Sustainable Retail Summit Coming to Montreal

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MONTREAL — The second Sustainable Retail Summit will take place in Montreal on Oct. 2 to 3, at the Centre Mont Royal, bringing retail and manufacturing leaders to collaborate on key industry issues.

This year the event focuses on forced labor, food loss and waste and consumer health and wellbeing, and will be opened by McCain president & CEO Dirk Van de Put.

“Attendees of the Sustainable Retail Summit should come away from Montreal with concrete examples of how they can apply the changes necessary within their own companies,” says Van de Put “The Sustainable Retail Summit also provides us the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who want to see change for the better.”

The Sustainable Retail Summit, which debuted in Paris last year, offers CEOs, global FMCG industry experts and high-level government representatives to come together to discuss ideas and share solutions to today’s industry challenges.

Several Canadian companies will be joining their international peers as they look to showcase how the consumer goods industry in Canada is delivering on its responsibilities to protect consumers and the planet.
Local speakers include:

• Darrell Jones, president, Save-On-Foods
• Shelley Martin, president & CEO, Nestlé Canada
• Michael Pilato, GM, The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd.
• François Tasmowski, senior director, Global Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, McCain Foods Limited
• Marie-Claude Bacon, director, Corporate Affairs, Metro Inc.
• Alain Brandon, senior director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Government Relations, Loblaws;
• Scott Tudor, director, National Procurement, Sobeys Inc.
• David Wilkes, senior vice-president, Retail Council of Canada

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