FCCCO CXO Rendezvous with Ms. Monique Vialatou, President and CEO of BNP Paribas

05/15/2018 17:30 to 05/15/2018 19:00 (America/Toronto)

Toronto, Canada

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TFBN is happy to invite you to join the CXO Rendez-vous of the France Canada Chamber of Commerce Ontario (FCCCO)

CXO Rendezvous is a monthly series that is intended to connect the professional community to the business community, listen to inspiring talks from industry leaders, experienced entrepreneurs, visionaries, and innovators.

Join us for our next CXO Rendezvous: Monique Vialatou, President and CEO of BNP Paribas in Canada.

In the new digital era, Global financial markets are integrating, companies are consolidating, and organizations are pursuing new ventures outside of their traditional boundaries

In this session, Monique will share her views on:

  • Key trends in Financial Services
  • Collaborating with FinTechs to advance Innovation
  • Strategic Planning for changing the business landscape


5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration and light refreshment

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A

About Monique Vialatou:

Monique Vialatou was appointed as the CEO and Country Manager for BNP Paribas in Canada in July 2014. She is the member of Americas Executive Committee of the Bank; she is also a member of the Business Council of Canada.

Prior to her current position, she was Country Head for the Bank in Thailand for 6 years. Monique has worked for BNP Paribas for over 30 years. Her career spans from French retail banking to Corporate and Investment Banking in France as well as the US from 1993 to 1997 and from 2006 to 2008.

Monique graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP)


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From 05/15/2018 17:30
To 05/15/2018 19:00


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While food and beverage companies are experienced innovators, the industry itself is facing considerable consumer, food safety and regulatory challenges. Advances in food and beverage science and technology, both in-sector and beyond, are presenting exciting opportunities but a step-change in innovation is needed if companies are to prosper.

Anyone new to innovation can learn more than a few lessons from the food and beverage industry. The industry knows how to innovate. At its best, it can be nimble, getting products to shelf in a much shorter time than other industries which can be held up by product trials and sector regulation.

- How does concept to market in less than a year sound?

- There is relatively little risk in trying a new flavour or version of a product, deploying the playfulness we associate with Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

- For retailers selling own-brand products, there is even less risk – they can test the product in store and if sales are poor, then they can simply remove the product from the shelf. What is there to lose?

But the reality is that it’s a tough time to be a food or beverage manufacturer. Competition is high. Retailers have driven down prices. Profit margins are low.

How innovation will shape the food and beverage Industry. Join us to listen our great panel including


6:00-6:30pm: Registration

6:30-7:15pm: Panel

7:15-7:30pm: Mini pitches

7:30-9pm: Networking

Edouard POT - General Manager Puratos Canada

Alain LOCQUENEUX - General Manager Olivieri Foods Limited

Stephane BRUNEL - Plant Manager Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee