All sessions are virtual webinars and attendees must pre-register
See the schedule of topics and line-up of Speakers below:
Robert Carter, Managing Partner
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois (Dalhousie University)
Kathy Perrotta (Ipsos)
Vince Sgabellone (NPD Group)
Thomas Call - Moderator (Barry Callebaut)
James Liddiard - Panel Expert (Agrilion Commodity Advisors LLC)
Jake Alsip - Panel Expert (Barry Callebaut)
Humza Hussain - Panel Expert (Redpath)
DRIED FRUITS & NUTS
Julian Gale - Expert Speaker (IHS Markit Food and Agricultural Commodities)
Martin Bischof - Expert Speaker (Barry Callebaut)Running
Venkata Murali - Expert Speaker (Barry Callebaut)
Kim Cunningham - Expert Speaker (Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee)
Annmarie Barry - Expert Speaker (Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee)
Rick Steinke - Expert Speaker (ADM Milling)
Solange Ackrill - Expert Speaker (Club Coffee)
Calvin Lakhan Ph.D - Expert Speaker (York University)
Speaker Details to follow!
Reneck Cayen - Expert Speaker (Agropur Ingredients)!
Noel Markle - Expert Speaker (Caldic Canada Inc.)
Tom Mohmann - Expert Speaker (Protifarm)
Yadu Dar - Expert Speaker (Ingredion Plant Based Growth Platform)
We hope this message finds all of our colleagues, industry partners and friends healthy & safe as we work together to navigate these challenging times!
As and essential service, we know all of you are working very hard to help get our communities through this - we can't thank you enough!
We've connected with many of your over the past months who have been asking about our 2020 Fall Event Schedule. In particular, our 2 flagship events: ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT & SUPPLIERS' NIGHT.
Your support of these events has been tremendous year over year, and it is greatly appreciated! These successful events enable your CIFST Ontario Section to contribute to the overall growth of our industry and provide opportunities for all of us to connect!
Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a very different world this year due to COVID-19. The CIFST Board has had a difficult decision to make - primarily, what to do with our 2 flagship events for 2020 (Golf Tournament & Suppliers' Night).
After much consideration, we are sadly announcing that both the Annual Golf Tournament & Annual Suppliers' Night are cancelled for this year!
Here's what the Board considered before making this difficult decision:
1. The safety of EVERYONE!
2. The uncertainty of the possible impacts of COVID-19 in the months to come, including the possibility of a 2nd wave.
3. Travel constraints (Provincially & North American wide)
4. Venue constraints
Things may look a little different moving forward but, we have every confidence that we can successfully pivot in response!
We want to thank everyone in advance for both your understanding and continues support!
We welcome any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas you may have!
Stay Safe Everyone!
Section Management Committee (Board)
Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility
2700 Audley Rd., Ajax ON
2pm - 6pm
The International Center
6900 Airport Rd., Hall 5