war on talent has never been more critical to global competitiveness. Are you positioned for success? Learn best practices from industry leaders during this energizing event, including:

  • The growing influence of supply chain and how it is proving to be a game-changer for companies
  • How supply chain leaders can make a difference
  • How you can effectively sell the supply chain function to the next generation

Attend the Breakfast Session and the Leadership Panel and Earn 2 CPD Points or Book your Seat for the full day and Earn 5 CPD Points. Check out the different pricing options below.


8:00 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast & Networking
8:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sheri Spinks

Emcee for the Day:
Sheri Spinks, CSCMP
Supply Chain Management, Procurement & Supplier Diversity Executive
Executive Secretary & Director, Supplier Diversity, WBE, Global Council for the Advancement of Women in Procurement



8:45 am – 9:45 am Keynote/Leadership Panel
Journey through Supply Chain: Success Stories of Supply Chain Leaders
  • How to map out your career path for success
  • What stepping stones should be followed to have a fulfilling career in supply chain
  • Hear success stories, career challenges and obstacles and how to come out on top
Anna Petrova

Anna Petrova
Director, Head of Supply Chain
Conagra Brands

Matthew Hook

Matthew Hook
Chief Supply Chain Officer Canada
Molson Coors

Nico Weidel

Nico Weidel
Divisional Vice President Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions
Hudson's Bay Company

Chris Lucky

Chris Lucky
Vice President, Supply Chain

Ian O'Reilly

Ian O'Reilly
The Story Group



9:45 am – 10:00 am
Morning Networking Break
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Looking for volunteers to share career changing supply chain stories. Join in and/or follow the conversation by tweeting @ #MySupplyChainStory
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Taking a Seat at the Executive Table: The growing influence of the Supply Chain function

According to a survey by Deloitte from 2014, 79% of companies with high performing supply chains achieve revenue growth superior to the average within their industries.

  • What do you need to do to be successful?
  • Moving to visionary leadership; don't mistake having a seat at the table with having a voice
  • What have successful companies done?
Krista Stagliano

Krista Stagliano
Vice President, Materials Management
HealthPRO Procurement Services Inc.

Robert De Bartolo

Robert De Bartolo
Vice President Supply Chain
Ontario Power Generation

Sara Curwen

Sara Curwen
Vice President Supply Chain
Sofina Foods Inc.

Greg Clark

Greg Clark
Vice President, Supply Chain & Home Delivery
AMJ Campbell Van Lines

Natascha Schijven

Natascha Schijven

Deloitte (former)



11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Position your Team for Success: How Supply Chain Leaders can make a Difference
  • How to build a high-performance team?
  • Characteristics and mindsets that are important to building a team culture
  • How does diversity and inclusion play a part?
Donna Baratto

Donna Baratto
Vice President Supply Chain

Catherine Cartile

Catherine Cartile
Director Stockless Operations
Cardinal Health

James Lin

James Lin
Head of Corporate HR & Marketing Procurement
BMO Financial Group



12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
How to Modernize your Techniques to Attract Talent in the Digital Age
  • What are employers doing to attract talent?
  • How AI and machine learning are fundamentally redefining the war for talent
  • The future of supply chain workforce; preparing for industry disruptions
Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson
Senior Manager
Deloitte Human Capital Consulting



2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Discovering Hidden Potential within your Organization and Driving Employee Engagement
  • Discuss how to identify, nourish and encourage hidden leadership talent within yourself as an employee and your organizations
  • How to use your leadership skills to support advancement by overcoming barriers and challenges within the workforce
  • How to be a supply chain leader who embraces change and nourishes employee engagement through innovative thinking
Christine LaRochelle

Christine LaRochelle
Global Director of HR
Anatolia Tile + Stone

Alma Arzate

Alma Arzate
Global Director, Supply Planning

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Selling the Supply Chain Function to Talent: Making the Function more attractive to the next Generation of Supply Chain Leaders
  • How to make the supply chain more appealing to younger talent
  • Communicate success stories to highlight the function as a career path of choice
  • Highlight different career paths and educational backgrounds
  • How to prepare, support and encourage the future of the organization through Millennials and Gen Z in the workplace
Jon Ratnasamy

Jon Ratnasamy
Director of Logistics & Distribution
Wolseley Canada

Rob Armstrong Rob Armstrong
Vice President Supply Chain
Chartwell Retirement Residences
Jason Rude

Jason Rude
Director of Operations

The Story Group
4:30 pm
Closing Remarks


FULL DAY SEMINAR (includes Breakfast and Leadership Panel)
Member - $395.00
Non-Member - $495.00 includes a SCMAO membership until April 2020

Member - $75.00
Non-Member - $410.00 includes a SCMAO membership until April 2020
Non-Member without membership option - $125.00


Full Day Seminar – 5 CPD Points

Morning Breakfast & Leadership Session – 2 CPD Points



Want to brand yourself as a leader in the industry and attract new talent?

Want to showcase your product to a group of supply chain professionals?

Want to network with supply chain leaders?


Let's talk. We will provide you with customized opportunities.

If you are interested, please email and we will get back to you promptly.


Title Partner

The Story Group

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