Conference Program

The 2019 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.

Note: Conference Information will be updated regularly. The schedule and topics are subject to change.

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4


Tuesday June 11

11:00-3:30 PM Optional Pre-Conference package is available (these are not included in the Conference Registration Fees or Guest Program)
  • A Wine Lover Adventure - Wine Tour
    Between the Lines- Wine in a can
    Peller Estates Winery- Wine Ice House Tasting
    Konzelmann Estates Winery Tour of the facility and tastings
    Chocolate FX- Strawberry Dipping | Chocolate Mustaches
1:00 - 7:00 PM Registration Desk is open
7:00 - 9:30 PM 

Welcome Reception & Volunteer Appreciation
Sponsored by CIC & Chapters
This reception will kick off the conference and set the tone for three great days of learning; networking and skill development 

Wednesday June 12

7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration Desk
7:00 - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast 
 8:00 AM  Exhibitor Room Opens 
8:30 - 8:45 AM Opening Ceremonies

Keynote

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Keynote Address: Michael "Pinball" Clemons
Canadian Sports Hall-of-Famer & Pinball Clemons Foundation Founder
  

10:15 - 10:45 AM Break - Exhibitor Hall 

The Exhibitor Hall is open during breaks, breakfast and afternoon reception
Plan a visit

Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Cash Flow Management Matters & Obtaining Financial Information
Simon Francis, Partner in the Audit and Assurance practice at Fuller Landau
The Construction Liens Act & Prompt Payment Legislation
Anna Esposito & Maria Ruberto, Partners at Pallett Valo LLP, their practice is concentrated  on Construction Law.
How to get the very best out of your credit team
Declan Flood, Chief Executive of Irish Credit Management Training & lifetime credit professional
Artifical Intelligence & Machine Learning
Dr. Graham Taylor, Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Guelph 
Turning Corporate Culture into a Competitive Advantage
Sharon Malsen, Branch Manager of Robert Half

Faire de la culture organisationnelle un avantage concurrentiel
Michael O'Leary, Regional Vice President of Quebec, Robert Half

Keynote

12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch & Keynote
12:45 - 1:45 PM Economic Outlook
David Baskin, President of Baskin Wealth Management - managing assets of more than $1 billion.
1:45 - 2:15 PM Break - Exhibitor Hall 

Breakout Sessions

2:15 - 3:30 PM Cash Flow Management Matters & Obtaining Financial Information
Simon Francis, Partner in the Audit and Assurance practice at Fuller Landau
The Construction Liens Act & Prompt Payment Legislation
Anna Esposito & Maria Ruberto, Partners at Pallett Valo LLP, their practice is concentrated  on Construction Law.
Impact & Influence – How to stand out in a crowded workplace
Neil Thorton, President, the Thornton Group; Creating Presence, Impact and Influence
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Dr. Graham Taylor, Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Guelph 
Crypto Currency and Bankruptcy
Lou Brzezinski
Protéger son entreprise contre la fraude 
Anna Valente, TD Bank - en français
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Micro Presentations - Product demo & Information Session
Dun & Bradstreet
Order 2 Cash
Simnet

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Gala Evening
Sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet
Details to be provided at event

Thursday June 13

7:00 - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast 
 8:00 AM Exhibitor Room Opens 
8:30 - 8:45 AM Announcements for the day

Keynote

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Keynote Address: Reduce your workload; increase your Results and your Recognition
Declan Flood, Chief Executive of Irish Credit Management Training and lifetime credit professional

10:00 - 10:30 AM Break - Exhibitor Hall 

Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Social Media and Collections
Blair DeMarco-Wettlaufer, Kingston Data and Credit

Turning Corporate Culture into a Competitive Advantage
Sharon Malsen, Branch Manager at Robert Half
Current Fraud Activities
Constable Jonathan Coleman, RCMP
Exporting to the United States Beyond NAFTA - The USMCA and what it means for Trade
Ross Prusakowski, Senior Economist and Country Risk Analyst, EDC
Cadre légal de l’industrie financière, conventions de crédit, remèdes judiciaires
Mervyn D. Abramowitz, Blaney McMurtry - en français
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Dr. Graham Taylor, University of Guelph and Vector Institute

Keynote

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch &Keynote
12:30 - 1:30 PM Convergence of Disruption: The Impact of Digital Everything on Financial Decision-Making.
Anthony Scriffignano

Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Annual General Meeting

4:00 - 7:30 PM

Mystery Event - Stay tuned!

7:30 - 10:00 PM

Adventure City
An evening of networking and fun activities

Friday June 14

7:30 - 8:45 AM

Buffet Breakfast 

Keynote

9:00 - 10:15 AM 

Keynote Speaker - Tim Arnold
Leadership Development & Teambuilding

10:30 - 11:00 AM 

Prize Draws

11:00 - 11:30 AM 

2021 Conference Presentation