Conference Program 

The 2024 National Conference will offer a series of educational sessions and activities that will provide delegates an opportunity to learn, grow and improve their knowledge; a framework to help you and your organization become great.

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4


Tuesday June 11


7:00 AM -7:00 PM

Registration Desk Opens
Commonwealth Foyer


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

National Board Meeting


7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Welcome reception - Refreshments and Appetizers
  
 

Wednesday June 12

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration Desk Opens
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Sponsor Micro talks
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Opening Keynote - David Chilton
Former “Dragon”, CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den 
Bestselling Author, The Wealthy Barber (How to respond to business challenges in the new normal)
             
Commonwealth Ballroom A


BREAK - EXHIBITORS HALL: 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM 
Mezzanine

 
 BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 10:45 AM - 12:00 NOON (ROOMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
     



1) Matthew J. Golding, CPA, CIRP, LIT, Director, Business Restructuring, BDC
    Are you concerned you might not be paid?



 


2) Corporal Laurie Haines, CPA, CA, CFE
    Discussion on RCMP approach to major fraud files. 






3) Dr. Georgette Zinaty, MBA, MSc, DBA, Chief of Staff at Myant
    Building your Network, owning a room, confidence


 

4) Iaian Archibald  -  AI & ethics





5) Professor Moulay Akhloufi
     Tendances récentes en Intelligence Artificielle : Opportunités et Défis

        LUNCH: 12:00 NOON - 12:45 PM      
Commonwealth Ballroom A
          

12:30 pm - 12:45pm
Sponsor Micro talks
 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Professor Sylvain Charlebois – Dalhousie University
Food Distribution and Policy Faculty of Management
Topic: Consumer Trends - Present & Future
Commonwealth Ballroom A



BREAK: 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Mezzanine



BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
 


1) Simon Dombrowski, CCP, Director of Credit - Canada, Russel Metals Inc.
    A Credit Manager’s Approach to Financial Assessment 



2) Professeur Sylvain Charlebois – Université Dalhousie
Directeur Scientifique du Laboratoire de Sciences Analytiques en Agroalimentaire
Tendances des Consommateurs - Présent & Futur


3) Michael O'Leary, Regional Vice President - Robert Half 
     Examining the Multigenerational Workforce 


4) Luke C. Godin, Partner - BOYNECLARKE LLP
     Legal Remedies   

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM  Micro-presentations

 

1. HighRadius (Room number TBD)
2. AmEx (Room number TBD)
3. Blackline (Room number TBD)

EVENING EVENT - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
HOSTED BY
 


Stay tuned for more details!



Thursday June 13


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration Desk Opens
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Sponsor Micro talks
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Daily Announcements  
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote Speaker - Dr. Georgette Zinaty, MBA, MSc, Chief of Staff at Myant
How to be a leader through the lens of DEI

Commonwealth Ballroom A


BREAK - EXHIBITORS HALL: 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM 
Mezzanine



 BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 10:45 AM - 12:00 NOON





1) Martin Girard, CPA, Chief Accountant at Barrette Structural
Topic: How to Use ChatGPT to Boost Productivity



2) Professor Moulay Akhloufi, Moncton University
     Emerging trends in AI: Opportunities and Challenges



3) Matthew Munro CIRP, CPA, CGA, LIT, Chief Insolvency Officer, Trustee Bromwich and Smith Inc.
     State of bankruptcies and Insolvencies in Canada 
4) Cecilia Moore, RBC, VP Commercial Banking
     Topic TBC 
 



5) Simon Dombrowski, CCP - Directeur de crédit Canada, Russel Metals Inc.
     Évaluation financière : L'approche d'un gestionnaire de crédit

LUNCH: 12:00 NOON - 12:30 PM
    
Commonwealth Ballroom A
    
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


CIC National AGM 

Commonwealth Ballroom A                                                                                                                                                                                        
 


BREAK: 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Mezzanine



 BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

 


1)  Dr. Georgette Zinaty, MBA, MSc
      Executive Presence Workshop




 2) Cindy O'Donnell
  Topic: Mental Health in the Workplace
 


3) Rick Fair - Associate, Fairwinds Training & Development
     Getting the most of hybrid work




 4) Michael O'Leary, Vice Président Régional - Robert Half 
      Étude de la main-d'œuvre multigénérationnelle
 


Plenary Session: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Navigating Tomorrow: The Future of Credit 
Panelists from Quebec, Atlantic, Ontario, and West

  Credit Manager’s Panel Discussion

Commonwealth Ballroom A


4:15 PM - 5:00 PM  Micro-presentations


1. Nuvo (Room number TBD)
2. Creditsafe/Equifax (Room number TBD)
3. TBA


Evening Event Sponsored by: 



Friday June 14

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Sponsor Micro talks
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Daily Announcements  
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closing Keynote - James Mullinger
Award-winning stand-up comedian, television presenter and bestselling author
Inspirational and motivational keynote speaker
             

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
2026 Conference Presentation

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Prize Draw
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Closing Remarks


 
End of Day 4 - Conference Wraps Up
Thank you for attending!