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The business of local food has never been more promising. This February the Greenbelt Fund invites you to take part in a two-day Local Food Symposium celebrating how far we’ve come with incorporating more local food onto our menus, and looking at where we’re headed across the entire food value-chain.
On February 3 and 4, join the Fund for the inaugural Greenbelt Local Food Symposium at Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake. From farmers and agricultural organizations to distributors, foodservice companies, and public institutions—this Symposium has something for everyone.
This event provides an opportunity for learning and sharing while also offering attendees a great opportunity for networking. Get ready to discuss innovative ideas, creative solutions, and success stories all while keeping in mind, what’s next for local food.
Hotel information can be found by clicking "Symposium Details" on the side of this page. You are advised to make hotel reservations early to take advantage of the discounted room rates, which are subject to availability. Rooms and discounted rates are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Room or rates cannot be guaranteed for late bookings.
Please also be sure to RSVP for the Local Food Challenge Awards Reception (no ticket fee) to take place the evening of February 3. For more details click here.
*Panels/panelists subject to change
Site Visits and Tours
We are pleased to offer a unique learning opportunity through three separate all-inclusive tours where you will have the chance to meet an array of local food leaders and innovators.
|8:30 am - 9:00 am||Registration|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Welcome and Overview of the day|
|9:15 am - 9:30 am||Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Ontario|
|9:30 am - 10:00 am||Keynote Speaker Dr. Kathleen Merrigan|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Plenary Panel - Food Hubs & Connecting the Local Food Value Chain: Measuring Success|
|11:15 am - 11:30 am||Refreshment Break|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||Local Lunch with Ali Hassan|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|2:30 pm - 3:30 pm||Moderated Networking Sessions|
|3:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Plenary Panel - The Future of Local Food|
|4:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Local Food Champion and Closing Remarks|