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THE NEW FACE OF AGRI-PROCESSING (Conference - May 30&31)

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 / Revised on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

THE NEW FACE OF AGRI-PROCESSING: Growth & Innovation In The New Green Economy

The Alberta Food Processors Association in conjunction with our LEAP Programming are pleased to present our upcoming conference: The New Face of Agri-processing: Growth & Innovation In The New Green Economy in Calgary, May 30 & 31, 2017.

***15 experts, case studies, practical examples, valuable tools.

***A one-of-a-kind conference delivering clear $ return across the value chain.

Reduce carbon levy costs immediately

> Chicken processor saw a 10% reduction in energy = $5,000/month savings, for < $1,000 cost

> Major distributer switched to hydraulic hybrids = 45-50% fuel savings, three year payback

> Recognize additional carbon levy costs passed on by suppliers/transporters

Increase productivity & reduce costs in transportation, supply chain, operations & marketing

> Pallet change = $100k savings in lumber / 70% reduction in packaging / increased production efficiencies / reduced lead times

> Manufacturer achieved $2M in logistics savings with $475k inventory reduction, resulting in transportation reduction of 8,683 miles/week

Identify areas of waste to reduce cost & increase revenue – processing, water, energy

> Two processors with 19 food loss opportunities = $850,000/year savings, all at <1 year payback

> Leaking air hoses – your paying for the air that is escaping

Business development with Ken Keelor of Calgary Co-op

> The future of retail, the retailer/supplier relationship & how to get your product into COOP

Be ready: Public Trust findings with Kim McConnell, AdFarm

> What it means to your business, grow by building transparency & trust

Employee ownership and innovation to increase productivity & reduce costs

> Minimize turnover, re-training, WCB, etc. (i69% TRIR reduction = $ savings)

Identify & minimize risks in your business

> Market share, employee turnover, supply/transportation, reputation & consumer awareness

Government funding/programs that will help your business reduce these inefficiencies

> Grant opportunity = 80% covered for assessment / 40% for equipment retro-fits

This event is financially supported in part by The Government of Alberta Agriculture & Forestry and by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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