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Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Sunday Market Store Tours (Open to all CFIG Members - Pre-registration required)

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    Stores on the Tour (North Vancouver):
    Fresh Street Market
    Save-on-Foods
    Choices Market
    Stong’s Market

  •  Opening Reception

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    The Steamworks Brew Pub – 375 Water Street
    Across from Waterfront Station at the foot of Gastown

Monday, April 23, 2018

  • Breakfast

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    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Rooms 211-214

  • President & CEO Message, Thomas A. Barlow, CFIG

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    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Rooms 211-214

  • Keynote & Q&A: Rory Capern, Tech/Media Expert

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    Join Rory Capern (formerly of Twitter and Google) for a look into the future of retailing and insights on key ways your business can compete in the digital frontier
    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Rooms 211-214

  • Coffee Break

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    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, Burrard Foyer

  • Market Analysis Mark Petrie, CIBC Capital Markets

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    The Tough Get Going: An overview of the Canadian Grocery Market and it’s Challenges and Opportunities
    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Rooms 211-214

  • TRADE SHOW EXHIBITION

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    Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building – Halls A & B1

  • Top 10 In Grocery Judging

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    New Product Showcases – Halls A, B1

  • Insights & Innovations Stage Session

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    The Unshopper Dilemma: Matthew Diamond and James Fraser of Mosaic will look at how, as a manufacturer, retailer or marketer you can move beyond the stale solutions that are plaguing our shopper environment.
    Insights & Innovations Stage – Trade Floor

  • Best Booth Judging

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    Insights & Innovations Stage – Trade Floor

  • Insights & Innovations Stage Session

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    Freshen up your Sales! CPMA’s President Ron Lemaire provides tips on merchandising ideas and programs to grow your fresh basket.
    Insights & Innovations Stage – Trade Floor

  • Best Booth Awards

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    Insights & Innovations Stage – Trade Floor

  • Trade Floor Mix ‘n Mingle

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    Insights & Innovations Stage – Trade Floor

  • Reception

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    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 3rd Floor The Summit Room

  • Dinner & Entertainment

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    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 3rd Floor The Summit Room

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  • Breakfast

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    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Rooms 211-214

  • Keynote: Robert Carter, The NPD Group

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    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Room 211

  • Coffee Break

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  • Concurrent Workshops

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    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Rooms 205, 206, 207

  • Workshop 1: Social Media 101 – Giancarlo Trimarchi

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    Giancarlo Trimarchi of Vince’s Market shares best practices for your business.
    Room 205 - Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • Workshop 2: How Technology is Impacting Grocery Retailing: Stewart Samuel

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    Stewart Samuel, IGD, looks at the new technologies being used in store, with a view to improving productivity and reducing costs.
    Room 206 - Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • Workshop 3: Meal Kit Mania!

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    The meal-kit industry is estimated to grow to $1-billion in the next five years in Canada. Katie Martin of The Gourmet Retailer/Progressive Grocer will look at how grocers can get a piece of the bourgeoning meal kit market.
    Room 207 - Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • Concurrent Workshops Repeated

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    Vancouver Convention Centre WEST Building, 2nd Floor Rooms 205, 206, 207

  • TRADE SHOW EXHIBITION

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    Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building – Halls A & B1

  • Insights & Innovations Stage Session

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    AI-Driven Analytics: Hear from Daisy Intelligence’s CEO Gary Saarenvirta on how AI is revolutionizing the competitive grocery industry and how retailers can capitalize on it.
    Insights & Innovations Stage – Trade Floor

  • Insights & Innovations Session

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    Bring it on Amazon! Chris Emergui of Sale Whale will go through a simple checklist where a grocer can assess where they are in different aspects of digital marketing.
    Insights & Innovations Stage –Trade Floor

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AT GROCERY & SPECIALTY FOOD WEST 2019!

April 1 &  2, 2019