The Market Mover Awards program has been established to recognise innovative decision-makers who significantly influence the growth and profitability of firms in the Canadian food, health and wellness sector. Two Award recipients will be formally recognized on Wednesday, February 20th during the Moving the Markets 2002 conference banquet at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. 

A Lifetime Award recipient will be an innovator who has moved markets by directly contributing to a firm’s profitable growth for more than 15 years. An Entrepreneur Award recipient will have built a venture firm, or firms, with the potential for sustainable growth and capacity to influence broader innovation in the sector. Nominees for the Entrepreneur Award will have accomplished their achievements in less than 5 years. Award recipients will be Canadian residents whose work is related to the financing or development of a company owned or operated primarily in Canada.  They will have accomplished their achievements as decision-makers in:

  • food, health and wellness sector firms, including biopharmaceutical, ag biotech, nutraceutical and functional foods, e-exchanges and logistics suppliers, distributors, agribusiness and chemical companies, food and beverage processing, retail and food service firms.

  • the financial sector as primary, secondary and third party participants involved in debt and equity financing, venture capital, investment banking or other financial institutions providing capital and services to industries involved in the food, health, and wellness sector.

2002 Market Mover Awards Selection Committee members are as follows:

  • Chairman – Jacques Sayegh, President and CEO, Samuel Capital Partners, Toronto

  • Greg Rudka, Managing Director, Consumer Products, Scotia Capital Inc., Toronto

  • Mark McCauley, Vice-President Marketing, McCain Foods Canada, Florenceville, New Brunswick

  • Terry Amburgey, Professor of Strategic Management, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • Kenneth Harling, Professor of Strategy, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

  • Ted Hart, Vice-President, Marketing, Canadian Business Magazine, Toronto

  • Curtis Johnson, Senior VP Agri-food, Ipsos-Reid, Winnipeg

  • Paul F. Inglis , Vice President , A.T. Kearney Ltd., Toronto

  • Gary Jessop, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Ottawa

  • Bev Tudhope, Co-Chief Executive, Interbrand Tudhope, Toronto

  • In future years, recipient from previous year

The deadline for receiving nominations is end of day, Wednesday January 23rd, 2002. Recipients will be selected and notified by January 30, 2002. On-line and faxable nomination forms can be accessed here.

Moving the Markets 2002 conference sponsors and contributors include Canadian Business Magazine, McCain Foods Canada, Scotia Capital Inc., Agricore United, the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Farm Credit Corporation, Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development, Food in Canada, the Nutrition Business Journal and, Ipsos-Reid, A.T. Kearney, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Inniskillin, Interbrand Tudhope and Sepp’s Gourmet Foods. Information about 2002 conference speakers and topics can be accessed through

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