This event provides a space for expanded learning through dialogue and discussion. The day will include:
830am – 930am: Check-In
930am – 10am: Introductions
10am – 11am: Market Channels – Think Outside the Box: Hear from a panel of representatives from alternate market channels that should be included in your sales strategy. For example, international, online, food service, and more!
Facilitator: Hayden Thomson – Host, Pack Heavy Podcast
11am – 11:30: Coffee Break
11:30am – 12:30pm: Level Up Your Sales: Look at the future of your food business and plan for expansion! Hear from a broker, distributor, growing manufacturer, and retailer on how to grow your sales.
Facilitator: Jordan Rogers – Founder, Sales Director, The Very Good Food Company and Founder, Lloyd-James Group Inc.
12:30pm – 1pm: Lunch
1pm – 2pm: Institutional Food Service: Learn about this exciting potential opportunity to sell your products to Post-Secondary Institutions and other government institutions.
Facilitator: Kristina Bouris – Manager, Value Chain Innovation, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
2pm – 2:30pm: Coffee Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm: How to Build a Values-Based Business: Hear an inspirational talk from the co-owner of Planted Expo, Stevan Mirkovich, on how to build a business and organization that aligns with your values.