Canada’s Largest Showcase
for the Graphic Communications
and Printing Industries

May 11-13, 2023

Toronto International Centre

Industry Panels

Debates, Panels, Sessions and More!
Dynamic & Interactive Print Industry Topics to advance your business and career

10:00 – 16:00
Aviation B, Room 506 & Innovation Theatre

Schedule at a Glance – Scroll Down for Descriptions & Speaker Bio

10:15-11:25Room 506PANEL: Why Big Companies Need to Think Small
& Small Companies Need to Think Big
Moderator: Diondra Filicetti – Driven by…
Panelists: Sean Davis – Significans; Henry Laszutko – CCL Label;
Charlie MacLean – ASL Print FX;
Deanne Sinclair – Cambridge Label & Dan Thompson – Italic Press
11:15 – 12:10Aviation BPANEL: What’s Keeping You Up at Night?
Moderator: Kevin Jay Neureuter – Manroland Inc.
Panelists: Mike Collinge – Marquis; Peter Evans – ICON Digital
Productions; Richard Kouwenhoven – Hemlock &
Renée Walsh – TI Group
11:30 – 12:55Room 506PANEL: New to the Print Industry? Here’s How You Can Succeed
Moderator: Diondra Filicetti – Driven by…
Panelists: Peter Aston – Battlefield Press;
Steve Cussons – Mini GIANTS; Julian Fernandez – Esko;
Diana Varma – TMU
14:00 – 15:00Innovation
PANEL: Women in Print – Exploring the Future of Graphic
Arts & Communications
Moderator: Joanne Gore – JGC
Panelists: Debbie Gilbert – PRX Print;
Audrey Jamieson – Marketing Kitchen;
Pat McGrew – McGrew Group
& Debbie Swift – Brand Relationship Marketing
14:45-16:00Aviation BPANEL: The Great Debate: Inkjet vs. Toner vs. Offset
Moderator: Alec Couckuyt – Maracle Press
Panelists: Raymond Brideau – Canon Canada Inc.;
Wayne Fleshman – RM Machinery; Hidetoshi Kino – FUJIFILM;
Brad Ranson – KOMCAN; Sean Springett – Manroland Inc.
& Tim Stefl – HP

PANEL: Why Big Companies Need to Think Small & 
Small Companies Need to Think Big

Aviation B

Summary: Session will discuss common pitfalls of large businesses when it comes to growth and how small companies can think BIG to achieve growth. It will encourage “putting yourself in a growth mindset, no matter your business size”.


Diondra Filicetti
Driven by…

Diondra Filicetti is the founder of Driven By… Co. a personal and professional training and development organization with a core focus on empowering people to achieve their potential. As a professional Workshop Facilitator, Speaker and Instructor, Diondra delivers programs and workshops across the GTA on personal and professional development. 

In her professional background, Diondra has worked in Marketing at Distillx Beverages Inc. and Print and Packaging with CCL Industries, with a degree in Graphic Communications Management. 


Sean Davis
Director of Technology
Significans Automation

Sean Davis, Director of Technology at Significans Automation, oversees development and integration projects across multiple sectors in the Graphic Arts industry. A graduate of the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) program at Toronto Metropolitan University (formally Ryerson University), he started his career in Digital Asset Management, branching into workflow automation and familiarizing himself with best-in-class software and systems, ranging from pre-production to post-production.

Sean is a specialist in streamlining daily tasks through the integration of software and systems within a client’s business. By reducing the need for human intervention, he helps to increase productivity and decrease overhead costs through the use of innovative, out-of-the-box solutions and practices. In addition, Sean has developed multiple apps that are available on the Enfocus App Store, designed to meet the unique needs of the industry and enhance the functionality of the Enfocus Suite of Software.

