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Hut2Hut Events is dedicated to helping Canadian Business get digital and live on the cutting edge of Canada’s technology sector. We strive to create events that facilitate true partnership and learning opportunities, and our dedicated team moves as quickly as the business communities we serve.

In January 2012, we launched Dx3 Canada, the first and only conference and trade show dedicated to Canada’s digital marketing, advertising and retailing industries.

Dx3 has since grown into the largest Canadian event focused on digital marketing, retail and advertising, while attracting more than 4,000 professionals from Canada's leading brands, agencies and retailers. In less than three years, Dx3 has garnered support from some of the most well-known digital brands in the world, such as Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Rogers and AOL. Dx3 2016 will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 2 - 3.

In Fall 2015, Dx3 debuted the fashion, beauty and lifestyle event EMPOWER. EMPOWER matches brands directly with Canada’s top social media influencers and content creators, creating structured, face-to-face discussions to help achieve the brand's online goals.

Duncan Payne

Co-Founder, President

Duncan PayneBefore the plunge to entrepreneurship Duncan was Executive Vice-President of Business Development Worldwide at dmg world media. In his 18 year stint at dmg he found himself in multiple roles learning the trade in sales on consumer events before moving into trade shows and publications. His knowledge and expertise across a number of diverse industries, from oil and gas to the skiing and food industries, have helped him bring fresh ideas to new projects, culminating in Dx3. Duncan is known for both his people and project management skills and when he is not launching new ventures or climbing mountains, you can find him on the field coaching one of Toronto’s youth rugby teams.

Anthony Lipkin

Partner, VP

Anthony LipkinAnthony began his career in the advertising world at TBWA, one of the world’s top creative agencies. While leading the digital strategies of some of the world’s most-recognized brands, Anthony discovered his passion for media and technology. This passion and experience together with Anthony’s innate entrepreneurial drive led him to help launch Hut2Hut Events, building Dx3 from inception into the largest event of its kind in Canada. As Partner, Anthony leads all things growth, and content at Hut2Hut Events.

Eric Doucet

Director of Business Development

Eric DoucetPrior to joining Dx3, Eric spent his formative years in Ottawa learning the transactional side of business thought his experience in sales and marketing. In his last role, at Simple Story Videos, Eric realized his passion for media and digital marketing extended beyond any position and more about the industry as a whole. A firm believer that a good product coupled with proper marketing is the absolute foundation for sales success. Whenever not connecting with partners, growth hacking or scrutinizing design Eric is planning his next travel adventure, snowboarding, mountain biking or wrapping up his latest video project.

Ben Myers

Marketing Lead

Ben MyersBen is a communication specialist and web marketing enthusiast who fled his hometown of Ottawa to join Hut2Hut. Using his experience as a freelance journalist, blogger and online ad manager, Ben manages marketing, social media, content and advertising for Dx3. He enjoys video games, NBA basketball, and writing about himself in the third person.

Anum Rubec

Marketing & Conference Manager

Anum RubecA journalist by trade, Anum decided to change career paths after landing her first real job as a merchandiser at a leading fashion retailer where she would often contribute to the marketing and promotions team for the brand in Canada. From there she went to work as a community manager for a boutique agency. Anum joined Hut2Hut Events a year ago to lead all operational elements of Dx3 and AndroidTO. She is also known in Toronto as an influencer in the fashion and beauty industry through her blog and online identity, SummerxSkin.

Reilly Stephens

Business Development

Reilly StephensReilly brings an extensive background in experiential marketing to her work. After studying at The University of Western Ontario Reilly immersed herself in the marketing field working in the areas of promotions, social marketing and content marketing. When not working with the team to make Dx3 the sweetest digital marketing and tech event ever, Reilly enjoys community service for charities like the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and St. Felix Centre.

Mike Cooke

Co-Founder, Chairman

Mike CookeMike Cooke has over 30 years’ experience in the trade show industry and has launched many successful shows and businesses in his career. He spent 12 years as the CEO of dmg world media which became Canada’s largest trade show organizer under his stewardship. Mike is no stranger to the digital marketplace, as he was responsible for identifying and acquiring both ad:tech and iMedia, and was the architect of the strategy that developed them into the major global brands they are today.

Susie Di Carlantonio

Susie Di Carlantonio

Susie is a Certified Management Accountant with over 13 year’s experience in the financial management of information. Her career spans over a multitude of different industries, but in particular she worked for 8 years as Finance Controller at dmg world media overseeing the financial reporting, strategic planning, and business development for various consumer, trade, retail and technology events within the marketplace.

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