Imperial Tobacco Canada, the largest tobacco company in the country, has run its business in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace since 1908. Today it faces a growing illegal tobacco industry, draft legislation that would ban on-package branding, skepticism with respect to its new reduced-harm products, and a soon-to-be-legalised marijuana market.
How should the government treat new safer tobacco and nicotine products? And what accounts for the policy inconsistency that will allow the marijuana industry more marketing and product freedoms than tobacco companies?
On September 28th, one of Toronto’s best-known business reporters, Mike Eppel of 680 News, will sit down with the CEO of Imperial Tobacco Canada, Jorge Araya, to discuss these issues and look at where this industry is headed in the next 10 years. Some of what is happening will surprise people who tend not to focus on this industry in spite of its enormous size here in Canada and around the world.
Jorge Araya started his career with British American Tobacco Chile in 1995 and held various marketing roles in Chile and Mexico prior to being appointed as Marketing Director Southern Cone and Brazil. In 2012, he joined the Americas Regional Leadership team, where he successfully led the marketing growth strategy through significant portfolio evolution, as well as trade strategy and talent capability development. He was appointed as President and CEO, BAT Canada (Imperial Tobacco Canada) in 2015 where he continues to make a demonstrable contribution to the transformation of this complex and often controversial business.
Mike Eppel Biography:
Mike Eppel has been reporting on the financial markets and corporate news for more than 25 years. As a graduate of Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts Program, Mike has worked as a markets reporter for the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture. He was also one of the original business reporters for 680 News when the station launched in summer of 1993.
From 1999 to 2004, Mike was a business reporter for CTV NewsChannel, CTV National News, CFTO Toronto and BNN. He returned to 680 News as Senior Business Editor in 2004 overseeing the expansion of business coverage to Rogers All-News radio stations across Canada and Sportsnet Radio, The Fan 590. He is also seen on CityTV’s Breakfast Television in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Highlights of his career have included reporting from the 1998 Atlanta Summer Olympics, the Muskoka G8 Summit and numerous Ontario and Federal budgets. Mike was born and raised in Tillsonburg, Ontario on a tobacco farm.
He started in broadcasting at the age of 16 as a DJ and newsreader at the local radio station, CKOT. His broadcast travels have also taken him to radio stations in Wingham and Barrie. He also attended the University of Western Ontario, completing fourth-year courses in History and Political Science
Topic: Creative Canada – A vision for Canada’s creative industries
Join Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, as she outlines the Government of Canada’s vision for cultural and creative industries in a digital world. Our diverse and vibrant creative sector is a source of pride for all Canadians. It is a powerful force for economic growth and development, while sharing our stories at home and abroad. With digital technologies rapidly transforming Canada’s cultural landscape, we have the opportunity for a renewed policy approach and a bold vision for Canada’s creative sector on the world stage. Discover the next chapter for Canadian creativity.
Titre du discours: Un Canada créatif – Une vision pour les industries créatives canadiennes
Joignez-vous à l’honorable Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien, qui présentera la vision du gouvernement du Canada pour les industries culturelles et créatives dans un monde numérique. Notre secteur créatif est diversifié et dynamique en plus d’être une source de fierté pour tous les Canadiens. Il constitue une des grandes forces de notre développement et de notre croissance économiques, et il nous permet de partager nos récits ici et à l’étranger. Les technologies numériques transforment le paysage culturel du Canada et nous donnent l’occasion de renouveler nos politiques et d’adopter une vision avant-gardiste pour le secteur créatif du Canada sur la scène internationale. Venez découvrir le prochain chapitre de la créativité canadienne.
The Honourable Melanie Joly is the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville in Montreal. A passionate supporter of the arts throughout her career, Minister Joly’s responsibilities as Minister of Heritage include oversight of the Government of Canada’s arts and culture policies and organizations, and a dynamic creative sector that extends across music, film, broadcasting, digital and new media. Her mandate also includes promotion of Canada’s two official languages, preservation of Indigenous languages and culture, and government policies on multiculturalism. Her vision is rooted in the belief that arts and culture are an essential part of any innovation and economic development agenda through investment in key creative industry sectors.
Prior to her entry into federal politics, Minister Joly founded and led Le Vrai Changement pour Montréal party, running for mayor of Montréal in 2013 under its banner. She is the author of “CHANGING THE RULES OF THE GAME”, sharing a personal vision for public policy and civic engagement. A lawyer by training, Minister Joly began her career in the practice of law and later served as managing partner of the Montréal office of the international communications firm Cohn & Wolfe. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Law from Université de Montréal and a Magister Juris in European and Comparative law from the University of Oxford.
