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UNRIVALLED EXPERTISE AND SHARED INNOVATION

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Canadian Summit on Food Safety. This is our flagship event in our portfolio of food safety and regulatory conferences. This year’s summit will take place in a new, larger downtown venue!

  • Explore the latest trends across the food safety landscape, such as culture, training, AI, supply chain, sustainability, recalls, audits, safety management systems, food fraud, food defence and traceability.
  • Discover how the visionaries behind the most forward-thinking food safety practices stay ahead of the curve to minimize disruption and drive a food safety culture.
  • Update your regulatory understanding and ensure you are compliant in all your food safety activities.
  • Leverage the link between training and culture to realize the value of investing in people.
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TOP 3 REASONS TO ATTEND

NETWORK WITH CANADA’S TOP FOOD SAFETY PROFESSIONALS

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25 YEARS OF CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS

Over the past 25+ years, Strategy Institute has been a leader in event production and content creation. The 18th Annual Canadian Summit on Food Safety is the longest-running food safety event for food and beverage leaders in Canada. Each conference is dedicated to helping you avoid recalls and implement best practice food safety strategies for your business.

  • Leverage the expertise of a community of 10,000+ food safety and QA leaders from across Canada.
  • Engage with innovators and early adopters of food safety tools and technologies.
  • The interactive nature of this event enables executives to level up and compare their food safety strategies with leaders in their field.
  • Deepen your knowledge, take away an action plan for success and make lasting connections.

BE PART OF THE FUTURE OF FOOD SAFETY

Ever attend an event where you feel like you’re lost in the crowd? Not at the Canadian Summit on Food Safety!

We deliberately design the program to encourage you to build relationships with like-minded industry peers. Our onsite conference experience and immersive event platform allow you to network in small working groups, peer-led breakouts, roundtables and much more!

Arrive solo but leave as part of the Canadian Food Safety community.

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THE VENUE

Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Discover modern style and award-winning service at Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, the hotel places you in the heart of the city, near shopping, dining and entertainment. Make yourself at home in the spacious guest rooms and suites with plush bedding, comfortable seating areas and deluxe amenities. Stay fit in the 24-hour fitness centre or take a dip in the rooftop indoor pool with cityscape views. The hotel is within an easy walk to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Rogers Centre, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and shopping at the iconic CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Billy Bishop Toronto Airport is less than two miles away. Make plans to experience the city in style at this downtown location.

BENEFITS OF STAYING AT THE HOTEL INCLUDE…

  • Networking: Enjoy the convenience of being in the conference venue and take the opportunity to network with fellow conference attendees and speakers
  • Upscale Services and Amenities: Stay connected on the Marriott CF’s high-speed WiFi Network and take advantage of the Health & Fitness club, complete with a full gym and swimming pool overlooking the harbour.
  • Dining Experience: Featuring, local modern cuisine, Trios Bistro maintains the perfect balance between casual and sophisticated.
  • Accommodations: Spacious, modern rooms and suites offer the comfort and conveniences you expect from a leading hotel in a world-class city. Every room features free high-speed Wi-Fi, bottled water, and an LCD TV
  • Convenience: There’s no need for a car when you’re this close to downtown’s top attractions including the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Rogers Centre, and shopping at the iconic CF Toronto Eaton Centre, conveniently located right next door to the hotel!

TO RESERVE

Marriott CF at Toronto Eaton Centre
525 Bay St. Toronto ON M5G 2L2

Save travel time and money. Take advantage of our discounted room rate, available until March 28th, 2024 of $389/night, on a first-come basis whilst rooms are available.

For your convenience, use this booking link to make your reservation online.

IMPORTANT: Strategy Institute is not affiliated with nor do we contract any third-party room booking service. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Which meals are included?

Breakfast, lunch as well as morning and afternoon snacks are provided at the conference, served in the exhibition hall.


Is there parking?

Yes, contact our customer care team for more details at [email protected]


Can I send a replacement delegate if I can’t attend at the last minute?

Absolutely! Please contact our customer care team at [email protected] at your earliest convenience.


I have special meal requirements, who do I contact?

Please contact our customer care team at [email protected] so they can liaise with the venue to ensure you are taken care of.


When will the presentations be available, and how do I get them?

Presentations will be available for download on the event platform, typically on the day of the summit. Please be aware that not all speakers are able to release their presentation due to confidentiality reasons.



What time do I need to arrive before my presentation?

Please arrive at the break before you are due to speak, e.g. if you are due to speak at 4 p.m., please arrive during the afternoon break. This is so you can meet the conference producer, check your slide deck, load it if you have a new version with you and run through a rehearsal of your presentation.


When is my presentation due?

Please send your presentation to the event manager two weeks before the conference, even if it is still in draft form. This will allow us to check it in advance and let you know if there are any issues. Please also email your final version to the event manager and bring a back-up copy on a USB stick.


