Sault Ste Marie Algoma Forum on Food, Farms & Tourism

March 9, 2017 all-day
Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre
229 Great Northern Rd
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4Z2

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration & Regional Ingredients Buffet Breakfast

9:00am – 9:10am: Welcome, Opening Remarks and Thanks!

9:10am – 10:00am: Facilitated discussion: Knowing our ingredients (CTA’s Rebecca Mackenzie) – defining food tourism and the characteristics of a food visitor

10:00am – 10:15am: Presentation – RAIN – Buy Algoma Buy Fresh

10:15am – 10:30am: Networking & Nutrition Break

10:30am -11:15am: Facilitated discussion: Delivering the ingredients (CTA’s Rebecca Mackenzie) – defining a destinations taste of place and meeting the food tourists expectations

11:15am – 12:00pm: Panel Discussion with Regional Food Tourism Stakeholder Success Stories

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Buffet Lunch featuring Regional Ingredients

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Facilitated discussion: Knowing our equipment (CTA’s Rebecca Mackenzie) – understanding market readiness across the food tourism value chain and how to grow your business through offering an authentic taste of place

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Mark Kenny, University of Guelph Hospitality Services Procurement Manager

3:00pm – 4:15pm: Speed Dating Session – connecting the food tourism value chain

4:15pm – 4:30pm: Closing remarks

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Networking reception

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