Author Archives: Catharine Katic

CEO Dialogue, Michael McCain – December 2020

Michael McCain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s flagship food companies, with sales of $3.9 billion and employing approximately 13,000 people in Canada and the United States. Michael and his team are deeply committed to being the global leader in sustainable proteins, reflected in ambitious goals in the […]

In Review: FOCUS ON: Financing

– Canada’s current financing and investment landscape – In partnership with Export Development Canada (EDC), OG100 recently hosted an interactive session with a panel of financial industry experts from EDC, BDC, Fulcrum Capital Partners and RBC who spoke to the OG100 membership about the current financing and investment landscape in Canada. Members appreciated a timely […]

CEO Dialogue, Linda Hasenfratz – November 2020

On November 25, Linda Hasenfratz joined OG100, with members of her team Chris Merchant (VP, Global Finance) and Elliot Burger (Senior Legal Counsel) for an insightful discussion on Linamar’s formula for success and how the business continues to grow during the challenges of 2020. Based in Guelph, Ontario, Linamar Corporation is Canada’s second largest automobile […]

In Review: Executive Roundtable with Peter Hall

On November 23, 2020, we had the pleasure of welcoming back Peter Hall, VP and Chief Economist with Export Development Canada, to discuss the shape of our economic recovery over the past six months. Peter offered a sector-by-sector look at where we are and EDC’s 2021 predictions for Canada. As necessity is the mother of […]

RECALCULATING: Semi-annual Symposium

Every November, the OG100 membership and invited guests unite for a day of learning and networking. We explore the issues of the day, reflect on common themes of the year, and project how these developments might impact the new calendar year. This session was a bit different as we couldn’t gather in person, but we […]

CEO Dialogue with Kris Shah – October 2020

CEO Dialogue with Kris Shah

Today, Baylis is a fully vertically integrated developer and manufacturer of medical devices for the mid-risk invasive delivery of therapies in cardiology, radiology and spinal pain management. Baylis has a core staff of 750 employees plus 250 new hires devoted to a COVID-19 ventilator production line established through a partnership with the Ventilators for Canadians […]

Global Trade Insights: The FedEx Trade Index with Lisa Lisson, President, FedEx Express Canada

Each year, FedEx conducts a Trade Index survey, providing understandings into global trade trends of small and medium sized businesses in Canada. We are excited that our Semi-annual Symposium participants will be the first Canadian audience to hear the results of the 2020 Index. Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada, will join us from […]

Canada’s Comparative Economic Advantage In 2021 and Beyond

At 1pm on November 12th, we will dive into a discussion on Canada’s Comparative Economic Advantage in 2021 and Beyond. Roughly one week after the US election, it could be a turbulent time in the US. Our guests will take stock of the current political situation and project what it means for Canada immediately and […]

Morning Session: The Future of Transportation

We are excited to offer a day of virtual learning and collaboration on Thursday, November 12th. This year, there are 3 distinct sessions with ample time in between for business, allowing you to take them all in. However, you can also sign up for just one session if that better suits your schedule. Today we […]