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Program at a Glance 2022

MONDAY, MAY 30

11:00 am – 7:30 pm 

Registration/Information Desk

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5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Early Arrival Reception 

Guests Welcome

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7:30 pm 

Offsite events by invitation

TUESDAY, MAY 31

6:30 am – 3:30 pm

Golf Tournament

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8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Registration / Information Desk

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hike up Tunnel Mountain

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

Sponsor and Exhibitor Reception

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New Member Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception 

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8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

CFO Leadership Beyond Finance Alumni Dinner

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8:00 pm

Offsite events by invitation 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration/Information Desk

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7:15 am – 8:20 am

BREAKFAST SEMINARS

TOPIC 1: Achieving Your Modern Accounting Goals: Why a Value-Based Approach is Key

Michael Shultz, CPA Solutions Marketing Director, Strategic Accounting, Blackline

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TOPIC 2: Risky (Hybrid) Business

Ryan Beckwith, National Manager, Managed Services, Ricoh Canada

Epsit Jajal, Virtual CIO, IT Services, Ricoh Canada

Julian Jugmohan, Vice-President, Finance, Customer Administration and IT, Ricoh Canada

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TOPIC 3: How Your insurance Program Can Increase Liquidity and Reduce Expenses 

Alex Hews: Director Insurance and Risk Management, Enbridge  

Joanne Silberberg: Managing Director, Energy & Power Leaders (Canada), Marsh Canada

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7:30 am – 8:40 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST in Exhibit Hall for guests and delegates

8:30 am – 8:55 am

Welcome and Blessing from the Chief of the Territorial Lands

8:55 am – 9:10 am

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

David Marriott – Conference Chair
Dave Bezanson – FEI Canada Chair
Georgina Blanas – Executive Director 

9:10 am – 10:10 am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Turning Disruption into Opportunity 

Harry Taylor, Executive Vice President, Finance & CFO, WestJet Airlines

Michael Darling, Vice President Business Development Western Canada, National Bank (MODERATOR) 

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10:10 am – 10:40 am

Networking Break in DFIN Exhibit Hall

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SHOWCASE PRESENTATION STAGE

DFIN Exhibit Hall

10:20 am – 10:35 am

Ricoh

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Sage

1:20 pm – 1:35 pm

UKG

1:40 pm – 1:55 pm

Anaplan

5:40 pm – 5:55 pm

Expera

10:15 am – 11:45 am

KEYNOTE PANEL

The Future of ESG:  How Important is it for the Future of Companies

Patrycja Drainville, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets

Bob Hirth, Senior Managing Director, Protiviti 

Sarah Marsh, Partner, National ESG Report and Assurance Leader, PwC Canada 

Craig Steele, Assistant Vice President and Country Manager, Anaplan 

11:50 am – 12:50 pm

KEYNOTE PANEL

The Importance of Leadership in the “S” of ESG 

Paula Allen, Global leaders and Senior Vice President Research and Total Wellbeing, LifeWorks

Jamie Grossman, Managing Principal, Cresa Toronto

Steve Saddleback, Director, Indian Resource Council

Martin Fox, Managing Director Canada, Robert Walters (MODERATOR) 

12:55 pm – 1:55 pm

Luncheon and Showcase Stage in DFIN Exhibit Hall 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 Concurrent Sessions

Topic 1: ESG: THE ROAD AHEAD – ESG REPORTING IS COMING. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Scott Bandura, Partner, Global Accounting Consulting Services, Calgary, PwC Canada

Sarah Marsh, Partner, National ESG Report and Assurance Leader, PwC Canada

Topic 2: THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS

Jaime Leverton, CEO, Hut 8 Mining Corporation 

Louis Davis, Product Management and Strategy Executive, Moneris 

Kenneth Fridman, VP, Finance, Interac Corp. 

