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Table of contents Welcome 2 2014 Conference Committee Chair Welcome 2 2014 Conference Committee Members 3 Program Agenda 4 Program at a Glance: Tuesday and Wednesday 4 Program at a Glance: Thursday 5 Program at a Glance: Friday 7 Map – Scotiabank Conference Centre Floor Plan 9 General Information 10 Legends on the Niagara – Battlefield Course 11 Social & Networking Events 12 Guest Program 14 Education Sessions 18 Keynote Sessions 18 Breakfast Seminars 24 Concurrent Sessions 26 Distinguished Service Award 32 Sponsors and exhibitors 33 Sponsors 33 Exhibitors 37 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan and Listing 44

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Welcome Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ontario’s total vacation destination! We welcome you to a destination that is known around the world for its spectacular beauty, its strong industrial base, its world class wineries and its fabulous vacation attractions. You know it well but seldom have such a good reason to visit. The 2014 National Conference Organizing Committee and the Southern Golden Horseshoe Chapter have been anticipating this moment for 18 months. This year’s committee has active members from all of FEI Canada’s Chapters. Networking is about sharing experiences and we know that this gathering will be an experience to remember. Leadership is a role that you have to play every day when you have a financial position and your being here, now, is just one expression of your understanding of a leader’s duty. Technology is one of the ways we can be here and still be doing our jobs. The committee has endeavored to create informative sessions that will allow you to do this with new insight, even before you return to the normal routines next week. The state of the art facility will make this a comfortable and interactive experience. Leaders are able to find that balance between a dedicated focus on success of their enterprise and a strong desire for fun and pleasure with friends and colleagues. Niagara is an environment that has a world class reputation of combining business with pleasure. The social and networking opportunities we have planned bring out the best of this Ontario wine region. We hope that you take this opportunity to expand your leadership potential, build your professional network and increase your knowledge of the issues that challenge us in making Canada a better place for all. Thank you for your leadership!

Bob Rollwagen Chair, Niagara Falls Conference Committee 2

2014 Conference Committee We would like to introduce and thank the following FEI Canada members and industry leaders who have participated in the 2014 FEI Canada conference planning. Their collective experience across diverse segments of our industry helps us deliver the very best event possible. Bob Rollwagen, 2014 National Conference Chair, Private Strategy Leadership Planning, Southern Golden Horseshoe Chapter Steve Rosen, 2014 National Conference Vice-Chair, PTC Accounting & Finance Inc., Toronto Chapter Thomas Assimes, BC Hydro, Vancouver Chapter Bev Davies, 2015 National Conference Chair, Investors Group Inc., Winnipeg Chapter Elysia Estee, Softchoice, Southern Golden Horseshoe Chapter Tom Evans, StratAdvisory Associates, Southern Golden Horseshoe Chapter

Jim Fergusson, 2013 National Conference Chair, GE Railcar Services Canada, Calgary Chapter Kent James, FER-PAL Construction Ltd., Toronto Chapter Ananth Koovapaddy, Instant Imprints Mississauga East, Southern Golden Horseshoe Chapter Judy Munro, Robert Half Executive Search, Toronto Chapter Derek Petridis, Shikatani Lacroix Design, Toronto Chapter Cliff Truax, Hydro One, Toronto Chapter Victor Wells, Corporate Director, Southern Golden Horseshoe Chapter Russ Wong, ADP Canada, Toronto Chapter

Finally, we would also like to acknowledge all of the FEI Canada staff who worked so hard to make our 2014 annual conference a success. A special thanks to Line, Steve, Laura, Christian and Michael for their programming coordination and to Rita, Andrea, Don, Sharon, Liz and Pat for their logistical magic!

