TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- Today Dx3 Canada, the one-stop digital marketing & retailing event dedicated to advancing digital marketing, advertising and retail in Canada, unveiled its keynote speakers. The speakers represent some of North America's top digital movers and shakers who will bring together agencies, brands, retailers, publishers and more for the second annual event.
"The beauty of Dx3 is anyone can walk away with something that will help them improve their business," says Ron Tite, Content Curator. "This year our speakers will continue to challenge us as retailers, marketers and Canadians alike to grow our digital footprints in a way that makes sense for every industry, giving us practical tips and thought starters."
Participants can anticipate insights on the following and more:
-- Innovation in digital marketing and advertising-- New approaches to media-- Content and content marketing-- The digital sales funnel-- The challenges and solutions of providing e-commerce in Canada-- How online searches are influencing sales-- Fulfilling sales without losing profit
In the spirit of making digital accessible, access to the expo floor and keynotes are free, but there are also a limited number of tickets available for the 40+ speaker sessions. Tickets are currently on sale at an early-bird price of $249. After January 21, a two-day session pass is $299. To register, go to http://www.dx3canada.com.
This year's keynote speakers include: David Labistour, CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op, Michael MacMillan, Co-Founder of several media companies including Atlantis Films & Blue Ant Media, Mike Volpe, CMO of HubSpot, Benjamin Palmer, Co-Founder and CEO of The Barbarian Group, and Bob Tillman, Chairman and CEO of Lowe's.
"With an exceptional lineup of event sponsors and speakers, we are thrilled to build on the momentum generated from last year's event to help showcase Canada's digital leaders and innovators," says Anthony Hull, Event Director.
About David Labistour, Mountain Equipment Co-op
David Labistour is the Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada's leading outdoor retailer. David brings both passion for outdoor adventure and extensive business experience to the position. Over the past 25 years he has worked in product development and retail management with companies such as Adidas, Marks & Spencer's affiliate in South Africa, and Aritzia in Canada.
About Michael MacMillan, Blue Ant Media
Michael MacMillan co-founded Atlantis Films Limited in 1978. After selling and retiring from Alliance Atlantis, Michael co-founded Samara, a think tank that strengthens political engagement in Canada through innovative research and educational programs. Most recently, Michael co-founded and became CEO of Blue Ant Media. Blue Ant Media has an ownership interest in seven Canadian specialty television channels, as well as digital media properties and magazines.
About Mike Volpe, HubSpot
Mike Volpe is Chief Marketing Officer at HubSpot, a marketing software company, where he leads the company's lead generation and branding strategy through inbound marketing. Under Mike's leadership since 2007, HubSpot's marketing has won more than 30 awards, been featured in over 20 marketing and business books, generated over 1 million leads, and grown the company from 10 customers to over 8,000 customers and $50 million in revenue.
About Benjamin Palmer, The Barbarian Group
Benjamin Palmer is the co-founder of The Barbarian Group, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since the company's founding in 2001. Since the company's inception, Benjamin has come to be one of the most respected voices in the world of interactive and digital advertising. He has been named one of Creativity's 'Top 50 Creatives', and one of Esquire Magazine's 'Best & Brightest'.
Dx3 Canada is Canada's digital trade show serving digital marketers, advertisers, and retailers. The second annual event will take place March 6-7, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. Dx3 Canada is organized by Hut2Hut Events. The show is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. For more information, visit www.dx3canada.com.