bigstock-Mini-planet-concept-Impressiv-33280229-300x300Owners and leaders of small and medium-sized businesses operating in the food sector are invited to the Canadian Food Exporters Association’s (CFEA) complimentary information session on Funding and Insurance options for food processors co-hosted by Export Development Canada (EDC) and Mentor Works.

Funding & Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry: Event Details

Date/Time: December 3rd, 2014 from 9:00am-11:00am

Location: CFEA Offices 100 Sheppard Ave Suite 600, Toronto

Cost: Free for owners and leaders of food and beverage processing businesses

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Why Small Business Owners from the Food & Beverage Sector Should Attend

The Funding and Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry Informational Session is a must-attend event for owners and leaders of established small and medium-sized businesses in the food and beverage processing sector. In 2013, Statistics Canada reported that sales growth in the food industry was the second highest among all sectors at approximately 3%. With increasing demand led by explosive growth among middle class populations across Asia the sector is poised for even greater success in 2014, 2015 and beyond. In order to take advantage of opportunities small and medium-sized businesses in your industry have been tapping into the many government funding opportunities offered by provincial and federal levels of government. And of course, exporters look to Export Development Canada (EDC) for insurance involved in expansion to international markets.

Bernadeen McLeod, Mentor Works Canadian Government Funding Experts

Mentor Works’ President and Founder, Bernadeen McLeod will discuss how government grant and loan programs can help small and medium-sized businesses in the food and beverage processing sector overcome obstacles to growth. Bringing to the table a wide breadth of experience including a tenure as General Manager and executive in the manufacturing industry and over half a decade overseeing hundreds of successful grant and loan applications Bernadeen’s presentation will take the mystery out of the funding process.

Barbara Grinfeld, Export Development Canada (EDC)

Barbara Grinfeld is the Sector Advisor for Processed Food, Organics, Nutraceuticals, and Functional Foods at EDC. Export Development Canada (EDC) will discuss how their services could protect your company from risk, possibly free up working capital, and aid in growing your business outside of Canada. Learn also about the Export Guarantee Program and the insurance programs they offer.

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Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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