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AD Snacks, See their Success Story below

Last week, on April 30th to May 2nd,  Ontario East's Food Sector Team  participated in the  SIAL Canada 2019 Food Show , in Toronto. SIAL is the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 850 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 15,000 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and 60 other countries. 

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all the following participating companies from our region who joined and helped the Ontario East team to illustrate what a great place Eastern Ontario is to live and do business:
  • Oat & Mill
  • Urban Hippie Granola
  • The Nutburg
  • Back 2 the Garden Inc.
  • Spearhead Brewing Company
  • Kings Mill Cider Inc.
  • Flying Hound
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. 
  • Loon Kombucha Inc. 
  • Sprague Foods Limited
  • Enright Cattle Company
  • Signal Brewing Company
  • King's Lock Craft Distillery
  • Windmill Brewery
  • Skeleton Park Brewery
  • Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Mustard
And, the next Ontario East Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event is less then a month away.  As we head into another tourism season, you won't want to miss the timely topics being presented at this event in Hawkesbury on Friday, May 31st. See below for more details or click here to register now

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Ontario East Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event-
Registration Open

9:00am to 3:30pm, Friday, May 31st at the Centre Culturel Le Chenail in Hawkesbury

Agenda Highlights

Morning Presentation 1 - Tourism development in Prescott and Russell:
  • Forêt Larose - Manon Besner (Video)
  • Festival de La Bine - Alain Lapensée
  • Fromagerie St-Albert- Éric Lafontaine
  • CANAMEX - David Gillespie
  • Popsilos - Jennifer Larocque
Morning Presentation 2 - Making sure your region is on the map:
  • Local Food Counters - Geneviève Bougie
  • Cycling Map - Louise Bissonnette
  • Ready for Investment Sites Mapping - Olivier Berthiaume
Afternoon Tours: 
  • The Green Beaver Company
  • Beau's Brewing Company

Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre,  Cornwall
September 11 to 132019
Click HERE for conference rates and to register for this year's event. 

Click HERE if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or in booking a booth. 

Reservations for accommodations at the NAV Centre are open for OEMC 2019 as well. Click HERE for rate information and for the link to make your reservations. 

Agriculture Advisory Committees:
Case Studies and Lessons Learned  
Free Webinar

10:00am to 11:30am,  Thursday, May 23rd 

Join the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning COP for an engaging session on the structure, mandate, membership, and general experiences of Agricultural Advisory Committees. Findings from a recently released report by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance will be highlighted. 

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10 tips on how to profit from the CPTPP

March 8 marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of Canada's newest free trade agreement: the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)-that eliminates most tariffs across all sectors. But it took several months to implement, and by October 2018, only six-Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore-of the 11 participating nations had ratified the deal, enabling its implementation on December 30, 2018. Vietnam followed in January 2019, and the remaining signatories-Chile, Malaysia, Peru and Brunei-will fall in line as their governments ink the deal in their parliaments.

Once it's fully in force, Canada will have access to 495 million consumers. That number may well grow since Colombia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and the United Kingdom have expressed interest in joining.

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AD Snacks

Imagine a product that requires no advertising, very little marketing, and no overhead costs. It's a golden nugget, it is the product that sells itself. And that's exactly what Peter and Angela Joyce's customers claim about their pepperoni.

"It came organically. Our customers said to us 'you don't have to sell this, just let people taste it. The product sells itself'. So we trademarked 'the taste that sells itself'.", explains Peter when describing how they came up with their pepperoni's brand.
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