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Niagara Food & Beverage Summit

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Niagara College

135 Taylor Road

Room: HT109

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Canada

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Organized by the Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre, this unique and intimate event provides a platform to explore current and future trends in the food and beverage industry while sharing key findings and learnings in a collaborative environment.

This event is an opportunity for thought leaders, experts, product developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and ideators in the food and beverage space to learn from each other in a dynamic and comfortable setting.

This event also focuses on one of the hottest subjects in the food product development world at the moment – the integration of cannabis into the food chain in preparation for legal status in Canada. Experts will discuss Cannabis 101 and different views on how it will shape the future of what the cannabis edibles industry could look like in the not too distant future!



Who Should Attend:

  • Food and beverage innovators
  • Research and development teams
  • Marketing teams and trendologists
  • F&B strategy and consulting firms
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Cannabis industry and product developers
  • Growers/producers looking for new revenue streams


You will learn/grow/discuss:

  • Explore trendsetting concepts including past, current, and forecasted trends and fads from industry experts
  • Discuss the evolution of language, marketing, and environmental imperatives and their ties to food and innovation with marketing experts
  • Discuss the lasting impact of Gen Z and millennial generations, how they overlap, how they differ, and how to differentiate your market space appropriately
  • Explore barriers and potential solutions when infusing cannabis into edibles
  • Discuss and learn the regulatory difficulties from experts who helped the USA legalize edibles
  • Grow your product from idea, to concept, to marketing, to product development utilizing marketing experts and concept-shelf thinking
  • On-trend workshops in plant-based alternatives, de-risking product introductions, taste the modifications, and exploring cannabis



REGISTER

Cost: $229 Early Bird / $279 Regular
Early Bird deadline is September 25, 2019.
Regular registration ends October 16, 2019.


Includes:

→ Access to keynotes and panels
→ Access to 1 specialized breakout session
→ Parking
→ Morning refreshments
→ Lunch
→ Networking refreshments



* Choose ONE of the following breakout sessions:


  1. Exploring Plant Based with Hela Spice

    Learn the ins and outs of plant-based trends with a hands-on approach, leaving you with a better understanding of how meat and dairy analogues work. Compare various plant-based proteins in terms of functionality and hydration in addition to discovering problem-solving techniques for common issues in the plant-based world.


  2. Expectation vs. Reality: Strategies to de-risk product introductions with Vineland Research

    Liking the concept is one thing. Liking the product is another. Many modern consumers are excited about products they haven't yet tried. But what happens when consumer expectations don't align with what we know to be the true product characteristics? This session will highlight case studies from the natural products category introducing consumers to new products and product concepts and the surprising elements that caught consumers' attention.


  3. Taste the Modification with Fona

    Exploring the 3 M's: The challenging Functional Bases require tools that specifically formulated to mask, modify and add mouthfeel.


  4. Exploring Cannabis from a higher education prospective with Niagara College

    Niagara College is leading the way in Canada education; understand what is being taught to the future leaders of this exploding industry and tour the facility

* TOUR THE CAMPUS (OPTIONAL):

Tour Niagara College's Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus; a 125-acre campus featuring the NC Teaching Brewery, Teaching Winery, Teaching Distillery, Teaching Greenhouse, Benchmark Restaurant and the NC Teaching Spa. The campus is a nature forward environment with its own ecological lagoons, wetland systems, hop yard, culinary garden, landscaped gardens and a 40-acre teaching vineyard. This campus is also home to the Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre, which offers a full suite of services to support innovation in the industry on the road to commercialization of new products and processes.

*PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED TO 100 FOR THIS EVENT


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Date and Time

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Niagara College

135 Taylor Road

Room: HT109

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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