Bon Appetit! Food Business Conference | Ontario East

Bon Appetit! Food Business Conference

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 16:00 to Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 17:00


Northumberland County and the Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) are hosting the Bon Appetit! - Food Business Conference in Cobourg Ontario on February 8th and 9th, 2018! 

This year's conference includes sessions in three different streams: Beverages, Value Adding, and Ready To Eat. 

If you are you trying to bring a food or beverage product to market, you should attend this conference!

Thursday, February 8th - 4 PM - 8 PM
Network with industry experts and food and beverage entrepreneurs at the OAFVC Tour and Tasting from 4 PM - 6 PM before joining us for dinner and a speaker at the Best Western Plus in Cobourg.

Friday, February 9th - 8 AM - 5:15 PM
Join fellow entrepreneurs and industry leads as we explore the challenges and successes of food and beverage businesses. 

Beverage Makers

  • Working with the CFIA on beverage labelling regulations
  • Lessons from the Line - Current business owners share their insights.
  • Growing your business - Strategies for starting-up and scaling up.

Value-added agriculture

  • Putting your best foot forward - Product positioning beyond the farm gate.
  • Scaling up - Adding value by being more efficient, or building your own facility.
  • Simple Solutions? - When adding value gets risky.

Ready to Eat Processors

  • Co-packing your product - When are you ready for the next step?
  • Entering the retail market - Transitioning to larger markets
  • Working with the CFIA on regulations for ready to eat foods and labelling

*Optional* Saturday, February 10th - All Day at the OAFVC
'Value Adders Bootcamp' workshop with Gary Morton. Join us in an accelerated learning format that will take participants on a deep dive to explore four new product development success areas: Idea Discovery, Opportunity Validation, Market Launch, and Grow Business.

Early bird prices are in effect until January 28th, 2018. 

Tickets available here!

Event Location: 
Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre
930 Burnham Street
Cobourg , Ontario  K9A 2X9