Ottawa, November 28 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), alongside Canada’s provincial and regional food and beverage manufacturing associations marked the culmination of a highly productive day in the nation’s capital by demonstrating a shared commitment to advancing the interests of Canada’s dynamic food and beverage manufacturing sector.
The day kicked off with a roundtable session, where leaders discussed shared priorities from labour, sustainability, and plastics to competitiveness and the Grocery Code of Conduct. A noteworthy highlight was the insightful presentation by Justine Hendricks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Canada, highlighting Drive Away Hunger, a campaign that we are keen to support.
The momentum continued into an evening celebration that brought together over 80 attendees, including our valued members, industry colleagues, parliamentarians, and officials. Coming out of the event, we are optimistic that, together – industry and government – we can collaboratively forge solutions that propel our sector towards recovery and growth.
FBC-ABC extends its sincere appreciation to Maple Leaf Foods and the Wine Growers of Canada for their support for this event.
“We appreciated the opportunity, alongside our industry colleagues to meet with parliamentarians and officials regarding issues of importance to the industry. ” said James Donaldson, Vice Chair of Food and Beverage Canada.
“As Canada’s largest manufacturing sector by employment, we look forward to developing solutions that move our sector towards recovery and growth for the benefit of Canadians.”
CEO, Food and Beverage Canada