Baking Association of Canada’s event Bakery Congress 2017 returns to Vancouver BC this April 23rd and 24th after 4 years. Attendee registration is open now at www.baking.ca .
The event promises to be bigger and better this year at the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre East – Hall B with almost 50,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. The trade show floor is the place to see products in action and meet the people behind them. For two days the representatives from bakeries (Commercial, retail & in-store), food service (restaurants, cafes, pizzerias) and grocery chains will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the people who truly understand the bakery business. Bakery Congress provides a host of opportunities for bakers to connect with new and current suppliers, discover new trends and products while staying on top of what is happening in our dynamic baking industry.
The conference program provides numerous topics designed to assist baking industry leaders:
Sunday April 23rd 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Employing Millennials: Today’s Challenges with Tomorrow Leaders
Mary Mckay, Head Baker and Co-Owner - Terra Breads
Jeffry Kahle, Pastry Chef - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Mark Burton, Pastry Chef - Four Seasons Vancouver
Paul Aboud, Co-Owner - Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
Hailey Mannynvali, Co-Owner - Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
Sunday April 23rd 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Successful Retailing in Today’s Bakery Market
Presenter: Aaron Gillespie, President - COBS Bread
Sunday April 23rd 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BAC BC Chapter Networking & Fundraising Dinner
The BAC BC Chapter is delighted to once again present the premiere social and networking event of Bakery Congress 2017 Trade Show & Conference.
Just steps away from the Vancouver Convention Centre is the historic Terminal City Club. Join us for an evening of food, music and industry friends. Event is limited to 150 Guests! Book Early to Avoid Disappointment!
Monday April 24th 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
What’s Happening and Where Do We Go From Here?
Paul Hetherington, President & CEO - Baking Association of Canada
Johanne Trudeau, Director Food & Nutrition Policy - Baking Association of Canada
Monday April 24th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Responding to the Changing Demands of Today & Tomorrow
Louis Bontorin, VP Sales & Administration - Calgary Italian Bakery Ltd.
Mickey Zhao, Pastry Chef & President - Saint Germain Bakery
Mara Cosh, Bakery Associate Coordinator - Whole Foods Market,
Pacific Northwest Region
Bakery Congress is also about offering networking and social B to B business opportunities. The BAC BC Chapter is therefore delighted to present An Evening at the Historic Terminal City Club, the premiere social and networking event for the Sunday evening. This is a perfect occasion to meet up with old friends and be introduced to new ones.
As a special feature we have added a new baked goods Demonstration Area on the Trade Show Floor that will offer hourly presentations featuring the students of baking programs from Vancouver Island University and Vancouver Community College, along with special guests.
To register please visit www.baking.ca