Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2017: Measuring Performance, Taking Stock, Inspiring Action
Tuesday December 5 - Wednesday December 6 2017 • Hotel Arts • Calgary, Alberta
Evening Culinary Reception
Monday Dec 4
2017 • The Tastemarket by SAIT • Calgary, Alberta
For the first time the Canadian Food & Drink Summit is coming to Calgary—JOIN US!
Jean-Charles Le Vallée joins BNN to discuss the results of the first-ever provincial Food Report Card.
The Conference Board’s Food Horizons Canada (FHC) invites you to join us at the 6th annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2017, a two-day event to explore the future of Canada’s food sector, and leverage new opportunities to enhance the food sector’s performance—both provincially and globally.
Food impacts Canadians in an extraordinary range of ways: it affects our lives, our health, our jobs, our economy, and the environment. There is renewed determination to safeguard and sustain the health and profitability of the sector. Input suppliers, producers, manufacturers, traders, distributors, retailers and food service providers are all pivotal to ensuring the quality, healthiness, safety and sustainability of the food supply to Canadians. This unique event is bringing together a wide range of stakeholders—attracting 200+ participants from across Canada’s food system—to discuss sector challenges and solutions.
Summary Overview and Themes
We are assembling an outstanding lineup of speakers to share innovative insights and solutions to help improve Canada’s provincial food sector performance—ensuring we make the most of our resources, talent and brand reputation to better meet the food needs of people across Canada and all over the world.
The summit will focus on how collectively, as well as individually, we can make the most of our plentiful opportunities in the sector while enhancing healthy food and diets; improving food safety and industry prosperity; sustaining the environment; and addressing the challenges of household food security, the five themes of the Canadian Food Strategy.
What Can You Expect?
Western Canadian Focus
The Summit will feature sessions with a western Canadian focus—including provincially focused summaries from The Conference Board’s 2017 Provincial Report Card on Food, designed to provide tangible lessons for western Canada. Speakers have been specially selected for their ability to feature and explore priority issues for Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba.
Build Your Network of Food Connections
Connect with key leaders and major sector players from across Canada. Network, ask questions, and build relationships with—expert speakers, business leaders, and decision makers, government officials, civil society, academics, and students. Expand your network and connections to take your performance to the next level.
As a participant, you will:
- Gain insights from the Summit’s high-profile speakers who will share their novel perspectives on implementing sector strategies, engaging the key players to take action, building strategic partnerships, and tracking outcomes
- See the results of the first evaluation of provincial food performance
- Meet industry leaders and discuss their vision for the future of food and drink
- Learn about trends, future opportunities and areas of potential growth
- Discuss and debate significant sector-related issues that affect your organization
- Consider a strategic approach for the sector
- Hear the latest forecasts on the sector and relevant industries
- Share your best practices and insights with a broad range of sector experts
- Provide us with your input into future food and drink research and activities
- Learn about the launch of The Conference Board’s new Food Horizons Network
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.
The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.