For the 93rd time in the Ontario Trucking Association’s proud history, trucking’s top business leaders and executives will converge in Toronto to network, get inspired and celebrate the industry.
Registration will open June 15 for the OTA’s Executive Conference on November 6-7, taking place once again at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto.
Back by popular demand, award-winning Canadian entertainer Jessica Holmes from Royal Canadian Air Farce, will co-host the signature awards dinner and reception the evening of Nov. 7. This first-class event includes a series of entertaining video tributes, including the Service to Industry award winner.
As always, leading up to the dinner is a lineup of diverse, entertaining and thought-provoking speakers who will engage industry professionals with ideas to take back to the workplace. Headlining this year’s speaker lineup is:
Bringing over three decades of experience to global leadership in retail and marketing, Bonnie Brooks is one of North America’s great business success stories. In February 2014, Brooks was appointed Vice Chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company. She has also served as Editor-in-Chief at Flare, Canada’s largest fashion magazine and Executive VP of Holt Renfrew where she brought many major American and European designer brands to Canada. Bonnie is one of Moncole’s Top 25 retailers worldwide and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.
Known as the “Teamwork Doctor”, Liane Davey knows how to create high performing teams. Having worked with businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, from across the globe helping teams from the frontlines to the boardroom, Liane has developed a unique perspective on the challenges that teams face and how to solve them. Her mission is to transform the way people communicate, connect and contribute, using her expertise in strategy and group dynamics, she delivers the perfect combination of education and entertainment that leaders and teams need to make an immediate impact on their organizations.
For generations, marketing has been hypocritical. Scott Stratten who has over 185,000 people follow his daily rantings on Twitter, and who was named one of the “Top Five Social Media Influencers in the World” on Forbes.com, is an “unmarketer” and an expert in viral, social and authentic marketing. Using real life, practical examples, along with a good dose of humour, Scott shows audiences how to “unlearn” the old ways and consistently attract, engage and hold on to the right customers.
For over twenty years, Max Valiquette has been at the forefront of what’s now, what’s new and what’s next. Anointed by Marketing Magazine as one of Canada’s “Most Influential Marketers”, Max has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world to help them transform their organizations, their businesses and their brands. Max is an award-winning marketer and market researcher; an author; broadcaster; and journalist who relishes engaging audiences. Justin Trudeau called him a “don’t miss” speaker.