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7th Food Processing Conference for the Acadian Peninsula
Dear AFBPA Members & Industry Partners;
Please accept our invitation to join us in Shippagan for the upcoming Acadian Peninsula Food Processing Conference. The Conference Agenda commences June 23rd at 9 am. Doors open at 8:30 am. All details are in the attached PDF. Registration is online at http://icidici.com/atlanticfood or at the door.
7th Food Processing Conference for the Acadian Peninsula
Full event: includes presentations, reception luncheons & banquet
Each additional attendee from the same organization
Banquet Only June 23rd
Discount for Atlantic Food & Beverage Association Members
Display space for a booth or a table
Please note that simultaneous translation will be available throughout the Conference!
On behalf of ACOA and the Atlantic Provinces, the Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association (AFBPA) invites your company to participate in an upcoming Export Development Mission to the New York Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center in New York City June 26 - 28, 2016.
The event showcases over 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. This longstanding show attracts specialty food buyers from all over the world. 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries & regions are represented. New York Fancy Food Show is a trade-only event that includes the latest of beverages and sauces, chocolates and cheeses, cocktail mixers and condiments from 2,600 specialty food companies representing 50 countries. 2015 was the 61st year for the show, which hosted more than 22,000 attendees.
Some comments from Atlantic Pavilion exhibitors last year included:
"Great show, lots of interested contacts, great networking……………" -- PEI Juice Works
"I was so excited to be a part of the FFS. Our product has generated a lot of interest at the show, and I am confident new doors will open for us in the US market." -- Leanne Dobrota, Pure Infused Maple Syrup
Total U.S. sales of specialty food topped $109 billion in 2014, an increase of nearly 22 percent over 2012, according to this year’s State of the Specialty Food Industry report, produced by the Specialty Food Association and Mintel. Retail sales in multi-unit outlets, specialty food stores, and natural grocers hit $85.5 billion.
All interest will be reviewed but the reserve the right to limit registration to those companies that meet the criteria demanded by the nature of this particular show.
Pre show training, networking and a complimentary show pass are provided
Matchmaker / consulting services to facilitate buyer meetings during the show
Face-to-face opportunities to increase your export sales;
Guarantee of 3-5 meetings (exhibitors) and 1-3 meetings (walkers)
Promote your competitive advantage to international buyers / partners;
Ability to showcase your product
Conditions for Participation:
Atlantic Canadian food or beverage processor with processing assets in the region
Ready to exhibit and ship products that meet the expectations of customers attending the Summer Fancy Food Show
The products will create incremental economic benefit for Atlantic Canada (increased production, employment, investment, R&D)
Exhibitors are expected to share results with the organizers of the mission.
$ 500 Walkers
Registration Deadline:Friday, April 15th, 2016
Complete the Registration Form (Section 2, attached separately from this notice) and note that your registration fee is payable by cheque or credit card to AFPBA.
A minimum number of registered companies will be required in order for this mission to proceed. Early
Registration will maximize the time available to arrange appropriate business-to-business meetings.
For more information on this Business Mission, please contact:
Complete the Company Objectives and Profile Form (Section 3, attached separately from this notice) with sufficient information so we may better understand your objectives for this mission and be able to help you achieve them. Your information will be used to arrange business-to-business meetings.
Business-to-business meetings: Meetings will be arranged on a per company basis, and not on an individual basis. In order for us to identify and set up meetings with the appropriate local business partners, please provide as much information as possible on your company's objectives and profile form.
We will not begin arranging your business meetings until we have received a completed registration package.
It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements, including all air and ground transportation to and from the airport (unless otherwise noted in the business program). Please make sure to purchase cancellation insurance and/or a refundable ticket, in the event that the mission changes or is cancelled.
Hotel(s) will be selected on the basis of ground transportation logistics, efficiency and value for money. Typically, (unless otherwise noted) AFPBA will establish a room block at selected hotel(s) and it will be the responsibility of each delegate to book their reservations under the room block as per instructions and contact information provided. An email confirming the hotel(s) will be sent to you at a later date.
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Health & Safety:
It is strongly recommended that you consult your family physician prior to travelling to determine health risks and necessary vaccinations (if appropriate), especially if you have a medical condition. All inoculations should be up-to-date prior to travel. For additional travel health information, please consult the Public Health Agency website at www.publichealth.gc.ca. It is your responsibility to cover any health-related costs incurred prior to and during the mission. For recent travel reports, consult the Government of Canada’s travel website at www.travel.gc.ca.