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Co-Packer Popup Roundtable Opportunity

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Are you looking for co-packers to expand your food and beverage production?
Join Food Starter on December 4, 2018 for a Popup Roundtable: Co-packer Scoping – Growing and Protecting Your Food Business with Birgit Blain, a packaged foods specialist and president of the consulting firm, Birgit Blain & Associates Inc.
Popup Roundtables are informal two-hour presentations where food entrepreneurs have an opportunity to interact with food business experts and fellow entrepreneurs.
About this Roundtable
This will be a roundtable discussion lead by Birgit Blain about co-packing so that you can focus on growing your food and beverage enterprise. We’ll provide an overview of co-packing and how to scope out potential co-packers. We’ll discuss the basics that you need to know about how to find right co-packers for entrepreneurs.
Topics include:
  • Pros and cons of using a co-packer;
  • Co-packer readiness assessment;
  • What to expect;
  • What to look for in a co-packer;
  • How to approach them;
  • How to prepare for discussions;
  • Co-packer facility visit;
  • Co-packing agreements.
BONUS: Attendees receive a Co-packer Scoping Guide and Co-packer Directory
Who should attend?
Food & beverage entrepreneurs who want to increase production quantity so they can move on to the next level of growth.
  • Non-Food Starter Clients: $49.99 plus tax;
  • Active Food Starter Clients: $39.99 plus tax (Contact Paula for special Food Starter client pricing)
Advance Tickets
Click HERE to purchase advance tickets.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Registration begins at 10:15 a.m. please be on time.
George Brown College – Waterfront Campus
51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6
Room: 418
Toronto, ON M6M 2R3
There is a Green P parking lot onsite


About the Expert
As a packaged foods specialist and president of a consulting firm, Birgit Blain whips food products into shape to tackle the competition. Through her deep food industry experience, she helps food business owners think strategically, make better decisions and mitigate risks. Her experience includes 17 years in the grocery trade with Loblaw Companies, where she managed a $9 million President’s Choice portfolio. Her extensive knowledge base spans product management, account management and food retailing. This enables Birgit to assess your business from a holistic perspective, identifying untapped opportunities for profitable growth.
Birgit is also the author of the FOOD BIZ BLOG and writes for Food in Canada magazine. She has been a respected judge for the annual SIAL Innovation Awards; Grocery Innovations Top 10 Most Innovative Products; and the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.

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