11am – 12pm Animal Nutrition: Science and Emotion! How to navigate through it all without losing your mind! by Sophie Lavallée M.Sc. Agronomist
This seminar relates to the scientific process versus emotional component when pet nutrition is concerned. This presentation is mainly for pet stores and service providers who work closely with pet owners who are often concerned about what they read and hear about online. The goal of this seminar is to demystify and let pet professionals and pet owners have a more critical eye when information appears online. How to recognize and make the distinction between scientific facts that are based on proof and anecdotal stories that are so ubiquitous and misleading in the pet nutrition world. How we need science to go up against biased information. Examples on pet obesity, taurine deficiency and the link with the recent cases of cardiac disease (DCM) and grain free recipes will be discussed through a scientific eye.
Sophie has a Masters in Animal Sciences and monogastric nutrition at McGill University – Macdonald Campus. She is passionate about pet food innovation with a research and development expertise of more than 18 years, in which 5 of those years spent exclusively developing new complete and balanced food recipes for cats and dogs. She is most interested in the scientific aspect of living creatures and the proper use of resources. Her active role in the marketing of new products and to improve renowned brands enables her to consolidate her knowledge on the subject. Now an independent professional, she offers consulting services for pet food startup companies to help them offer the best products that meet known nutrition standards.
Price: Members $25 – Non-members $50
1pm – 2pm What Would Happen To Your Business If You Died Yesterday? by Ann-Marie Williams B.A. and Alain Decelles
Photo : Bonnallie Brodeur
Photo : Bonnallie Brodeur
Succession planning means planning today to protect your tomorrow. It’s Monday morning and you are opening your store. Today your associate is no longer there, he passed away yesterday. The employees, the bank, the suppliers, the clients…so many people to contact and reassure. A few years back, you and your associate had taken the time to go through all the financial and succession planning and had added a protection plan that was regularly revised. You now realize the importance of succession planning. Without it, you could’ve lost everything that you had built. In this seminar, you will learn more about succession planning and how to get started.
iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management groups in Canada, with operations in the United States. Founded in 1892, it is one of Canada’s largest public companies.