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comprised of companies that distribute and manufacture the components that keep your world running smoothly.

Events | Canadian Conference | Education Sessions

Canadian Conference

June 5-7
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


This year’s conference offers dynamic speakers that will tackle topics relevant to your business. Kick off the conference by attending the leadership enhancement seminar or the CEO/ senior executive roundtable.

Leadership Enhancement Seminar

Wednesday, June 5
3:00-5:00 p.m.


Doug Jones
Expert in dynamic leadership and motivation

How is it possible to excel in an uncertain economy with changing technology, demanding customers, tough competitors, generational employees, strict regulations, and unpredictable geopolitics? Discover how to lead the learning curve and empower your associates to change minds, behaviors, and results by excelling with insights from the following three topics:

    • Business Acumen - how the business works, how it makes money, and how its decisions and actions impact strategy, operations, and finance

    • Critical Thinking - how to analyze information objectively and make reasoned judgments
    • Business Development - how organizations create long-term value from markets, customers and relationships

Practical techniques will be presented to help you resolve problems, remove barriers, and excel at achieving results.

Doug Jones, worked with IBM helping NASA put a man on the moon, developing the 370 mainframe, introducing a new division for small and mid-sized businesses, and serving as National Spokesperson. As founder of Power Business Development, Doug taught leadership skills to 250,000+ businesspeople from 1,500+ companies in 50 states and 10 countries. Prepare for a fast paced, entertaining, and actionable learning experience


CEO/Senior Executive Roundtable

Wednesday, June 5
3:00-5:00 p.m.


  Moderated by (left) JP Bouchard, vice president, General Bearing Service Inc. and
  (right) Jos Sueters, vice president, Tsubaki of Canada Ltd.

Specifically designed for CEOs and senior executive management, join your distributor and manufacturer peers in an open exchange about developing talent strategically, especially in light of the shift to an inside-centric, team-based sales model and culture relative to attracting, retaining and empowering talent.

Education Sessions

Thursday, June 6
8:30-9:45 a.m.

Successful Leaders Don't Occur by Accident:

Andy Stumpf
Naval veteran and former member of the elite SEAL Team 6

Andy’s engaging presentation will show you how business and combat are defined by their similarities, not differences. There are only two types of leadership, good (effective) and bad (ineffective). Great leaders can elicit performance beyond what an individual considers possible, poor leaders can take high performers and neutralize them. The theories of successful military leadership and successful business leadership are identical, only the arena is different. Neither successful teams nor leaders occur by accident; these are skills that must be learned, practiced, and refined. You will learn what makes Navy SEALS successful and the structured approach and prioritization that is required from leaders. 

In his 17-year SEAL career, Andy completed 10 deployments and executed hundreds of combat operations throughout the world in support of the Global War on Terror. He was medically retired from service in 2013. His awards and decorations include five Bronze Star Medals (four with Valor), the Purple Heart, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Combat Action Ribbons and the Presidential Unit Citation. His business experience includes managing Corporate Development and Licensing for a global fitness brand, focusing on strategic relationships and sponsorship opportunities with Fortune 500 companies.


Thursday, June 6
10:15 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

The Next Big Financial and Economic Shift is Just Around the Corner

Michael Campbell
Business and personal finance expert, host of Money Talks

Central Banks are confused. Political leaders are fumbling in the dark. Analysts are all over the map. That’s typical in periods of historical change but it doesn’t have to be that way for you or your business if you know what to focus on.   As one of Canada’s most respected business analysts, Michael shares his expertise on the upcoming major shift that will impact currencies, commodities and cross-border business to help you survive and thrive in today's tumultuous economic environment.   

Michael is best known as the host of Canada’s top rated syndicated business radio show Money Talks, and Senior Business Analyst for BCTV News on Global. Trained in the UK and New York, Michael worked in the investment business, and is a successful entrepreneur, business owner and investor in manufacturing, tech, entertainment and real estate.

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