PFMAC Fall General Meeting & Breakfast

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 - Tue, Nov 27, 2012

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport

3311 Caroga Drive, Trillium Room,  Mississauga, ON  L4V 1A3        

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8:30am – 9:00am          

Registration and hot breakfast

9:00am – 9:05am        

Introduction and Welcome by Terry Elliott, Ampacet

9:05am – 9:15am         

Issue Update on Plastic Bag Ban by Marion Axmith, CPIA, Director General         

9:15am – 9:45am        

Aron Gampel, VP & Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank  

“The global economy remains stuck in low gear, with the prospect of more of the same in the year and potentially years ahead.”

Aron Gampel will look at the factors shaping the economics outlook at home and abroad and their impact on financial and commodity markets, borrowing costs and currencies.

9:45am – 10:15am      

Chris Gick, Senior Economist,  Polyethylene Market Dynamics  Nova Chemicals 

The prospect of a sustained ethylene feedstock advantage in North America relative to many other regions has generated many announcements of ethylene and polyethylene plant expansions.  The sustainability of the advantage will be discussed.

10:15am – 10:30am

Coffee Break  

10:30am – 11:00am

Todd Evans, Director of Corporate Research Dept., EDC 

Global value chains have changed the way companies do business, which has led to a fundamental reorganization of global trade patterns.  Canadian inustry is adjusting to these changes and continuous change has become part of the landscape. 

Mr. Evans’ presentation will review how these global trends have implications for Canada’s plastics business.            

11:00am – 11:30am    

Ron Foxcroft, Inventor of the Plastic Fox 40 Pealess Whistle, now sold in 140 countries. 

Ron will focus his presentation on building this business through teamwork, perseverance, passion and sticking to your niche.  Ron has a remarkable story of building a “plastics” business and is a much sought after motivational speaker.

11:30am – 11:45am     

Closing remarks, Terry Elliott, Ampacet

11:45am – 12:30pm    


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One day - two great events!

Immediately following the PFMAC Fall General Meeting join us for lunch and another ground-breaking Plastics Innovation Forum featuring a focus on Packaging.  Same location!  Click here for details and registration form >