PFMAC Fall General Meeting

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 - Wed, Nov 13, 2013


Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Airport
3299 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, ON  L4V 1A3  Pearson ABC Room  t. 905-673-9800


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      
Registration and hot breakfast   

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.      
Terry Elliott, Ampacet & Chair, PFMAC Introduction and Welcome  

9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.      
Warren Jestin, Senior VP & Chief Economist, Scotiabank Economic Presentation

Warren is Scotiabank’s Chief Economist and has been with the Bank since 1979.  He is a popular public speaker and media commentator on economic issues in Canada  and abroad.  Warren’s expertise is extensive and his team’s research is leading edge.  

9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.   
William R. Carteaux, President & CEO, SPI
 Flexing Its Strength: SPI and the US Film Market

William has been Chief Executive Officer & President at the Society of the Plastics Industry since March 2005. Prior to SPI, he served as President & CEO at Van Dorn Demag Corporation since 2002.                

10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. 
Carol Hochu, CEO & President, CPIA
 Update on CPIA Activities & Successes

Carol has served as President & CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association since January 1, 2012.  With more than 25 years’ experience and leadership in the not-for-profit and trade association sectors, Carol is enjoying meeting members and other stakeholders, and spreading the good news about plastics and the Canadian plastics industry.

10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.  Coffee Break/Networking

11:05 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. 
Thomas E. Blaige, CEO & Partner, Thomas Blaige & Co. LLC Global Consolidation of Flexible Packaging Industry

Tom established Blaige & Company, an international investment banking firm dedicated  exclusively to the plastics, packaging and chemicals industries. Blaige & Company’s proprietary research department tracks and analyzes over 500 plastics industry M&A transactions annually on a worldwide basis.                                                  

11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. 
Bob O’Billovich, Former CFL Coach of the Year
 How Football Became a Way of Life

Bob is a former Canadian Football League player, coach and administrator. He has been involved  with the CFL since 1963. Bob has received the University of Montana Athlete of the Decade award,  CFL Coach of the Year in 1982, 1987, Grey Cup Champion Coach in 1983 and he was inducted into the University of Montana Grizzly Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.  

12:05 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. 
Terry Elliott, Ampacet Closing remarks

12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Networking


$95 + HST PFMAC Members
$120 + HST Non Members


Thank you to our sponsors!



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Mark your calendar for the PFMAC 2014 golf tournament on Thursday May 22, 2014 at The Richmond Hill Golf Club