CALGARY, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada's Food Horizons Canada will host the Canadian Food and Drink Summit 2017 in Calgary on December 5-6. The Summit will explore the future of Canada's food sector, and leverage new opportunities to enhance the food sector's performance—both provincially and globally.
Topic covered, include:
- How Canadian food industries and companies can seize more global export opportunities
- Evolving demographics and their effect on the supply chain from farmers and suppliers to retail and food services
- The global dimensions and challenges of food loss and food waste
- Addressing skills and labour market shortages in Canada's agriculture and agri-food sectors
- Working towards a national food policy in Canada
The Conference Board of Canada will be presenting an update on the Balance Calories Initiative at the conference. This initiative aims to reduce the number of calories from sugar Canadians consume daily from liquid refreshment beverages by 20 per cent by 2025.
When: December 5-6, 2017
Where: Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Who: Speakers include:
- Dr. Stanford F Blade, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES), University of Alberta
- Dr. Don Buckingham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Agri-Food Policy Institute
- Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Canada
- James McAra, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Food Bank
- Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, The City of Calgary
- Dr. Baljit Singh, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
- Casey Glenn Vander Ploeg, Vice-President, Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association & National Cattle Feeders' Association
- Beverly Yee, Deputy Minister, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
For the full schedule and times visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/foodsummit/agenda.aspx
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Media accreditation is required.
This conference is sponsored by Calgary Economic Development, Canadian Beef, The Government of Canada, The Tastemarket by SAIT, The Alberta Small Brewers Association, Great Estates Okanagan and The University of Alberta Faculty of Agricultural Life & Environmental Sciences.
SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
For further information: For more information or media accreditation, contact: Natasha Jamieson, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 307, E-mail: [email protected] or Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail: [email protected]