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POPAI U On the Road: Canada


Join POPAI for The Canadian Retail Experience: Repackaged, Redesigned, Rediscovered to access a world of insights about the Canadian shopper and how to appeal to them throughout this year of innovation in the Canadian retail industry. You’ll get a better understanding of what makes the Canadian shopper unique, as well as get a glimpse of how retailers are responding. Whether it be by diving deep into studying shopper behavior, honing new shopper-friendly strategies for a growing competitive market, or through utilizing the power of packaging to bump up the private label offering to price-conscious shoppers.

Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, Canada
M8X 1G5

Time, Event & Speaker Schedule 

November 14, 2013 from 8am-12pm

8:00 – 9:00 am: Registration & Hot Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am: Welcome & Introductions with Marcello Vena & Greg Wege
9:15 – 10:00 am: It’s All Relative: Bridging the Gap by Andrew Winter from K&A Consulting
10:15 – 11:00 am: Retail Hot Buttons by Carman Allison from Nielsen Canada
11:15 – 12:00 pm:  How the Shopper Experience Weighs into Delivering Enhanced Customer Value by Vince Guzzi from Watt International Inc.
To follow seminar: POPAI Canada Meeting

Learn more about the Speakers!

WinterAndrew Winter | K&A Consulting 

Andrew Winter started his marketing and sales career in 1998 in visual merchandising with NS Studios (now part of the Miller Group). He then moved on to medical marketing where he worked with product managers to launch new medical devices to the medical community for 6 years. He returned to the “plastic” mediums (corrugate, wood, metal and glass) in 2008 at Smurfit Image Pac Merchandising Display (now RockTenn Merchandising Displays). For more of his thoughts on the industry, visit his blog at displaywow.wordpress.com.


Carman Allison | Director of Consumer Insights, Canada

Carman Allison serves as Director of Consumer Insights for Nielsen Canada. Carman is responsible for creating thought-leadership reports; sharing his insights on consumer shopping, buying and media consumption behaviors and attitudes to provide CPG manufacturers and retailers with strategic visions to facilitate brand, category and retail sales growth. Carman is often quoted in the Canadian press on consumer trends including a monthly column in Canadian Grocer and Grocery Business magazines.

VinceVince Guzzi | Partner of Watt International Inc.

As Partner of Strategy,  Vince leads the overall brand strategy discipline at Watt. He works closely with the creative teams in assessing, refocusing and executing brands consistently across all customer touch points. Vince applies a holistic view of brands and the role of branding. He also has an innate understanding of what truly drives customers, the decisions they make, and the experiences they desire.

Vince brings a solid background encompassing both agency and client experience. He has an expertise in consumer packaged goods and corporate brand strategy, and has worked with leading national and global brands such as Rogers Communications, Bell, Molson, Kellogg’s, Campbell Soup, Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, Cadbury, and Visa, as well as a variety of professional services companies.

Vince graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He is a longstanding professional member of the Market Research Intelligence Association (MRIA) and often guest lectures on practical applications of market research techniques at York University. Vince is also regularly invited to be a panel speaker at various forums and conferences.

For a more detailed career overview, go here.

Need parking?

For complimentary parking, print pass and display on your dashboard when parking at the Old Mill Toronto parking lot. For any attendees staying at the Inn, a Parking Pass is not required.  The vehicle license plate can be registered with the Front Desk staff upon check-in for complimentary parking. Pay Parking is in effect weekdays from 6am-2pm for any cars not displaying the Parking Pass or who aren’t registered at the Front Desk.

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