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Restaurants Canada’s 2019 RC Show
February 24 - February 26$60 – $80
Restaurants Canada’s 2019 RC Show is convening hospitality industry leaders and CEOs from top restaurants. Including McDonalds, Starbucks, KFC Canada, A&W and many more — to share their stories and lead the conversation around the true meaning of sustainability for foodservice.
Here are a few of the sustainability trendsetters coming to the RC Show mainstage. They will be covering everything from restaurants of the future to technological innovations:
Alan Smithson, CEO of MetaVRse
Smithson heads up MetaVRse, the world leading XR for business product development. His company builds bleeding-edge, virtual and augmented reality solutions for the world’s leading brands, revealing how they will change what the world will look like by 2037. This technology has been instrumental in helping train staff, especially in the bar category. Learn more about Smithson in the Learning Lounge and Restaurant of the Future interactive exhibit space.
Manjit Minhas, Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery, CBC’s Dragons’ Den
As a Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and the co-founder of Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery, Minhas is giving the big boys a run for their money. To date, her companies have sold more than six billion pints of beer. Minhas is also the first brewer in Canada to voluntarily put a “management warning” on her beer cans. She believes science paired with social responsibility can do a lot of good and uses her engineering background to produce beer with the least possible amount of treatment chemicals, gas, electricity and water. Hear from Minhas on the Ones to Watch panel as well as part of the Gamechanger line-up at the Breakfast With Champions.
Kiki Adami, Founder, Veganizer
Adami has been single handedly helping restaurants across the globe “veganize” their menus since 2013. The New York-based consultant has made her mark in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Israel. Last year alone having worked with 50+ restaurants in five cities. Next up, Adami will co-found the world’s first vegan food hall in 2019. Learn more about Adami’s story and veganism on the Capitalizing on Plant-Based Menus: This Is Just The Veganing panel.
Brad Long, Chef & Owner of Café Belong & Belong Catering
This Canadian born chef is known for his frequent appearances on The Food Network’s Restaurant Makeover. Long is an author and operates a successful restaurant that focuses on sustainability and aims to combine ethics, nutrition and delicious tastes into all the food he produces. A Garland Canada Competition judge, Long will be featured in the Restaurant of the Future and the Save On Energy Foodservice Forum.
Lisa Campbell, CEO, Lifford Cannabis Solutions
Lisa Campbell is a well-respected thought leader in the cannabis space. The CEO of Lifford Cannabis Solutions, a cannabis subsidiary of Lifford Wine & Spirits, she aims to help cannabis companies navigate the emerging cannabis industry across Canada and beyond. Campbell became a true cannabis expert by working extensively in international drug policy over the years. She is currently the Chair of the Ontario Cannabis Consumer & Retail Alliance. She will be joining the Future of Cannabis in Canada: When Will Pot Be in Our Pots? panel, as well as the Restaurant of the Future.
Adam Corrin, Freshii
Joining the Gamechanger line-up at the Breakfast With Champions, Corrin has served as Freshii’s Chief Operating Officer since 2016 and as a Director since 2017. Inspired by small, independent corner delis, Corrin and his brother Matthew sought to stimulate the fresh food market by creating a scalable chain that had it all. Today, Freshii operates more than 300 locations across 85+ cities in 20 countries.
About Restaurants Canada
Restaurants Canada (previously CRFA) is a growing community of 30,000 foodservice businesses. Including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant community. Canada’s restaurant industry is an $89 billion industry. It employs 1.2 million Canadians, is the number one source of first jobs, and serves 22 million customers every day.
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