The pandemic showed us just how fragile international supply chains can be with shortages of personal protective equipment, semi-conductors and even bicycles due to massive global demand coupled with lock downs on non-essential businesses and the blockage of the Suez Canal impacting businesses here in Canada and around the world. Even as lockdowns ease here, they continue to affect ports and factories across Asia. As Canadian businesses recover from the disruption of the pandemic, they are rethinking their supply chains, making them more robust and looking hard at sustainability.
Join Canadian Club Toronto on October 13 for a panel discussion led by Linda Seymour, President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada. A veteran commercial banker, Linda leads the Canadian business of a bank that facilitates $760 billion in global trade annually across the globe’s major trade corridors. Linda will be joined by a panel of business leaders to discuss supply chains, their disruption and how companies are navigating the quickly-evolving landscape, what that means for other businesses and the trends it creates.
A link to the live stream will be provided closer to the event date.
President & CEO, HSBC Bank Canada
Linda Seymour was appointed Group General Manager, President and Chief Executive Officer for HSBC Bank Canada effective September 2020. She is a member of the Board of HSBC Bank Canada and is Chair of the Board of HSBC Asset Management (Canada) Limited.
No one is better placed than HSBC to serve Canadian companies doing business here at home or internationally as well as individuals with an international outlook. For 40 years, Canadian and international customers have counted on HSBC’s ability to bring its global experience and perspective to evolving trends and issues in Canada – helping to build the economy for the future. No other international bank has its local presence in Canada. And as part of HSBC’s extensive network covering Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa, no other Canadian bank has its global scale.
Anna Sanchez, CPA, CMA
Executive Vice President, Metrican
Anna is the Executive Vice President of Metrican and a Certified Public Accountant. She leads the operations of the business, overseeing the execution of core enterprise strategy initiatives, including process optimization and automation. Under her leadership Metrican has evolved with their customer base, offering more value-add products and supporting customers’ migration to new technologies while developing a global supply chain. In 2020, she was recognized by the Precision Metalforming Association and Women in Manufacturing as an international Women of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating. The Metrican Group of Companies is a leading supplier of tooling and stamped metal components to the auto industry, serving all manufacturing needs, from prototyping to production with operations in Canada, the US and Mexico. They have won several prestigious industry and customer awards.
Managing Partner, Lamour Group
Martin Lieberman is a managing partner at the Lieberman family office in Montreal. The Family is involved in the apparel, real estate and venture capital business. They own the Lamour Group of companies and Martin is President of BL Intimates, and a Director at BMHL Equities, the Lamour Group and ADEN Realty. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors at Tefron Ltd. Israel. Martin Lieberman is also an equal equity partner with Berkshire Hathaway in the intimate business of BL Intimates Canada Inc. BL Intimates specializes in intimate apparel, activewear, and hosiery, delivering innovation and streamlined production for the world’s top retailers while positively addressing the social and environmental impact of their manufacturing process by building sustainability into their global fashion supply chain. They have full-service distribution centres in the US and Canada. In the real estate portfolio, Martin and the family are involved in both management and development of Canadian and US properties. Investments in Venture capital in every stage of business from start ups to fully operational corporations with JANT Ventures Inc.
Warren M. Spitz
Founder and CEO, UCS Forest Group of Companies
Warren Spitz is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor. He is founder and CEO of the Spitz Group of Companies, which includes UCS Forest Group. Actively giving his time to numerous organizations, Warren is currently Chair of the Faculty Advisory Board at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He serves as Board Chair of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and also on the Board of NOW Health Group. Additionally, Warren is a member of the Chief Executives Organization (CEO), Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Entrepreneur’s Circle of the Canada American Business Council (CABC). Previously, Warren served as President of the International Wood Products Association and on the Board of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). In 2012, Warren was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in support of Canadian military families. With his family, in 2015, Warren created the Spitz Fellows Program for Indigenous Women at UBC Sauder.
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