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Program Agenda Tuesday

Thursday

Time

Activity

Location

Time

Activity

Location

11:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration/Information Desk open

Marriott Gateway Hotel

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration/Information Desk Open

Scotiabank Conv. Centre Lobby

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

National Chapter Leadership Meeting

Hennepin North, Marriott Gateway Hotel

7:30 am – 8:45 am

Peller Estates Ballroom A

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Annual General Meeting

Hennepin North, Marriott Gateway Hotel

Breakfast Seminar – IBM Canada Ltd. • Accelerating Financial Performance with Analytics

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Early Arrival Reception

Hennepin South, Marriott Gateway Hotel

Wednesday Time

Activity

Location

7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Golf tournament

Legends on the Niagara Battlefield Course

8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Registration/Information Desk Open

Scotiabank Convention Centre Lobby

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Early Arrival & Guest Breakfast

Hennepin South, Marriott Gateway Hotel

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Guest Program: Strewn Estate Winery and shopping in Niagara-onthe-Lake

Depart from Marriott Gateway Hotel Lobby

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New Member Reception

Peller Estates Ballroom B

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Peller Estates Ballroom C/D

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Breakfast Seminar – BMO Financial Group Peller Estates Ballroom B • Remote Deposit Capture Breakfast Seminar – Ceridian Room 201/202 – • How to Measure HR: What Every Financial 2nd floor Executive Needs to Know 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Conference Breakfast For guests and delegates

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote Address: Board Expectations of the CFO • Maureen Sabia, O.C., J.D., Chairman, Canadian Tire

Scotiabank Conf. Centre Foyer and Peller Estates C/D Fallsview Jr. Ballroom Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

10:00 am – 11:15 am Keynote AddresS: Diversity – when talent rises to the top, everyone wins • Maureen Jensen, Ontario Securities Fallsview Jr. Commission Ballroom • Alex Johnston, Catalyst Canada • Carolyn Lawrence, Women of Influence Inc. • Mary Lou Maher, KPMG • Eileen Mercier, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 5


Time

Activity

Location

10:30 am – 4:45 pm

Guest Program: Shaw Festival Theatre and lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Depart from Marriott Gateway Hotel Lobby

11:15 am – 11:45 am Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions • Designing and Implementing a Strategic Planning Process

Peller Estates Ballroom C/D Peller Estates Ballroom A

Friday Time

Activity

Location

7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration/Information Desk Open

Scotiabank Conv. Centre Lobby

7:30 am – 8:45 am

Breakfast Seminar – Xerox Canada • Demanding Innovation and Accumulating Advantage

Peller Estates Ballroom A

Breakfast Seminar – Export Development Canada (EDC) • Expanding Overseas

Peller Estates Ballroom B

7:30 am – 8:45 am

Conference Breakfast For guests and delegates

Scotiabank Conf. Centre Foyer and Peller Estates C/D

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

depart from Guest Program: Butterfly Conservatory and Marriott Gateway Journey Behind the Falls Hotel Lobby

8:55 am – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Keynote Address: Branding the CFO • Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Shikatani Lacroix • Brian Lawson, Brookfield Asset Management

Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

Keynote AddresS: Funding our retirement • Jim Leech, Queen’s University • Bill Morneau, Morneau Shepell

Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

• Financing From Working Capital to Peller Estates Debt and Equity – Planning for Success Ballroom B 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Peller Estates Ballroom C/D

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions • Focus on Economics – Canadian, U.S. and Global Outlooks, Including Free Trade Implications

Peller Estates Ballroom A

• Managing Communications, Including Peller Estates a Crisis Ballroom B Keynote Address: Innovating for Change • Dan Fortin, IBM Canada • Glenn Kerrick, Alma CG • Michel Levasseur, Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Distinguished Service Award Reception

Peller Estates Ballroom C/D

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Buses Depart for Gala

Marriott Gateway Hotel Lobby

Sip, Savour & Song Gala Event

Peller Estates Winery (delegates assemble in Marriott Gateway Hotel foyer for transportation)

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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9:45 am – 10:45 am

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Scotiabank Convention Centre Time

Activity

Location

10:45 am – 11:00 am Exhibit Draw Prizes

Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

11:00 am – 11:30 am Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

Scotiabank Conf. Centre Foyer and Peller Estates C/D

11:30 am – 12:45 pm Concurrent Sessions • Controllers’ Roundtable

Peller Estates Ballroom A

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

• Risk Management – Beyond the Checklist

Peller Estates Ballroom B

Closing Luncheon and Keynote Address: The leadership contract • Vince Molinaro, Knightsbridge

Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

door prizes and conference Closing

Fallsview Jr. Ballroom

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General Information Registration/Information Desk The conference registration/information desk is located in the main lobby area of the Scotiabank Convention Centre Wednesday, June 4 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Thursday, June 5 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday, June 6 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Name Badges Please be sure to wear your name badge at all times during the conference. You will need it to gain access to all sessions, the exhibit hall, all meal functions and social events. If you misplace your badge, please go to the conference registration desk to request a replacement. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits The 2014 FEI Canada Conference qualifies for 12 CPD credits. FEI Canada members can access and download a copy of their CPD credit summary from the members’ only section of feicanada.org. Extra tickets for social events During the conference, additional tickets for social events can be purchased at the registration desk (based on availability).

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Golf Tournament Sip, Savour & Song gala evening $200 (plus HST) per person Closing luncheon and keynote address $100 (plus HST) per person Speakers’ Notes Rather than providing a heavy and wasteful paper copy of speakers’ notes and handouts, all of the event publications and session handouts will be posted on the Event Publications section of the FEI Canada website. The web page link will be sent to you after the conference, by email. For copyright reasons, some presentations will not be available on the website.

Wednesday, June 4 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Legends on the Niagara – Battlefield Course Platinum Sponsor:

Located on the north side of the Legends on the Niagara property, the Battlefield course features a nice mix of wide, links style holes with generous undulating fairways and greens that are bound by dense forest and brush. Golf registration includes: a hot breakfast, green fees, power cart, lunch, prizes and gift. Format of Tournament: Play-own-ball Itinerary: 7:00 am Buses depart the Marriott Gateway Hotel lobby for Legends on the Niagara golf course (hot buffet breakfast for all golfers at the golf course) 7:30 am Registration and hot buffet breakfast at golf course; warm-up at the range (complimentary range balls to be provided) 8:45 am Join your team at your golf cart and head to your assigned starting hole 9:00 am Shotgun start (golfers should arrive 30 minutes prior to start) 2:00 pm Reception, buffet lunch and awards 3:45 pm Buses depart golf course for Marriott Gateway on the Falls hotel Dress Code • Golf shirts with collars • Golf slacks (denim or track pants are not acceptable) • Shorts must be Bermuda length (No short shorts) • Skirts/skorts no greater than 4” above the knee • Proper golf shoes or running shoes • Any type of sock or sockette 11


Social and Networking Events EARLY ARRIVAL RECEPTION Hennepin South Marriott Gateway Hotel Tuesday, June 3 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome to Niagara Falls and the 2014 FEI Canada conference. Don’t miss your first chance to meet and greet your fellow FEI Canada members and conference attendees. NEW MEMBER RECEPTION Peller Estates Ballroom B, Scotiabank Conference Centre Wednesday, June 4 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm This reception is held to welcome all new members attending their first FEI Canada conference. During the reception, you will be provided with some tips and ideas that are sure to inspire you to take full advantage of all of the services that FEI Canada has to offer. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have and meet FEI Canada Board Members, Chapter Presidents, staff and fellow new members.

WELCOME RECEPTION Peller Estates Ballroom C/D, Scotiabank Conference Centre Wednesday, June 4 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SIP, SAVOUR AND SONG Peller Estates Winery, Niagara-on-theLake Thursday, June 5 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

CLOSING LUNCHEON Fallsview Jr. Ballroom, Scotiabank Convention Centre Friday, June 6 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

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At our official conference opening, get to know fellow delegates and check in on the latest technology and trends as you visit with exhibitors. This year’s opening reception will be held in the exhibit hall at the Scotiabank Conference Centre. During the reception you will have the opportunity for business development and networking with exhibitors as you collect stamps, which are required to qualify for the exhibit hall passport draw for a cash prize of $2,500.

Feast your eyes on the sweeping vistas of the vineyard from the majestic Peller Estates Winery in the heart of Niagara wine country. Awaken your palate with culinary delights from the kitchen of Chef Jason Parsons, perfectly paired with Peller’s award winning wines. Stir your soul with the sounds of award winning jazz vocalist Juliet Dunn and her trio. Food, wine and song in harmony. Pure pleasure and an evening to remember.

