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Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2017: Measuring Performance, Taking Stock, Inspiring Action • Dec 5–6, 2017  Calgary

Evening Culinary Reception • Dec 4, 2017  Calgary

This two-day summit will bring together over 200+ industry leaders, policy experts, government representatives, and other key players from Canada's food and beverage and related sectors to discuss sectoral approaches to improving food performance and leveraging opportunities.

For the first time, the Summit will have a western Canadian focus—aimed at providing delegates with advanced insights into the current state of the agri-food industry in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba. Delegates will hear from an outstanding lineup of thought leaders and speakers who will explore the future of food in western Canada, and its impact on Canada as a whole. Speakers will share practices and insights on how to best engage business, government, non-profit organizations and communities to take action to advance and grow the sector, improve the health of Canadians and the environment, while ensuring food safety and food security.

The 6th Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit will provide an opportunity for participants to learn, share, and debate the latest issues and trends relating to food and drink. The Summit has been designed to provide time for making new contacts, meeting with the experts, engaging in meaningful conversations, and connecting key players in the food and beverage sector and beyond to build strategic partnerships.

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Hear the latest research on Western Canada’s food performance
  • Meet industry leaders and discuss their vision for the future of food
  • Network and collaborate with others from across the food system and value chain
  • Raise the issues that affect your organization
  • Share your best practices and insights with a broad range of sector experts
  • Expand your understanding of the provincial food systems
  • Learn about the Conference Board’s Food Horizons Network
  • Provide us with your input into future food and drink research and activities

Sponsored By

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.


CED logo

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Logo

Canadian Beef


The Tastemarket by SAIT logo




Dalhousie University logo

Farm Credit Canada logo


Ayming logo

Canada's Smartest Kitchen logo

Choose Lethbridge logo

Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) logo

Olds College logo

Reception Sponsors

Alberta Brewers logo

Great Estates Okanagan

Marketing Partners

Alberta Food Processors Association (AFPA) logo

Canadian Federation of Agriculture logo

Canadian Nutrition Society logo

Farm Management Canada logo

Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association logo

Media Partners

Alberta Farmer Express logo

Food in Canada logo

Glacier FarmMedia logo

Manitoba Cooperator logo

The Western Producer logo

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.