CMA Café

CMA Cafe

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In its first year, the CMA Café, presented by Mastercard, has engaged hundreds of marketing leaders.  As we expand the program in 2020, hear their thoughts and get involved:

  • CMA Corporate Member access only
  • Director-level and above
  • Complimentary
  • Hosted by seasoned marketing leaders
  • Attend in-person, small group conversations called Office Hours
  • For more details, here’s everything you need to know




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!"

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

March 5 | Toronto
Meet Gabriele Janes, VP Learning, Canadian Marketing Association
"How Effective Professional Development Can Accelerate Your Organization"

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

March 24 | Toronto
Meet Luxy Thuraisingam, VP Growth Marketing, CISCO Canada
"Diversity in Marketing Leadership"

April 16 | Toronto
Meet Shelley Mayer, President, Ramp Agency
"Integrating Purpose into your Brand Strategy"

April 23 | Toronto
Meet Richard Toker & Joel Sears, Pardners, Branderos
"There are 1 Million+ SMEs in Canada – How can we Serve Them Better?"

September 22 | Toronto
Meet Stephan Sigaud, EVP Marketing & Development, Phase 5
"Where is CX heading? Is it stalling or is it morphing (and if so, into what)?"

Many More Sessions Planned - Please Check Back Again Soon


Past Café Archive

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"

Get started

  1. Sign Up for the CMA Café, presented by Mastercard
  2. Create your brief profile with Ten Thousand Coffees, our partner platform
  3. Select your preferred Office Hours via the link in the left nav

The CMA Café, presented by Mastercard, is an excellent opportunity for marketing leaders to expand their network and participate in an open, roundtable discussion with other marketing leaders.

Events feature a CMO or marketing leader who will host a breakfast event (an “Office Hour”) at her or his office with a curated group of up to 10 marketing leaders. Attendees will engage in a roundtable discussion on a current topic and includes aspirational messages from the host about their career journey.

The Ten Thousand Coffees networking and mentoring platform, a Canadian business success story, is being leveraged to fulfill the delivery of both attendee and host experiences via an intuitive and easy-to-use platform.

This initiative builds on the success of our highly-attended CMAideas Executive Event Series, which continues in 2020.



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