Henry Laszutko
National Account Manager
CCL Label

Henry Laszutko is a National Account Manager with CCL Label based out of Toronto with 35 years of sales and management experience in the packaging industry.  He has a broad knowledge of digital, offset, and flexo printing, and has had a successful career in providing long-term solutions to customers both big and small.  His current focus is on the Canadian healthcare market working with pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and medical device companies to address their label, insert, and folding carton needs with innovative products and programs.

Charlie MacLean
ASL Print FX

Deanne Sinclair
Cambridge Label

Deanne Sinclair is a passionate entrepreneur and proud family business owner at Cambridge Label Inc., where she has worked for the past fourteen years. Deanne applies her formal business training to leading change within the operations, finance, and marketing teams. In addition to her managerial responsibilities, Deanne is also a major advocate for innovation in the print industry. Under her leadership, Cambridge Label purchased a digital press, laser-die cutting machine, shrink sleeve equipment, and a brand new state-of-the-art flexo press – leading the way to new business opportunities. Deanne has an Honours Business Administration degree and a Master of Business degree from the Ivey Business School. 

Dan Thompson
Italic Inc.

Dan Thompson is the Founder and President of Italic Inc., a Toronto based digital printing manufacturing company that provides unique ways to communicate with all things printed. Dan seeks out opportunities to work on projects that push the limitations of creativity, and that are grounded in the timeless pursuit of quality, workflow automation and craftsmanship. Dan is a 1998 graduate from the Graphic Communications Management Programme at TMU and is a busy member of a wonderful family on Canada’s East Coast in New Brunswick – where Italic has recently opened a second manufacturing facility housing their Impress, badging and apparel decoration division.

PANEL: What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

11:15 – 12:15
Room 506

Summary: Discussing issues affecting our industry; consolidation, increased competition, raw materials price increases, and more!


Kevin Jay Neureuter
Director of Sales
Manroland Inc.


Mike Collinge
EVP Business & Strategy
Marquis Book Printing

Mike has spent his entire career in the book publishing & manufacturing industry. Working with  Webcom, starting in 1980 as an estimator and steadily climbing the ranks to President, Mike helped create a vision & ‘new reality’ for inkjet book production. In October 2018 Mike and Serge Loubier, the President of Marquis Book Printing Inc., completed a sale/acquisition transaction to create Canada’s largest book manufacturing firm. Marquis Book Printing is one of North America’s leading full-service book printers deploying a wide range of world-class technologies to help book publishers meet the changing demands of their marketplaces. 

Known for his strong customer focus and energetic drive, Mike has been instrumental in developing new digital inkjet book printing models & integrated solutions services for global book publishers. 

Mike is actively involved with publishing industry advocacy and leadership, and has served as on the BMI Board and President for 14 years. He has also held leadership roles with the Canadian Book and Periodical Council, the Cdn Book Manufacturer’s Assoc, CEO Global and the Canadian Printing Industry Scholarship Trust Fund.

Mike’s mantra – “You get the most when give the most, so get giving” 

Peter Evans
Chief Commercial Officer
ICON Digital Productions

Peter Evans is one of the three founding ICON Digital Productions, a visual communications company headquartered in Toronto with offices in New York and Montreal.  ICON’s offerings center around static and digital signage.

Peter launched ICON in 1995 at the age of 22 while finishing his last year of university. Today, he sits on the board and serves as ICON’s Chief Commercial Officer. Peter has been responsible for the company’s rapid revenue growth landing reputable brands like Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, L’Oréal, Christian Dior, Hudson’s Bay Company, Balenciaga and more. He has been instrumental in identifying key market segments to target and has helped ICON set itself up to become the visual communications leader to the beauty, retail, fashion, and sports industries. Peter is directly involved in all major client contracts and has led ICON’s significant US expansion. In addition to business development activities, Peter continues to work closely with partner Juan Lau and CFO, Alex Christopoulos to help shape overall company strategy, growth planning, and financial management. On a philanthropic level, Peter has been a long-time volunteer and supporter of Camp Ooch, a camp for kids with cancer and he works closely with the Look Good Feel Better helping women affected by the ravages of cancer treatment. Today, ICON continues to grow and enjoys a very high client retention rate due to excellent service, quality, product innovation, and great people.  Peter is a massive Leafs, Raptors, and Manchester United fan and has two children, Luke and Evie with wife Alexandra.  He splits his time between Toronto and New York City.

