AICC/CCCA: 2020 Vision – GOOD NEWS!

We are delighted to announce that we have only a few booths left for the Trade Show at our 2020 Vision: Progress in Packaging Conference and Trade Show.

The event takes place on April 24 & 25, 2019 at the Pearson Convention  Centre, a seven minute drive from the Toronto International Airport.

If you haven’t registered already, please do so at
REGISTRATION RATESConference Delegate                   $  249           Download registration form
  EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION RATESExhibit Booth Rate                    $  695     
Non-Member Booth                   $1195            Download registration form


Joaquin Kritz Lara, Head of Macro Research, Numera AnalyticsEconomic Update – A Time of Change

Joaquin is back by popular demand with a whole new world to explain to us.  With tariffs, trade deals and currency pressures around every corner, we need his help again.  He is a senior economist for Numera Analytics in Montreal, leading the Macro Research practice. Joaquin is an empirical macroeconomist, specialized in business cycle macro and applied time series econometrics. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University College London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from McGill University. 
John Wright – CEO – Dart Insight and CommunicationsTouchstones Leaders need to look up from the here and now and scan the horizon in order to keep things in perspective. It helps give them “situation analysis” to make more informed decisions. That’s where John Wright comes in.  With his 30 years of polling Canadians and consumer-citizens in 60 countries, a deep dive understanding of issues, attitudes and demographics, and experience in virtually every sector, John finds touchstones–sometimes imminent, always far reaching–that provide insights that matter.
Diane J. Brisebois, President & Chief Executive Officer Retail Council of CanadaRetail Update for Canada Diane J. Brisebois is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and has held that position since 1995. Prior to joining RCC, Diane held the position of President and CEO of the Canadian Office Products Association for 14 years.Retail Council is the largest retail association in the country representing more than 45,000 retail establishments of all shapes and sizes from coast to coast. RCC`s membership covers all retail segments including general merchandise, grocery and pharmacy and accounts for more than 70% of all retail sales in the country excluding auto and gas sales.
Mary Anne Hansan, Executive Director, Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB)The Casey & Page Campaign Mary Anne joined the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) as its first Executive Director in May 2014.  Mary Anne has spent more than 30 years in a wide range of industry marketing and communications positions working on campaigns for industries including seafood (canned tuna), plastics, chemicals and flowers.  At the National Fisheries Institute, Mary Anne led the association’s efforts to correct misinformation about mercury and eating seafood, particularly tuna during pregnancy, and led the development of a national marketing campaign in 2011 for the canned tuna segment, “Tuna the Wonderfish”.  Other prominent trade associations Mary Anne has spearheaded campaigns include the American Chemistry Council’s “Essential 2” reputation and advocacy campaign, the American Plastics Council ‘s award-winning “Plastics Make It Possible” consumer advertising campaign and the floral industry’s “Think Flowers” USDA  checkoff and demand building campaign.
Angelika Christ – Secretary General FEFCOCorrugated: A European Perspective

The corrugated market is the same everywhere – or is it?  Angelika Christ is the Secretary-General for the Federation of European Corrugated Packaging Manufacturers located n Brussels, Belgium. We look forward to learning about current affairs, opportunities and challenges of our industry from an international perspective. 
Gregory Rudder, Managing Editor PPI Pulp & Paper WeekNorth American Trends in Corrugated and a Global View Greg Rudder brings a broad knowledge of the global corrugated packaging industry.  Following graduation from Pepperdine University in California he worked as a newspaper reporter before joining RISI. After a diversified career spanning 23 years, he is now the managing editor.  He will pinpoint the key trends in our market from Canada, USA, Europe and China.
Leslie A. Pickering, Co-Owner – Quadrant5One Million More…. Mr. Pickering brings over 40 years of experience in international process improvement, manufacturing and operations. He is a recognized Toyota Production System specialist who has implemented successful transformation methodologies within the Packaging, Beverages,  Large Warehousing, Plastics and Automotive industries.Through Quadrant5 teams extensive knowledge in operational improvements and full site transformations they are able to teach companies and their people to reach their full potential to meet their customers ever changing needs.