International Center, Hall 5, Mississauga, Ontario

September 17, 2017 from 10am to 6pm
September 18, 2017 from 10am to 5pm


Schedule of events


Sunday September 17 2017 – Aviation Room A

11am – 12pm – LEADERSHIP THROUGH BALANCE: THE AIKIDO MANAGEMENT METHOD by Eric Hubler

Aikido, a Japanese martial art, translates lieterally as “The way of harmonizing energy”. Leadership is also nothing but the art of harmonizing energies to collectively achieve common goals. The Aikido Management® method, created by Eric Hubler in 2005, is taught through practical workshops accessible to everyone and aims at developing the “4E’s” of excellence and leadership; equilibrium, empathy, efficiency and ethics.

A graduate of Strasbourg Business School, Eric Hubler was appointed Head of the Alsace Trade Office in Los Angeles, in 1989. In 1994. Eric decided to take charge of commercial development at the family business, Hubler SA. In 2005, he took advantage of his experience in developing industrial and commercial activities, and chose to “embark” on an entrepreneurial adventure on his own. He founded Altamira Development and developed the Aikido Management® leadership training concept. His talks help high-level managers and their teams to adopt new behaviors to manage change in a positive manner. Eric is also the Coordinator at the “Performance and Quality of Life at the Workplace” Association, ex-President of an Aikido Club and member of the Management Committee of the Alsace League of the French Federation of Aikido, Aikibudo and Affinity Groups.

Price: Members $25 – Non-members $50

1pm – 2pm – NOVEL INGREDIENTS AND PET FOOD TRENDS by Serge Boutet

The ever-increasing demand for healthy and innovative pet foods is forcing the industry to find new ingredient sources and develop new types of foods and treats. During this presentation, we will look at these new proteins, ingredient sources and trends and discuss their related challenges as well.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Serge is an agronomist expert in animal nutrition and a McGill University graduate with a 33-year career in animal nutrition, including the last 27 years in the pet food industry. Presently owner of his consulting company founded in June 2013, SB Nutrinnov Consultants is offering a wide range of services to the pet food industry, from pet food formulation to complete pet food projects bringing products to market.

Price: Members $25 – Non-members $50

2:30pm – 3:30pm – PART 1 THEORY – ANIMAL MASSAGES IN THE GROOMING PRACTICE by Chantale Robinson

This seminar will cover the benefits of massage and how to incorporate massage techniques into the grooming practice. This seminar is followed by an optional hands-on workshop.

Price: Members $25 – Non-members $50

4pm – 5pm – PART 2 HANDS ON – ANIMAL MASSAGES IN THE GROOMING PRACTICE by Chantale Robinson

This workshop is the continuation of the seminar where you will learn how to perform massage techniques on dogs. Dogs are welcomed to this workshop. We can have 1-2 participants per dog. A certificate will be available following the workshop.

She is a biologist and an animal health technician. She has been passionate with her profession for over 15 years. She also teaches first aid for pets and gives regular conferences on the subject. Chantale founded Kilookas to share her knowledge with people that love animals and want the best care for them. Biologist and vet technician for more than 15 year’s experience. She is also the author of the book “First Aid for Cats and Dogs” and “Does my pet eat well?” She is writer for multiple magazines.

Price: (Part 1 and 2) Members $40 – Non-members $90

Sunday September 17 2017 – Aviation Room B

6pm COCKTAIL

Price: FREE

Monday September 18 2017 – Room 501

8:15 am – 9 am – PIJAC CANADA’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Price: FREE

Monday September 18 2017 – Aviation Room B

9:15 am – 10 am – CANADIAN PET MARKET REPORT by Euromonitor

Juan Carlos Lopez, industry analyst from research firm Euromonitor International, will talk about the latest industry trends in Canada and North American sharing their latest hard data on product performance, trends and forecasts for the Canadian pet industry.

Juan Carlos is an Ottawa-based country analyst with Euromonitor International. He has contributed to in-depth analysis of consumer and industry trends in a range of consumer packaged goods markets in Canada, US and Latin America, including packaged foods, pet food and veterinary services. He also provides consulting services regarding international market penetration and foreign direct investment. Prior to joining Euromonitor International in 2016, he worked on export and investment promotion in Latin America.

Price: FREE

11am – 12pm TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTED SPECIES by Lise Jubinville

Lise Jubinville is Unit Chief of operations and politics of CITES permits in Canada, and represent the Canadian managing department for CITES. With her team, she is responsible for permit and certificate grants, as well as import permits required under WAPTR.

She collaborates with partners from other CITES member countries to manage the trade of protected species. She joined civil sector in 2010 following 25 years experience in the private sector in telecommunications.

Price: FREE

Monday September 18 2017 – Aviation Room A

CANCELLED – DOES MY DOG LOOK OVERWEIGHT TO YOU? by Sylvie Savage

CANCELLED – CAN A FRESH DIET INCREASE YOUR PROFITS by Sylvie Savage