EU Market Opportunity & Trends Workshop @ Charlottetown PE Venue to be confirmed
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all day

Special Invitation to
Food & Beverage companies in Atlantic Canada 

If your company is currently exporting or if you are considering exporting to Europe, this is a not-to-be-missed session on what you need to know about exporting to the European Market!

Tuesday September 10, Moncton NB
Wednesday September 11, Charlottetown PE 
Thursday September 12, St. John’s NL

This session will cover topics and answer questions about:

  •  Market intelligence services and tools
  • CETA overview
  •  Overviews of various markets and export opportunities in the EU with focus   on the Netherlands, Poland, Germany and Brussels)
  •   Labeling regulations
  •   Logistics and freight considerations
  •   Pricing your product for the market
  •  How to get your products in to the European market
  •   Trade Commissioner Service available
  •   How to contact buyers, distributors, and importers
  •  What are buyers looking for and how to position your company
  •   Resources available to you

In addition to presentations, panels and discussions, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives such as Trade Commissioners, European market consultants, an importer, a logistics company, ACOA, Government of NB, AAFC, EDC, BDC, and others.

This event is free-of charge to attend

Read more here

Reserve your seat today.

This is currently a tentative outline. More information will follow.

Food Safety for Maintenance Workers @ Holiday Inn
Sep 16 all day

This food safety course provided by Bio|Food|Tech is a comprehensive one day course covering all aspects of food safety for maintenance staff. This course has been updated for Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.


Ebo Budu-Amoako, Ph.D., Senior Microbiologist  & Jim Landrigan, P.Eng., M.B.A., Technical Advisor

Topics Covered:

1) Introduction to Food Safety / HACCP

2) Food Safety Hazards for Maintenance Staff

3) Control of Hazards for Maintenance in a Food Processing Plant

4) Typical Maintenance Situations

For more information click here.

Please Note: A minimum number of participants are required to have any training courses and falling short of that will cause the event to be canceled. You will be notified and a refund will be issued.  Register early!

Export Day 2019
Sep 17 all day

Innovation PEI Export Day 2019 will be held Sept 17, 2019.

Click here for more information and registration.

CANADIAN LABELING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY LEGAL SUITES @ St. John’s, NL (Holiday Inn St. John's Conference Centre)
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm



This is a special two day workshop on Canadian food labelling, focusing on labelling modernization. The program is suitable for all levels of experience, as it covers in detail the labelling features noted in the outline below. Emphasis, however, is on Canada’s broad new food labelling modernization plans. These include the already finalized new ingredient and nutrition labelling rules under the FDR, (Food and Drug Regulations), but also the new Front of Packaging, (FOP), nutrition symbols requirements which are likely to be finalized in fall of 2019. We are not finished yet! We will also look at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA), new proposed food labelling rules modernizing the FDR and the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR). This includes changes to the following…

  • how the common name must be formatted and presented on a label
  • how the dealer name and address on consumer prepackaged food must be declared
  • new unified country of origin labeling rules
  • revised best before date and expiration date labelling
  • new rules on highlighting flavours in foods
  • new rules on quantitative declarations related to emphasized ingredients
  • more ingredient labelling changes on collective name
  • streamlining commodity specific labelling rules
  • enhanced legibility requirements, X and H heights of letters, what does this all mean
  • new rules on test markets
  • changes to standard container size rules

We can likely expect final regulations on CFIA’s newest proposed rules by mid 2020. Will you be ready? This workshop aims to assist with the transition to better understanding the many changes. We will aim to also provide an overview of the complex implementation periods, now proposed to stretch between immediately once rules are finalized through to 2022 and 2026. The workshop covers all basic Canadian food labelling requirements, (common name, net content, ingredients, allergens, nutrition labelling, dealer name and address, country of origin, date labelling, storage labelling, highlighting of ingredients and flavours, FOP, etc.). We will approach the labelling features from the perspective of comparing current and future labels. This is a new workshop, with new workshop exercises.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will not only be more familiar with Canadian food labelling requirements under the FDR and SFCR. Attendees will also better understand and be prepared to manage the transition to the many new and revised Canadian food labelling features.  

Please Note: A minimum number of participants are required to have any training courses and falling short of that will cause the event to be canceled. You will be notified and a refund will be issued.  Register early!

Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference @ Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall A
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

The 23rd annual Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference event is organized and sponsored by the Word Trade Center Miami, US Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

The show delivers the best opportunity to showcase, explore and sample the largest selection of food and beverages from the Americas. The Americas Food & Beverage Show, and its networking events, are unique one-stop marketplaces designed to bring together all segments of the food and beverage industry to expand sales opportunities! Exhibiting companies can strengthen industry contacts by meeting more than 11,000 decision making buyers and over 450 exhibitors.

Ultimately the show provides a powerful platform to boost domestic and export sales by promoting its food and beverage products buyers from the Western Hemisphere, and beyond, that will be attending the show.

We hope you will join us at the 2019 show at the Miami Beach Convention Center on September 23-24.

Read more Here     Register now