Educational Sessions



All educational sessions, presented during show hours, are free of charge for all attendees and exhibitors.






3 days - 3 themes


April 28: Innovation: Can't survive without it? Our experts will let you know why.

April 29: Locally: A necessity.

April 30: Internationally: Conquer new markets and import new concepts!




Erik Thoresen, pincipal, Technomic


Conferences: Retail Meal Solutions and Food on the Go and Trends from the US.


Bio: Working closely with clients as a strategic advisor, Erik draws from a broad range of research and consulting experience in market analysis, product development, technology and forecast modeling throughout the food and hospitality industries.








Stéphane Ricoul, eBusiness Director, Sid Lee


Theme: E-commerce innovations applied to the food industry









Andy Sampogna, Sr Advisor, Direct Marketing


Conference: Grow your Business with Direct Marketing?

“Like you, Small Business owner, operator and now Senior Marketing Advisor for Canada Post, Andy Sampogna knows how difficult it can be to communicate and build strong customer relationships and experiences in today’s highly intensive, challenging and competitive marketplace.

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Brad Bloom, Director of Sales, CHD Expert


Brad Bloom is a 20-year veteran of using innovative sales and business development strategies to deliver multi-million dollar, bottom-line impact. He is a leader in assisting foodservice providers in meeting all of their business development goals, and is a visionary in the execution of high-level sales and marketing initiatives, organic revenue growth, KPI’s & service metrics, CRM infrastructure, marketing development and execution.


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Magalie Moreau
Events and special projects manager
Tel: +1 514 289 9669, ext 2222


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