You are invited to join us from November 7-8, 2019 at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto for Making Waves! 

In less than two months COPA will be hosting the inaugural Making Waves event, a business conference, and awards gala! This event will feature keynote addresses, a variety of interactive breakout sessions, and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. There will also be a cocktail reception and awards presentations to recognize the brightest stars in our industry. 

Keynote Speakers 

Keynote speaker, Ali Naqvi of the NPD group, will be sharing his years of experience as he discusses the rapidly changing landscape for IT retailers in Canada. Read the full presentation details and Ali Naqvi’s bio here.

 

 

 

Butch Carter will also present a keynote address. Coach Carter is a the founder of A4C, and he serves as Coaching Mentor to the NBA’s Assistant Coaching Program. 

 

 

 

Sessions and Panel Discussions
Breakout sessions and panel discussions will be lead by industry leaders, as well as directors and professors of the Schulich School of Business at York University. 

Presentation topics will include:

  • Business and technology: The best tech to integrate into your business
  • AI and automation: What to expect and how to adapt
  • Multi-generation workforce: Mining your people resources
  • Digital disruption: Embracing e-commerce, social media and boosting your brand online
  • Cyber security: Attack-proof your company and client data
  • Succession planning: Passing the baton and preparing the next generation of leaders
  • Our panel include industry experts from Staples Business Advantage, Grand & Toy, and Hamster (Novexco Inc). 

Watch for exciting updates that will be released in the coming days and weeks, including sponsorship opportunities and keynote and breakout speakers! Mark your calendar to join us!

Email Nicole Gamble at ngamble@copa.ca now to be put on our waiting list.

MAKING WAVES – COPA Conference & Social Event 

Conference Details
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Friday, November 8, 2019
The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel | 950 Dixon Road, Toronto, Airport M9W 5N4

COPA Stars Cocktail Party
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m. | The Vue | 195 Galaxy Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6R7

For full details, pricing options, and accommodations, please visit the conference webpage.

Pricing Options

COPA Member Ticket: $850.00 per person (+HST).
Non-Members Ticket: $975.00 per person

Multiple Ticket Options:
COPA Member Tickets: 3-5 Tickets $750.00 per ticket + HST
COPA Member Tickets: 6-8 Tickets $650.00 per ticket + HST
*For 9 or more tickets please contact Nicole Gamble directly for pricing

Non-Members Member Tickets: 3-5 Tickets $875.00 per ticket + HST
Non-Member Tickets: 6-8 Tickets $775.00 per ticket + HST
*For 9 or more tickets please contact Nicole Gamble directly for pricing

This price includes:

  • Thursday’s full day conference package (includes access to all speakers, parking and hot breakfast and lunch)
  • Thursday evening COPA Cocktail Party hosted at The Vue ($200 ticket value) 
  • Friday’s half day conference package (includes access to all speakers, parking and hot breakfast and lunch)

Hotel Accommodations
Participants can book a traditional single room at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel at the special rate of $175 per night using a COPA booking code. Rooms must be booked by September 30, 2019 to receive special rate.