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5th Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2016

2017 Event

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2016 Event

Food impacts Canadians in an extraordinary range of ways: it affects our lives, our health, our jobs, our economy, and the environment.

This unique event brought together a wide range of Food stakeholders to hold a conversation about the future of Food in Canada. It attracted 200+ participants from across Canada’s food system including producers, manufacturers, shippers, traders, distributors and retailers across Canada, and gave attendees the opportunity to discuss sector challenges and solutions.


Featured Speakers from the 2016 Event

Dr. Jean-Charles Le Vallée

Dr. Jean-Charles Le Vallée
Associate Director, Centre for Food in Canada
The Conference Board of Canada

Carl Colizza

Carl Colizza
President and Chief Operating Officer, Dairy Division (Canada)
Saputo Inc.

Michiel Bakker

Michiel Bakker
Director, Global Food Services
Google

Dr. Elaine Chin

Dr. Elaine Chin
Chief Wellness Officer
TELUS Communications Inc.

John Baffes

John Baffes
Senior Economist, Development Prospects Group
The World Bank

Lewis Retik

Lewis Retik
Partner
Gowling WLG

Dr. William Yan

Dr. William Yan
Director, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences
Health Canada

Heather May Watson

Heather May Watson
Executive Director
Farm Management Canada

Margaret Hudson

Margaret Hudson
President
Burnbrae Farms Ltd.

Debbi Conzelmann

Debbi Conzelmann
Chief Executive Officer
King Cole Ducks Ltd.

Elizabeth Manafo

Elizabeth Manafo
Program Manager, Internationally Educated Dietitians Pre-Registration Program, School of Nutrition
Ryerson University

Ryan Turnbull

Ryan Turnbull
President
Eco-Ethonomics

Lynn Roblin

Lynn Roblin
Policy Consultant, Nutrition Resource Centre
Ontario Public Health Association

Art Eggleton

Art Eggleton
Senator
Senate of Canada

Dr.

Dr. Valerie Tarasuk
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

Greg Meredith

Greg Meredith
Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Mustafa Koc

Dr. Mustafa Koc
Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Ryerson University

Jan H. Westcott

Jan H. Westcott
President and Chief Executive Officer
Spirits Canada

Laurie Thatcher-Craig

Laurie Thatcher-Craig
President
Clear Valley Hops

Richard Linley

Richard Linley
President
Wine Council of Ontario

Matthew Gibson

Matthew Gibson
Marketing and Sales, GTA East
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Jim Goetz

Jim Goetz
President
Canadian Beverage Association

Cher Mereweather

Cher Mereweather
Executive Director
Provision Coalition

Heather Mak

Heather Mak
Manager, Sustainability, Enterprise Risk Services
Deloitte LLP

Michael Vanderpol

Michael Vanderpol
Coordinator
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Martin Lemire

Martin Lemire
Vice-President and Co-Founder
EDIKOM

Jerry Hanus

Jerry Hanus
Senior Technical Representative
Dealers Ingredients

Martin Parent

Martin Parent
Chief Executive Officer
Aliments Ultima

Jim Danahy

Jim Danahy
Chief Executive Officer
CustomerLAB

Dan Park

Dan Park
General Manager
UberEverything Toronto

Daryl Porter

Daryl Porter
Vice-President, Omni-Channel Operations
Walmart Canada, Inc.

Dr. Jim Brandle

Dr. Jim Brandle
Chief Executive Officer
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Paul Medeiros

Paul Medeiros
Managing Director, Consulting and Technical Services, North America
NSF

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
Dean
Dalhousie University

Randy Sinukoff

Randy Sinukoff
Senior Environmental Consultant
Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Tom Tisdale

Tom Tisdale
Internal Practice Auditor
Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Ethan Adeland

Ethan Adeland
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Partnerships
Food Bloggers of Canada

Danielle Finestone

Danielle Finestone
Founder and Community Manager
ToFoodies

Julie Miguel

Julie Miguel
Food Blogger
Taste Canada Awards - Blog Award Chair


Sponsors

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

Spirits Canada logo


FCPC logo

Saputo logo

Dairy Farmers Canada logo

Government of Canada logo

Foodland Ontario logo

Exhibitors

CSK logo

NSF-GFTC logo

Marketing Partners

AgScape logo

Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals logo

Canadian Grocer logo

Canadian Nutrition Society logo

City of Toronto logo

Clarington Board of Trade logo

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) / Canadian Manufacturing logo

Farm Management Canada logo

Food Starter logo

Nutrition Resource Centre logo

Media Partners


Food in Canada logo


L'actualite Alimentairelogo

Special Contributors


DOTS logo


Nickel Brook Brewing Co logo

Pillitteri Estates Winery logo

Social Media

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@CBoC_Events
@CBoC_Food

Sponsorship

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