SIAL Food Hub

The food industry summit

SIAL Food Hub brings together international experts for a half-day of discussion of a local issue related to the state of the food industry. In so doing, the participants share their vision and experiences with the goal of offering up a strong position to be laid out in a white paper that’s written about the summit and made available to professionals.


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SIAL Food Hub 2018 : The merging between grocery market and food service industry, are you ready for it?

While society detects an increase in the supply and demand of ready-to-eat and with the emergence of service places everywhere, today’s customer is at the crossroads of a new area where grocery market and foodservice industry is being fused. Forget the three daily opportunities to eat. It is now possible to count up to five occasions per day where consumers have the opportunity to choose where and when they want to eat. And traders are obliged to adapt.

On May 3rd, be the first witnesses of current discussions of today’s and tomorrow’s grocerant which will bring together several panellists and international experts of the food and retail environments.


01.30pm - 04.30pm

Room 513A

Lang: EN/FR

$250 (including access to SIAL Canada 2018)

2018 SIAL Food Hub – The merging of the grocery and food service industries by 2030

David Salerno, Gavin Rothwell, Christian Genest, John Pekka Woods, Denis Hancock, Robert Dion, Geneviève Dugré

1:30 - 1:40 pm|Introduction by Robert Dion

1:40 - 2:10 pm|Part 1: Portrait of the market

2:10 - 2:40 pm|Part 2: The food service of tomorrow, as seen by our panelists

2:40 - 2:50 pm|Question period

2:50 - 3:05 pm|Break

3:05 - 3:35 |Part 3: The grocery store of tomorrow—our panelists share their thought

3:35 - 3:45|Question period

3:45 - 4:25|Part 4: The 2030 model, as envisioned by industry professionals

4:25 - 4:30|Acknowledgements and next steps

2018 Speakers


Robert Dion

Creator and publisher of HRI magazine


David Salerno

Founder and President, Solpak


Gavin Rothwell

Head of Food-to-go, IGD


Christian Genest

President Buddha-Station group


Denis Hancock

Director of Consumer Insights at BrandSpark International


Geneviève Dugré

Director of Operations, Rachelle Béry

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