The Agri-Food Export Group Quebec-Canada (Export Group) is pleased to announce the six finalists of the second edition of the Alizés Awards, selected by a jury of recognized experts in the field of agri-food exports.
The Alizés Awards celebrate the excellence of the work accomplished by Canadian agri-food companies that have distinguished themselves in international markets and are presented by FCC, the event’s lead partner. Taking into account the health measures currently to be observed, the winners will be virtually unveiled, on the web, on September 29, 2020, on the sidelines of SIAL Canada 2020.
At the end of the deliberations, the jury selected three finalists for each of the two categories, proudly representing the expertise of exporting companies in the Canadian agri-food industry. “The innovation demonstrated by companies, both in adapting their products for new markets and in developing international strategies, greatly impressed the jury” explains Mr. Louis Turcotte, jury’s chairperson and Senior Director, Corporate and commercial financing at FCC. “We were also blown away to see how clear the vision of Canadian exporters is and how they showcase a strong commitment to their development and growth.”
Category | Small to medium-sized enterprise
Founded in 2003, BioNeutra markets VitaFiber ™, the company’s leading product. Obtained by transforming starch molecules from local grain crops into functional health molecules, the product provides dietary fibre and is a nutritious sweetener. Committed to meeting the needs of consumers, the company uses science-based processes and applies them to the commercial product market. With rapid growth, differentiated products and sustained efforts to obtain accreditation in many countries, BioNeutra was able to please the jury.
Category | Large company
Louis Turcotte (jury’s Chairperson) Senior Director Agribusiness and Agri-Food FCC
Miriam Feltham-Lauzon, M.Sc. Senior Associate | Global Trade – Consumer Export Development Canada
Martin Lemire RD, MA Vice-President EDIKOM, L’Actualité Alimentaire, Dux, Les Prix GAÏA, Le Must Magazine
Geneviève Marcotte Executive Director Missions commerciales de l’Université Laval
Marie-Claude Massicotte Acting Deputy Director Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
On September 29, an Alizé will therefore be awarded to a company for each category during a virtual unveiling broadcast on the website www.lesprizalizesawards.ca. Indeed, even if current circumstances do not allow the usual gathering, the Export Group wants to promote and congratulate companies that stand out on international markets.
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