SPEAKERS & INFLUENCERS

INDUSTRY EXPERTS & INNOVATORS

Don't miss this year's line-up of hospitality innovators, global leaders and foodservice futurists who will be sharing their insights and industry trends to help you operate with excellence.

FEATURE SESSIONS

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Look who is coming to dinner: Learn how to reach today’s changing demographics
Discover the emerging dominant demographic groups, how these consumers are spending their money and how to market to reach them.
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Diversify to thrive: Exploring new profit avenues
Explore the profit boosting possibilities of ghost kitchens, retail and events
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Addressing the labour crisis: How to attract and retain talent
Solutions to tackle one of the greatest challenges the foodservice and hospitality industry faces
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Views from the top: Restaurant CEO panel
Canada’s top restaurant brands’ CEOs share why their brands have staying power and what they do to stay at the top

RC Show Ambassadors & Curators

Evelyn-Chic

Evelyn Chick

Bar Manager, Pretty Ugly Bar & RC Show Bar & Beverage Curator

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Jeff-Osborne

Jeff Osborne

Sommelier & Founder of JPO endeavour

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Christina-Veira

Christina Veira

Proprietor at Side Duties Events & Consulting & RC Show Bar & Beverage Curator

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Jennifer-Heuther

Jennifer Heuther

Master Sommelier, Gargoyle Wine

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La-toya-Fagon

La-toya Fagon

Chef & Owner, Twist Catering

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Tony Chapman

Marketing Strategist & Leadership Conferences Host

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Philman-George

Philman George

Corporate Chef, High Liner Foods Inc

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Cristina-Carpio

Cristina Carpio

Brand Strategist and Editor in Chief MarQuee Magazine

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Charlotte-Langley

Charlotte Langley

Owner, Scout Canning & MSC Ambassador

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Speakers

Jay-Wright

Jay Wright

President & CEO, Arterra Wines Canada

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Vince-Sgabellone

Vince Sgabellone

Foodservice Industry Analyst, The NPD Group

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Julian-Burzynski

Julian Burzynski

President, Canada, Breakthru Beverage Group

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Michael-Conway

Michael Conway

Executive Vice President & President, Starbucks Canada

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Jay-Ashton-

Jay Ashton

Business Resources Lead, Sysco Corporate Canada

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Dr.Morgaine_Gaye

Dr. Morgaine Gaye

Food Futurologist & Director, Bellwether: Food Trends

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Dan-Lafrance

Dan Lafrance

President, Flanagan Foodservice

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Court-Desautels

Court Desautels

President, The Neighbourhood Group

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Bruce-McAdams

Bruce McAdams

Associate Professor, School of Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Management, University of Guelph

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Jo-Ann-McArthur

Jo-Ann McArthur

President & Chief Strategist, Nourish Food Marketing

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George-Croft

George Croft

President and Chief Executive Officer, Waterloo Brewing Ltd.

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Chris Elliott (2)

Chris Elliott

Senior Economist, Restaurants Canada

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John Sleeman

President & CEO, Sleeman Breweries

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Ori-Grad

Ori Grad

Broker & Managing Director, CHI Real Estate Group

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Dean-Sockett

Dean Sockett

Vice President People and Culture, Keg Restaurants Ltd

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Anna-Chartres

Anna Chartres

Regional Director, Talent and Culture, Central Canada, Accor Hotels

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Terence-Donnelley

Terence Donnelley

Chairman & CEO, Hill Street Beverage Co.

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Adrian-Niman

Adrian Niman

Founder & Executive Chef, The Food Dudes

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John-Letteri

John Lettieri

Founder & President, Hero Certified Burgers

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Neil-Thompson

Neil Thompson

Vice President, HMSHost

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Joe-Jackman

Joe Jackman

Founder & CEO, Jackman Reinvents

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Frank-Hennessey

Frank Hennessey

CEO, Recipe Unlimited Corporation

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Kyle-Norrington

Kyle Norrington

President, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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Patrick-Noone

Patrick Noone

Executive Vice President, Technomic Inc.

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Azadeh-Attar

Azadeh Attar

Head of Partnerships,  Restaurants, CPG and Auto, Pinterest

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Ennio-Perrone

Ennio Perrone

 VP of Business Strategy and Marketing, Eataly North America

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Bruce Linton DP

Bruce Linton

Entrepreneur

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Lyn-Little

Lyn Little

National Franchise Leader, Partner, Audit & Assurance, BDO Canada LLP

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Matt-Sturges

Matt Sturges

National Outsourcing Services Leader, Partner, BDO Canada LLP.

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Eric-Matusiak

Eric Matusiak

National Retail Leader, Partner, BDO Canada LLP

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Joseph-Shawana

Joseph Shawana

Acting-Chair, Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations, Indigenous Culinary Advisor, Centennial College & Indigenous Menu Development Chef, Aramark Canada

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Kent-Thompson

Kent Thompson

Director of Finance and Food Tourism, Food Island Partnership

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Philly-Markowitz

Philly Markowitz

Economic Development Officer, Local Food, Grey County Tourism and Economic Development

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Donna-Hood-Crecca

Donna Hood Crecca

Principal, Technomic Inc.

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Patrick-O'Driscoll

Patrick O’Driscoll

President & CEO, Corby

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Duncan-Fulton

Duncan Fulton

Chief Corporate Officer, Restaurant Brands International Inc.

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Asad-Amin

Asad Amin

Vice President, Ipsos

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Fred-Landtmeters

Fred Landtmeters

President & CEO, Molson Coors Canada

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Oren-Borovitch

Oren Borovitch

Co-Founder & COO, Kitchen Hub

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Glen-Bullock

Glen Bullock

Enterprise Account Executive, Uber

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James-Power

James Power

Manager, Raspberry Point Oysters

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Margie-Cook

Margie Cook, RHN, VLCE

Plant-based Chef, Culinary Consultant & Owner, Plants On

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Alex-Barrotti

Alex Barrotti

CEO & Founder, TouchBistro

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Patrick-McMurray

Patrick McMurray

Restaurateur, Culinary Instructor & Oyster Shucker,  P.A.McMurray Hospitality & ShuckerPaddy

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Sarah-Gillin

Sarah Gillin

Co-Founder & COO, Olli Brands Inc.

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Andy-Deonarine

Andy Deonarine

President & CEO, Canadian Cannabis Retailers’ Union (CCRU)

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Tricia-Ryan

Tricia Ryan

President, The Marketing Chefs

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Mike-Langley

Mike Langley

Owner, Tide and Vine Oyster House

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Brianna-Humphrey

Brianna Humphrey

Owner, Radical Gardens

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Sandi-Hester

Sandi Hester

Sr .Director Natural Organic and Market Insights, Tree of Life Canada

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Cara-Rosenbloom

Cara Rosenbloom

Dietitian, Journalist & Owner, Words to Eat by

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David-Sorger

David Sorger

President, Smooth Commerce

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Ray-Reddy

Ray Reddy

Co-Founder & CEO, Ritual

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Robert-Phelps

Robert Phelps

President, SilverChef

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Lori-Nikkel

Lori Nikkel

CEO, Second Harvest

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Ron Lee

Owner & Pitmaster, Lil’ Ronnie’s BBQ, The General Store Provisions and Libations

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Dyonne-Fashina

Dyonne Fashina

Principal Interior Designer, Denizens of Design Inc.

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Andrew-Whibley

Andrew Whibley

Owner, Cloakroom Bar & Stilllife

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