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You can feel the excitement as soon as you walk in the door – in fact there’s a great big welcoming sign for EMC Networking Participants on the monitor and an enthusiastic Team from all facets of the business greeting you warmly, engaging in dialogue and ready to share their experiences and success! This Special Food Sector Event was all about continuous improvement projects, supervisory skill development, leadership, culture and people empowerment – all of which truly flourished for our Host TMF Foods Ltd. when they decided to train their Supervisors through the Canadian Manufacturing Network Harvard Supervisory Certificate Program.


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There is always something wonderful that comes from bringing a group of like-minded individuals together interested in learning more about how to improve or enhance programs they may have in place through experiences of others. Best practices provide the perfect learning opportunity to do just that and we were thrilled to visit with Malabar Super Spice Company with that perspective in mind as we focused on striving for excellence in food safety!


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Australia, Spain, France, Italy, Asia, China, United Kingdom, Europe, Trinidad, Jamaica, Ireland and the United States! These are just a few of the countries that Manufacturers attending our “First Steps in Food Exporting” are already tapping into. The opportunities are endless for Processors interested in exploring new markets!


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Energy management, volatility and competitiveness, embracing sustainability, reducing carbon footprints, sourcing responsibly, benchmarking, partnering, involving key stakeholders and encouraging Operator engagement – our latest EMC GF2 Food, Beverage Bio and Ag Sector Networking Event with Campbell Company of Canada in Toronto opened the door for conversation on all of these issues and so much more!


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This year marks the 7th Annual Strategy Institute North American Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit in Toronto, Ontario. EMC has truly enjoyed partnering on this worthwhile initiative year over year as it offers critical industry insight on current and upcoming regulatory requirements, provides excellent networking for attendees, and always the chance to connect with subject matter experts and peers on issues of relevance related to compliance, certification, current and future requirements, case study and best practice examples.


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In just a few weeks we are ready to kick off another exciting fall line-up of EMC Food Sector Networking Events! If I sound excited, I truly am – in fact, our entire Team is! There are so many excellent activities taking place over the course of the next few months - “mixing” interesting dialogue and alternative perspectives, “stirring“ creative thought, and “heating” up our performance (so we can “cool” down the competition)! It’s through peer interaction, timely topics and informative plant tours – we become inspired to do the best we can with all of the key ingredients (product, people, processes) that our companies have at hand!


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One of the most important continuous improvement journey's that a company can undertake today is one that looks at the opportunities in Energy Management and Sustainability Initiatives. This year's Energy Summit 2016 was all about moving from "ideas to action" and was the perfect forum to connect with industry leaders, subject matter experts and peers regarding all matters Energy related!


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In the world of manufacturing, it’s hard to imagine a more exciting topic than Leadership – Leadership affects everything a company is or could be. It’s all about energy, passion, commitment – having vision, driving accountability and motivating others to take pride in their tasks, goals and accomplishments. We were very fortunate to have a Host who exemplifies these qualities and moreover who was as excited to share as we to learn from his insight and passion with respect to “Leadership in Manufacturing” - Brad McKay, CEO of HFS – Healthcare Food Services!


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When you think of the various pieces of equipment in a food or beverage plant, it is very difficult to imagine one without some type of conveyor or line control system in place. Our Special EMC GF2 Food Sector Networking Event at Descon Conveyor Systems certainly raised participant awareness regarding the capabilities to move and control product and increase efficiencies within our facilities through automation today!


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Plant tours present a wonderful opportunity to appreciate where we are and to imagine what might be... a recent visit and an encounter with an iconic piece of equipment - a Ferrari actually - provided a perfect time to reflect on past, present and future needs of manufacturing - mixing the old and new and moving ever forward to being adaptable, flexible and innovative! EMC Networking Events always provide the perfect forum to broaden perspectives, learn new things, appreciate where we are, and build on peer relationships as we all continue our efforts to improve and grow!



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