This month, we are pleased to be visiting with IFPT (Institute of Food Processing Technology) – Conestoga College, and welcoming Guest Speakers, Brad McKay, Former CEO – Healthcare Food Services, and Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Food Safety Consulting - NSF International who will be sharing insight on “The Future of Manufacturing in the Food Industry”!
With today’s population growing at the rate of 1 billion people every 12 years ever more efficient means of producing and manufacturing food are needed. By 2050 there will be another 2B people to feed and technology will be needed to help us do that. This talk will take a look at food manufacturing over the next 30 years and take you to a world where by 2050 life expectancy will be 98 years, world population 10 billion and food manufacturing likely not recognizable as it currently is. The talk will explore technologies that are available today (high pressure processing, 3 D printing, pulsed light, ohmic heating, ultrasonic, internet of things) and technologies we haven’t yet thought of (quantum entanglement, artificial intelligence, nutrigenomics) and how they will impact on our ability to manufacture an ever-increasing amount of nourishing food without destroying the planet!
We hope you can join your industry peers and fellow EMC Members, as we learn from subject matter experts, and explore “The Future of Manufacturing in the Food Industry”!
- Welcome, Introductions and EMC Update
- Event Topic: “Future of Manufacturing in the Food Industry”
- Brad McKay, Former CEO – Healthcare Food Services
- Renata McGuire, Associate Manager, Food Safety Consulting - NSF International
- IFPT (Institute of Food Processing Technology), Conestoga College
- Questions and Answers
- Roundtable Networking
- Pilot Plant Tour
About our Host:
The Craig Richardson Institute of Food Processing Technology and Trades and Apprenticeship (Millwright) – Conestoga College has many exciting training opportunities available to secure a much-needed skilled workforce in the food processing industry. Unlike any facility in Canada, the Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT) meets the needs of the food and beverage manufacturing industry by providing education, training, research and technical expertise. They develop multi-skilled graduates with leadership and plant-floor expertise, and partner with the food and beverage manufacturing industry to achieve technological solutions. The IFPT has many resources including an 8000-square foot pilot plant! Very special thanks to the IFPT Team for Hosting this Special Event! For more information: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/ifpt/
Please save the date for this Special Session – June 9th, 2020! To RSVP, click on the Invitation Link under the documents attached, or email me at the address below.
All the best as always!
Bren de Leeuw, National Director - EMC Food, Beverage, Bio & Ag Program
Excellence In Manufacturing Consortium – firstname.lastname@example.org - 519-372-6009
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