IFPTAlexandra (Alex) Barlow of Mentor Works will join the Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT) and Export Development Canada (EDC) at Conestoga College in Cambridge, ON for an exclusive complimentary government funding for agriculture and agri-food processors workshop.

Mentor Works & IFPT Funding for Food Processors Workshop: Event Details

Owners and leaders of established small to medium-sized businesses are invited to attend this event, free of charge.

Date/ Time: November 12th, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:15pm
Location: Conestoga College, Room A1203, 850 Fountain Street South, Cambridge, ON
Admission: Free of charge for business owners and leaders of small to mid-sized businesses. Professional advisors are kindly asked to bring along a business owner client in order to attend.
Note: To avoid any confusion please register with your business email address, or include the name of your business in your registration, and whitelist @mentorworks.ca so that you do not miss out on any communications regarding this event.

Funding for Food Processors Workshop Speakers:

Luis Garcia – Chair, Craig Richardson Institute of Food Processing Technology, Conestoga College ITAL
Brent Winterton – VP Human Resources & Quality Assurance, Chudleigh’s Ltd
Alex Barlow – Business Development Executive, Mentor Works Ltd.

Register for the event here

Mentor Works & IFPT Funding for Food Processors Workshop Agenda:

Join us at 5pm for the opportunity to network with peers from your industry.

5:00-5:30pm: Networking
5:30-6:15pm: IFPT
6:15-7:15pm: Mentor Works
7:15-7:30pm: Export Development Canada (EDC)
7:30-7:45pm: Q&A Session
7:45-8:15pm: Tours of the IFPT Pilot Plant (Optional)

About Mentor Works Canadian Government Funding Experts

Mentor Works educates and offers support services to established small to mid-sized businesses interested in accessing government funding for business improvement and expansion projects.

Alexandra Barlow, Business Development Executive, Mentor Works Ltd.

Within “Alex” Barlow’s one hour presentation she will cover government financing trends, the different types of funding opportunities available to small businesses, as well as how to locate and leverage these opportunities to infuse your businesses with government money.

Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT): Conestoga College

The Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT) at Conestoga College offers education and training programs that meet the needs of the food and beverage manufacturing sector.

Luis Garcia, Chair of the Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT)

Luis Garcia will outline the facilities of the IFPT and the various levels of training offered at a post-secondary level as well as training opportunities available to current employees in the industry.

Chudleigh’s Ltd. of Milton, Ontario

While Chudleigh’s may be best known for their apples and apple products the company manufactures many unique bakery products ranging from molten-lava cakes to panna cotta. The brand is recognized around the world for its production of the highest quality apples and apple products.

Brent Winterton – VP Human Resources & Quality Assurance, Chudleigh’s Ltd.

Chudleigh’s Ltd Vice President of Human Resources and Quality Assurance is a firm believer that hiring well trained individuals that have previous education and/or work experience in the food and beverage processing sector leads to both increases in productivity as well as improved retention rates. Brent will talk about his experience both hiring from Conestoga College’s Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT)and the registering of his current employees within training programs offered through IFPT.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. EDC also support Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. Much of EDC’s business is done in partnership with other financial institutions and through collaboration with the government of Canada.

Barbara Grinfeld, Sector Advisor for Processed Food, Organics, Nutraceuticals, and Functional Foods, 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.

Register for the event here

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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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