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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Green Benefits Group’s 1st Annual Benefits Expo

Atrium Banquet & Conference Centre (5420 North Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7L 6B2)

Green Benefits Group’s first benefits expo is an event not to be missed by business owners, human resources and management staff. With a steady increase of media coverage about mental health, workplace wellness and the upcoming legalization of cannabis, we feel it is important to facilitate a thought-provoking and informative gathering of industry professionals.

So, please join us the morning of Wednesday, April 25, as we host an inspiring half-day expo that includes exceptional guest speakers who will cover today’s relevant workplace topics.


Guest Speakers

Jason Fleming

Jason Fleming
Jason Fleming

Jason is a dynamic HR executive with a decade of varied HR experience.  In 2017, he was recognized as one of the top 25 HR professionals in Canada by the Canadian HR Reporter. Prior to joining MedReleaf, Jason was the Director of Human Resources with the Seaboard Transport Group, Canada’s largest transporter of petroleum and chemical products. In addition, Jason has provided HR consulting services to a number of organizations in various sectors, including government, private sector and non-profit. He possesses a BA from the University of Guelph, a Post-Graduate Certificate in HR Management and a Certificate in HR Law and is a Certified Human Resources Leader with the Ontario Human Resources Professional Association.

Shamial Sheikh

Shami Sheikh
Shami Sheikh

As Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances for North America, Shamial Sheikh’s vision and dedication has enabled LifeWorks to impact millions of lives through outreach to people in crisis, as well as individuals struggling with daily challenges. In directing LifeWorks’ business strategy over the last 18 years, and pioneering the development of an active broker distribution network throughout Canada, Shamial has been instrumental in leading LifeWorks’ dramatic triple digit growth and steady expansion of its reach to North American organizations of all sizes – including Fortune 50 firms – with nearly 50,000 companies now offering LifeWorks services to their employees and their families. Today, Shamial is leading business development in an effort to now grow the U.S. broker market to bring the company’s services to even more workplaces.

John Romano

John Romano
John Romano

John Romano, co-founder of Nickel Brook Brewing Co., began his professional life as an aerospace engineer before following his true calling: beer. Along with his brother Peter, John founded Better Bitters, a brew-on-premise shop for wine and beer. Through hard work, relationship-building and providing a top-quality product, Better Bitters became a staple in the Ontario U-Brew market. In 2005, seeing a change coming in the Ontario beer market, John and Peter opened Nickel Brook Brewing Co, Burlington’s first and only craft brewery. Since then, Nickel Brook has grown to one of Ontario’s Top 10 craft breweries, boasting over 50 medals and awards from national and international competitions. John continues to steer the day-to-day operations of Nickel Brook, employing his trademark charm to spread the gospel of Nickel Brook to bars, restaurants and retail shops across Ontario and the world.



Tickets: $60

(includes tax and fees)


8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast Social

8:45 am
Opening Remarks by Rob Green

9:00 am
Expo Presentations
Jason Fleming of MedReleaf
Shamial Sheikh of LifeWorks
Open Panel Discussion

11:30 am
Founder Showcase
John Romano of Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
& Lunch Social

1:00 pm
Expo Concludes

Lead Sponsor

MedReleaf is a Health Canada Licensed Producer, and the first and only ISO 9001 certified medical cannabis producer in North America. It is our mission to improve the quality of life of our patients and to expand the world’s understanding of cannabis through wide-ranging research initiatives.

Expo Sponsors