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Conference Emcee

Tara Spencer-Nairn

Tara Spencer-Nairn is best known as the deadpan police officer Karen Pelly in Corner Gas, Corner Gas the Movie and Corner Gas Animated a role she played in the Gemini-winning, #1 rated CTV sitcom earning a Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in 2007 and two Gemini nominations in 2004 and 2006.
Most recently she has appeared  in the hit CBS show GHOSTS and will be appearing in the upcoming CBC GEM series LAZY LEGS
Spencer-Nairn appeared in the recurring role of Sandy in CTV’s hit drama THE LISTENER. She has appeared in numerous other television productions including THE OUTER LIMITS, THE STRAIN; MURDOCH MYSTERIES, FLASHPOINT, SAVING HOPE, DEGRASSI, HUDSON and REX, and SYFY’s KILLJOYS.


Vice President, Research
Beth Brickel is Vice-president, research at EnsembleIQ. Beth brings 20 years of market and customer ...(read more)
Jeff Dover is president of fsSTRATEGY, a consulting firm specializing in strategic advisory services...(read more)
Co-founder & CEO
Commercial Planning & Communications Manager
Rick Penney, is a manager for the Anti Illicit Trade Operations, EU+ Americas at JTI. While being ba...(read more)
University of Toronto
Daniel Tsai is a retail and marketing expert, founder and editor of ConsumerRights.Ca, and the autho...(read more)


Executive Director, Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM)
McGill University
Charles's passions are at the crossroads of talent development, executive education and consulting i...(read more)
President & CEO
Convenience Industry Council of Canada
Anne Kothawala is president and CEO of the Convenience Industry Council of Canada. Founded in 2019, ...(read more)
EV Charging Specialist
National Energy Equipment Inc
As EV Charging Specialist for National Energy Equipment Inc., Michael provides senior technical supp...(read more)
National Account Manager - C&G
Pacific Smoke International
Gero Petrolito is a visionary leader in the retail industry with over 20 years of experience in the ...(read more)
Vice President, National Accounts & Community Engagement
With nearly three decades in the Corporate Security Industry, Sean is a true security afficionado an...(read more)

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