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Canadian Food Summit 2012

The Conference Board of Canada, March 12, 2012
Conference Recordings
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From production to consumption, this Conference e-Proceedings features representatives from across the Canadian food system participating in an important dialogue about food safety, food security, and food sustainability. You’ll learn about trends in food profitability, growth, farming innovation, food manufacturing, restaurants, and the grocery sector. We assembled an outstanding lineup of Canadian and international experts to discuss the future of food in Canada. You’ll benefit from international perspectives from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the governments of Canada and Australia, the food industry in Scotland, and experts from the United Sates.

Conference Recordings Agenda

Opening Remarks
John Brewer
Executive Program Director
The Conference Board of Canada

Building a Long-Term Vision for Food for Canadians

Anne Golden
President and CEO
The Conference Board of Canada

Galen G. Weston
Executive Chairman
Loblaw Companies Limited

Canadian Food Summit 2012–Overview
Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President
Organizational Effectiveness and Learning
The Conference Board of Canada

Canada and the Global Context for Food

Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President
The Conference Board of Canada

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

Wayne D. Jones
Head, Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France

Food Traceability, Inspection, and Health

Richard A. Holley
Professor, Department of Food Science
University of Manitoba

Susan J. Wilkinson
Global Subject Expert, Food Safety and Traceability
IBM Global Business Services

Modernizing Canada’s Laws and Regulations

Michael Grant
Director, Research
Centre for Food in Canada
The Conference Board of Canada

Gordon A. Harrison
President
Canadian National Millers Association

Food, Obesity, and Chronic Disease

Daniel Munro
Principal Research Associate
The Conference Board of Canada

Catherine S. Birken
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto, and
Staff Physician, Division of Paediatric Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children

Kim D. Raine
Professor
University of Alberta

Food Issues and Food Safety
Lorne Bozinoff
President
Forum Research

Feeding Diversity
Jim Brandle
CEO
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Cooking Solves Everything—How Food Can Change Your World (Keynote)
Mark Bittman
Author, Food Matters, How to Cook Everything, and Cooking Solves Everything, and Columnist, The New York Times, United States

Success Factors for Local Initiatives

Lauren Baker
Coordinator
Toronto Food Policy Council

Deborah J. Buszard
Professor
Dalhousie University

Joanne K. Bays
Chair, Vancouver Food Policy Council

Canada's Food Plan—Healthy, Sustainable, Competitive
Gaëtan Lussier
Chair, The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

Practical Strategies for Reducing Food Waste

Bob Seguin
Executive Director
George Morris Centre

Ralph C. Martin
Loblaw Chair, Sustainable Food Production
University of Guelph

Sustainability, Environment, and the New Farmer

Chandra Alistair Madramootoo
James McGill Chair and Dean
McGill University

Mike Brklacich
Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Carleton University

Jean-Charles Le Vallée
Senior Research Associate
Centre for Food in Canada
The Conference Board of Canada

Protecting Your Core—Creating an Integrated, Risk-Based Food Safety Program
Cliff Trollope
Business Resilience Practice Leader
MNP LLP

Scale, Productivity, and the Future of Food in Canada (Keynote)

Anne Golden
President and CEO
The Conference Board of Canada

Michael H. McCain
President and CEO
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Agri-Food Industry Viability Through Policy

Ron Bonnett
President
Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Andrew C. Goldstein
Director General
Research and Analysis Directorate
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Peter Gould
General Manager
Dairy Farmers of Ontario

The Case for a Global Strategy: A Primer for Canadian Food Businesses
Peter Barr
Partner and National Leader
Consumer Business
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Building Competitiveness in Food Manufacturing

Myles Frosst
Visiting Scientist
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph

Rory A. McAlpine
Vice-President
Government and Industry Relations
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Erna Van Duren
Professor, Strategic Leadership and Management
Department of Business
College of Management and Economics
University of Guelph

Industry Growth Through Innovation and International Partnerships

Fred Andersen
Vice-President
Food Safety and Quality Systems
Viterra

Paul Uys
Vice-President
Sustainable Seafood
Loblaw Companies Limited

Panel Discussion: Research, Development, and Commercialization as Foundations of Food Industry Viability

Peter S. MacGowan
Partner
Food, Agribusiness and Financial Services
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

John Kelly
Vice-President
Erie Innovation and Commercialization
Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association

Gord Surgeoner
President
Ontario Agri-Food Technologies

Fred Pries
Assistant Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Business
University of Guelph

Sylvain Charlebois
Acting Dean and Professor
College of Management and Economics
University of Guelph

Geoff Scott
Vice-President
Commercial Banking
CIBC Commercial Bank

Food Innovation in Canada—The Promise of Health, but at What Cost?

David A. Butler-Jones
Chief Public Health Officer
Public Health Agency of Canada

Sarah A. Elton
Journalist and Author, Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat

David H. Sparling
Chair, Agri-Food Innovation and Regulation
Richard Ivey School of Business
University of Western Ontario

Opening Remarks from the Chair (Day Two)
Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President
The Conference Board of Canada

Industry Viability and Consumer Security

Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President
The Conference Board of Canada

Dino Dello Sbarba
President and Chief Operating Officer
Dairy Products, Canada and International
Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.

Peter J. Lambrick
Proprietor
Lambrick Farms

Lessons from Around the World: Creating Practical Food Strategies for the Real World

Sarah Church
Deputy Director, Food Policy Unit
Department for Environment
Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

Richard A. Souness
Assistant Secretary, Australian Government
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia

James Withers
CEO
Scotland Food & Drink, Scotland

Helen Clarkson
Head, Forum for the Future, United States

Reaction Panel: What Do International Food Strategies Tell Us—Implications for a Canadian Strategy

Ralph C. Martin
Loblaw Chair, Sustainable Food Production
University of Guelph

Nicholas Saul
Executive Director
The Stop Community Food Centre

The Food System: Challenges and Change
Claude Carrière
Associate Deputy Minister
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Next Steps in Developing the Canadian Food Strategy

Michael R. Bloom
Vice-President
The Conference Board of Canada

Anne Golden
President and CEO
The Conference Board of Canada

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