Join us at the closing luncheon for an unforgettable keynote presentation as Dr. Vince Molinaro, a leading Canadian business author, will present and explore various dimensions of leadership from his best-selling book, “The Leadership Contract”.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECEPTION Peller Estates Ballroom C/D, Scotiabank Conference Centre Thursday, June 5 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Sponsored by:

The luncheon will close with the door prizes and the official launch of the 2015 FEI Canada Conference, taking place from June 10-12, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Meet in hotel lobby for bus transfer to Peller Estates Winery 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm Evening of food, wine and song 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Continuous bus transfer back to the hotel

Join your fellow members to toast our 2014 Frank S. Capon Distinguished Service Award winner, Karyn Brooks of the Quebec Chapter. Learn more about this award and Karyn Brooks on page 32 of this program booklet. 12

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Guest Program In addition to breakfast each morning, the guest program fee also includes: Early arrival reception Tuesday, June 3 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Sip, Savour & Song Thursday, June 5 6:30 – 11:00 pm Closing luncheon & keynote speaker Friday, June 6 12:45 – 3:00 pm

received success both at home and internationally, as you will experience when you share a taste of their “terroir”. You will enjoy a customized guided sensory tasting of a top-tier Terroir series white wine, red wine, and an award-winning icewine.

All other events are optional and priced separately. Due to limited capacities, pre-registration is required for all optional activities. Additional tickets for social events can be purchased at the conference registration desk (based on availability)

A three-course set lunch menu, including wine with main course will follow in the winery’s acclaimed restaurant, Terroir La Cachette. Chef Alain Levesque combines French Provençal style of cooking with the best local ingredients, bringing together the finest the region has to offer.

STREWN ESTATE WINERY AND SHOPPING IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Wednesday, June 4 10:15 am – 4:30 pm

Following lunch, you will have the opportunity to browse and shop along the main street of Niagara-on-the-Lake to bring a little of that “Niagara region” back home.

Welcome reception Wednesday, June 4 6:00 – 8:00 pm

As a destination, Strewn Estate Winery is truly unique. Located just minutes from the historic Old Town of Niagara-on-theLake, Strewn Estate Winery is nestled in the heart of wine country. Originally home of the Niagara Canning Company, the original building was restored to a house of modern wine facility where Strewn Estate Winery has been producing awardwinning VQA wine for eighteen years.

$90 (plus HST) per person includes transportation, tasting, lunch ITINERARY 10:00 am Departure from hotel 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Winery and shopping 4:30 pm Arrival back at hotel

SHAW FESTIVAL THEATRE PRESENTATION OF CABARET AND LUNCH Thursday, June 5 10:30 am – 4:45 pm Allow yourself to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake followed by an enchanting afternoon at the theatre. Your journey begins with lunch at Stone Road Grille, Niagaraon-the-Lake’s premier destination for gourmet, eclectic dining featuring fresh new twists on classic dishes. Stone Road Grille is defined as “the place where locals dine”. House made breads, artisanal cheeses and seasonal, local fruit and produce play a vital role in complimenting the ever-changing menus. Chef du Cuisine Steve Page presides over a team of talented and passionate chefs creating memorable cuisine.

Bowles and the club’s mysterious emcee, his life is turned upside down, with Hitler on the rise. Hailed as a rare musical that both challenge and entertains, it premiered on Broadway in 1966 and ran for over 1,100 performances, winning numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical. Prices include transportation, lunch and theatre ticket $190 (plus HST) per person – front row tickets $170 (plus HST) per person – centre balcony tickets, first three rows ITINERARY 10:30 am Departure from hotel 11:00 am – 4:15 pm Lunch and theatre 4:45 pm Arrival back at hotel

Following lunch you are off to “the theatre”. Cabaret is a glittering musical! Welcome back to the Kit Kat Klub, the hottest nightclub in Berlin. American Cliff Bradshaw has just arrived in town. When he meets nightclub singer Sally

Your Strewn Estate Winery experience begins with a personalized winery tour hosted by Newman Smith, long-time FEI Canada member and Chairman of Strewn Estate Winery followed with a wine tasting. Their wines have 14

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BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY & JOURNEY BEHIND THE FALLS Friday, June 6 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Begin the morning at the Butterfly Conservatory. This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!

