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Bakery Congress 2017
Bakery Congress 2017 Events
Bakery Congress is the only baking industry trade show in Canada for 2017!
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Bakery Congress 2017 Trade Show & Conference, April 23 & 24 Canada

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 .

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?

Presented by:

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

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