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Speaker

David Canavan

Chief Operating Officer

Challenge Group

David Canavan is an innovative and accomplished Chief Operating Officer (COO) with a proven track record in delivering operational efficiencies, driving business transformation, executing successful mergers and acquisitions, and effectively managing change.

Throughout his 35 years career at FedEx, he lived in various regions worldwide and led large, diverse international teams in multinational transportation organisations. His expertise spans across Ground Transportation, Supply Chain, Aviation, Customs Brokerage, and Industrial Engineering. David excels in implementing successful turnaround strategies, developing and executing strategic plans, and optimising operational efficiency. Being a leader who enjoys coaching and developing team members, he has consistently formed high-performance teams. With a comprehensive understanding of global business dynamics, David consistently delivered remarkable results, including double-digit improvements in profitability, substantial cost savings, and driving long-term profitable growth. In 2024, David joined the Challenge Group as Chief Operating Officer and is based at the Group Head Office in Malta.

MAINSTAGE

DAY 1 I SEPTEMBER 10

9:00AM – 9:30AM

KEYNOTE

DIGITAL MARKETING

The Evolution of Retail Sourcing:
Leveraging Innovative Solutions for Competitive Advantage