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Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2015: Measuring Performance, Taking Stock, Inspiring Action

2015 Event

The Conference Board's Centre for Food in Canada (CFIC) hosted the Summit to explore the future of Canada's food sector, and leverage new opportunities to enhance the great economic potential of our food sector performance—both domestically and globally.

The Canadian Food & Drink Summit focused on how, collectively and individually, we can make the most of our plentiful resources and opportunities in the food sector while enhancing healthy food, improving food safety, environmental sustainability, and addressing the challenges of household and global food security.

Summit highlights include the launch of the 1st Annual Report Card on Food, an important announcement by the Canadian Beverage Association that will change the way Canadians consume beverages, and delegate consultation for the Provincial Report Card on Food.


Featured Speakers From the 2015 Event

Murad Al-Katib

Murad Al-Katib
President and Chief Executive Officer
AGT Foods

Shelley Carroll

Shelley Carroll
City Councillor, Ward 33-Don Valley East
City of Toronto and Director
National Zero Waste Council

Claire Citeau

Claire Citeau
Executive Director
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Ryan Eickmeier

Ryan Eickmeier
Senior Director, Public Affairs
GS1 Canada

Tim Faveri

Tim Faveri
Director, Sustainability and Shared Value
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Jim Goetz

Jim Goetz
President
Canadian Beverage Association

Paul Hollands

Paul Hollands
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst

Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst
Executive Director
Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

Rebecca Mackenzie

Rebecca Mackenzie
Executive Director
Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

Ajay Markanday

Ajay Markanday
Director, Liaison Office for North America
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Dickie Martin

Dickie Martin
Vice-President, Brand Building
Unilever Canada Inc.

Dana McCauley

Dana McCauley
Program Manager
Food Starter

Gary McMullen

Gary McMullen
Founder
Muskoka Brewery Inc.

Tom Shebrek

Tom Shebrek
Director, Business Continuity, Loss Prevention
Walmart Canada

Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith
Executive Director
Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.

Ryan Smolkin

Ryan Smolkin
Founder
Smoke's Poutinerie

Eric Whan

Eric Whan
Director, Sustainability
GlobeScan



Cover of the 2015 Agenda

Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors

Canadian Beverage Association logo


Unilever logo

Sponsors

Saputo Inc. logo

Farm & Food Care Canada logo


Exhibitors

Pro-Lab Diagnostics logo

Foodland Ontario logo

Marketing Partners


CAFM logo



Alberta Pork logo



CBSR logo



Canadian Food Exporters logo



Canadian Nutrition Society logo



City of Toronto logo



Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) logo



Nutrition Resource Centre logo



Ontario Culinary Toursim Alliance logo



Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association logo



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