Canada Logistics Conference 2020  -  Program - Corporate Citizenship

Pivoting for Good - Corporate Citizenship in the Era of COVID

Hear how other organizations have adapted to COVID - and found new opportunities

Tuesday, November 17

Circumstances arising around COVID-19 have obviously presented an unprecedented challenge to countless organizations. And there have been many ways to respond to those challenges - and to plan for the uncertainties still ahead. 

In this presentation, you'll hear how other organizations have found opportunity in the crisis and have stepped up to be responsible corporate citizens during this difficult time. 


Matthieu Casey - Director, Cargo Revenue Management and Business Strategy, Air Canada 

Matthieu leads the Revenue Management team within the Cargo division at Air Canada. In this role, Matthieu is oversees the Network Strategy, Interline Partnerships, Pricing and Capacity Optimization groups. Matthieu was previously responsible for Air Canada Cargo’s Canadian Sales group, as well as the Global Partnerships team. Prior to joining Air Canada, Matthieu held roles in the commercial organization and Business Intelligence Services at IATA (International Air Transport Association).  

Geoff Dillon - Founder and President, Dillon's Small Batch Distillers

Geoff is the founder and president of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville; a leader in the Canadian craft distilling space. A first of its kind for Ontario, he has grown it to become the largest grain-to-glass craft distillery in the country. Dillon’s works with local farmers to turn fruit and grain into unique, award-winning spirits. Dillon’s led the charge during the 2020 pandemic to convert their distillery into hand sanitizer production and eventually gave over $1.5 million worth of it to hospitals, and other essential services. 

Marie Lemay - President & CEO, Royal Canadian Mint

Marie Lemay was appointed President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint in January 2019.  With 20 years of service in senior government leadership positions, she has an extensive background in public policy. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Lemay served as Deputy Minister and Deputy Receiver General for Canada at Public Services and Procurement Canada, managing 12,000 employees and a $6 billion budget. 

Ms. Lemay also served as Deputy Minister and President of the Canada Economic Development Agency for Quebec Regions, which promotes the long-term Economic development of the regions of Quebec. In 2012, she was Associate Deputy Minister at Infrastructure Canada, the main department responsible for federal efforts to enhance Canada's public infrastructure. From January 2008 to 2012, Ms. Lemay was the CEO of the National Capital Commission, where she led a change in culture to one of openness and transparency, including the introduction of public Board meetings. 

She was also the CEO of Engineers Canada where she led a number of international initiatives and oversaw several mutual recognition agreements. Ms. Lemay is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of Professional Engineers Ontario, as well as a Fellow for both Engineers Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. She has also served on several boards.