Strengthening Canada’s Food Chain: The 2016 Food Manufacturing & Food Services Industry Outlook

Strengthening Canada’s Food Chain: The 2016 Food Manufacturing & Food Services Industry Outlook
Live Webinar – Thursday, December 10, 2015 – 11:00 am ET

As a contact of Food and Beverage Ontario, I’m pleased to be able to offer you this webinar for 50% off of the total registration fee! See below for more details on how you can take advantage of this special offer!

Food is a bigger employer in Canada than you may realize. In fact, food manufacturing is the largest manufacturing employer in Canada, responsible for 250,000 direct jobs. But that number pales in comparison to the food services industry, where an additional 1 million Canadians make their living. And with so many people dependent on Canadians eating well and eating out, changes in spending can mean big issues for jobs, hours, and the industries themselves. So what should Canadian Food Businesses expect in the coming year?


Join Michael Burt, The Conference Board’s Director of Industrial Economic Trends for a presentation and discussion of the economic outlook for Canada’s Food Manufacturing and Food Services Industries.

Canadian households will likely remain cautious in their spending in the coming year. Consumers may look to limit the amount of times they dine out or visit quick-service restaurants.. Millennials are the only age group to increase the number of visits per capita to restaurants in 2014. Increased tourism will be significant source of growth for the food services industry to help offset softness in domestic demand.


You won’t want to miss this detailed look into the food sector, which includes expert analysis of how consumer trends will impact the food business in 2016 and beyond.


In this 60-minute webinar, Michael will discuss:

  • The impact of the weakened Canadian dollar on the cost of imported products, and implications for both manufacturers and the food service industry
  • Population trends and changing Canadian diets
  • The outlook for food manufacturing exports by segment
  • The profitability outlook for both food services and food manufacturing industries

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You or a colleague can attend this webinar for only $99… That’s 50% off of the total registration fee!  To take advantage of this special rate, please contact or call 1-866-242-0075. Don’t forget to quote code EXFBO1!

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