CMA Café

CMA Cafe

The CMA is the destination for Canadian marketing leaders to connect and succeed. We have moved our popular CMA Café, presented by Mastercard, to an entirely virtual approach while expanding it to facilitate stronger connections within our community.

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  • CMA Corporate Member access only
  • Director-level and above
  • Complimentary

There are three ways to leverage this service to meet your virtual networking needs, so please:

  1. Sign Up for the CMA Café, presented by Mastercard
  2. Create your brief profile on Ten Thousand Coffees, our partner platform
  3. Get ready to network virtually in the right formats and times for you

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Office Hours

Hosted Virtual Group Networking Sessions

Office Hours feature a CMA Member who is a marketing leader to host a relevant conversation with a group of up to 20 marketing leaders during a specific login time.

Current Office Hours

March 18
The Conversation: Social Media Trends for 2021
Jamie Michaels, Head of Twitter Next, Canada

March 31
Bridging the Gap Between TV and Digital
Shelley West, VP of Sales, MiQ Canada 

Many More Sessions Planned - Please Check Back Again Soon

Past Office Hours Archive

February 3
How privacy changes will affect marketing in Canada and abroad
Christian Ward, Chief Data Officer at Yext

December 2
Innovation Through Collaboration
Chris Saniga, Head of Industry, Facebook & Instagram Canada

November 24
Addressing CMO Painpoints During a Downturn: How Marketers Can Do More With Less
Steve Muscat, VP Strategic Partnerships, and Christine Lako, Director, Marketing of Active International

September 16
Your Organic Marketing Toolkit
Jennifer Patterson, CMO, NEXT Canada

August 25
Have Marketers Lost their Leadership of McCarthy's 4 P's: Product, Price, Place and Promotion?
Christine Saunders, President, Halmyre

June 25
Staying Close to Your Customers in Times of Crisis via Research
Stephan Sigaud, EVP Marketing & Development, Phase 5

June 9
The Impact of COVID-19 on Gen Z and Millennials
Matt McGowan, Country Manager, Snap

May 25
How Branded Entertainment in Sponsorship Leads to Business Growth
Matt Smith, CSO, & Hayes Steinberg, CCO, The Mark

May 20
“Remote” Marketing Leadership and Leading Through Change
Magdalena Vesovikj-Pandiloska, CMO, Microsoft Canada

May 12
Reaching Customers Through TV During COVID
Meet Pierre de Lannoy, VP of Product, MiQ

May 7
Shifting Customer Needs in a Post-COVID World
Meet Nick So, VP Delivery, Widerfunnel

April 23 
How Can Marketers Help SMEs Cope Today?
Meet Richard Toker & Joel Sears, Partners, Branderos

April 21
Marketers are Becoming Technologists
Meet Marcello Gortana, Executive Director, Tennis

April 16
Integrating Purpose into Your Brand Strategy 
Meet Shelley Mayer, President, Ramp Agency

April 7
Positive Communication During Negative Events
Meet Janine Allen, President, Kaiser Lachance Communications

April 3
Leading Virtually 
Meet Luxy Thuraisingam, VP, Growth Marketing, CISCO Canada

March 11 | Toronto
Meet Emma Warrillow, Chief DiGGer, Data Insight Group
"Customer-Centricity – What Does it Really Mean?"

March 3 | Toronto
Meet Brent Chaters, Head of Interactive, Accenture
"The Role of the Collaborative CMO"

February 20 | Toronto
Meet Shawna Miller, VP, Marketing & Communications, Mastercard Canada
"Keeping up with the changing landscape of marketing"

February 25 | Toronto
Meet Patrick McQuaid, VP, Marketing Technology, Analytics & Insights, TD Bank Group
"Marketing Careers: Ask me anything!"

February 13 | Toronto
Meet Adam Froman, CEO, Delvinia
"Scaling a Company: Investing in Innovation & People"

January 29 | Toronto
Meet Evan Wood, Environics Analytics
"The Journey to Becoming a Data and Analytics-Driven Organization"

December 11 | Toronto
Meet Stephan Sigaud, EVP Marketing & Dev at Phase 5
"CX Measurement Best Practices"

December 4 | Toronto
Meet Brandon Kirk, VP of Client Solutions, Rogers Media
"What skills will the new workforce need and how will automation affect workflow?"

