Announcing Our 30 Minutes with a Retailer Sessions!

Still wondering what retailers really want? The Forum’s exclusive track of retailer briefings is back – with some new faces ...

Still wondering what retailers really want? The Forum’s exclusive track of retailer briefings is back – with some new faces and fresh ideas. In these intimate, interactive sessions, we invite manufacturers and agencies to join some of Canada’s leading retailers to share ideas for successful collaboration. You will be invited to join an open discussion with each retailer. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to have your questions answered and learn how your brand can benefit from strategic partnerships with these category leaders.


Joining us for the first time this year, Mary Kelly and Jennifer Zedic will delve into the latest developments in Rexall’s ongoing brand makeover and will explain how your brand can get involved in partner programs.

Mary Kelly

EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer

Rexall Pharma Plus

Jennifer Zedic

Director, Marketing & Advertising

Rexall Pharma Plus


Back by popular demand, Wes Brown will share his vision for successful collaboration with manufacturers before inviting Q&A from the audience. Discover the strategy behind how Loblaw goes to market with Canada’s largest seasonal events while focusing on its most strategic customer groups, and how your brand can have a starring role in both.

Wes Brown

Senior Director, Brand Marketing

Retail, Loblaw Companies Limited

Metro Inc

Discover how your brand can work with Metro as Nancy Modrcin shares her vision for building strategic partnerships with manufacturers, while Gino Plevano will reveal exciting initiatives involving the retailer’s new digital ecosystem that he helped to build, including a revamped website and mobile application.

Nancy Modrcin

Sr Director of Marketing

Metro Ontario Inc.

Gino Plevano

Sr. Director, Digital

Metro Inc


Bringing western Canada into the spotlight for the first time at the Forum, Dan Howe will discuss some of the shopper marketing initiatives that are driving success across Overwaitea’s five banners, including the More Rewards loyalty business, and he will share his strategy for building a win-win partnership with vendor sales and marketing organisations.

Dan Howe

VP, Marketing, Communciations & Loyalty

Overwaitea Food Group

Click here to register online or contact Joel Pinto at 416-408-2300 ext 650.