Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Senior Director

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University.

Known as “The Food Professor”, his current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. He is one of the world’s most cited scholars in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability. Furthermore, his research has been featured in several newspapers and media groups, nationally as well as internationally. He has testified on several occasions before parliamentary committees on food policy-related issues as an expert witness. He has been asked to act as an advisor on food and agricultural policies in many Canadian provinces and other countries.

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Day 1: Oct 26, 2021

Day 2: Oct 27, 2021

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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.