Richard Kouwenhoven
Hemlock Printers Ltd.

Hemlock is one of the most recognized printing companies in North America. They are known for high quality offset, digital and wide format products, and services. In addition, they are recognized internationally for their focus on sustainable products and practices including operating a carbon neutral facility in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Richard is also Chair of the Canadian Printing Industries Association. 

Renée Walsh
TI Group

Renée Walsh is currently the President of TI Group, a diverse print company in Toronto that specializes in commercial print (digital and litho), packaging, corporate interiors, direct mail, visual merchandising and in-store marketing for brand owners and retailers across Canada. TI Group is privately held and proudly Canadian. Renée is very proud to lead the extremely talented team at TI Group which is close to 160 employees. In 2022 Renée was nominated and awarded as the Canadian Printing Leader of the Year from the Canadian Printing Awards.

Renée fell in love with graphics and print when she joined the Yearbook Committee in high school! She is a graduate of the Graphic Communications Management program at Toronto Metropolitan University where she currently sits on their Board as an Advisor, and has participated as a Mentor in their Tri-Mentoring Program. Renée also holds a Masters certificate in Project Management from Durham College.

Through the GCM program she interned at Herzig Somerville and was hired by them full time upon graduation. They were acquired by Schawk/SGK where she held various roles including Director of Sales where she oversaw a territory of Canada, Mexico, and various parts of USA including Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Kalamazoo, New Jersey, Stamford and New York which represented approximately $184 million of revenue. 

Renée moved to the US to gain experience south of the border with a new firm, CSW, which provides creative, premedia, prototyping, flexo platemaking and steel rule cutting die services. During her time at CSW she re-branded the business with a new corporate identity and marketing strategy, and introduced new and innovative products to the market such as:

  • WhiteFX for flexo printing on film which won an award with the PAC (Packaging Association of Canada)
  • XCorr for high graphics on corrugate
  • PolyTop solution for cutting dies to improve press speeds

Upon her return to Canada in 2016 she joined TI Group as Vice President, Enterprise Sales and was promoted to President in December 2020. Renée participates in various print industry associations including: DIA (where she is also a Board Member), PAC, RCCC and contributes to Canadian Print Scholarships. She has also been a Print Action “Spotlight’ and content contributor to Graphic Arts Magazine.

Renée is an avid sponsor of Special Olympics Canada as it is close to her heart having a cousin with Downs Syndrome that was a Special O athlete. She also organizes and donates print materials to support other worthy causes such as Brain Cancer Canada and the Springtide Music Festival.

PANEL: New to the Print Industry? Here’s How You Can Succeed

11:30 – 12:55
Aviation B

Summary: Session will be targeted to new grads or those who have recently joined the print industry. Also aim to reveal key insights on how to advance in the industry and to increase networking confidence.


Diondra Filicetti
Driven by…

Diondra Filicetti is the founder of Driven By… Co. a personal and professional training and development organization with a core focus on empowering people to achieve their potential. As a professional Workshop Facilitator, Speaker and Instructor, Diondra delivers programs and workshops across the GTA on personal and professional development. 

In her professional background, Diondra has worked in Marketing at Distillx Beverages Inc. and Print and Packaging with CCL Industries, with a degree in Graphic Communications Management. 


Peter Aston
Executive V.P.
Battlefield Press

Peter Aston is the Executive Vice President at Battlefield Press Inc., facilitating process improvement, change management and effective implementation of new technology.