12:00 pm Arrival back at hotel

9:00 am Departure from hotel 9:15 am – 11:45 am Excursions

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Keynote Sessions

Keynote Sessions

Thursday

Thursday

BOARD EXPECTATIONS OF THE CFO 9:15 am – 10:00 am Fallsview Jr. Ballroom, Scotiabank Conference Centre

DIVERSITY – WHEN TALENT RISES TO THE TOP EVERYONE WINS 10:00 am – 11:15 am Fallsview Jr. Ballroom, Scotiabank Conference Centre

Maureen Sabia, O.C., J.D. Chairman of Canadian Tire Maureen will highlight what a top-level CFO can contribute to a company’s Board and to the CEO. She will examine the role and personality of a CFO and how both have evolved to become more strategic.  In that evolution, she will argue, lies the broader value of the CFO to the Board.

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Maureen Sabia, O.C., J.D. Chairman of Canadian Tire

Diversity is increasingly regarded as a business imperative in Canada and internationally. Many leaders have a top priority to become more diverse and inclusive workplaces so the most talented employees can contribute directly to their organization’s business goals. Canada is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse countries and is home to more than 200 distinct ethnic groups, yet visible minorities make up only 5% of senior management in large Canadian companies and less than 2% of executive management in the public sector. The current status of women in business is similar and representation of women on boards has remained at the 20% level for a number of years. Many organizations appear to have a wide untapped pool of talent at their disposal but still struggle to address diversity. Our expert panelists will share and discuss their views on how leading companies can/should embrace diversity to improve their performance.

Maureen Jensen, Executive Director, Ontario Securities Commission

Alex Johnston, Executive Director, Catalyst Canada

Carolyn Lawrence, President & CEO of Women of Influence Inc.

Mary Lou Maher, Chief Diversity Partner, KPMG

Eileen Mercier, Chair, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Keynote Sessions

Keynote Sessions

Thursday

Friday

INNOVATION PANEL 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Fallsview Jr. Ballroom, Scotiabank Conference Centre Dan Fortin, President, IBM Canada Glenn Kerrick, President & CEO, Alma CG Michel Levasseur, VP Finance & Administration, Vortex Aquatic Structures International Dan, Glenn and Michel will present their views on innovation, from developing, executing and funding R&D programs to the opportunities for forward-looking organizations to seize the opportunity to implement broader innovation initiatives. Understand how to create and maintain competitive advantage for your company, a must for everyone.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014 BRANDING THE CFO 9:00 am – 9:45 am Fallsview Jr. Ballroom, Scotiabank Conference Centre

Dan Fortin, President, IBM Canada

Glenn Kerrick, President & CEO, Alma CG

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President, Shikatani Lacroix Brian Lawson, CFO Brookfield Asset Management Leadership beyond Finance. As CFO, how can you contribute more broadly to your company’s success? Two experts, Brian and JP, will explain their views on how leading CFOs can enhance their value add, from the traditional roles of budgeting, reporting, analysis and compliance – still core responsibilities – to strategic planning and anticipating and mitigating business risk. Soft skills for your success, including leadership and communications, will be explored in this vital dialogue.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President, Shikatani Lacroix

Brian Lawson, CFO, Brookfield Asset Management and Canada’s 2013 CFO of the Year™

Michel Levasseur, VP Finance & Administration, Vortex Aquatic Structures International 20

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Keynote Sessions

Closing Luncheon and Speaker

Friday

Friday

FUNDING OUR RETIREMENT 9:45 am – 10:45 am Fallsview Jr. Ballroom, Scotiabank Conference Centre

THE LEADERSHIP CONTRACT 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Fallsview Jr. Ballroom, Scotiabank Conference Centre

Jim Leech, former President & CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Bill Morneau, Executive Chairman, Morneau Shepell

Vince Molinaro, Managing Director, Leadership Solutions, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

Too many Canadians will face personal challenges in their retirement years. Companies will play a direct role in funding a major portion of the financial obligations, either through their own pension or retirement plans, federal and provincial pension plans or taxes. Jim and Bill will provide their unique insights on the major issues, opportunities and possible consequences for Canadian business, in this wide-ranging area.

