Canada’s Food Price Report

Event Date:

January 26, 2023

Event Time:

1:00 pm

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Canada’s Food Price Report 2023

Join Food and Beverage Ontario, TD Bank and BDC for a live webinar with Sylvain Charlebois on January 26th at 1:00PM. Sylvain will be presenting the findings in the report and will be answering questions from attendees.

You can find additional details on the Canada Food Price Report, at this link:

Along with Sylvain, BDC’s Vice President Research and Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux, will join us to give an economic update.

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Professor, Faculty of Agriculture Senior Director, Agri-food Analytics Lab Dalhousie University

Overview of the food and beverages landscape after an uneventful few years (Not…)

The pandemic has challenged the food supply chain, creating new challenges and opportunities. Join Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab from Dalhousie University for a presentation and discussion on the Canadian food and beverages market. His overview will include all the current elements affecting the industry, including food price inflation, supply and labour shortages, innovation, potential crisis and more.

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University. He is as well the former Dean of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University. Before joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute, which he co-founded. While at the University of Guelph, he was also the Associate Dean of Research for the College of Business and Economics. He is a former director of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy in Regina where he was also Associate Dean at the Faculty of Business Administration of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business. He is a recipient of multiple federal government research grants.

Known as “The Food Professor”, his current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. He is one of the world’s most cited scholars in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.

Pierre Cléroux

BDC, Vice President Research and Chief Economist

Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012.

Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.

Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities.

Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.

Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program. His role was to create program strategies, define sector policies and conduct financial and economic analyses of industrial projects.

Previously, Mr. Cléroux was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, responsible for the implementation of economic policies and programs to support small and medium-sized businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. He was also a strategic advisor for Montreal International, where he was responsible for attracting foreign investment from India and the Middle East, and developing international relationships and partnerships. He worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in various roles, including economist and Quebec Vice President.

Pierre is President of the Financial Services, Capital and Economy Committee of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Laval University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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  • January 26, 2023 1:00 pm   -   2:30 pm
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