November 28 | Toronto
Sandra Hawken, President & CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
"Why does including diversity in your marketing matter?"

November 26 | Toronto
Miki Velemirovich, President, The Cargo Agency
"Artificial intelligence and machine learning in B2B marketing"

November 13 | Toronto
Susan Weaver, Managing Director, Pearl Strategy & Innovation Design
"Health & Wellness"

November 7 | Toronto
Reagan Zuzarte, President,
"Balancing the art and science of ROI for digital campaigns"

November 1 | Toronto
Corinne Rusch-Drutz, CEO, Kensington Health Foundation
"Brand & NFP Insights on Marketing & Donor Development"

October 24 | Toronto
Jennifer Stahlke, VP, Customer Marketing, Walmart
"Keeping up with the changing landscape of marketing"

October 21 | Toronto
Ron Tite, Speaker, Author & CEO at Church + State
"Building Personal and Organizational Momentum in a Busy, Busy World"

October 17 | Toronto
Peter Furnish, VP, Product & Marketing, Starbucks Coffee Canada
"Bringing your mission and values to life professionally and personally"

October 1 | Toronto
Meet John Boynton, CEO, Torstar Corp
"How to Advance to the C-Suite: VP/CMO/COO/CEO"

September 18 | Toronto
Meet Miki Velemirovich, President, The Cargo Agency
"AI and machine learning in B2B marketing"

September 12 | Toronto
Meet Barbara Huggett, GM Canada, Captivate
"Innovation, Media, and Advertising"

September 5 | Toronto
Meet Mo Dezyanian, President, Empathy Inc.
"Unifying Measurement Across Fragmented Media"

August 27 | Toronto
Meet Howard Lichtman, Partner at Ethnicity Matters
"Multicultural Marketing and Advertising"

August 20 | Toronto
Meet Chris Brockbank, CCO, Firma Foreign Exchange
"Rebirth of Ethics, Honesty and Transparency in Marketing"

July 23 | Toronto
Meet with Uwe Stueckmann, SVP Marketing, Loblaw Companies
"Building Brands in a 'Buy Now' World"

July 16 | Toronto
Meet Neil McOstrich, Co-Founder, Cleansheet
"Living with Risk"

July 9 | Toronto
Meet Uwe Stueckmann, SVP Marketing, Loblaw Companies
"Building Brands in a 'Buy Now' World"

June 24 | Toronto
Meet Aldo Cundari, CEO, Cundari Group
"Customer-Centric Marketing"

June 13 | Toronto
Meet Rick Chad, President, Chad Management Group
"How to Hire, Manage, Retain and Develop Top Talent"

June 6 | Toronto
Meet Evan Wood, CMO, Environics Analytics
"A Career in Marketing Data & Analytics"

May 30 | Toronto
Meet John Bardawill, Managing Director at TMG
"Risk Taking and Ask Me Anything"

May 9 | Toronto
Meet Justin Haberman, Account Director at Elemental
"Customer Experience – the Single Most Important Investment a Brand Can Make"

April 5 | Toronto
Meet Bryan Pearson, President and CEO at LoyaltyOne
"Keeping Up with the Changing Landscape of Marketing"

April 4 | Toronto
Meet Kerri Dawson, VP Marketing & Customer, LCBO
"The Changing Landscape of Marketing"

March 12 | Toronto
Meet Andrea Fiederer, EVP & CMO, goeasy
"Customer Experience"

March 12 | Toronto
Meet Chris Stamper, SVP, TD Bank
"Leadership, customer experience, and banking"

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Virtual Matches for Members with Mutual Interests

Introductions are automatically suggested monthly for your review for community Members who have opted in and have selected profile topics, goals or interests.

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Reach Out and Make a New Professional Connection

Connect allows opted in Café community Members to message each other by viewing anyone's profile and clicking "Say Hello" to help to broaden their network.

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