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Below is a list of events Ideovation has either produced, hosted, co-hosted, moderated, or participated as a speaker

Nov 12-13, 2019 - Toronto, Canada
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Produced by Ideovation, the 2019 Global Summit Plant Powered Menus is an exclusive gathering of foodservice leaders and innovative suppliers and experts from Europe and across North America.  For more information go to plantpoweredsummit.com!

Feb 26, 2019 - Toronto, Canada
Capitalizing on Plant-Based Menus:
This is Just the Veganing

"The plant-based food movement has taken the industry by storm. Veganism is not on the fringes anymore and flexitarians are a rising demographic. Plant-based foods have come a long way and this panel explores some of these exciting foods and flavours that are emerging in the market today. We have gathered restaurateurs and experts, who have embraced the plant-based movement, in order to share their lessons and successes from the field and table." 

Speakers:​

  • RIO INFANTINO, CEO & Founder | Copper Branch

  • CHUCK MUTH, Chief Growth Officer | Beyond Meat

  • KIKI ADAMI, Co-founder & Director | Veganizer

  • ASAD AMIN, Vice President Marketing Strategy & Understanding | Ipsos Canada

Moderator:

PETER HENDERSON

Oct 3, 2017 - Guelph, Canada
Local Food Innovation Symposium

This semi-private foodservice event was hosted by Gordon Food Service in collaboration with six Ontario-based farming associations (Egg, Dairy, Grain, Greenhouse Vegetables, Mushroom and Turkey) and the University of Guelph.  Over 100 participants included regional and multi-unit food-service operators from across Canada, who were interested in sourcing and learning about the value of promoting locally grown ingredients on their menus.  

An overview of the symposium is available here.

Curated by IDEOVATION on behalf of Gordon Food Service.

PETER HENDERSON was co-host, moderated and facilitated discussion. 

Funded in part by The Greenbelt Fund and The Government of Ontario.

Sept 18, 2017 - Mississauga, Canada

Empower Yourself for Success - The Changing Faces of Foodservice

Event will start with a trends presentation (Canadian Foodservice in Flux), by Geoff Wilson - fsSTRATEGY.  A panel of experts will then discuss powerful insights and ideas to inform, educate and inspire attendees. Panel will discuss current industry challenges and how they are being overcome with their organizations.  They will explore changing "FACES", which stands for: Food trends, Adapting to change, Consumer behaviour, Economic impact, and Seizing opportunities).

Panelists:

  • CHEF DIVAKAR RAJU, Corporate Manager of Culinary Services, Delmanor Communities

  • HUGH GRZELA, Director, Talent Acquisition, Compass Group Canada

  • K.B. BOSE, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Culinary, Shoeless Joe's Sports Grill

  • TREVOR AUSTIN, Vice President of Operations, Flanagan Foodservice

Event emcee and panel moderator:

PETER HENDERSON

June 12, 2017 - Ottawa, Canada

The Process of Successful Innovation

PRESENTATION AT ONTARIO DAIRY COUNCIL 2017 CONVENTION

Would you like to add a billion dollars to the collective value of your businesses?  Every food & beverage company has a different take on, and approach to, innovation and what it means to their business.  Peter's presentation encouraged the audience of business leaders to better understand their approach to innovation versus their peers, and highlighted actionable ingredients and processes for truly successful innovation.

Keynote speaker:

PETER HENDERSON

Mar 3, 2017  - Niagara Falls, Canada

Scaling up: financial, physical, strategy and structure

PANEL AT AGRI-FOOD MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 2017 CONVENTION 

For small food & beverage processors (up to 100 employees) wanting to grow their business.  How to get to that next level?  Panel addressed common barriers to growth, from financing and organization structures to market development and business-growth planning strategies. 

