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    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar


    Market Insights & Global Food Trends

    What are the primary market drivers for global food trends in 2019?

    How does a shifting consumer focus on health and wellness affect the industry?

    What are the latest product offerings from around the world?

    From millennials to aging boomers and fresh foods to smart technology, the food industry is undergoing tremendous change and upheaval as a result of several key market drivers.

    This webinar will explore the current shifting landscape of the food and beverage sector while taking a deeper dive into some of the resulting impacts of consumer choice and demand on the products coming to the global market.

    Join CIFST President Elect ROB KOWAL for this engaging 45-minute presentation as he brings you timely and relevant insights and the latest in food trends from around the world.


    • Consumer trends & Food Industry Market Insights
    • Macro Trends
    • Top Market Drivers
    • The Focus on Health & Wellness
    • Functional Ingredients
    • Global Market Products
    • Summary & Conclusion


    Rob Kowal

    President, Kriscor & Associates

    and CIFST President Elect

    This webinar is presented free to registered CIFST members.

    Non-members: $50

    • 4 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Culinaria Restaurant- 5732 Kennedy Rd. Mississauga, ON

    Spring into SUMMER WINE & DINE

    Getting tired of Winter? Join friends and colleagues for our 2019 "Spring into Summer" Wine & Dine Event. Indulge in 8 courses accompanied by the perfect wine pairings. Each course and wine paring will be presented by the Chef and professional Sommelier -all taking place at the beautiful Culinaria Restaurant (Located in the historic Elliot House)!

    This is a great opportunity to network with other industry professionals, have a fun and informative team-building initiative or customer appreciation night!

    Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Location: CULINARIA RESTAURANT, 5732 Kennedy Rd.  Mississauga, ON


    For more details please contact Ann Manley

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Place Forzani, 4855 Louis-B-Mayer, Laval, QC

    For further information please contact

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maple Leaf ThinkFood Centre- 6897 Financial Drive, Mississauga, ON



    Cannabis Edibles: Enabling Innovation

    for Successful Commercialization

    This is a great way to expand your knowledge on this hot topic!

    Opportunities are available for companies to exhibit and speak or sponsor this event!

    Please contact: for more details!


    Maple Leaf ThinkFood Centre, 6897 Financial Drive, Mississauga, ON

    • 22 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 24 May 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS

    2019 Canadian Food Summit

    The Annual National Conference of CIFST

    The Canadian Food Summit is the new name for the annual National Conference of CIFST.

    With a theme of Sustainable Innovation, this year's event in Halifax, Nova Scotia will include presentations and content focused on a variety of topics including emerging ingredients, nutrition and health, food processing, consumer attitudes, global food security, food safety, sustainable food systems and food policy.

    CIFST’s 2019 Canadian Food Summit will offer opportunities to showcase research and the ideas of industry thought leaders to Canadian food scientists, food and beverage sector partners and the brightest food science students from across the country. It’s also a forum to network among peers and to develop new collaborative relationships.

    The 2019 Canadian Food Summit is taking place May 22 to 24 at the Westin Nova Scotian located in the vibrant Halifax Seaport.

    NON-MEMBER full-delegate and single-day registrations will include complimentary CIFST membership for the remainder of 2019.

    All requests for a refund of registration fees must be received by  the CIFST National Office in writing before 12 noon on Friday, May 10, 2019. Absolutely no refunds will be given after this date.
    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, Ajax, ON



    Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Location: Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, 2700 Audley Road N., Ajax, ON

    Lots of Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this event!  Get noticed by 300 golfers and diners!

    Contact our events team at: for more information on how to sponsor!

    Register for a day of golf and dinner or simply join your friends and colleagues for the dinner!

    Watch your inbox for details!

    Registration opens mid-June!

    Click Here to Contact

    • 1 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, MB


    Presented by CIFST Manitoba Section

    Supplier Expo is an international trade show that creates an excellent opportunity for networking and displaying products and services to a growing market in the Canadian Prairies that includes R&D Technologists, Food Scientists, Purchasers and Senior Managers from leading food and beverage manufacturers.

    Supplier Expo allows members of the food industry along the value chain to network, learn of new innovations in R&D or food safety, establish relationships, and identify new business opportunities for their organizations.

    Supplier Expo provides a unique opportunity and value, whether large, small or still at the idea stage in a food business.



    • Complementary half-cost booth space for display
    • Company name and/or logo printed on all promotional materials and in four (4) email marketing blasts to attract attendees
    • Company logo showcased during event
    • Priority listing on CIFST MB Section webpage alongside company logo
    • Verbal sponsorship acknowledgement during the event
    • Half-page ad in the Exhibitor Guide
    • Half-page ad in the CIFST MB Section Newsletter

    Watch for information on attendee registration to the Supplier Expo coming soon.

    For all other inquiries related to this event, please contact the Manitoba Section of CIFST at

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • The International Centre, Mississauga, ON - Hall 5

    Suppliers' Night Tabletop Exhibition




    Tuesday, November 12 , 2019

    2:00 to 6:00 p.m.


    The International Centre, Hall 5

    6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON

    EXHIBITOR Registration will open in August 2019.

    ATTENDEE Registration will open in September 2019.

    Many great Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

     If you'd like to get your organization noticed by over 1600 industry professionals, contact our events team at:

    Plan to attend this industry Flagship event!

    Click Here to Contact

Past events

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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