2018 Schedule (2019 TBD)

September 22, 2018


Schedule of Events

AM 08:00 ~ 8:45


Breakfast sponsored by X-Rite. Networking opportunity.

AM 8:45 ~ AM 9:15

Opening Remarks

Intro to how the day will unfold

AM 9:15 ~ AM 10:00

Keynote Speaker

Derrick Emsley, CEO of Ten Tree

AM 10:15 ~ AM 11:00

Breakout Session #1

Room A: Importance of Embracing Disruption, w/ Hap Klopp

Room B: Pre-Production, w/ Laela Blanchet

Room C: Textile Waste, w/Irina McKenzie, Karen Storry, & Katherine Le

AM 11:15 ~ Noon

Breakout Session #2

Room A: 5 Ways to Overcome Small Biz Challenges, w/ Glynis Tao

Room B: Softwear/ Software: Process of Designing Smart Apparel, w/Afshin Mehin

Room C: Your Brand should be Customer Service, w/Liza Deyrmenjian

Noon ~ PM 1:00


"Networking Lunch" sponsored by Kendor Textiles

PM 1:00 ~ PM 1:45

Breakout Session #3

Room A: Collective Impact: Aligning on Values and Creating Shared Accountability, w/ MEC's Joel and Samantha

Room B: Colour Development Best Practices, w/ Bob Karpowicz

Room C: Prototyping: Examples of Lessons Learned the Hard Way, w/ Pete Frickland & Seth Carlstrom

PM 2:00 ~ PM 2:45

Breakout Session #4

Room A: HIGG Index Brand and Retail Module Panel, w/ Leah Kleisinger

Room B: Prototyping: Because No One Can Imagine Anything, w/ Pete Hill

Room C: Engaging Sales in New Product Initiatives, w/ Lynette Seebohm & Liz Keating

PM 3:00 ~ PM 3:45

Breakout Session #5

Room A: Benefits and Challenges of Manufacturing Locally, w/ Bill Amos

Room B: Thinking of Consulting?, w/ Pete Frickland & Josh Buesseler

Room C: Discover Success by Selling without Discounting, w/ Sarah Murray and Melanie McIntosh

PM 4:00

Closing Remarks

The Bar OPENS!  Beer and Wine will be served.

Until PM 5:00

After Event Networking on site.