Ontario’s food and beverage industry leaders to gather at annual conference in Toronto

TORONTO – Food and Beverage Ontario, the professional leadership organization for food and beverage processors across the province, has announced that it will be hosting its annual conference for industry leaders this summer in Toronto.

With guests including Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, Martha Hall Findlay and Chief Agriculture Negotiator and Director General, Trade Agreements and Negotiations Directorate, Markets and Industry Services Branch, at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Frédéric Seppey, Food and Beverage Ontario’s annual conference will focus on the importance of the food and beverage industry to the province’s economy and how it can position itself to continue to be a powerhouse in the future.

The conference will take place on June 16, 2015 at the Steam Whistle Brewing Roundhouse in Toronto, Ontario.

“Food and Beverage Ontario’s annual conference has become the yearly gathering place where the province’s food and beverage leaders meet to discuss the latest on global trade and business development news within the industry,” said Norm Beal, Chief Executive Officer of Food and Beverage Ontario. “This year we’re excited to welcome three incredible speakers who will each discuss some of the most important issues facing Ontario’s food and beverage industry right now.”

Titled Ontario’s Economic Engine in the Global Marketplace, the conference will feature three speakers discussing a variety of different topics in the food and beverage industry, including Findlay, Seppey and Tracey Goss, an internationally recognized consultant, author and lecturer.

The food and beverage processing sector is a heavyweight manufacturer in Ontario — as the leading employer generating $40.6 billion annually for the province with strong signs of growth in the upcoming years.

Established in 2003 as the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, Food and Beverage Ontario represents food and beverage processors across the province, which contribute more than $39 billion annually to Ontario.

The organization’s goal is to promote and support a competitive Ontario industry locally and within the global marketplace.

For more information and how to register for Food and Beverage Ontario’s annual conference, please visit http://foodandbeverageontario.ca/event/food-and-beverage-ontario-s-annual-conference-june-16-2015

About Food and Beverage Ontario

Established in 2003 as the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, Food and Beverage Ontario has evolved into the organization of choice for members of the processing community – a community that contributes over $39 billion annually and is the number one employer in Ontario.

Governed by an industry-led Board of Directors with guidance from a stakeholder Advisory Council and support from a dedicated staff team, Food and Beverage Ontario is a powerful advocate and facilitator of success for all categories of Ontario processor business. In 2015, Food and Beverage Ontario's Board of Directors completed a strategic plan for the organization that will guide the activities and performance of the organization over the next three years. Our goal at Food and Beverage Ontario is to promote and support a competitive Ontario industry locally and within the global marketplace.



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