Food ManufacturingEstablished food and beverage manufacturers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have access to a special event at Microsoft’s Canadian headquarters related to business software to improve productivity, as well as small business funding grants to support the costs.

This round table event will feature business executives sharing how a best practice approach can help align people and processes to business goals. It’s an opportunity for decision makers in the Food and Beverage Industry to discuss the issues with their peers and to participate in an open forum for sharing common business challenges, solutions and recommendations based on real world experience and best practices.

Round Table Food Forum Speakers

Arthur Pidgeon, Negenit: Working with the food industry Negenit specializes in delivering breakthrough business transformation solutions to help companies map business and operational processes, manage change, improve operations, reduce cost and protect their staff, IP and customer base during times of change.

Alexandra (Alex) Barlow, Mentor Works Ltd.: At Mentor Works Ltd., we are dedicated to being experts in all Canadian government grants, loans, and other funding resources. Our passionate team of funding experts helps support businesses across the nation. Learn about funding programs built and designed for the Food Industry.

Marcus Cote, GE Capital Canada: GE Capital’s Food and Beverage Finance team is focused on providing asset-backed term debt solutions. We partner with companies looking to monetize their fixed assets, diversify their lending sources and require more liquidity than is currently made available. We are much more than just a capex lender. We provide working capital and partner with our clients to unlock the equity in their fixed assets.

Register for the Round Table Food Forum Event: April 21, 2015

Before registering for this event, please ensure that your company is operating as an established Canadian food or beverage processing company. Interested businesses can register online; spaces are limited for this round table seminar.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Where: Microsoft Canada, 1950 Meadowvale Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario

This two (2) hour roundtable will explore how organizations are tackling production, performance and growth challenges including:

  • Getting Ready for Change (Best Practice Approach).
  • Optimizing plant floor and distribution operations to meet the new demands.
  • Meeting tracking, traceability and compliance requirements (CFIA, SQF, BRC, HACCP).
  • Cost control, monitoring and reporting.
  • Customer and Sales Management.
  • Canadian Government Funding and Grants.

More Canadian Government Funding Events

Businesses outside of the GTA area or not in the food and beverage sector can browse our upcoming business funding workshops and webinars or follow me on Twitter to be informed of events as they are announced.

Established businesses in Canada with at least 5 payroll employees, $500K in annual revenue, and 3+ years of incorporation are eligible for a wide range of Canadian government funding. If you’re ready to explore your options, feel free to contact a Mentor Works business funding expert.

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Chris holds an Honours B.Comm at the University of Guelph, Majoring in Marketing Management. As Director of Client Management & Development at Mentor Works, Chris specializes in strategic planning through customized funding strategies. Add Chris Casemore to your Google+ Circles and follow @ChrisCasemore on Twitter.

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