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Advisory and Adjudication Committee

Advisory and Adjudication Committee for the 2018 Ontario Export Awards.

As president of EMC, Shawn is passionate about manufacturing in Canada. Having worked in senior level roles in Production, Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Sales with organizations such as Magna International, Bellwyck Packaging, Pilkington Glass and Bruce Power, his entire career has been focused in manufacturing. A strong believer in the power of collaboration, Shawn strives to ensure manufacturers across Canada are supported in overcoming their greatest challenges while further growing their operations and increasing productivity.
Gwenaele is director, International Trade Development, WTC – Toronto with the Toronto Region Board of Trade. She has 25 years of international business experience spanning markets in Africa and Latin America. She brings a wealth of experience and outstanding track record in developing the global market presence of Canadian companies.
Peter lives at the intersection of business, law and policy in international trade. He is an adjunct professor in international business, a commercial lawyer, former Trade Commissioner, and a trade policy leader in government. He is a director of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and former recipient of the Ontario Export Award.
Jim is national leader, Manufacturing & Distribution with Grant Thornton and has developed a strong Canadian and international network.  He also regularly develops thought leadership on industry issues.
Jeff is the publisher of Plant magazine, as well as and Cleantech Canada. Previously, he spent 13 years as vice president, public affairs, marketing and business development at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) – Canada’s largest and longest-standing trade and industry association – and also published CME’s 20/20 magazine. In this expansive role, Jeff led the organization’s overall engagement strategy, with responsibility for growing CME’s membership base and influence. Jeff has served at a senior level in numerous federal government departments – including finance and security – and was press secretary for Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Joe is the editor of Plant, Canada’s leading national manufacturing magazine. Joe has more than 20 years of experience as an editor in Canada’s industrial sector.
Rehana is the editor of, CleanTech Canada and Machinery and Equipment MRO at Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest publisher of trade and specialty business magazines. Rehana has 18 years of editorial experience across B2B and B2C publications.
Will Is the associate editor of, Cleantech Canada and ExportEdge at Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest publisher of trade and specialty business magazines. He provides a fresh voice on all things related to business, trade, technology, environmental innovation and regulation, economics and politics.
Ilana, national account manager for Annex Business Media, is a veteran in building and managing media programs for her clients for over 25 years. Ilana has a knack for taking a client’s needs and plugging them into just the right mediums to help them build their business. Specializing in the manufacturing sector, Ilana helps her clients navigate through the B2B media world by helping them to obtain new qualified clients through print, digital, event sponsorship and more.