Jim Leech, former President & CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Dr. Vince Molinaro, a leading Canadian business author, will present and explore various dimensions of leadership from his best-selling book, ”The Leadership Contract”. Vince will outline his vision of leadership and its culture. At a time when only 7% of employees trust and have confidence in their senior leaders, Vince explores the compelling questions that all leaders must confront at a personal level. The presentation will help participants understand the key factors they need to understand and achieve if they want to become the leader their staff deserve.

Vince Molinaro, Managing Director, Leadership Solutions, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

Bill Morneau, Executive Chairman, Morneau Shepell

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Breakfast Seminars

Breakfast Seminars

Thursday HOW TO MEASURE HR: WHAT EVERY FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE NEEDS TO KNOW 7:30 am – 8:45 am Room 201/202 – 2nd floor, Scotiabank Convention Centre Rob Rose, Product Manager of the Dayforce portfolio of products, Ceridian

Many senior financial executives are taking an increasingly active role in the oversight of payroll and HR divisions. As the organizational overlap between these two corporate functions expands, finance executives are looking for better ways to measure and benchmark HR/payroll outlays. Join us as we share the results of the newly released study by the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation, the research arm of FEI Canada, and sponsored by Ceridian. Learn the key HR benchmarks and ratios that financial executives rely on most heavily, and whether there are opportunities for companies to develop other useful metrics.

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Friday ACCELERATING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE WITH ANALYTICS 7:30 am – 8:45 am Peller Estates Ballroom A, Scotiabank Convention Centre Paul Halley, IBM Strategy & Analytics Lead, North America

CFOs are under increasing pressure to advance a growth agenda and accelerate the performance of their organizations. A tremendous opportunity exists to use the data explosion to make better, factbased decisions, improve revenue growth and decrease costs. In this session, Paul will use real customer examples to share: • How organizations are successfully applying analytics today – and the future potential • How finance departments can advance their analytics competency • How to enhance the effectiveness of analytics across all departments in your organization Join us as we discuss the impact on corporations.

REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE 7:30 am – 8:45 am Peller Estates Ballroom B, Scotiabank Convention Centre Rob Palmer, Team Lead for North American Remittance and Image Solutions, BMO Financial Group

In this session learn how businesses can use remote deposit capture to facilitate better deposit availability, improve workflow and reduce costs.

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND DIFFERENTIATION 7:30 am – 8:45 am Peller Estates Ballroom A, Scotiabank Convention Centre Sebastian Dignard, GM Services & Industrial Marketing, Xerox

This session discusses demanding innovation and accumulating advantage from your partners and suppliers in procure-to-pay; order-to-cash and record-to-report to create organizational efficiency and differentiation. EXPANDING OVERSEAS? 7:30 am – 8:45 am Peller Estates Ballroom B, Scotiabank Convention Centre Chris Timbrell, Director, International Financing – Small & Mid Markets, Export Development Canada (EDC)

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Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Thursday

Thursday

DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Peller Estates Ballroom A, Scotiabank Convention Centre Our experienced panel will discuss what strategic planning encompasses and how to go about implementing a good strategic plan – in different industries. We will explore the key elements of a good plan, who owns it, who monitors it and how often should it be reviewed to ensure it supports corporate objectives. The panel will elaborate on what macroeconomic factors, changing competitive landscape and marketplace dynamics should be considered in developing and evaluating the success of a strategic plan. To round out the discussion, the panel will show how corporate development activities should integrate with strategic planning.

