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Provision Coalition with its collaborative partners: Canada's National Zero Waste Council and PAC, Packaging Consortium, presents Canada's 2017 Food Loss + Waste Forum | Finding Solutions at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario!

This April 12, 2017 event will be a full day focused on presenting a platform to share opportunities and demonstrate pragmatic solutions, best practices, and innovative technologies that are readily available in the marketplace to address the food waste challenge.

Let us introduce you to our speakers!

Draft Agenda:

8 am   Registration, Solution Showcase Opens and Networking Breakfast
8:30     Welcome and Opening RemarksCher Mereweather, Executive Director, Provision   Coalition; MC: Jonathan Bloom, Author American Wasteland, Wasted Food 
9   Overview of Global Food Loss + Waste Protocol Kai RobertsonLead Advisor, World Resources Institute
9:30 Keynote Presentation: Food Waste Reduction Opportunities, Solutions, Best Practices and Business Case - Eva GoulbourneAssociate Director, Programs and Communications, ReFED
10 Food Waste Prevention: Pragmatic Solutions for the Value Chain - Andrew ShakmanCo-Founder and CEO, LeanPath
Introductions: Wesley Gee, Director of Sustainability, The Works Design Communications

10:30 Solutions Showcase Exhibit & Networking Break

11:05 A North American Perspective on the Food Waste Challenges and Opportunities based on Research findings from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) - David Donaldson, Program Manager for Green Growth, Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
11:30 National Strategy on Food Waste Reduction: Invitation to Collaborate, Canada's                     National Zero Waste Council Bob Long Federation of Canadian  Municipalities (FCM) Board Director, Canada's National Zero Waste Council Board   Member, and Co-Chair of the Food Working Group; Stakeholder Input Moderator: Deb Stark, Former Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food  and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

12 noon  Networking Luncheon in the Solutions Showcase Exhibit 

1 pm C-Suite Talk Show Panel - Moderator: Jonathan Bloom, Author American Wasteland, Wasted FoodJohn Coyne, Vice President, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel, Unilever; Christine Bome, Senior Director of Public Affairs, Walmart   Canada; Helen Anne Hudson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Burnbrae Farms Ltd.; Larina Lopez, Division Manager for Corporate Communications, Metro Vancouver; Sonya Fiorini, Sr. Director, Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Loblaw Companies Canada


2 Last Chance for Solutions Showcase Exhibit & Networking Break

2:15 Panel # 1: Real World Case Studies: Issues, Opportunities, and Solutions in the Manufacturing Sector - Introductions: Walter Kraus, Vice President, Environment & Corporate Sustainability, Weston Foods (Canada) Inc.; Moderator: Cher Mereweather, Executive Director, Provision  Coalition   John LillardR&D Project Leader, Innovation Team, Campbell Company of Canada; Doug Alexander, Director of Engineering, Ippolito Fruit and Produce
3:15 Panel # 2: Real World Case Studies: Food Waste Reduction Opportunities and Solutions through packaging (PAC Panel contributor) - Moderator: James Downham,  President & CEO, PAC, Packaging Consortium; Angela Dennis, Director, Technical  Packaging & Environmental Officer, Nestle Canada; Terry Grill, Director, Sustainability- Americas, Sealed Air Corporation; Dr. Martin Gooch, Chief Executive Officer, Value Chain Management International
4:15 Closing Remarks and Event Wrap-Up: Jonathan Bloom, Author American Wasteland,   Wasted Food; Cher Mereweather, Executive Director, Provision Coalition

4:30 Adjourn

An exhibitor area will showcase technology and solution providers who contribute services and best practices to reduce and manage food loss + waste.


For Sponsorship or Exhibitor Opportunities, 
Contact Meena Hassanali

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Visionary Sponsor

Leadership Sponsor

Solutions Research Sponsor

Luncheon Sponsor

Global Partners Sponsors

Solutions Panel Sponsor


Networking Sponsor

Marketing & Communications Sponsor

Thanks to our Collaborative Partners:

Thanks to our Green Power Sponsor:

Thanks to our Media Partner: