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    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 1 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Delta Winnipeg by Marriott Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

    Welcome to the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Tabletop Exhibit being held in conjunction with the 2020 Canadian Food Summit.

    Participating as an exhibitor at the 2020 CIFST Tabletop Exhibit is an excellent opportunity for your organization to receive maximum marketing exposure in addition to gathering knowledge and networking with key government officials and industry peers.

    Reasons to exhibit:

    • Meet face-to-face with decision makers
    • Introduce and/or showcase new products and services
    • Increase your market share
    • Develop and nurture relationships with professionals and organizations representing government and business
    • Opportunity for collaborating with leading researchers

     Exhibit Fees are as follows:

    • $550.00 Members
    • $750.00 Non-Members

     Exhibit Fees include:

    • One (1) Skirted Table and chair
    • Acknowledgement on signage
    • Listing including contact information in the Summit Program
    • Listing on CIFST Canadian Food Summit web site
    • Lunch and Breaks for up to two (2) exhibitor staff


    Exhibit Hours:

    Exhibit set-up:

    Exhibit tear-down:

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

    7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MST)
    • Board Room at the CFIA Laboratories, 3650 36 St NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2L1
    • 50

    Food seminar

    Using sanitation to help manage food safety risks

    Presented by the The Alberta Association for Food Protection. 

    Dr. Petran’s presentation will explore the key role that effective sanitation plays in food safety risk management, and that this is a universal concept, regardless of which regulatory requirements a company is under.  Topics to be covered include:  links between sanitation and foodborne illnesses, sanitation strategies, where sanitation fits in regulatory schema and examples of where sanitation lapses have led to significant issues.   Attendees will gain a stronger appreciation for the importance of properly implemented sanitation programs in assuring public health.  Since this is part of an Affiliate meeting, the talk will also include an overview of and benefits to being part of the International Association for Food Protection.   



    Thursday, February 6, 2020


    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM


    There is no cost for this event but you must RSVP to attend. Please RSVP by email as soon as possible.  We are limited to an audience of 50 people so it will be first come, first served.

    If you cannot be in Calgary on February 6 and would like to join us by video conferencing, please email indicating your interest to join via video conferencing.  If there is sufficient interest, we will set up a video conference link.


    CFIA Laboratories Boardroom, 3650 36 St NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2L1


    Ruth Petran, PhD, CFS

    Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety & Public Health


    Dr. Petran is Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety and Public Health for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Dr. Petran provides technical expertise and consultation to internal and external customers on food safety and public health issues, by identifying and tracking emerging food safety trends and new control strategies.  To be most impactful, these span the food supply chain from farm to manufacturing processes and to food service and retail.

    Prior to joining Ecolab, Dr. Petran was a research microbiologist and supplier quality manager at Pillsbury, as well as specifications manager and quality regulations operations product manager at General Mills. She focused on managing safety and quality concerns of microbiologically sensitive products and ingredients. She has led food safety assessments at food manufacturing facilities worldwide, focusing on the application of HACCP systems and regulatory compliance.  

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre


    Event Suppliers' Night
    Organizer BC Food Technologists
    Date Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    Location Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
    4331 Dominion Street
    Burnaby BC
    Description BCFT is pleased to announce our 26th Annual Suppliers' night on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020. We are excited to return to the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, central and convenient to both suppliers and attendees! This event is an exceptional opportunity for learning about new companies, products and services and networking with other R&D technologists, food scientists, purchasers and senior management from leading food and beverage companies within BC.
    Exhibitor Information

    Tabletop Registration Fees

    • $370.00 CAD (Before end of November 30, 2019)
    • $460.00 CAD (After November 30, 2019)

    Click here to learn how to register

    Included with Registration Fee

    • A 6' × 2' table
    • A maximum of 3 representatives per table
    • Due to safety reasons, electrical outlets are provided by the hotel and can be requested during online registration for $25/table.
    More Info
    Please visit our website for more details here!

    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Place Sport Expert, 4855 Louis-B-Mayer, Laval, QC
    • 164

    Merci de l’intérêt que vous portez au Salon des fournisseurs 2020 de l’ICSTA Section Québec. Veuillez prendre connaissance des informations ci-dessous ainsi que du formulaire de règlements ci joint. Le formulaire de règlement doit être signé et retourné à N’hésitez pas à nous rejoindre si des informations additionnelles s’avéraient nécessaires.

    Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Supplier’s Night – CIFST Quebec section. Please read the information below as well as the attached Regulations Form. Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information.

    Chaque kiosque de 10’x10’ contient une table de 6’x2.5’, recouverte d’une nappe de couleur noire ainsi que deux (2) chaises et une poubelle.  Un raccord électrique est offert à un coût supplémentaire.

    La confirmation de votre inscription vous sera expédiée par courriel après réception de ces documents:

    • Le formulaire Règles & Règlements signé. 
    • Le formulaire d'inscription complété
    • Le paiement

    Aucun kiosque ne sera réservé sans le paiement.

    Each 10’x10’ exhibitor space will have one 6’x2.5’ table, with a black tablecloth, two (2) chairs and a garbage can.

    Electricity is available at an extra cost per outlet.

    The confirmation of your registration will be sent to you by email after receipt of the following:

    • The signed Rules & Regulations form
    • The completed registration form
    • Payment

    Booths cannot be reserved without payment.

    Cette année, nous vous offrons 4 catégories de commandites.

    There are 4 types of sponsorships available.



    Une seule commandite DIAMANT est disponible

    La commandite DIAMANT permet à une compagnie  de commanditer l’espace Bistro avec son logo et matériel promotionnel (sujet à approbation du comité) pour tous les visiteurs et exposants, ainsi  que tout ce qui est inclut dans la commandite Or.

    Only one DIAMOND sponsorship available

    The DIAMOND Sponsorship allows one company to sponsor the Bistro with their logo and promotional material (subject to committee approval) for all visitors and exhibitors, as well as everything included with the Gold sponsorship.



    La commandite Platine permet à une compagnie de fournir du matériel promotionnel (lanyards, sac ou autre) avec son logo pour tous les visiteurs et exposants, ainsi que tout ce qui est inclut dans la commandite Or.

    The Platinum Sponsorship allows one company to provide promotional material (lanyards, bag, or other) with their logo for all visitors and exhibitors, as well as everything included with the Gold sponsorship.

    COMMANDITE OR - 750 $


    Comprend :

    • Choix de l’emplacement du kiosque, basé sur le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.
    • Une affiche dans l’aire bistro ainsi qu’à l’entrée de l’exposition.
    • L’ajout d’un article promotionnel dans le sac qui sera remis aux visiteurs à l’entrée du salon (sujet à approbation par le comité).


    • Choice of booth location on first come, first serve basis.
    • A poster in the bistro area as well as at the entrance of the show.
    • The addition of a promotional article in the giveaway bag for trade show visitors (Subject to committee approval).



    Comprend :

    • une affiche dans l’aire bistro ainsi qu’à l’entrée de l’exposition. 
    • L’ajout d’un article promotionnel dans le sac qui sera remis aux visiteurs à l’entrée du salon (sujet à approbation par le comité).


    • Sign in the bistro area as well as at the entrance of the show.
    • The addition of a promotional article in the giveaway bag for trade show visitors (Subject to committee approval).


    Vous recevrez des portes-noms pré-imprimés pour l’événement. Nous vous contacterons pour obtenir la liste de vos collègues quelques semaines avant l’évenement. Aucun porte-nom ne sera imprimé sur place.

    You will receive pre-printed badges for the event.  We will contact you prior the event for the list of names.  No badges will be made on site.