Peter is a twenty plus year veteran of the Graphic Arts Industry. Prior to his current role at Battlefield, he spent 17 years with Heidelberg Canada in various capacities including Manager of Business Consulting, and the Software, CtP and Digital Portfolios. He holds a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma complementing his expertise in improving manufacturing efficiencies within the graphic arts and folding carton sector. He has been instrumental in improving the business processes and overall profitability of the clients he has worked with. Under his advisement, Peter has successfully influenced some of North America’s top printing facilities to achieve operational excellence, reduce their overall costs and sustain positive change.

Steve Cussons
CEO & Co-Founder 

Steve Cussons is CEO and co-founder of Mini Giants, a total business solutions organization company delivering branding solutions through manufacturing, marketing, and technology. Steve is a lifelong entrepreneur who invested in Digital Edge Print & Media a commercial printer in the spring of 2013. Over the past ten years Steve, his partners and team created additional companies to deliver a broader range of services & products to current and prospective clients.By 2019 we added a packaging company Scan Pack Inc., a promotions company UrLab Inc., a technology company YSimple Inc. as well as a creative agency. To properly market all these companies and their products and services effectively, Mini Giants was created to become the master brand simplifying the delivery of this all-encompassing total business solutions offering. Each of these companies has invested heavily in leading edge manufacturing equipment, software and SAAS solutions and of course some of the best human talent in the industry to deliver a 360-degree business solution to their growing list of amazing clients. The Mini Giants team will continue to take risks, invest, and lead in their respective industries creating new products, new markets and the kind of results that will be talked about for years to come.

Julian Fernandez
Business Development Manager
Flexo Americas, Esko

35 years in the Graphic Industry, 13 of which in Production, and Prepress – Press, mostly for Packaging – last 12 years with Esko

Experience in DuPont digital & analog color proofing solutions; Dupont Cyrel digital flexo plates.

University Degree Master in Engineering. Post degree in Marketing

Certifications: 6 Sigma Green Belt – Ideal Alliance (G7 Expert – CMP Professional) – FTA First Implementation Specialist.

Contributed in the FIRST 5.0 and 6.0 with the section about Vignettes and gradations. And the Separations for version 7.0

FTA Flexo Forum Conference 2017 -2018 – 2023 Session Chair

English – Spanish –Portuguese – Italian

Diana Varma
Graphic Communications Educator – TMU

Diana Varma is an award-winning lecturer by day and an avid podcaster by night. She teaches within the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) (where she runs a 2-colour offset press), as well as the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Bachelor of Brand Design program at George Brown College. Diana is an active member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) recently elected to their Board of Directors as Vice President, Education. Diana is an avid writer and presenter, having worked with various creative organizations including Domestika, Awwwards, Graphic Arts Media and the RGD.

PANEL: Women in Print – Exploring the Future of
Graphic Arts & Communications

14:00 – 15:00
Room 506

Summary: Join Joanne and this expert panel of women in print for a thought-provoking discussion about how to stay ahead of the game in a rapidly evolving landscape. Listen in as they explore the latest trends and opportunities for growth in print, and what it takes to market and sell smarter and more relevant print solutions.

Don’t miss out on this exciting conversation!


Joanne Gore

Joanne Gore is a B2B marketer who’s passionate about print. She brings more than 25 years of successfully building global B2B marketing strategies and pinpointing the quickest time to money to her role as President of Joanne Gore Communications, a full-service B2B marketing agency that helps software, hardware, print and manufacturing companies stretch their marketing dollars and attract a new generation of business – with programs that generate awareness, engagement and growth.

Joanne takes a hands-on approach to innovation and works one-on-one with her clients to pinpoint who they help, how they help, and why it matters. She is a top 5 LinkedIn Print Mover and Shaker, an industry speaker, published writer and regular contributor to Graphic Arts Magazine and WhatTheyThink. She is the Xplor ABOD Vice-Chair, Vice-President of Xplor Canada, mentor for the Ontario Summer Company Government initiative for youth entrepreneurship/employment, and a Wellness Coach.