L’honorable Mélanie Joly est la ministre du Patrimoine canadien et la députée d’Ahuntsic-Cartierville à Montréal. Elle est une partisane passionnée des arts depuis le début de sa carrière. Ses responsabilités à titre de ministre du Patrimoine canadien comprennent la supervision des agences et des politiques artistiques et culturelles du gouvernement du Canada, ainsi que du secteur créatif dynamique qui englobe la musique, le cinéma, la radiodiffusion, les médias numériques et les nouveaux médias. Son mandat comprend également la promotion des deux langues officielles du Canada, la préservation des langues et des cultures autochtones, et la mise en place des politiques gouvernementales sur le multiculturalisme. Elle croit fermement que les arts et la culture sont des éléments essentiels à tous les plans axés sur l’innovation et le développement économique, et que ceux-ci doivent comprendre des investissements dans les secteurs créatifs clés.
Avant de se lancer en la politique fédérale, la ministre Joly a fondé le parti Vrai changement pour Montréal, et s’est présentée à l’élection à la mairie de Montréal pour ce parti en 2013. Elle a écrit le livre Changer les règles du jeu dans lequel elle partage sa vision des politiques publiques et de l’engagement civique. Avocate de formation, la ministre Joly a commencé sa carrière en droit avant de devenir associée directrice au bureau de Montréal de la firme internationale de relations publiques Cohn & Wolfe. Madame Joly a un baccalauréat en droit de l’Université de Montréal et une maîtrise en droit européen et comparatif de l’Université d’Oxford.
Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company. In his 30 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrials. Prior to his current role, Dominic was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.
He is the Chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the Chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is also a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and a member of the boards of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Dominic is the Co-Chair of the ‘Focusing Capital on the Long Term’ initiative. The initiative seeks to develop practical structures, metrics and approaches for longer-term behaviours in the investment and business worlds.
Dominic has authored more than 80 articles on the role of business in society, leadership, financial services, Asia, history and the issues and opportunities facing markets worldwide. Dominic is a co-author, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002), China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007) and co-author with Dezso Horvath and Matthias Kipping of Reimagining Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Dominic has received multiple awards for his business leadership and contributions to the communities in which he has lived and worked. In February 2013 Dominic received the Order of Civil Merit (Peony Medal) from former President Lee of South Korea and in August 2014 he was awarded the Singaporean Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore). He is a Rhodes Trustee and an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. Dominic is also an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
A Sesquicentennial Series Event:
The Empire Club of Canada’s TMX Group luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at One King West. This event is part of The Empire Club of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Series, celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and honouring our great country. The luncheon will feature Lou Eccleston, CEO, TMX Group Limited. The luncheon will highlight the 165th birthday for TMX Group Limited and the TMX Group’s outlook for the next few years.
Lou Eccleston is Chief Executive Officer of TMX Group Limited. He joined TMX Group on November 3, 2014. Mr. Eccleston is a member of the TMX Group Board of Directors; he is also a member of the Board of Directors of several TMX Group subsidiaries, including TSX Inc., TSX Venture Exchange Inc., Montreal Exchange and NGX. Mr. Eccleston has more than 30 years of extensive experience gained in senior leadership roles in the information services, financial technology and capital
market services sectors. Prior to joining TMX Group, he was President, S&P Capital IQ and Chairman of the Board, S&P Dow Jones Indices, which are business lines of McGraw Hill Financial. He was with that organization for six years. While there, Mr. Eccleston was named to the Institutional Investor “Tech 50” in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Previously, Mr. Eccleston was at Thomson Financial for four years in the roles of President of Global Sales, Marketing & Services and President of the Banking and Brokerage Group. Mr. Eccleston was at Bloomberg LP for 14 years, where he held a number of roles including chief executive of Bloomberg Tradebook for 6 years. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Pivot Inc., a capital market software services company. Mr. Eccleston earned a BA in Economics from Drew University in Madison, NJ as well as a MBA from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Elite French Graduate Schools Alumni Association of Ontario (AAGEF)
Cet événement est présenté en collaboration avec l’Association des Alumni des Grandes Écoles Françaises, section Ontario (AAGEF)
The New Europe In A New Balance Of The World
After multiples elections in Europe, in France, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, Europe has been able to challenge the rise of populism and has now time to revive confidence in its capacity to progress. Trump’s leadership in the U.S. plays in Europe’s favour. The world is restructuring with the rise of China, the emergence of Africa and the possibility of a new Eurasia continent that would extend up to Africa. Europe has a role to play in this new Eurasian dynamism while respecting its traditional ties with North America. Does Europe have the political will and means to do so?
La nouvelle Europe dans le nouvel équilibre du monde
Après les élections françaises, néerlandaises, italiennes et allemandes, l’Europe a su faire face à la montée des populismes et a le temps nécessaire pour relancer sa dynamique. La présidence Trump joue d’ailleurs dans ce sens. Le monde poursuit une restructuration en profondeur avec la mondée de la Chine, l’émergence de l’Afrique et la possibilité d’une Eurasie étendu jusqu’au continent africain. L’Europe peut être la clé de voute de ce nouvel arc eurasiatique, dans le respect de ses alliances traditionnelles avec l’Amérique du Nord. L’Europe en aura-t-elle la volonté et s’en donnera-t-elle les moyens ?
Mr. Raffarin will deliver his presentation both in French (40%) and English (60%)
M. Raffarin fera sa présentation en français (40%) et en anglais (60%)