Dean McCann, Executive VP & CFO, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited

Stuart Morley, Partner, The MBO Group

Bill Ross, Business Executive, Vercerta

Laurie Tugman, Chairman, Nexterra Systems

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FINANCING, FROM WORKING CAPITAL TO DEBT AND EQUITY – PLANNING FOR SUCCESS 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Peller Estates Ballroom B, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Tyrone Cotie, Treasurer, Clearwater Seafoods

How can you improve your company’s cash flow and capital structure, including debt and equity? The expert panelists will share ideas on how to improve working capital performance, and initiate and sustain banking and capital markets relationships that will help you support your business objectives. They will explain their views on: the trends and issues related to raising debt and capital from the borrower’s perspective; current underwriting practices and deployment of debt capital in the Canadian market in 2014 and beyond; key sources of capital that borrowers are tapping into; how to minimize your cost of capital; and what are some of the most innovative forms of financing that borrowers have been able to obtain recently.

John Forester, CFO, DBG Canada

Jordan Frishling, Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets Group, CIBC World Markets Tim MacDonald, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY Canada

Tim Samis, Director, CIBC Asset-Based Lending, CIBC

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Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Thursday

Thursday

focus on ECONOMICs 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Peller Estates Ballroom A, Scotiabank Convention Centre Three of Canada’s leading bank economists will address a range of matters pertinent to Canadian business leaders. The 2008 global recession played havoc with economies around the world. Six years on, what kind of economy can business, individuals and government expect in 2014? What are the global trends that will impact Canada in the years ahead? How will the markets handle the Fed’s ending quantitative easing? How will Canada’s recent and planned free trade agreements affect Canadians? What impacts will China have on commodities and the Canadian economy in 2014? These and other issues of interest to participants will be addressed head on, and with the deep insight and experience of the panel.

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Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, TD Bank Group

Dean Newman, Principal and Broker of Record, Cresa Toronto Inc.

Douglas Porter, Chief Economist & Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets

Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets

MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING A CRISIS 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Peller Estates Ballroom B, Scotiabank Convention Centre Don’t wait until a crisis erupts to think about how your organization will address the situation. Just as a CFO does financial forecasting with multiple scenarios, this session will focus on how and why your organization should plan in advance for potential public relations issues that could arise, and how you will manage them. This session will help you determine who should coordinate your response, how to identify and address communication skill gaps, communication with front-line staff, and how to develop and convey key messages promptly and effectively. Topics such as truthfulness, transparency and brevity in communication, as well as social media risk management, will be covered.

Christian Bellavance, Vice President, Research and Communications, FEI Canada – CFERF

Jim Feeny, Director, Public & Government Affairs, CN

Professor Terry Flynn, Past President of Canadian Public Relations Society, McMaster University

Steve Ladurantaye, News & Government Partnerships, Twitter Canada

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Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Friday

Friday

CONTROLLERS’ ROUNDTABLE 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Peller Estates Ballroom A, Scotiabank Convention Centre The role of the Controller in organizations today is a dynamic, multifaceted one, which extends far beyond the day-to-day accounting function. In today’s economic environment, there are many things that keep Controllers awake at night. Challenges include being compliant with current requirements and staying abreast of pending changes; having all the BIG DATA available to meet the information needs of management and a myriad of users; and balancing all that with cost control and increased people productivity.

Karyn Brooks, Senior Vice-President and Controller, BCE and Bell Canada (ret.)

Susan Campbell, Vice President, Finance, Cineplex Entertainment

Rinna Sak, Partner, Grant Thornton

MANAGING RISK – HOW TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Peller Estates Ballroom B, Scotiabank Convention Centre Learn how experts use a comprehensive risk management program to drive value and better decision-making in your business. More than just a checklist for the auditors, the panel will explore various aspects of good risk management, from ownership, organizational responsibilities, the latest in information security and considerations for success across all functions. Finally, the panel will explain the various user perspectives, i.e. theory, practice and as an investor.

