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3 Days Left to Register for the 2012 Value Chain Innovation Forum

Acquire practical skills and insights that you can immediately apply to increasing the profitability of your business.
Dates: Tuesday April 3rd and Wednesday April 4th, 2012
Location: Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga Ontario
International key note speakers include:
· Martyn Jones, Director of Corporate Services, Wm. Morrison Supermarkets Plc; Director, British Retail Consortium; Member of the Operations Board, Dumfries House Farm.
· Professor Peter Hines, Chair of SA Partners; Co-Founder Lean Enterprise Research Centre; Pioneer in applying lean to the agriculture and agrifood industry.
· Jack Barclay, Managing Director, CRF Ltd; an innovative meat processor who saved $millions through implementing lean and is adapting to changing markets through working closely with producers;
· Dr. David Tanner, General Manager Psa Innovation, ZESPRI International Ltd.; a $1billion fruit marketer who has succeeded through aligning operations along the entire chain to deliver on target consumers’ demands and expectations.
Leaders from Canadian industry include:
· Frank Pagliaro, Vice President, National Procurement Produce & Floral, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
· Kerry Oliver, Senior Director, Six Sigma Manufacturing, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
· James dePater, CEO, SeVita International (formerly Hendricks Seeds, Hendricks Agri-Food)

· Archie Wilson, General Manager, C&M Seeds

· Darcy Oliphant, Merchandising Manager, Thompsons Limited

· Mike Ecker, President, Vineland Growers Cooperative Limited
· Bren de Leeuw, Snr. Community Development and Food & Beverage Program Manager, Excellent in Manufacturing Consortium
· Arnold Drung, President, Conestoga Meat Packers Limited
· Andrew Gordanier, Owner Operator, Gordanier Farms; Chair, Canadian Sheep Federation
· Mike Buis, Owner Operator, Buis Beef

· Colin Siren, Associate Vice President, Ipsos

· Dr. Michael Brownbridge, Research Director, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
To register for one or both days, please go the following link or contact Pat Dares  (519-822-3929 ext.213).

Conference Rates:
Conference - April 3, 2012 only - $265.00+HST
Workshop - April 4, 2012 only - $175.00+HST
Conference & Workshop - April 3-4, 2012 - $440.00+HST

March 27, 2012  By George Morris Centre


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