Media Advisory - The Quebec Food Forum 2016: improving the performance of the province's food sector

MONTREAL, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Quebec's agri-food industry represents $34.3 billion, or 9.4% of the province's GDP and more export opportunities are on the horizon, according to a recent study conducted by L'Institut du Québec.

The Conference Board of Canada is bringing together industry experts to discuss the future of Quebec's agri-food and related sectors and how to maximize opportunities. The bilingual Quebec Food Forum 2016, will take place in Montreal on May 31.

When: May 31, 2016 

Where: The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec 

Who: Speakers include:

  • Dr. Michael R. Bloom, Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy, The Conference Board of Canada          
  • Pedro Antunes, Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada 
  • Guy Debailleul, Professeur associé, Université Laval 
  • Dr. Mylène Drouin, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, Direction régionale de santé publique 
  • Jim Goetz, President, Canadian Beverage Association 

For the full schedule and times visit:

Media Accreditation is required.

Follow this event on Twitter with the hashtag #CBoCFood

The Quebec Food Forum 2016 is sponsored by Saputo.




SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail:; or Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:


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