Agenda - Day 2

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10:00 am

10:00 am

Enter Networking Lounge, Connect with your Industry Colleagues

  • Start your day off right and make connections with industry leadership.
  • Join “drop-in” roundtables discussing current and relevant topics.
  • Schedule 1-2-1 video meetings with peers or vendors.
  • Gather essential content and get exclusive offers at virtual exhibit booths.

11:00 am

11:00 am

Welcome from your Host

Gain insight into today’s sessions so you can get the most out of your experience and maximize your value. Discuss yesterday’s highlights and map out your day!

11:05 am

11:05 am

Keynote: REGULATION IN CANADA

Evaluating the Canadian Regulatory Environment and its Impact on Competitiveness and Opportunity

Regulatory policies have a measurable impact on Canada’s food production. Food producers and manufacturers compete globally, so it’s imperative that the regulatory conditions support our food and beverage sector. Assess the state of the industry, and discover how food processors can:

  • Leverage current Canadian regulations to develop their markets at home and abroad
  • Influence legislation and regulation to promote outcome-based regulation.
  • Create the innovative food products that will fuel Canada’s agribusiness sector.

Gain a global competitive edge by working within the Canadian regulatory environment.

11:30 am

11:30 am

Panel: CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABILITY & FOOD PRODUCTION

Gauging the Impact of Emerging Environmental Legislation on Food Production

Carbon pricing will impact food pricing, just how much remains open to interpretation. But food producers continue to develop the sustainability of their products. Deepen your knowledge on:

  • How sustainability and climate change are driving changes in the production of food
  • The initiatives undertaken to improve sustainability, such as the Verified Beef Production Plus program
  • The ways in which carbon pricing, clean fuel standards and other emerging regulations are impacting food production and pricing

Grasp the impact sustainability and carbon pricing initiatives have on your bottom line.  

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

Panel: REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS

Forge More Collaborative Relationships with Regulators to Strengthen your Food Safety and Compliance Program

Like all other food industry players, regulators are focused on providing high-quality, safe foods for customers. To optimize your compliance program and ease your regulatory burden, it is essential to forge collaborative relationships with those setting the rules. Craft a blueprint to:

  • Maximize your compliance efficiency by soliciting regulator knowledge.
  • Proactively seek feedback on policies and procedures.
  • Identify where regulators can be most helpful so both parties save time.

Work together with regulators to increase the efficiency of your compliance program.

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

Panel: INNOVATION AND NOVEL FOODS

Driving Innovation while Maintaining Safety and Compliance in Food Products

R&D is essential to improving product offerings and optimizing consumer health. Products that claim to provide enhanced energy, better sleep and superior mental focus are driving product innovation — and higher sales. Master the success factors to:

  • Build an innovation pipeline that is in line with regulatory policy.
  • Propel your innovation forward while managing risks and ensuring food safety and quality.
  • Partner with regulators to ensure your novel products are fully compliant.
  • Prioritize products that safely support physical and mental health across demographics.

Design your innovation-based product line in accord with compliance and safety requirements.

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

Industry Expert: FACILITY MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES

Create a Robust and Adaptable Plan to Maintain your Facilities in the Pandemic Era

COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, including across Canada. In order to keep our facilities open and our employees safe, we must share knowledge and shore up our policies and programs. Optimize your COVID-19 response by:

  • Taking evidence-based actions to protect employees
  • Building a review process that allows you to pivot as the situation evolves
  • Sharing best practices and lessons learned to keep our industry healthy

Develop a failproof facility maintenance plan to protect your workers, customers and operations in a crisis situation.

1:30 pm

1:30 pm

NETWORKING

Build Relationships and Visit Virtual Booths

Expand your network and exchange expertise with your peers. Take advantage of our intuitive platform to deepen your knowledge and connect with industry leaders and experts.

  • Pose your biggest questions to leading solution providers through 1:1 video conversations or chat.
  • Join “drop-in” roundtables in the networking lounge and make connections that last beyond these two days.
  • Experience live demos and test drive new technology. Source leading-edge content from virtual booths.

2:00 pm

2:00 pm

SME Power Panel: DO MORE WITH LESS

Empowering Smaller Organizations to Meet Regulatory Requirements with Fewer Resources

Small food and beverage manufacturers have the added pressure of meeting compliance requirements with limited resources. Despite this, many manage to not only innovate and deliver product quality, but also meet all necessary regulations. Leverage their lessons learned to:

  • Determine when to enlist a co-packer and when to move packing in-house — and understand how this impacts regulations.
  • Maximize the talent of smaller teams with less specialized knowledge but fresh ideas.
  • Develop low-cost and efficient regulatory processes.
  • Build a business that is both environmentally and financially sustainable.

Source new solutions to meet your compliance requirements with limited resources.

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

Case Study: SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES

Craft a Holistic Supply Chain Strategy to Meet Ethical and Transparency Expectations

There is a renewed emphasis on ethical supply chains and transparency as fair labour practices and sustainably sourced food is becoming more regulated across the world. Bolster your compliance through:

  • Improved third party monitoring of supply chains and labour practices
  • Strengthened audits that demonstrate compliance and transparency
  • Documentation that aligns with regulators, consumers and workers

Deliver on your goal to meet and surpass supply chain regulations.

3:00 pm

3:00 pm

Fireside Chat: SEAFOOD REGULATIONS

Enabling Seafood Producers to Better Meet CFIA Regulations

Seafood differs from other food products as it is often wild caught, with specific quotas and capture methods in place. This adds challenging layers of compliance obligations for producers and manufacturers. Acquire key insights to:

  • Meet production demands while remaining compliant with all regulations.
  • Build sustainable supply chains that meet CFIA requirements.
  • Ensure products are in line with safety and quality standards.

Source new strategies for meeting CFIA regulations on seafood production and harvesting methods.

3:30 pm

3:30 pm

Conference Summary from your Host

Review key insights and takeaways from the conference. Source a summary of action points to implement in your work.

3:40 pm

3:40 pm

Virtual Happy Hour

  • Get to know fellow delegates in “drop-in” virtual roundtables.
  • Engage in 1:1 video conversation with peers or vendors.
  • Connect with other attendees based on similar interests and business objectives using our “recommend matches” tool.

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

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