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Conference Presentations

Click on the following links for the presentation slides from the FEI Canada, Annual Conference, Montreal, June 9-10, 2016. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

7:00 AM  – 5:00 PM

Registration/Information Desk

AZUR Group

Breakfast Seminar
7:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Cash Management, Best Practices, Trends and Insights

Paul Tawel,
Senior Treasury Expert Canadian National Railway Company


Breakfast Seminar
7:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Innovate Finance Integration with Cloud-Baseda Travel and Expense Management

Kevin Craig, Enterprise Director - Canada, Concur

RR Donnelly

Breakfast Seminar
7:30 AM – 8:40 AM

How finance and corporate reporting professionals get the most out of current generation Microsoft® Office tools

o   Darren Peterson, Vice President - ActiveDisclosure, RR Donnelley Financial Solutions

o  Angela Yeboah, Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting, Domtar Corporation

Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Continental Breakfast for Guests and Delegates

Sponsored by Stikeman Elliott

Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Denis Pellerin, 2016 Conference Chair

Michael Conway, FEI Canada, President  and CEO 


9:00  AM – 10:00 AM


o   Michael Ross, CFO, Dollarama

o   Brint Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Ryan LLC

o   Peter Timotheatos, Executive Vice President and 
     Chief Financial Officer, Lumenpulse

Moderator: Daniel Baer, Partner, EY

Keynote Address

10:00  AM- 10:45 AM

No Presentation 

Michael Sabia, President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking and Coffee Break – Exhibition Hall
Sponsored by Borden Ladner Gervais

Concurrent Session

Time 11:15AM-12:30PM



Marie-Claude Elie, Senior Account Executive, Google Canada

Concurrent Session

11:15AM- 12:30PM


No Presentation 


Cybersecurity:  Great Questions to Ask, How to Manage the Risk and Minimize the Damage 

o   Yassir Bellout, Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Services

o   Xeres Cooper, VP & CFO,  IBM Canada

o   Arthur Gitajn, CFO, SAP Canada

Moderator:  Bill Ross

Thursday Luncheon
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Luncheon in Exhibition Trade Show Hall

Concurrent Session

1:30 PM-2:45 PM

No Presentation




o   Hashim Ahmed, Interim CFO, Jaguar Mining Inc.

o   Bernard le Duc, Executive Vice President, Corporate
, Bell Canada   

o   Maher Yaghi, VP Telecom, Media & Tech analyst, Capital
     Markets - Desjardins Securities Inc.

Moderator: Susan Campbell, VP Finance, Cineplex & Vice Chair CCR

Concurrent Session


1:30 PM-2:45 PM






Trends in environmental risks: Integrating environmental considerations into investment decisions.  

o   Gord Beal, VP Research, Guidance & Support - CPA Canada

o   Maxime Cossette Vice President Environment, Health and Safety, Kruger Inc. 

o   Susan Love, Vice President and Treasurer, EDC                   

Moderator: Janice Noronha, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Canada



2:45 PM- 4:00 PM




CFO as Strategic Leader

Richard Dufresne, EVP & CFO, Weston

Maarika Paul, CFO, CDPQ

Carl Gauvreau, CFO, KDC Inc.

Moderator: Scott Milligan – EVP & CFO, Morneau Shepell (NSP)

Distinguished Service Award Reception
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Presentation of Capon Distinguished Service Award to MARK WALSH

Sponsored by Air  Canada

Friday, June 10, 2016

7:00 AM  – 4:00 PM

Registration/information Desk

American Express

Breakfast Seminar
7:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Holding Onto Your Money Longer

Paul Parisi,

Vice President & General Manager of Global Commercial Payments at American Express Canada


Breakfast Seminar
7:30 AM – 8:40 AM

No Presentation

Live Business through Digital Finance

Arthur Gitajn,
CFO, SAP Canada

Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Continental Breakfast for Guests and Delegates

Sponsored by Stikeman Elliott

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Denis Pellerin,  2016  National Conference Chair


Opening Plenary

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM





Leadership: creating an inspiring vision of the future

o   Michael Denham, President & CEO, BDC

o   Éric Gaudet, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Isabelle Hudon, Executive Chair – Quebec of Sun Life &
     former CEO, Montreal Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Debie Stein, Former SVP & CFO, AltaGas & Chair, FEI Canada

Prize Draw

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Prize Draw


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking and Coffee Break – Exhibition Hall
Sponsored by Borden Ladner Gervais

Keynote Address

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Economic Outlook

Current economic outlook and how environment is affecting the economy

o   Clément Gignac, SVP & Chief Economist, iA Financial
     Group & former Quebec Minister of Economic

C. Gignac - Economic Outlook Presentation - ENG
C. Gignac - Economic Outlook Presentation - FRE

o   Chris Ragan, Chair, Canada Ecofiscal Commission & Associate Professor, McGill University

Moderator: Dean Newman, Principal, Cresa Partners

Concurrent Session Time 12:15 - 1:15 PM


Round table discussions

1.     Guide to CFO Success

2.     Treasury Strategies

3.     Foreign Exchange

4.     What keeps Boards and Audit Committees up at night

5.     IT Trends for CFO’s

6.     Growing your digital business

7.     Work – life Balance

8.     Grants and incentives

9.     Taking advantage of Social Media Platforms

10.  Surviving a Tax Audit

Closing Luncheon


1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

No Presentation

Closing Luncheon

Calin Rovinescu, President & CEO, Air Canada


Conference Closing

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Conference Closing

Michael Conway

FEI Canada
Leadership Beyond Finance

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