Program at a Glance

Wednesday May 12, 2021

11:00 A.M.
Conference Opens
Explore the day's agenda, meet with sponsoring business partners, and join in virtual networking

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Main Stage

Welcome Address & Interview

Bettina Schaller, President World Employment Confederation

C2C Leadership: From Chaos to Composure

Ron Tite

12:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Networking Event

1:00 - 1:40 P.M.

Concurrent Sessions


Balancing the Efficiencies of Technology with the Importance of Personal Client and Candidate Relationships

John Healy

Sponsored by  

Recruiters/Consultants & Managers

Why Recruitment isn't about METRICS! Or is it?

Will Van Middendorp

Sponsored by  

1:40 - 2:40 p.m.

Lightning Talks

Short presentations by subject matter experts

Recruiting is Still All About the (Candidate and Client) Relationships

Alanna Gravely, Senior Account Executive,Bullhorn

Work from Home Arrangements and Legal Implications

David S. Alli, Associate, Hick Morley

Legal Update: Continuing Challenges of Operating in a Global Pandemic

David W. Foster, Hicks Morley (English language)

2020 - L’année en revue dans le monde des entreprises en recrutement et placement de personnel au Québec

Rheaume Perreault, CRIA, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (French language)

Staffing Industry M&A 2021 Update – Where does this position you

Brian Kennedy, R.A. Cohen Consulting

2:40 to 3:20 P.M.

Concurrent Sessions


Automation: How You'll Win in the New World of Work

Mark Hummel, Director of Sales & Strategy, Automation

Sponsored by   

Talent Curation: How to Get Ahead of the Competition

Derek Sanders, Senior Vice President, Enterprise, People 2.0
Kevin Poll, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, D&I Champion, WillHire

Sponsored by  

3:20 - 4:00 P.M.

Main Stage

Simple Clarity: How to Sell Your Brand in 10 Words or Less

Jeremy Miller 

4:00 - 4:40 P.M.

Main Stage

Business Growth through exceptional Leadership

Greg Savage

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Thursday May 13, 2021

11:00 A.M.
Conference Opens
Explore the day's agenda, meet with sponsoring business partners, and join in virtual networking

12 Noon - 12:45 P.M.

Main Stage

Disruption is Opportunity

Shawn Kanungo

12:45 - 1:15 P.M.
Networking Break

1:15 to 1:55 P.M.

Concurrent Sessions


Working ON Your Staffing Business, while also working IN It!

Panel Presentation: 
Kevin Dee
, Jennifer Ménard-Shand, Sheila Musgrove

Sponsored by  


It's all About Relationship Building: How meaningful candidate conversations can transform your staffing business

Tom Erb

Sponsored by  

2:00 - 2:40 P.M.

Main Stage

Mental Health Research and the Impact of COVID-19 on Employees & Employers

A Panel Presentation:
Darlene Minatel (Moderator), Michael Cooper, Ciara Wakita

2:40 to 3:00 P.M.
Networking Break

3:05 to 3:45 P.M.

Main Stage
What is Unconscious Bias? Making a First Impression in Seven Seconds or Less

Tina Varughese

3:50 to 4:30 P.M.

Main Stage

The Trick to Engagement

Anders Boulanger

4:30 P.M.
Closing Remarks and Prize Draws

*Exact Session Times are subject to change and will be reflected on the final program