Monday Opening Session: Redefining the Collar-Blue sponsored by Infor
Monday, September 19, 2022 | 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Blue-Collar CEO™ & Founder
Freshco.ca (not the grocery store!)
Host & Designer for HGTV’s, Trading Up
Mandy Rennehan (a.k.a. Bear) is called the Blue-Collar CEO™ for her ability to seamlessly navigate between the white- and blue-collar worlds, and to respectfully 'tell it like it is'. Not only is she the Host, Designer and Contractor for HGTV’s new show, Trading Up, Mandy is a sought-after speaker, multiple award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, trade-industry ambassador and CEO/founder of Freshco.ca (not the grocery store!)
Her vision goes well beyond building successful businesses. She is redefining the collar, blue™ and changing the answer to ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ in order to help solve the massive skilled trade shortage world wide. Mandy is challenging the misconception that white-collar jobs are “better” or “more desirable” than blue-collar ones; society needs both collars!
Rennehan is also a lead advisor to the federal Governments national campaign encouraging apprenticeships and promoting the skilled trades as a career and has a book coming out called, The Blue Collar CEO, My Gutsy Journey from Rookie Contractor to Multi-Millionaire Construction Boss April 19th with Harper Collins Publishing.
Tuesday Major Session: Changing the Landscape of Waste sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 8:00 am - 9:15 am
CEO and Founder
Tom Szaky is founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams. TerraCycle operates in 21 countries, working with some of the world’s largest brands, retailers and manufacturers to create national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration.
Through TerraCycle, Tom is creating circular solutions for hundreds of waste streams such as cigarette butts, dirty diapers and used chewing gum that otherwise have no path to be recycled. TerraCycle operates the largest supply chain for ocean plastic in the world, partnering with companies to integrate this material into their packaging.
In January 2019, TerraCycle, along with 25 top consumer products companies and retailers announced a new e-commerce shopping platform called Loop that will enable consumers to shop for some of their favorite brands in durable, reusable packaging. Loop is a key step in helping to end the epidemic of waste that is caused by 'single use' consumption.
Wednesday Closing Session: Pandemic to Endemic-Leading Through Uncertainty sponsored by TriumphPay
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am
VP, Global Supply chain
In February 2020 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla asked his employees, “If not us, then who?” and then directed his teams to “…make the impossible possible” to create the first FDA-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Months later the Comirnaty® vaccine was a solution the world was waiting for, to save lives and support the return to “normalcy.”
But how did this pharma giant quickly pivot, adjust, manufacture and distribute billions of doses during a pandemic? At a time in economic history, when the phrase “supply chain” may receive less than positive opinions, Pfizer was named number six among the top global supply chains. This session will focus on changes the company has implemented during times of uncertainty to continue to deliver breakthroughs for patients around the world.