Joanne graduated from Dawson College’s Graphic Design program in Montréal and spent the early part of her career working in the print industry as a typesetter, graphic designer and occasional press operator. Her experience encompasses niche B2B verticals including SaaS, Print, Gov, Fintech, Insurtech, Health and Wellness, Cannabis, Telco, Workforce Management, Print, Professional Services, Highly Regulated Communications and all things tech.

Follow: #JGC4B2B #Marketing #Sales #Leads


Debbie Gilbert
PRX Print

Audrey Jamieson
Marketing Kitchen

Audrey Jamieson is the founder and President of Marketing Kitchen Inc. – an innovative and unique direct marketing production company located in Markham, Ontario. After 23 successful years in sales, (15 of which were in print, fulfillment and direct mail production), Audrey decided to take the entrepreneurial leap in 2014 and open her own shop.

Recognized by Canada Post as an expert partner, Marketing Kitchen collaborates with clients to find original and fundamentally fresh ways to stand out amongst the swathes of post found in the mailbox. They have experienced incredible growth over the past 9 years which can be attributed to Audrey’s relentless pursuit of delivering an exceptional client experience a dedicated, tenured team of specialists who are passionate about what they do (and do it extraordinarily well) and by investing in the latest technology that combines efficiency with the utmost in quality to provide more flexible and creative solutions. 

Her mission everyday is to do great work with great clients but also to provide an exceptional place to work where the daily focus is on innovation, quality, and service while also having a bit of fun.

When not at work, Audrey enjoys yoga, playing tennis and has her sights on playing professional pickleball when she retires.  She is the Vice-Chair of the Unionville Home Society Foundation (a not-for-profit long term care facility) and her favourite place to relax and unwind is her cottage on Halls Lake.

Pat McGrew
Managing Director
McGrew Group

Pat McGrew helps companies perform better. As Managing Director for McGrewGroup, Inc., she promotes Best Practices for your Business using her 30+ years of experience as a software company owner, marketer, analyst, industry evangelist, and consultant to enable business growth. With decades of experience in inkjet, toner, and traditional print as well as CCM and workflow, she assesses workflow and bizflow effectiveness, and develops strategies and triage engagements for products, services, and businesses. Pat covers print and customer communication channels for data-driven and static marketing, transaction, packaging, label, and commercial print with experience in offset, inkjet, and toner. An experienced professional speaker and facilitator, she is the author of 8 books, the editor of the Xplor EDBOK, a regular industry content contributor, host of #PrintSampleTV, and co-host of #ThePrintReport. She is co-proprietor of, a new education initiative. Pat is certified as a Lifetime Master Electronic Document Professional by Xplor, and holds certifications from PCPI and IDEAlliance. Find Pat on Twitter as @PatMcGrew and on LinkedIn.

Debbie Swift
Brand Relationship Marketing

The Great Debate: Inkjet vs Toner vs Offset

Summary: Printing technologies have advanced considerably. At one time the choice was simple: nothing could beat offset when it came to quality, productivity and long-run work. Inkjet and toner were considered ‘good-enough’ quality, ideal for short-run and variable work. 

How times have changed: demand for long-run work continues to decrease; print quality of offset, inkjet and toner is hardly a discussion point anymore, productivity of inkjet and toner is way up, automation of offset presses made them more efficient for short-run work… How does one decide what technology to acquire: offset, toner or inkjet, or is there another solution? Find out from our experts. 


Alec Couckuyt
Maracle Inc.

With a 30-year executive career, across Europe and North-America, Alec Couckuyt has first-hand experience with the printing industry’s continuous and rapid evolution. At Transcontinental, he spearheaded the company’s drive to market leadership in direct marketing, leveraging digital and offset technologies. With Océ/Canon he successfully introduced inkjet technology, initially aimed at transaction printing, and subsequently at commercial work.

