Dan Demers

Vice President, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs

As a former Chief of Staff to Federal Ministers, senior public servant, and executive in the non-profit sector, Dan has worked closely with leaders in government and business for the past 25 years to help drive innovation throughout Canada’s health and consumer goods sectors. Today, representing innovative product developers and natural health retailers, his focus is on working with member companies and governments to ensure that government regulations and policies support the continued growth of Canadian companies.

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Day 1: Oct 26, 2021

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

PANEL: Innovation and Novel Foods

How can we ensure innovation while keeping food products safe and compliant

R&D is essential to improving product offerings and optimizing consumer health. Products that claim to provide improved energy, better sleep and improved mental focus are driving product innovation – and higher sales. Create your blueprint to:

  • Build an innovation pipeline that will design and align with regulatory policy
  • Drive innovation while managing risks and ensuring food safety and quality
  • Partner with regulators to ensure your novel products are compliant
  • Create innovative products that build consumer confidence while complying with regulations

Build an innovation-based product line that is compliant and safe

Day 2: Oct 27, 2021