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Salman Azam

Assistant Deputy Minister for the Tourism Sector Strategy Division

Tourism Industry Update    |  Salman Azam joined the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport as Assistant…

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Ren Navarro, Beer. Diversity.

Ren Navarro

(she/her) Consultant, Beer. Diversity.

Brewing up real change - a discussion about diversity, inclusion and equality   |  With nearly a decade…

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Ian Tostenson

President & CEO, BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association

The Path Forward for the Hospitality Industry from COVID-19   |  The British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association…

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Keith Armstrong Great Western Brewery

Keith Armstrong

Brewmaster, Great Western Brewing Co in Saskatoon

Know Barley to Enjoy Beer: The Opportunity!   |  Keith first tried home-brewing during university and still brews…

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Evan Singer

Evan Singer

Business Development Specialist, Vessel Packaging Co

  |  Whatever your size and ambitions, Vessel's integrated suite of beverage packaging services will take your business…

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Lindsay Barr

Lindsay Barr

Founding Partner and CSO, DraughtLab Sensory Software

Building a Sensory Program from the Ground Up   |  Lindsay is the CSO and Founding Partner of…

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Owen Johnston

Owen Johnston

Head of Sales & Marketing, Hop Products Australia

Insights into Australian Flavour Hops   |  Owen began his brewing journey in 2005 when he built the…

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Adam Crandall

Owner, Benji Pays, Moody Ales and The Bakery Brewing

Benji Pays provides integration of your payment processors with QuickBooks Online and Xero accounting to save you hundreds…

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Shondi MacDonald

Shondi MacDonald

Policy and Programs Team Leader, Industry Relations, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Traceability Requirements under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations   |  Shondi joined the Canadian Food Inspection Agency…

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Matt Williamson

Matt Williamson

Director, BC Government Relations, Global Public Relations

Public Policy in a Pandemic   |  Global Public Affairs is Canada’s leading privately held strategic communications and…

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Denis Blais

Denis Blais

Senior Area Technical Support Coordinator, Ecolab

CIP Process Considerations to Eliminate Flavour Carry-Over   |  Denis has worked in the brewing industry since 1984…

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Nick Martin

Global Social Engagement Specialist, Hootsuite

How to Use Social Media to Make Strategic Decisions and Grow Your Community    |  Nick has been…

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Nicole Brossard

Senior Consultant, Global Public Affairs

Public Policy in a Pandemic    |  Global Public Affairs is Canada’s leading privately held strategic communications and…

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Edward Olson

Regional Leader, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP

Facing Disruption in Craft Brewing – How Resilient is your Business?    |  Edward Olson, CPA, CA, is…

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Richard Turner, CPA CMA

Manager Major Accounts, BDC

Pursuit of Financial Hoppiness – Looking Ahead    |  Rick is an experienced finance professional with a demonstrated…

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Kai-Yen Foo

Commercial Account Manager

Pursuit of Financial Hoppiness – Looking Ahead    |  Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution…

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Sean Beniston, CPA CMA MBA

Senior Client Partner, BDC Advisory Services

Pursuit of Financial Hoppiness – Looking Ahead   |  BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It promotes…

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Jenn MacIntyre

Jenn MacIntyre

Manager, Industry Development, Destination BC

Crafting Success in Tourism: Opportunities from Destination BC   |  Destination British Columbia (Destination BC) is a provincially…

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Eva Tone CPA, CA

BC Leader Food & Beverage Processing, MNP

Facing Disruption in Craft Brewing – How Resilient is your Business?   |  Eva Tone, CPA, CA, is…

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Kevin Smith

National Manager, Food Compositional Standards and Grades Consumer Protection and Market Fairness Division, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Traceability and Labelling Requirements under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations    |  Kevin is currently responsible for…

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Samin Saadat

Samin Saadat

Executive Director, Jalapeno Employee Engagement

"What Does it Take to Make High Quality Beer"? |  Jalapeno Employee Engagement Diversity and Inclusion Workshop We…

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Marcus Schalle

Senior Account Manager, BDC

Pursuit of Financial Hoppiness – Looking Ahead   |  BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It promotes…

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Jamie Lee

Business Account Manager, Royal Bank of Canada

Pursuit of Financial Hoppiness – Looking Ahead    |  Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution…

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Eric Wickler

Eric Wickler

Regional Sales Manager – Brewery and Filling Applications, GEA Systems North America LLC

Membrane Filtration: De-alc Beer Production for Breweries   |  "Engineering for a better world" is the driving and…

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Kristian Hui

Managing Partner, CSL Consultants

Surviving an Audit / LDB Audits Kristian has over 20 years of experience working with the Canada Revenue…

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Rick Dalmazzi

Rick Dalmazzi

Executive Director, Canadian Craft Brewers Association

CCBA Member Programs Update   |  The Canadian Craft Brewers Association promotes and protects the interests of over…

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Lesley Chang

Lesley Chang

Account Manager, Beattie Tartan

Reputation Management in the Time of COVID and Beyond   |  Lesley is a public relations professional with…

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