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Growing prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors
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Ingredients for Success: The Conference on Food Innovation 2015
Hosted by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

May 26-27, 2015
Deerfoot Inn and Casino, Calgary


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This conference was dedicated to presenting information and perspectives specifically affecting the western Canadian food processor and food markets. Attended by more than 160 representatives from food processing, food innovation, research and government, industry experts gave fresh ideas and new perspectives on market trends, consumer trends, changing retail and food service environment, labor strategies, food innovation emerging technologies, creating a food safety culture, how other companies have met industry challenges, and more. 
 

Tuesday, May 26 

  7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

 Breakfast

 

  8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.

 


Welcome - Master of Ceremonies

Rickey Yada

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia 

 

  8:35 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

 


Setting the Stage: The Future of Food Innovation in Alberta (see video, PowerPoint)

Cornelia Kreplin

Executive Director, Sustainable Production/Food Innovation

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions 

 

  8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 


Top 10 Trends 2015

Joanna Clifton

Global Account Manager, Innova Market Insights, Lafayette, Colorado 

  9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Grassroots Innovation in Food for a Finite Planet (see video)

Sarah Elton

Author, Food Columnist

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.             Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Changing Canadian Retail Environment (see video, PowerPoint)

Paul Uys

Senior Director, External, The Food Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Changing Canadian Food Service Environment 

Carmen Gunthorpe

Director of Sales, Sysco Edmonton, Acheson, Alberta

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
   1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Emerging Technologies and Innovation (see video, PowerPoint)

Rickey Yada

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

   1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Stimulating Innovation in Alberta's Food Processing Businesses (see video, PowerPoint)

Jerry Bouma

Management Consultant, Toma and Bouma Management Consultants, Edmonton, Alberta

   2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
   3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Alberta's Food Processing Capabilities (see video, PowerPoint)

Ken Gossen

Executive Director, Food and Bio-Processing Division

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Leduc, Alberta

   3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Food Processing Capability and Innovations in Saskatchewan (see video, PowerPoint)

Rick Green

Vice President Technology, Technology Group, POS Bio-Sciences, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

   3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Changing People, Changing Places: The Future of Work, Workers, and Workplaces in Western Canada  (see video)

Andrew Ramlo

Executive Director, Urban Futures, Vancouver, British Columbia

   4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Processors Shop Talk

Angela Santiago (see video, PowerPoint)

CEO, Co-Founder, The Little Potato Company, Edmonton, Alberta

Jennifer Carlson (see video)

Founder, Baby Gourmet Foods Inc., Calgary, Alberta

   5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Reception
   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Alberta Food Awards Dinner
   

Wednesday, May 27

   7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast
   8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.


Opening Remarks - Master of Ceremonies

Rickey Yada

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

   8:35 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Cultivating Food Safety (see video)

Lone Jesperson

Director, Food Safety and Operations Learning, Maple Leaf Foods, Mississauga, Ontario

   9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Using Food Safety as a Competitive Marketing Advantage (see video, PowerPoint)

Doug Powell

Food Safety Writer and Consultant, Powell Food Safety, Brisbane, Australia

 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Future of Food Safety - A Calgary Co-op Perspective (see video)

Ken Keelor

CEO, Calgary Co-op, Calgary, Alberta

 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Got Milk? Lessons in Adding Value (see video, PowerPoint)

Jeff Manning

Principal, Got Manning?, Orinda, California

 12:20 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Closing Comments - Master of Ceremonies

Rickey Yada

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2016