Media Advisory - Conference Board of Canada To Unveil Canadian Food Strategy

TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada will unveil the Canadian Food Strategy at the 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014 on Tuesday, March 18. The Canadian Food Strategy, the product of four years of research and dialogue by the Conference Board's Centre for Food in Canada,  has been developed from a conviction that changing our nation's food system is both an opportunity and an imperative.

The five elements of the Strategy are industry prosperity, healthy food, food safety, household food security, and environmental sustainability. The Strategy includes eight goals, 60 desired outcomes and 110 action items.

Media availability with Dr. Michael Bloom, Vice-President  Industry and Business Strategy, will follow the unveiling of Canadian Food Strategy. Journalists are asked to register in advance with the Conference Board for accreditation to the Canadian Food Summit.

The 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014: From Strategy to Action is a major two-day Conference Board of Canada event, bringing together Canadian and international experts to a examine wide range of food-related issues and explore ways to implement the actions recommended in the Canadian Food Strategy.

When: March 18, 2014
   
  8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Presentation of the Canadian Food Strategy by Michael Bloom Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy, The Conference Board of Canada
   
  9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Media availability with Michael Bloom
   
  10:15 - 12 noon - Panel discussion on implementation of a food strategy     featuring international experts
   
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building Level 700
   
Who:   Speakers include:
   
  Catherine Barnett - Chief Executive Officer, Food South Australia Inc.
   
  Paul C. Kelly - Director, Food and Drink Industry Ireland
   
  Maarten J. Schans - Senior Advisor, Agri-Food, Netherland Foreign Investment Agency
   
  James R. A. Withers - Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink

Follow the 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014 on Twitter with the hashtag: #CBoCFood

The 3rd Canadian Food Summit: From Strategy to Action is presented in partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited, and is also sponsored by Deloitte, MNP LLP, Global Fruit, Saputo, Marsan Foods Limited, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BRC Global Standards, Foodland Ontario, Data on the Spot (DOTS).

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information:

William Logan, Communications Coordinator
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 437. E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca