Winter Speakers’ Series

Farm & Food Care and Canadian Food Focus are pleased to invite leaders from across the food industry to share their insights and experience on how Canadian food producers are adapting to changing demographics, more mindful consumers and unprecedented global events.

The three sessions are free to attend thanks to a partnership with Canola Eat Well and the AgriCompetitiveness program of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial, territorial initiative.


Scott McDeivitte

APRIL 22, 2021 @ 1:00 P.M. EST

How has food service adapted during COVID: What does the future hold?
Join food service industry specialist Scott McDeivitte from Gordon Food Services for a discussion of how Canada's food system is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. How are restaurants responding to changes and new markets? What trends will stay around for some time and which will fade? Learn more about the restaurants of the future and impacts to public trust in the food service industry.

Jo-Ann McArthur

MARCH 29, 2021 @ 1:00 P.M. EST

Food Labelling: The good, the bad and the ugly.

Canadians are increasingly exposed to labels communicating specific processing aspects of food production. Food labels serve an important role, but who benefits the most from all of these different labels? Could they even be causing confusion and problems in the grocery aisle? Join Jo-Ann McArthur, Founding Partner and President of Nourish Food Marketing, for a deep dive into the marketing and misconceptions behind food labels. 

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Professor David Hughes

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 @ 1:00 P.M. EST

The World of Food Post-Covid: Implications for Food Industry Businesses

The world will be feeling the impact for years to come. What changes can we expect in our food system--in grocery stores, restaurants, food distribution channels? What trends should people expect to continue? Join Professor David Hughes--also known as Dr. Food--an international speaker on global food and drink industry issues, to learn more about how food professionals can prepare for a post-Covid world.

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