Educational Sessions

 

 

 

Schedule

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

 

All sessions will be held in room 521 A & B, located on the 5th floor.

New for 2014!!! 3 days - 3 themes

 

  • Wednesday April 2: ethnicity and buy local: 
  • Thursday April 3: Food waste managment
  • Friday April 4: Agro Food revolutions

See all educational sessions

 

 

**SOLD OUT**

April 2, at 7 am: Farm Credit Canada Conference, in partnership with SIAL Canada

Insight on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Invitation only


 

 

Our speakers

Sylvain Allard

 

Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

 

Conference Theme: A User-Centered Approach to Packaging Design 

 

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Xavier Terlet

 

CEO and founder of XTC world innovation
 

What leading food innovation trends were spotted in 2013?

Which innovation levers are manufacturers employing to respond to consumer needs and wants?

Xavier Terlet,  CEO of XTC and SIAL partner will present the main conclusions of the XTC study 2014 World Innovation Panorama!

 

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Peter Henderson
 
 
Founder of Ideovation
 
Session Theme: Leading with “Health, Sustainability and Innovation Redefined” to Drive Profitability
 
Panelists: Isabelle Marquis (Première Moisson), Shannon Brown (Fairtrade Canada/International), Matthew Holmes (Canada Organic Trade Association)
 

Based on research of consumers, leading retailers, food service chains and food manufacturers there is a monumental movement toward healthier and more sustainable products, processes and corporations. Our panel of experts will take you on a journey to help you discover why you will want to embed “health”, “sustainability” and “innovation redefined” into your brands, your people, your products and your processes. You will hear case studies about breakthrough sustainability innovation, to help explain why transparently embedding meaningful environmental and social causes into brands is becoming mainstream. We will take you into the minds of today’s socially-conscious consumers, customers and end-users to help explain why this is going to be a significant and lasting trend. For some companies it will be time to capitalize on years of planning, for others it will be time to re-engineer. Get ready for a new future!

 

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Panelist:

 

Isabelle Marquis


Marketing Director, Retail & Foodservice
Première Moisson

 

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Panelist:

Shannon Brown

 

Director of Business Development and Commercial Relations

Fairtrade Canada

 

 

 

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Matthew Holmes
 
Executive Director, Canada Organic Trade Association

 

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Panelist:

 

Bertrand Derome

CEO, Institut de développement de produits

 

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Panelist

Mike Bellamente

Executive Director, Climate Counts

 

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Bruno Ponsard

 

General Manager, Institut de technologie des emballages et du génie alimentaire (ITEGA)

 

Conference: Be active and smart like your packaging!

 

About one third of global food production is thrown in the trash. The economic, environmental and social impacts are huge. Packaging, especially active and intelligent packaging, become efficient tools to fight against food waste.

Discover solutions, innovations and trends to be at the forefront of active and intelligent packaging technologies.

 

 

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Robert Dion

 

Founder of Les Éditions HRI

 
Theme: Private label products:complement or unwanted competition?

 

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Panelist:

Andréanne Charbonneau

 

Marketing and Public Relations Director

Pacini Restaurants

 

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Panelist:

Benoît Jalbert, Chain Account Development Vice-President

 

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Panelist:

Michel Renaud, Marleting Director, GFS Montreal

 

 

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Panelist:

Yves Moscato

 

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Aurélien de Montbel
 
Head of sales, North America for Store Electronic Systems
 
 
 
Session: The Power Play : Shelf-Edge Automation & Connectivity
 
April 4
 

The powerful combination of shelf-edge automation and connectivity is breaking ground and retailers need to look at these enabling technologies. Electronic Shelf Labeling has seen a powerful uptake worldwide due to increased price volatility, high labor costs, e-commerce competitiveness and synchronization, and the need to modernize the store experience.  New communication technologies such as NFC and BLE are enabling shelf-edge connectivity and creating a new level of customer engagement and productivity enhancements that are blurring the lines between digital and brick&mortar retailing.  This presentation will explore and discuss actual case studies where retailers are succeeding when these two work in tandem.

 

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Jean-Baptiste Delabre

 

Analyst, Nielsen Canada

 

Conference: PRIVATE LABELS PORTRAIT AND TRENDS IN CANADA, IN THE USA AND IN EUROPE

 

In the United States as in Europe, private labels have taken advantage of the recession and economic uncertainty to take on an ever-increasing role in the consumer basket.  However, in Canada and Quebec, the opposite is happening, with retailers choosing to promote national brands to attract customers – to the detriment of private labels.  In addition to offering a portrait of the current situation in the 3 regions, we will identify the major trends in private labels for the months ahead.

Biography


Clément Bourbon

 

Senior Analyst, Nielsen

 

Conference: ETHNIC MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN QUÉBEC

The latest national survey of households by Statistics Canada reveals that 6.8 million Canadians were born abroad – that is more than one Canadian in five.  The reality is different in Quebec, where there are proportionately fewer immigrants, though from different countries.   Nevertheless, there is ethnic growth in the consumer market in Quebec, which creates opportunities for retailers and manufacturers.  In addition to offering a portrait of ethnic consumers in Quebec, we will present ways to approach this “different” clientele.

 

Biography


 

Contact

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

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