Lisa Dorian, Managing Director, North America, MDA Training

Peter Heimler, Senior Principal, Advisory Services, KPMG, LLP

Steven Leo, Director IBM, Global Technology Service

David McGraw, CFO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Victor Wells, Corporate Director

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FEI Canada Frank S. Capon Distinguished Service Award RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE FEI Canada is pleased to honour Karyn Brooks as the recipient of the 2014 Frank S. Capon Distinguished Service Award. This award honours Frank S. Capon, who was an outstanding FEI Canada member for 57 years, and was credited with bringing FEI to Canada in 1948. Join your fellow members and toast Karyn on Thursday, June 5 at 4:30pm in the exhibit hall (Peller Estates Ballroom C and D). Ms. Brooks is a very active FEI Canada member, taking on numerous leadership roles over the years. She was a member of FEI Canada’s national board of directors from 2004–2011, and served as Chair of the Board in 2009–10. Karyn demonstrated strong leadership during her tenure as Chair (and Vice and Past Chairs). During this time she led the strategic planning process, increased advocacy efforts and broadened the offerings of FEI Canada in thought leadership and professional development. She also served on the the Chapter Leadership Council, the audit and finance committee and the governance committee. A veteran member of the Committee on Corporate Reporting since 1988, Ms. Brooks served as chair of CCR from 2004–2006. As one of FEI Canada’s longest serving members of CCR, she frequently contributed to the task of 32

writing the responses that CCR issues when new accounting proposals or regulatory changes were issued. Karyn was appointed as FEI Canada’s representative on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Advisory Council in London, UK from 2011–2014, which met quarterly to offer input to international standards setters. Her work on this Council contributed significantly to the enhancement of the FEI Canada brand. Ms. Brooks’ accomplishments outside FEI Canada include serving as a member of various committees, task forces and study groups of CPA Canada, the Accounting Standards Board, the Accounting Standards Oversight Council, and serving as a member of the IFRS Implementation Committee. Ms. Brooks is currently Chair of the Performance Reporting Board. In addition to her enormous contribution to FEI Canada and the profession, Ms. Brooks has had a stellar career in the business world, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and Controller of BCE and Bell Canada. for 11 years until she retired in 2014. Before that, Karyn worked as Vice President and Controller at Enbridge Inc. and held the same position at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. Ms. Brooks, a graduate of Queen’s University, is a member of their board of trustees, chair of Queen’s audit committee and serves on the advisory board of the Queen’s School of Business.

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Directrice de projet, Comptabilité de gestion stratégique et finance Recherche, orientation roberthalf.com Robert Half Canada Inc. et soutien craven@cpacanada.ca

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada 277 Wellington Street West Toronto ON CANADA M5V 3H2 T. 416 204.3489 F. 416 204.3340 www.cpacanada.ca

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Xerox Canada Ltd. 155 Wellington St. West suite 2901 Toronto, ON M5V 3H1

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Dino Medves Senior Vice-President Commercial Banking, Ontario dino.medves@cibc.com Tel: 416 332-5443

James Logan Vice-President Commercial Banking, GTA james.logan@cibc.com Tel: 416 980-3851

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Adaptive Insights

116

Kronos

131

Advantage Magazine

110

Lannick

142

Alma CG

134

Microsoft

137

Alpin Group

118

MNP LLP

144

BMO Financial Group

108

Morneau Shepell

143

Ceridian

101

Performance Analytics

102

CIBC

122

Phone Bill Cutters

120

Cognition

121

Prophix Software Inc.

145

Commvault

109

PTC Accounting & Finance Inc.

107

Concur

111

Robert Half

126

CPA Canada

130

Ryan

103

Cresa

138

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services

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Desjardins

117

Shikatani Lacroix

106

Eagle Finance & Accounting

140

Valiant Trust/Canadian Western Bank

141

Euler Hermes

114

Veracap M&A International Inc.

FEI Canada

123

Wdesk

Fivel Systems Corporation

119

Western Union Business Solutions

135

Grant Thornton

129

Winnipeg Conference 2015

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IBM Canada Ltd.

133

Wolters Kluwer CCH

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• Included in the name badges of all FEI Canada members is a passport for the exhibit hall. • As you visit our sponsors and exhibitors in the exhibit hall, remember to have your passport stamped so that you may enter the draw for a CASH PRIZE OF $2,500 • Delegates are encouraged to visit all of the booths and complete the passport in order to enter the draw

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