TFBN Summer networking July 10th at Madisson Pub
07/10/2018 22:00 to 07/11/2018 01:00 (UTC)
Welcome Summer !
Join us in the patio for drinks and networking
The Toronto French Business Network (TFBN) is happy to invite you to network for this summer event.
To welcome the summer season, this event will be more relaxed than our usual panel and presentation events. We will meet in the patio (weather permitting). There will be also some time for mini pitches (3-4 minutes) which is a great way to introduce yourself in front of the full audience.
Program: 6pm to 9pm
- 6-6:45pm: Registration, networking
- 6:45-7pm: Mini Pitches : 3-4 minutes to present your company, your project, yourself.
- 7-9pm: networking resumes
To facilitate the networking, we will prepare a personal badge with your job title and company. We are eco-friendly, therefore please return your badge at the end of the event thus we can reuse it for our next events.
- Match Making : we try to identify in advance attendees that might be interesting for you and provide this list prior to the event, we can assist you onsite to meet them.
- Mini pitch : an opportunity to present your company/project in 3-4 minutes
What should I bring?
- Your smile and business cards
- Sunglasses for the patio
- Cash, debit/credit card
Please be advised that pictures can be taken and you authorize the use of these photos in our communication (online, social network, brochure). If you don't want to be photographed please notify our photograph
While food and beverage companies are experienced innovators, the industry itself is facing considerable consumer, food safety and regulatory challenges. Advances in food and beverage science and technology, both in-sector and beyond, are presenting exciting opportunities but a step-change in innovation is needed if companies are to prosper.
Anyone new to innovation can learn more than a few lessons from the food and beverage industry. The industry knows how to innovate. At its best, it can be nimble, getting products to shelf in a much shorter time than other industries which can be held up by product trials and sector regulation.
- How does concept to market in less than a year sound?
- There is relatively little risk in trying a new flavour or version of a product, deploying the playfulness we associate with Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
- For retailers selling own-brand products, there is even less risk – they can test the product in store and if sales are poor, then they can simply remove the product from the shelf. What is there to lose?
But the reality is that it’s a tough time to be a food or beverage manufacturer. Competition is high. Retailers have driven down prices. Profit margins are low.
How innovation will shape the food and beverage Industry. Join us to listen our great panel including
7:15-7:30pm: Mini pitches
Edouard POT - General Manager Puratos Canada
Alain LOCQUENEUX - General Manager Olivieri Foods Limited
Stephane BRUNEL - Plant Manager Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee