President and CEO
Josh has excelled at scaling global brands from coffee to cannabis to health and wellness. He founded Impetus Brands after he served as President of dosist, a world leader in dose-control technology. Josh was instrumental at passing the legalization of the Cannabis Act in Canada to be the first G7 country to allow for cannabis sales at the federal level Prior to that, the managing director of Canada for the Amplifon Group, a world leader in wellness technology treating hearing loss. Before that, Josh was vice president of retail at Saje Natural Wellness, a Vancouver-based contemporary wellness retailer. At Starbucks, he oversaw retail development in the Canadian market. Josh graduated with honors from Wilfrid Laurier University with a bachelor of business administration and is a Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA).
What our attendees say…
For me, it’s vital that I attend the FIPP World Media Congress. It’s the one place to learn about the international industry developments and to meet key contacts in person, so it’s the best use of my time and money.
Yolanda Ausin Castaneda, General Manager
Asociación de Revistas de Informacion (ARI), Spain
The FIPP World Media Congress is a place for us to do business and meet publishers from around the world, both existing partners that we have relationships with and new ones that can help us expand our brands globally.
Kevin LaBonge, Vice President, Global Licensing
Penske Media, USA
I’ve been to every FIPP World Media Congress since 2015. It’s a great opportunity to sit down with potential customers and show them what we do. It’s a great event.
Jonny Kaldor, Co-Founder & CEO
If I were a doctor, and you were my patient and a media company, my prescription would be ‘go to the FIPP World Media Congress’.
John Wilpers, Senior Director, US
Innovation Media Group, USA
It’s the place to feel the pulse of the industry, to see what’s changed and what the new trends are. As well as the big-name speaker presentations, the networking opportunities are invaluable for us.
Dragana Trivanovic, Client Relations & Event Manager
Content Insights, Serbia
The FIPP World Media Congress is one of the biggest, most established and most important events in the industry. It combines great networking with great presentations – real-world, practical insights that you can take back to the office and put into practice straight away.
Chris Kerwin, Managing Director, Food Group
Immediate Media Co., UK