What aspect ratio should my slides be?

Please select ‘standard’ in Microsoft Office – the aspect ratio is 4:3.


Can I stay for the whole conference?

Yes, you are very welcome to attend the whole conference. It’s one of the benefits of speaking!


Is there a speakers’ green room?

No, we find our speakers enjoy networking with delegates, other speakers and sponsors in the exhibition hall, which is open throughout the conference. Hot and cold drinks are typically available in the exhibition hall all day, and seating is provided if you need to complete some work or make any calls.



What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Electronic Funds Transfer or Cheque for Canadian Currency and American Currency.


What is your cancellation/refund policy for paid invoices?

A full refund minus a $495 administrative charge will be given for cancellations received in writing up to 14 days prior to the conference date. Refunds will not be available after this date.


Can I pay half now and half at a later date?

We highly encourage a full payment upon receipt of invoice. For any specific circumstances, please reach out to customer care at [email protected]


My credit card was charged with a foreign transaction fee, how do I get that amount paid for?

Strategy Institute is not liable for any additional charges levied by a credit card company, including but not limited to American Express currency conversion charges.


I paid for my registration, does it include my hotel stay at the venue?

Registration fees include attendance, luncheon and all course materials. It doesn’t include accommodations or transportation to and from the conference.



When is booth setup and teardown?

Setup is usually the night before the event or before registration opens on day one. You will receive a logistics package from your event manager with more details. If you have not received this, please contact customer care at [email protected] so they can connect you to the event manager.


When will I know my booth number?

You will receive this from your event manager one week before the event.


I want to distribute handouts, can you make that happen?

Yes! Please give them to the event manager when you arrive for setup. If you want to distribute an electronic handout, please send this to your event manager at your earliest convenience.


EVENT


Which meals are included?

Breakfast, lunch as well as morning and afternoon snacks are provided at the conference, served in the exhibition hall.


Is there parking?

Yes, contact our customer care team for more details at [email protected]


Can I send a replacement delegate if I can’t attend at the last minute?

Absolutely! Please contact our customer care team at [email protected] at your earliest convenience.


I have special meal requirements, who do I contact?

Please contact our customer care team at [email protected] so they can liaise with the venue to ensure you are taken care of.


When will the presentations be available, and how do I get them?

Presentations will be available for download on the event platform, typically on the day of the summit. Please be aware that not all speakers are able to release their presentation due to confidentiality reasons.


SPEAKERS


What time do I need to arrive before my presentation?

Please arrive at the break before you are due to speak, e.g. if you are due to speak at 4 p.m., please arrive during the afternoon break. This is so you can meet the conference producer, check your slide deck, load it if you have a new version with you and run through a rehearsal of your presentation.


When is my presentation due?

Please send your presentation to the event manager two weeks before the conference, even if it is still in draft form. This will allow us to check it in advance and let you know if there are any issues. Please also email your final version to the event manager and bring a back-up copy on a USB stick.


What aspect ratio should my slides be?

Please select ‘standard’ in Microsoft Office – the aspect ratio is 4:3.


Can I stay for the whole conference?

Yes, you are very welcome to attend the whole conference. It’s one of the benefits of speaking!


Is there a speakers’ green room?

No, we find our speakers enjoy networking with delegates, other speakers and sponsors in the exhibition hall, which is open throughout the conference. Hot and cold drinks are typically available in the exhibition hall all day, and seating is provided if you need to complete some work or make any calls.


PAYMENT


What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Electronic Funds Transfer or Cheque for Canadian Currency and American Currency.


What is your cancellation/refund policy for paid invoices?

A full refund minus a $495 administrative charge will be given for cancellations received in writing up to 14 days prior to the conference date. Refunds will not be available after this date.


Can I pay half now and half at a later date?

We highly encourage a full payment upon receipt of invoice. For any specific circumstances, please reach out to customer care at [email protected]


My credit card was charged with a foreign transaction fee, how do I get that amount paid for?

Strategy Institute is not liable for any additional charges levied by a credit card company, including but not limited to American Express currency conversion charges.


I paid for my registration, does it include my hotel stay at the venue?

Registration fees include attendance, luncheon and all course materials. It doesn’t include accommodations or transportation to and from the conference.


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When is booth setup and teardown?

Setup is usually the night before the event or before registration opens on day one. You will receive a logistics package from your event manager with more details. If you have not received this, please contact customer care at [email protected] so they can connect you to the event manager.


When will I know my booth number?

You will receive this from your event manager one week before the event.


I want to distribute handouts, can you make that happen?

Yes! Please give them to the event manager when you arrive for setup. If you want to distribute an electronic handout, please send this to your event manager at your earliest convenience.