Your Association monthly update

August  2020

Complimentary Registration

As we continue to navigate through COVID-19 and what is becoming the
"new normal", we have seen many great webinar's offered on various subjects; some are available here.  As well, see the Resources page of our website for links on provincial and federal updates. 

Member only Opportunity! 

Book your spot for the fall taping!

Recipe for Success

August  Webinar Series
with SKUFood
2 sessions in August focused on your business and a new operating environment

Your response to the changes in the market

The food industry has adapted to a very different market place since March of 2020. Consumers, suppliers and retailers have all had to adapt to a new environment for buying, producing and selling food and beverage. It is time to understand the impact on your business and share the results with your customers. Almost every food and beverage business has experienced changes to cost of goods and service level. For the long-term sustainability of your business, you need to understand and assess this new environment and communicate with your customers.

Join us for these 2 FREE webinars August 19 & August 26th 
 at 2 pm Atlantic 

Read more & Register

Presented by 

Get China Ready
Webinar sessions August 5, 12, 20 & 26

Register using promo code ATLANTIC

Perfect your pitch at digital bootcamps! 
August 18th

Are you looking to master your pitching skills to highlight your products or  services for new buyers, investors and partners or simply to wow the judges at the upcoming Canadian Export Challenge (CXC)?

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) invites you to join Startup Canada and Volition for a series of virtual pitch‑building bootcamps to help participating entrepreneurs prepare for the upcoming CXC pitching competitions this fall. These sessions will provide key insights to create and refine a flawless 90‑second pitch using proven narratives and pitch‑building techniques.

You'll learn how to:

  • Build a compelling pitch, without memorizing a script
  • Engage and connect with your audience
  • Portray confidence and be memorable

The CXC is presented by Startup Canada in collaboration with the TCS, along with Export Development Canada (EDC), UPS, Mastercard and Scotiabank, and powered by Google. This year marks the third annual, and first fully‑digital edition of the CXC for Canadian startups and scale‑ups to grow their business globally

Register now.

Have questions? Startup Canada can be reached by email at cxc@startupcan.ca.

An all-inclusive information portal is available to help farmers, food processors and agri-food businesses find information on new and existing programs and financial resources available to address the hardships that many are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

READ MORE HERE

The High Commission of Canada
in Singapore
and CanCham Singapore

Is offering an  exciting and informative eight-part series of e-Commerce webinars, highlighting cross boarder business opportunities in Singapore and the broader ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.

There will be four e-commerce topics to be covered over eight webinars:

August 12 - Why ASEAN?

August 19 - Why Singapore?

August 26 - Selling on Multiple Platforms 

September 2 - Logistic Solutions

To learn more- see here

SIAL Canada

Has decided to organise a 100% virtual trade show in 2020.
Having already begun the shift towards a virtual exhibition to meet the international demand, the platform will be able to welcome all partners, exhibitors and visitors in September.

If you are interested in participating, keep an eye on the SIAL Canada website for registration information coming in August:

https://sialcanada.com/en/

Please note the 2020 SIAL Paris show has also been cancelled and will now only take place in 2022.


The Conxemar Frozen Food show in Vigo, Spain which was to take place October 6-8 has been cancelled for 2020. 

Food & Beverage Atlantic is working with government partners to facilitate virtual activities with European buyers this fall. We are committed to finding ways to ensure Atlantic Canada food and beverage companies can keep doing business.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming activities with the European market and ways your company can participate


Events and Training 

Although the current pandemic crisis does not permit for us to offer in person training, we are keeping our members up to date with informative webinars.

August 5 Getting your product certified and China ready
August 13 Your ideal first entry to China- How to launch your brand
August 19 Your response to the changes in the market #1
August 20 IP in China 2020- No longer a barrier to taking on the China Market
August 26   Food Automation Virtual Trade Show & Conference
August 26 Your response to the changes in the market #2


What has your association been up to in 2020?

  • We completed various Food Safety Training (in person earlier this year and a virtual session about Food Safety during COVID-19 earlier this summer)
  • We hosted a 2-day U.S. Capacity Building Conference to educate our members on all things related to exporting to the USA.
  • We hosted 2 Food Automation Conferences (Halifax and St-John’s). A Virtual Food Automation Conference is now scheduled to take place August 26th. Have you registered yet?
  • We hosted an International Trade Show for 42 Atlantic Canadian Food, Beverage, and Seafood companies to showcase to Buyers from North America, South America, and Asia.  Over 250 buyers attended, and hundreds of business meetings took place. See the event recap published by ACOA here.
  • We facilitated a Pitch session for over 20 Atlantic Canada food and beverage companies to present their product to Sobeys.  These sessions were held mid-July and were very successful. We look forward to the results and finding some of these new local products in our regional Sobeys stores!
  • To date over 70 CTV What’s For Dinner segments have aired and FBA members have had the opportunity to showcase product to hundreds of thousands of weekly viewers. Our members have reaped positive results and increased sales after each episode. Stay tuned every Wednesday for new features! If you would like to be featured, apply here! 
  • With the support of ACOA, we have put in place a program to support the cost of shipping Samples to Buyers around the world.  If you have a Buyer who has requested a sample of your product, contact sara@atlanticfood.ca to inquire about how some of your costs can be subsidized.

Thank You for being part of Food & Beverage Atlantic!
 With your partnership we are building a stronger industry in Atlantic Canada!

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Moncton NB E1C 1A9

Please join us in welcoming these new members in 2020!

  • Nurture Atlantic Inc.
  • Blue Buoy Foods
  • Cube Automation
  • Island Beach Company
  • Corriveau Specialty Products
  • Scottage Cheeze Vegan Products Inc.
  • Moose Bell Products Inc.
  • Lockhart Apiaries Inc.
  • Sunrise Foods Inc.
  • Pure Canadian Preserves Inc.
  • Van Dyk's Health Juice Products Ltd.
  • FoodByte
  • Purity Dairy
  • Marine Scientific Ltd.
  • The Family Market
  • Number Five Foods Inc. 
  • Made with Local Snack Foods Inc.
  • Le Domaine Bellerive2012 Inc.
  • Jano 83ppm Natural Spring Water
  • Royal Star Foods
  • PEI Juice Works
  • Tresors & Delices
  • Signode
  • Food Safety Culture Inc.
  • BusDev Analytics Inc.
  • Healthy Berries Ltd.
  • A & R Adventures
  • W.P Griffin
  • Bonnyman's Wild Blueberries
  • GingerMiracle
  • Target Food Brokers Inc.
  • Canada Bread
  • Meltech Thermal Imaging Inc.
Now offering 50% discount on memberships for the remaining of 2020

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