    • 3 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 5 Jun 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

    NON-MEMBER full-delegate and single-day registrations will include complimentary CIFST membership for the remainder of 2020.

    All requests for a refund of registration fees must be received by  the CIFST National Office in writing before 12 noon on Friday, May 22, 2020. Absolutely no refunds will be given after this date.

Past events

23 Jan 2020 Nutrition and Food Services Industry Night- University of Alberta
16 Jan 2020 Food Seminar - Manitoba Section
15 Jan 2020 BCFT Speakers' Night 2020- Sustainability in Food Production
15 Jan 2020 WEBINAR - AI’s competitive advantage in the Food Industry (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
21 Dec 2019 Volunteer for the Holidays 2019! - Manitoba
19 Dec 2019 2019 BCFT Winter Social & Polar Mug Workshop
27 Nov 2019 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
26 Nov 2019 WEBINAR - Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
20 Nov 2019 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
15 Nov 2019 Commercial Dairy Plant Tour
12 Nov 2019 Information Session on Intellectual Property
12 Nov 2019 31st Annual Suppliers' Tabletop Exhibition
1 Oct 2019 Supplier Expo - Manitoba
1 Oct 2019 A Practical Approach: Cannabis Edibles and Safe Foods for Canadians - Regulations Symposium
24 Sep 2019 46th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner
19 Sep 2019 WEBINAR - Future Skills for Food Processing
9 Sep 2019 Tournoi de golf / Golf Tournament - Quebec
22 May 2019 2019 Canadian Food Summit - CIFST National Conference
26 Apr 2019 Cannabis Edibles: Enabling Innovation for Successful Commercialization - CIFST Ontario Spring Technical Session
25 Apr 2019 Salon des fournisseurs/Suppliers' Show - ICSTA QC
4 Apr 2019 Spring Into Summer Wine & Dine
3 Apr 2019 WEBINAR - Market Insights & Global Food Trends
27 Feb 2019 BCFT Suppliers' Night - British Columbia
12 Feb 2019 VDS Laboratory Tour - Manitoba
30 Jan 2019 Student Career Night - Manitoba
30 Jan 2019 WEBINAR - Future of Plant Proteins: Utilization in Food and Beyond
15 Dec 2018 Volunteer for the Holidays! - Manitoba
13 Dec 2018 BCFT Holiday Paint and Sip - British Columbia
21 Nov 2018 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
20 Nov 2018 The Manitoba Mixer - Manitoba
13 Nov 2018 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
6 Nov 2018 30th Annual Suppliers' Night - Ontario
26 Sep 2018 BCFT Annual General Meeting
26 Sep 2018 Advancements in Plant Proteins - Saskatchewan
12 Sep 2018 45th Annual Golf Tournament - Ontario
10 Sep 2018 Tournoi de golf / Golf Tournament - Quebec
16 Jul 2018 IFT18 - Canadian Breakfast
28 Jun 2018 Technical Seminar - Molecular Gastronomy
27 May 2018 2018 National Conference
10 May 2018 CIFST Atlantic Supplier Showcase
26 Apr 2018 CIFST Ontario Spring Technical Session
12 Apr 2018 Salon des fournisseurs de la Section Québec de l’ICST
5 Apr 2018 CIFST Ontario Section Wine & Food Celebration
28 Mar 2018 Roundtable Networking Event
14 Mar 2018 CIFST Saskatchewan Student Event
10 Mar 2018 Tour of Farm & Food Discovery Centre
28 Feb 2018 BCFT Suppliers' Night
23 Feb 2018 CIFST Manitoba Food Safety Training Workshop
6 Feb 2018 BCFT Speakers' Night
23 Jan 2018 Student Career Night
20 Dec 2017 BCFT New Professionals and Student Event
16 Dec 2017 CIFST Manitoba Chapter
12 Dec 2017 BCFT Winter Social Event
7 Dec 2017 CIFST Saskatchewan Section Networking Night


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