Panelists:

  • SUNIL BAHADOORSINGH, Chairman of Sunmar Group

  • JAMIE SLINGERLAND,  Director of Viticulture, Pillitteri Estates Winery

  • SEAN CROCKETT, General Manager, Mustard Seed Coop

Moderator:

  • PETER HENDERSON

Nov 21, 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Future of Local (Part 2) 

WORKSHOP-FORUM SERIES

This semi-private foodservice event was hosted by Gordon Food Service in collaboration with six Ontario-based farming associations (Egg, Dairy, Grain, Greenhouse Vegetables, Mushroom and Turkey) and Centennial College.  Participants included regional and multi-unit food-service operators from across Canada, who were interested in capitalizing on the value of promoting locally grown ingredients on their menus.  

Curated by IDEOVATION on behalf of Gordon Food Service. 

PETER HENDERSON co-host, moderated and facilitated discussion. 

Funded in part by the Greenbelt Fund and the Government of Ontario.

Oct 26, 2016 - N.O.T.L., Canada
Future of Local (Part 1) 

WORKSHOP-FORUM SERIES

This semi-private foodservice event was hosted by Gordon Food Service and Niagara College in collaboration with six Ontario-based farming associations (Egg, Dairy, Grain, Greenhouse Vegetables, Mushroom and Turkey).  Participants included regional and multi-unit food-service operators from across Canada, who were interested in capitalizing on the value of promoting locally grown ingredients on their menus.  

Curated by IDEOVATION on behalf of Gordon Food Service. 

PETER HENDERSON co-host, moderated and facilitated discussion. 

Funded in part by the Greenbelt Fund and the Government of Ontario.

Mar 4, 2016  - Barrie, Canada

Growing Beyond Borders

PANEL AT AGRI-FOOD MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 2016 CONVENTION 

With big changes like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the horizon, what will you need to prepare for change? Panelists will discuss their view on what TPP and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could mean to your business, and how to help you prepare for any changes that may impact the sector and value chain.

 

Panelists:

  • ALI KIZILBASH, President, TWI Foods Inc.

  • ALESSANDRO LONGO, Trade Policy Analyst, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Moderator:

  • PETER HENDERSON

Mar 4, 2016 - Barrie, Canada
Building Teams and Process to Enable Innovation
PANEL AT AGRI-FOOD MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 2016 CONVENTION 

Develop, test and launch products and/or ideas in a market. Speakers will discuss how to move beyond simple product development and discuss best practices and the human side of innovation within an organization. Maximize your business potential by getting the right team surrounding you. 

 

Panelists:

  • JOHN HALE, Hale Foods 

  • MATT FRENCH, Johnson Cranberry Marsh

  • PETER HENDERSON, Ideovation Inc.

Moderator:

  • DOUG ALEXANDER, Ippolito Foods

Jan 20, 2016 - Ottawa, Canada
PRIVATE
Discussion on Canada’s Innovation Ecosystem for the Food Processing Industry

Audience:  representatives from federal and provincial governments, food processors, trade associations, innovation centres and academia.

Keynote speaker:

PETER HENDERSON

Apr 10, 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Socially Conscious Brands Build Customer Appeal & Profits
PANEL AT AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION EVENT

Increasingly, consumers and customers are buying your brand, not just your company’s products or services. Your customers expect much more than a great product at a fair price and will judge you by your social track record. A sustainable and responsible brand has become not just good for society but also essential for your business success.  Together with the American Marketing Association, Toronto Chapter, Ideovation assembled an impressive panel of marketers and corporate responsibility leaders. 

Panelists:
  • CHRIS COULTER, co-CEO, Globescan

  • CHRISTIAN DEMERS, General Manager, Zipcar Canada

  • LYNN PATTERSON, Director, Corporate Responsibility, RBC

  • ANTHONY SANTILLI, VP, Commercial Sales and Marketing, Bullfrog Power

 

Curated and Moderated by:

PETER HENDERSON

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Apr 3, 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Lead with "Health, Sustainability and Innovation Redefined" ...
PANEL AT SIAL

Ideovation curated a panel of 6 sustainability, business and marketing experts.  Together we provided a perspective on how and why successful food and beverage businesses are imbedding sustainability and innovation processes into their brands and products.

Curated and moderated by 

PETER HENDERSON

Check out video below.