Thursday February 22, 2018
The Regulatory Forum 
Room 109 | Lunch Included | Pre-Registration Required | Members and Associates $50
Member and Associate's Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Regulatory Presentation 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Neworking Break 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Members-Only Meeting 4:00 -5:00 p.m.


Manon Bombardier, Director General, Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD)

Kim Godard, Senior Manager, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch (RORB)

If your business is involved in the NHP sector, register for CHFA’s Regulatory Forum to learn more about the many changes happening in Canada that could impact your business.

Manon Bombardier will present updates on key projects underway within the department. Topics include the self-care products framework, changes to the use of "statements to the effect of", new electronic tools for product licensing and other important developments. Kim Godard will discuss compliance and enforcement initiatives, specifically the report on their findings from the compliance monitoring project and future educational opportunities that are planned for GMP compliance. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay up to date, ask your questions and connect with industry peers. 

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Friday February 23, 2018
Retail Leaders Round Table 
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Room 210 | CHFA Member Retailer Owner/Operator Free
Speaker & Facilitator: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network
Following the Death by Amazon session, CHFA members are invited to join Bruce as he facilitates what is sure to be a lively discussion. This is your opportunity to share pain points, insights and best practices with other independent store owners. This session is limited to CHFA retailer members and is the perfect opportunity to engage with others who may be having the same challenges – and experiencing the same successes – as you. So come out to share your knowledge and gain insights from your fellow retailer members.

Bruce Winder is a Retail Expert, Entrepreneur, Professor and Speaker serving a variety of clients in the retail and manufacturing industries.  
His 25 + years’ experience in big retail as well as consulting and freelancing make him one of Canada's most sought after experts in the retail field.  As the Co-Founder & Partner at the Retail Advisors Network™, he is often interviewed on leading TV media outlets such as BNN, CBC, CTV News, CP24, Global News and has contributed to the Globe & Mail, the Financial Post, The Toronto Star, Reuters, Bloomberg, Adweek, The Calgary Herald and the Ottawa Citizen just to name a few.
Bruce started the first ever retail-only freelance talent marketplace called Retail Advisors Network™ Marketplace and is an active consultant to companies big and small.  
He enjoys teaching business at a Toronto based College and is writing his first book, due in 2018.

Get the Insider’s “Members-Only” Story at the CHFA Member Forum 
A Must-Attend for Industry Leaders!
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Room 217 | CHFA Members Free
Have your say on what CHFA tackles next.  If you’re looking for a platform to exchange insights and experiences, leverage the collective wisdom of your peers and expand your personal network of business leaders, join us at the CHFA West Member Forum.  Join CHFA’s Board of Directors as well as President Helen Long and Vice President David Clark to discuss challenges and opportunities in the industry, and provide your feedback and ideas on CHFA activities.  Whether you are new to the Association or a long time member, this is a great opportunity to have your voice heard.
CHFA Member Welcome Reception 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Room 211 | CHFA Members and Associates Free
Join us for drinks and canapés as we celebrate the opening of CHFA West 2018 with our members and associates. Connect with your industry colleagues and meet CHFA staff you talk to year-round. This is the VIP way to kick off your trade show weekend!
Saturday February 24 & Sunday February 25, 2018
CHFA Member Lounge
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | On the Show Floor beside the CHFA Booth 326
Available exclusively to members of CHFA, the lounge is a place for you to relax, check messages using the free WIFI service and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The first 50 retailers who visit on Saturday and Sunday will receive a gift bag overflowing with awesome goodies donated by sponsors. 
Member Lounge Sponsors