Alec is currently president of Maracle, an over a century old, mid-sized commercial printer, based in Oshawa. 

He is the author of ‘At the Helm’, a book on strategy and leadership, in which he describes the 7 steps to succeed at turning vision into reality. 


Raymond Brideau 
Sr. Manager Sales – Production
Canon Canada Inc.

Wayne Fleshman
VP of Sales
RM Machinery

Hidetoshi Kino
VP of Sales, Enablement & Business Strategy
FUJIFILM North America – Graphic Communication Division

Hidetoshi Kino works as VP of Business Strategy for FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Communication Division.

He has 31 years of experience in graphic business field in Japan, Europe, and North America.

He has experience in plate sales expansion around the world, and is currently in contact with the market as the person in charge of digital business development in North America.

Brad Ranson
Sales Manager

Sean Springett
Manroland Inc.
Sheetfed USA & Canada

Born and raised in a family with deep roots in the printing industry, Sean inherited an understanding of the trade and its importance in shaping communication. He pursued a degree in Business Administration, which laid the foundation for his future success in leadership roles.

Sean began his career at Muller Martini Canada Inc; He rapidly gained recognition for his keen business acumen and knack for identifying growth opportunities. His passion for innovation and his sales expertise propelled him to progressively higher positions in the industry. Upon joining manroland Sheetfed, Sean’s approach to business strategy and his commitment to customer satisfaction has played an instrumental role in establishing long-lasting partnerships with clients and suppliers alike.

Tim Stefl
Commercial Category Manager
HP Indigo & HP Pagewide Webpress

Tim Stefl is the Commercial Category Manager for the sheetfed HP Indigo 100K and 15K presses, as well as the webfed HP Indigo 6P and HP Indigo 25K for Commercial applications.  He began his career with Indigo in 1994, serving in a variety of roles prior to his current position. He is the originator of the “Step-by-Step” series, a worldwide email newsletter designed to provide tips, tricks and other interesting information to the Indigo press community. He brings a wide variety of knowledge to the role – on both the Indigo platform as well as the general Graphic Arts Industry – having begun his career in digital prepress at American Color in Phoenix, AZ (while attending Arizona State University). 

He graduated in 1992 from ASU with a Graphic Communications degree. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Wavey for 23 years, and has a girl and two boys (ages 20, 19 and 13). When he’s not working, he can be found coaching batted ball sports and/or watching the extracurricular events of all three kids!

PANEL: Connecting the Printing Dots for Consumers

10:30 – 12:00
Room 506

Summary: Session will highlight consumer perspective, focusing on how printers can strengthen relationships by investing in educating customers.


Diondra Filicetti
Driven by…

Diondra Filicetti is the founder of Driven By… Co. a personal and professional training and development organization with a core focus on empowering people to achieve their potential. As a professional Workshop Facilitator, Speaker and Instructor, Diondra delivers programs and workshops across the GTA on personal and professional development. 

In her professional background, Diondra has worked in Marketing at Distillx Beverages Inc. and Print and Packaging with CCL Industries, with a degree in Graphic Communications Management. 


Lisa Cove
Co-Motion Packaging Solutions

Lisa Cove is the founder of Co-Motion Packaging Solutions and is passionate about all things food safety and packaging. She holds a Certified Packaging Professional designation and lead instructor status for her certified HACCP Training course. 

Lisa has visited manufacturing sites all over the world making connections in all areas of food manufacturing. Lisa is also a leader in Food Safety holding positions as professor of Food Safety and Traceability for a leading college in Ontario as well as several educator positions for private companies and Non-Profits. 

Throughout her career she has worked with global brands like Ferrero, Kinder, Nutella and Tic Tac. Her experience with private labels includes Sobeys, Loblaws, Nestle, Food Lion, Kroger and more.

Lisa is now proudly sharing her industry experience with entrepreneurs who are starting up and scaling up their food businesses.

Kylie Enns
Director of Design & Creative Production, Cronos Group

Kylie began her design career as a Graphic Designer at Food & Home Magazine, a popular local lifestyle publication, where she honed her skills in print production and became an expert in layout design, typography, and colour theory. 

Seeking new challenges, Kylie left the magazine industry and joined appliance manufacturer, Wolf Steel Limited, as a Senior Graphic Designer where she was responsible for developing marketing materials for a global network of retailers including product packaging, photography, website, and point-of-sale displays for various products. She also oversaw a diverse network of vendors and freelancers to support her department’s work. Her design and leadership skills helped to increase brand recognition and sales.

In 2014, Kylie decided to pivot her career toward the emerging cannabis industry in Canada. She joined Cronos as its first Graphic Designer, where she developed Cronos’ and its brands’ visual identities including branding, package design, and marketing materials for a highly regulated environment. 

Kylie now serves as Cronos’ Director of Design and Production, where she leads a design and development team, and is known for her creative vision and meticulous attention to detail. As one of the first designers to develop the cannabis industry, she continues to push the boundaries of design and production, staying at the forefront of emerging trends and technologies.

Todd Godin
Godin Productions Ltd.

Todd Godin is CEO of Godin Productions Limited where he oversees the everyday operations of a thriving and growing Marketing Services organization.

Todd has spent 34 years in the marketing world, specifically in the print, production and execution of award-winning marketing POS tools and displays for market leading CPG companies.  Todd’s extensive history working with top brands and industry veterans will help Godin Productions further drive innovation and growth of strong retail solutions around branding, promotion and sales velocity with his clients. Todd’s vision is to continue to shape Godin Productions as a North American leader in marketing solutions using people, technology, and innovation to continue to lead in this space.

Todd enjoys summer sports, skiing and spending time with his two adult boys at their cottage when he’s not in the office.  

Kyle Steward
KRAS Sales Consulting Co.

Kyle Steward is the Founder of KRAS Sales Consulting Co., a management consultancy focused on helping start-ups, scale-ups, and enterprises create, implement, and measure sales and business development strategies.

Kyle is accredited by the Canadian Professional Sales Association as a Certified Sales Leader (CSL), recognizing Canada’s top sales leadership talent. Kyle recently earned a Master of Communication Management (MCM) degree from McMaster University and Syracuse University. 

Kyle spent eight years at CCL Industries; A global specialty packaging pioneer, CCL is the largest label company in the world. He now provides sales and business development consulting to commercial printers and serves the School of Graphic Communications Management at Toronto Metropolitan University as a member of the Board of Advisors.

Saravanan Subramaniam
VP of Canadian Operations
MMR Consulting

Saravan has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 16 years, in roles ranging from Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering and Technical Services. He was the VP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at MediPharm Labs, where he was the lead architect of their scaleup from a startup to an industry leader in high quality pharmaceutical grade oils. He has led projects which included new product launches in both Manufacturing and Commercial environments, and the design of a $30M High Containment Facility for the manufacturing of Soft Gel Capsules. Currently, he is a VP of Canadian operations at MMR consulting, where his mandate is to grow the Canadian business and provide customer focused solutions to the Pharma industry.

Saravan is an authentic leader of successful teams by modelling a collaborative and hands on approach, providing opportunities for shared leadership, communicating effectively and motivating teams towards shared goals. Saravan obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and has completed his Executive MBA at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Hayley Thompson
Business Development Manager
Bellwyck Inc.

Sure, we all played with the box instead of the toys when we were kids, but Hayley never quite grew out of it. With a postsecondary specialization in Package and Graphic Design, 15 years of hands-on professional experience spanning from technical production to leading inhouse design teams, she brings a passionate, fresh, informed perspective to packaging. Hayley can’t wait to reignite your dormant inner box geek.


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