OPI Global Forum Online

This interactive forum for key industry leaders in Europe, North America and beyond is a unique opportunity to debate the future of the business supplies sector and will cover a range of critical subjects to ensure you maximize your success in the post-pandemic world. COPA has partnered with OPI to deliver valuable content for the Canadian marketplace. Alan Arcand, Chief Economist for Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters will cover the state of Canada’s manufacturing sector in light of the pandemic and what the industry’s recovery and growth prospects look like.

Taking place May 5 and 6, 2021, the forum includes keynotes, breakouts, roundtables, and panels. Hear from insightful thought leaders from this sector, including:

  • Ric Andersen – VP & General Manager, Commercial Contract Business, The HON Company
  • Robert Baldrey – Chief Sales Officer Contract EU7, Office Depot Europe
  • Gordon Christiansen – COO & Partner, Highlands
  • Richard Costin – CEO, Bisley Office Furniture
  • Tim Engstrom – VP Supply Chain Shared Services, Essendant
  • Phil Jones MBE – Managing Director, Brother UK
  • Eamon Kelly – Senior Research Analyst & Partner, Edgewater Research
  • Mike Maggio – CEO, SP Richards
  • Beth Wright – VP Sales, Americas, Fellowes Brands

There will be in-depth discussions on:

  • The Changing World of Work
  • Future of the Workplace
  • Developments at Amazon
  • Turning Crisis into Opportunity
  • Vendor focused issues – adapting to an evolving marketplace
  • The Future of the Channel – both in North America & Europe

COPA Hosted Breakout Session

COVID-19 Impact on Canadian Manufacturers: The Economic Outlook
Day 1: May 5, 2021 | 12:50 EDT (11:50 CDT)

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated containment measures have had a devastating impact on Canada’s economy. How deep will the contraction be and what shape will the recovery take? What other factors will affect the manufacturing industry’s growth prospects? 

Alan Arcand, chief economist with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), is a member of the National Policy team where he is responsible for developing and executing CME’s major national research projects, conducting CME’s macroeconomic analysis to support the organization across the country, managing its tax policy efforts, and being a leading voice representing the interests of the association and members with government and the public. 

Special Offer

COPA members save 25% off early bird rate by using discount code: GFCOPA4561
Click here to register. 
Click here to see the full agenda. 

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Sam Moncada at smoncada@copa.ca or 905-624-9462 ext. 228 or Steve Hilleard at steve.hilleard@opi.net or +44 20 7841 2940.