2018 Annual Conference | FEI Canada

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Financial Executives
International Canada

Annual Conference
 | June 13-15, 2018

FEI Canada's annual conference and exhibit hall provides a platform for some of the best and brightest in our country to come together to network, exchange ideas, learn and find solutions to current challenges.

Join your peers for networking and professional development at the premier event for senior financial leaders. 

Find out if you qualify for our new Executive Member Offer and save the conference fee. 

Download the Conference Program.

Earn up to 12 Certified Professional Development (CPD) credits for attending the conference.

Keynote Speakers


Our program provides the necessary tools required to implement success in these fast-paced and challenging times. This year's them, Oceans of Innovation, focuses on innovation and equipping the CFO for the future. 

Concurrent Sessions

The Other AI: Accounting Innovation
Learn what is driving accounting innovation and how it impacts controllers and finance executives.

Economic Outlook: Trade and Innovation. The 21st Century Partnership
Join panelists for a discussion of current trade issues and economic climate and why innovative leadership is critical to surviving the 21st Century.

Hot Topics in Tax
Gain insight into the key tax issues for in-bound and out-bound investments.

Digital Currencies
Learn about the value, risks, and opportunities of Digital currencies.

Managing the Risk of Disruptive Technologies
Understand how to identify the risks from disruptive technologies and adapt your business strategy.

Plenary Sessions

Captivating keynote presentations and invigorating concurrent sessions presented by prominent Canadians and industry thought leaders.

Opening Keynote speaker
  • Mark Barrenechea, Vice Chairman, CEO & CTO, OpenText
Innovating From Within
  • Martin Fox, Managing Director - Canada, Robert Walters
  • Allen Lalonde, Senior Innovation Executive, IBM Canada
  • Rania Llewellyn, Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments, Scotiabank
  • John Hugo, Vice President Financials, Workday
The Power of Ideas - FEI Canada Talks
  • Dr. Kathryn Brohman, PH.D, Associate Professor, Smith School of Business, Queen's University
  • Stephen Liptrap, President and CEO, Morneau Shepell

We the East! Innovation Thrives in Atlantic Canada

  • Bill Black, Retired CEO, Maritime Life, Business Leader
  • Jean-Paul Deveau, CEO, Acadian Seaplants
  • David Hoffman, CEO, Oxford Frozen Foods
  • Dr. Travis McDonough, CEO and Founder, Kinduct Inc.
From MIT to Nova Scotia: Building an Innovative Ecosystem
  • Dr. Richard Florizone, President of Dalhousie University

Today's Contemporary CFO: The Role of the CFO in Innovation

  • Fayeanne Beattie, CFO, AON Risk Solutions
  • Greg Blunden, CFO Emera
  • Patti Towler, President & CEO, CPA Nova Scotia
  • Manjit Sharma, CFO, GE Canada
Innovation and Growth
  • Ejaz Ghani, Lead Economist, The World Bank
Closing Keynote Speaker
  • Hayley Wickenheiser, Gold medal Olympian, Team Canada

Breakfast Seminars

Thursday, June 14

Tall and Maverick Spend: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Speaker: Peter Barnett, Director, Sales, Global Commercial Services, American Express Canada
Sponsored by: American Express

Leveraging Technology to Maximize Internal Control Efficiency and Effectiveness
Speaker: Tom O'Reilly, Director and Internal Audit Practice Leader, Auditboard
Sponsored by: Donnelley Financial Solutions

The Ceridian Comeback Story: Transformation and Innovation Lead to a Record-Setting Fairytale Ending
Speaker: Arthur Gitajn, CFO, Ceridian, and Kristina Cleary, CMO, Ceridian
Sponsored by: Ceridian

Friday, June 15

The Agile CFO
Speakers: John Hugo, Vice President, Financials, Workday; Chris Prues, CFO, Bruce Power
Sponsored by: Workday


Join your peers for networking at a variety of fun and entertaining events and venues, including:
  • Golf Tournament
  • Breakfast Seminars
  • Networking Breaks
  • Walking tours, excursions, after party

For more information:

Event information
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Director, Events
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Felipe Cerqueira
Events Coordinator
416-366-3007 ext. 5123

Registration inquiries
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Office Manager
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Sponsorship inquiries
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Director, Sales
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Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) is the leading voice and informed choice for senior financial executives across the country. With 12 chapters and 1,600+ members, our association provides professional development, networking opportunities, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association membership consists of senior level financial executives spanning various industries, functions and disciplines and represents a significant number of Canada’s leading and most influential corporations.

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