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Foodlink Conference: It's All About Marketing

Monday, February 27, 2017 at Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N.

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Monday, February 27, 2017 at Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N.

Join Foodlink for a full-day conference about 'Marketing that Works' featuring a Keynote Address by Teresa Renee, breakout sessions by local marketing experts and Peer to Peer workshops for food producers, chefs, food processors and local business owners.  The day will include a delicious local lunch by Little Mushroom Catering and an after party at Descendants Brewery.

Contact Foodlink for sponsorship opportunities or to learn more. 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE HERE: https://kitchenerwaterloo.snapd.com/#/events/view/1010889 

                              AGENDA

9:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

10:00 am: Opening Remarks & Welcome

10:20 am: Keynote Address Effective Marketing Basics byTeresa Renee, Designed to Connect   

11:30 am: Break

11:45 am: Marketing That Works (sign up in advance)

  • Branding - Jolene McDonald Szabo, The Blondes
  • Display & Food Presentation - Michelle Herrle
  • Social Media Marketing - Kris Ronan, Intrigue Media
  • Online E-magazine Marketing/Video Production - Kathleen Beauvais, Healthy Waterloo Region & Sheryl Plouffe
  • Nine Secrets of On-farm Marketing – Cathy Bartolic, OFFMA

12:45 pm: Lunch by Little Mushroom Catering (Oakridge Acres, Stevanus Family Farm, Vibrant Farms, Stock Exchange, Floralane)

1:45 pm: Call to reconvene (updates on Foodlink, Food System Roundtable, TasteReal Guelph Wellington)

2:00 pm: Community Resource Panel

  • KW Chamber of Commerce
  • Explore Waterloo Region
  • OFFMA (Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association)
  • Snapd KW
  • Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

3:00 pm: Peer-to-Peer Sessions w/Facilitators (sign up in advance)

  • Farmers & Food Producers (Dale Stevanus)
  • Chefs & Restaurateurs (Nick Benninger)
  • Food Processors/Retailers (Jill Weaver, Stock Exchange)
  • Academic/Institutions (Tony Doyle, Durham College Centre for Food)
  • Health & Wellness Practitioners (Stephanie Goertz, Healthy Connection)

4:15 pm: Closing Remarks & Afterparty, Descendants Brewery