Canadian Pizza Magazine

Virtual Event
Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit 2020
October 19, 2020 at 1:00pm EST

We couldn’t be together in person this year but Canadian Pizza is hosted a live, half-day Virtual Canadian Pizza Summit to promote conversation and fresh ideas for your pizzeria. Featuring live roundtable talks with experienced, innovative operators and experts, video demonstrations, a product showcase, our Great Pizza Box Fold-Off, and best of all, exciting news about our contest – it’s changing for 2020-21 to Pizzeria of the Year!

If you missed us on Oct. 19th – you can still click on the sessions you are interested in below, enter your information and gain exclusive access to the content and recordings from our virtual day!


1:00pm - 1:15pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker: Colleen Cross, Editor, Canadian Pizza

Opening Keynote Speaker

Scott Wiener, founder, Scott’s Pizza Tours and Slice Out Hunger

Cross-Country Check-In with Pizzerias

Moderator: Colleen Cross, Editor, Canadian Pizza

Aaron Gehrman Owner, Emilio Finatti Food Services Inc., White Rock, B.C.
Cory Medd Owner, Two Guys and a Pizza Place, Lethbridge, Alta.
Jeremy and Josh Paone Co-owners, The Lock Wood Fired Pizza, Port Colborne, Ont.

2:15pm - 2:30pm SPONSORED SESSION
Demonstration: Modern Mixers

Sponsored by Faema Canada and Euro-Milan Inc.

2:30pm - 2:45pm

2:45pm - 3:00pm LIVE SESSION
Demonstration: Windsor-Style Specialty Pizza and Detroit-Style Crust Tips

Speaker: Dean Litster, Armando's Pizza

Building Resilience in Your Pizzeria Through Marketing Strategies

Moderator: Colleen Cross, Editor, Canadian Pizza

Diana Cline Pizza chef, owner/operator and consultant
Michelle Brisebois Marketing strategist, professor and podcaster

3:45pm - 4:00pm SPONSORED SESSION
Demonstration: Neapolitan-Style Pizza

Sponsored by Ardent Mills

Great Pizza Box Fold-Off

Sponsored by Lallemand Baking

Closing Remarks

Learn details about our 2021 Pizzeria of the Year competition!

Product Showcase

Pizza-Focused Products, Videos, Services and Expert Advice!
Prime Sponsor EM Bakery Equipment will present a lively, informative video demonstration of Neapolitan pizza making using their Esmach Smart Pizza system. Don't miss it!

Product Demos

Premier Sponsors
Prime Sponsors
Pizza Box Fold-Off Sponsor
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Frequently Asked Questions About Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit 2020

When & Where?

Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit 2020 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on October 19, 2020 at 1:00pm EST.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of October 19, 2020.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.