Daniel HoCountry Manager (Interim), Sage Canada (Moderator)

Topic 3:  Effective Governance SME:  Enhancing Private Company Value

Michael Shultz, Director of Solutions Marketing, BlackLine (MODERATOR) 

Keith Chatwin, Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Stikeman Elliot 

Gerard McInnis, Principal, Ozone Advisory Group 

Lisa Oldridge, Investment Director, The51 and Principal of Fullcrum Advising 

3:05 pm – 4:05 pm

KEYNOTE PANEL

Economic Outlook 

Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist, Corpay 

Matthew Stewart, Canada Director Economic and Financial  

Advisory Group, Deloitte 

Peter Tertzakian, Chief Energy Economist, Arc Energy Research Institute

Dr. Tu Nguyen, Economist & ESG Director, RSM (MODERATOR)

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4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

KEYNOTE PANEL

We Are Not Just Oil

Jordan Balaban, President, Greengate Power 

Brent Lakeman, Director, Hydrogen Initiative, Edmonton Global 

Vladen Stark, Director Finance, NGL Supply Company (Moderator)

Trevor White, President & CEO, Switch Power 

5:20 pm – 5:35 pm

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Capon Award Recipient Celebration in DFIN Exhibit Hall

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Bus departure for social evening 

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

JUST OFF THE BEATEN PATH

MountView BBQ offsite venue

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10:30 pm

After Party at Banff Avenue Brewing Company

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Registration/Information Desk

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7:30 am – 8:40 am

BREAKFAST SEMINARS

TOPIC 1: 13 Brutal Realities Stalling DEI&B Efforts 

Dr. Jarik Conrad, VP Humna Insights and HCM Advisory, Executive Director, Equity at Work, UKG

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TOPIC 2: Finance in the New world – Digital Explosion of Financial Data and Ensuing Opportunities

John Hugo, Vice-President, Financials Products and Go To Market, Workday Inc.
Veena Ravi, Partner, Finance and Performance Leader for British Columbia, Deloitte Canada
Ameet Bhojwani, Managing Director, Finance and Performance, Deloitte Canada
Guy Williams, Financials Lead, Workday Canada

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7:30 am – 8:40 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST in Exhibit Hall for guests and delegates

8:45 am – 9:00 am

WELCOME REMARKS

9:00 am – 10:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

CFO OF THE FUTURE

Leanne Clarke, CFO, IBM Canada

Pamela Steer, CEO, CPA Canada, CFO of the Year ™ 2019

Nadeem Velani, EVP & CFO, Canadian Pacific Railway, CFO of the Year ™ 2020

Stephen Mill, Canadian President, Executive Search, Robert Half (MODERATOR)

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Networking Break in DFIN Exhibit Hall 

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10:25 am – 11:40 am

The Answer Company

10:50 am – 11:50 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LEADING WITH A GROWTH MINDSET: HOW TO INNOVATE AND SUCCEED DESPITE DISRUPTION 

Lisa Carroll, Canadian Public Sector Leader, Microsoft Canada

11:55 am – 12:55 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

TOPIC 1: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS DISRUPTING PRIVATE COMPANY FINANCE

Dan HugoCFO, ATB Financial

Howard Johnson, Managing Director & Canadian Market Leader, Kroll

Amanda Vella, Senior Director Business Advisory, ATB Value Accelerator

Gary Teague, Senior Advisor, Estate Planning, The Targeted Strategies Group (MODERATOR)

TOPIC 2: MANAGE THE OPTIMIZATION OF OPERATIONS. A ROLE FOR FINANCE?

Vladen Star, Director Finance, NGL Supply Co. Ltd. (MODERATOR) 

Mark Deller,  Managing Partner, ALTS Canada Inc. 

Christine J. Diaz,  Senior Director S/4HANA Finance & Risk, CoE, SAP Canada 

Dave Melenfant,  Director, Outreach and Partnerships, Centre for Supply Chain Innovation, Texas Christian University 

TOPIC 3: DRIVING TAX STRATEGY IN AN EVOLVING ENVIRONMENT

Sandra Pereira,  Senior Vice President, Head of Tax, Tricon Residential  (MODERATOR) 

Thomas Brook,  Partner, Transaction Tax, EY 

Meghan Harris-Ngae,  Partner, Canada Climate Change and Sustainability, EY 

Fred O’Riordan,  Canadian National Leader, Tax Policy, EY 

Michelle Tocher,  Partner, Tax Technology & Transformation, EY 

1:00 pm – 2:50 pm

CLOSING LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Manjit Minhas

Canadian Entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den television personality

Constantine Hatzipanayis,  Partner, Growth Equity Partners, BDC  (INTRODUCTIONS

Laura Didyk,  Vice President Client Diversity, BDC  (EMCEE)  

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Wine sponsored by

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & LAUNCH OF 2023 CONFERENCE

National Strategic Sponsors

Thank you to FEI Canada’s National Strategic Sponsors

FEI Canada 2022 Conference Co-Presentors

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FEI Canada 2022 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to FEI Canada’s 2022 Conference Sponsors

FEI Canada 2022 Conference Exhibitors