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Franchise Discovery Day – Port Colborne 3:00 pm
Franchise Discovery Day – Port Colborne @ Roselawn Centre
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The City of Port Colborne has collaborated with the Franchise Academy and Industry experts to deliver an event in Port Colborne, aimed at increasing awareness of franchising opportunities and growing the number of franchised businesses in the city and region. The objective is to provide residents and other businesses investors with information about starting a business in Port Colborne and Niagara Region. It will expose residents to the ins and outs of franchise opportunities, provide an understanding of the responsibilities as a franchisee, as well as how the business models works in general. The event will not only provide franchisers with an opportunity to network with potential franchisees but will also provide an opportunity where organic local businesses can learn legal and other considerations in franchising their businesses. This event is hosted by the City of Port Colborne.
Economic Briefing Breakfast 8:30 am
Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
The Annual Economic Briefing Breakfast will feature special guest speakers: Leslie Prestion, Senior Economist, TD Economics Vitali Mossounov, Vice President, TD Asset Management This event is hosted by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce.
AgriTech Hackathon
AgriTech Hackathon @ Beamsville District Secondary School
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
AgriTech Hackathon brings together individuals, businesses and educational institutions for a three day event to find solutions to challenges for the agriculture and ecotourism sectors. A hackathon is an event that fosters innovation and collaboration with the goal of expanding technology development. Current challenges in the agricultural industry are identified and tech solutions are proposed. Multiple teams will be asked to find probable solutions to a series of given challenges for the agriculture and eco- tourism sectors. The AgriTech Hackathon is designed to not only help solve problems, but enable a connection and conversation between our rural and urban communities. There are five AgriTech Hackathon Challenges: Soil erosion and depletion Diseases and pests Infrastructure Ecotourism and sustainability Production and environment Keynote speaker: Dr. Greg Baiden, CEO, Penguin Automated Systems Inc. This event is hosted by the Town of Lincoln & Spark Niagara.
Niagara Food and Beverage Summit 8:00 am
Niagara Food and Beverage Summit @ Niagara College - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Organized by the Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre, this unique and intimate event provides a platform to explore current and future trends in the food and beverage industry while sharing key findings and learnings in a collaborative environment. This event is an opportunity for thought leaders, experts, product developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and ideators in the food and beverage space to learn from each other in a dynamic and comfortable setting. This event also focuses on one of the hottest subjects in the food product development world at the moment – the integration of cannabis into the food chain in preparation for legal status in Canada. Experts will discuss Cannabis 101 and different views on how it will shape the future of what the cannabis edibles industry could look like in the not too distant future! Who Should Attend: Food and beverage innovators Research and development teams Marketing teams and trendologists F&B strategy and consulting firms Food and beverage industry Cannabis industry and product developers Growers/producers looking for new revenue streams You will learn/grow/discuss: Explore trendsetting concepts including past, current, and forecasted trends and fads from industry experts Discuss the evolution of language, marketing, and environmental imperatives and their ties to food and innovation with marketing experts Discuss the lasting impact of Gen Z and millennial generations, how they overlap, how they differ, and how to differentiate your market space appropriately Explore barriers and potential solutions when infusing cannabis into edibles Discuss and learn the regulatory...

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