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Foodservice trends conference comes to CRFA show


December 18, 2009
By Canadian Pizza

December 18, 2009, Toronto – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has partnered with Technomic to present the Foodservice Trends & Directions conference for the first time in Canada.

The conference takes place on Monday, March 8, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto, as part of the CRFA Show, which runs March 7 to 9 in the same location.

A state-of-the-industry conference for operators and industry executives, Foodservice Trends & Directions will provide research insights into consumers, concepts and competition.  Drawing on extensive research from Technomic, the event will focus on consumer dining out trends, menu hot spots, how operators can align with shifts in consumer demand and social media opportunities.

The cost to attend the conference is $195 for operators until Jan. 31, after which it rises to $245. To take advantage of the early-bird special, book online at CRFA.ca/tradeshows/crfashow/. 

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The Foodservice Trends & Directions conference will be held in conjunction with 16 free seminars at the 2010 CRFA Show.  This will be the most comprehensive education program ever presented at a foodservice show in Canada.

The 2010 show will also feature celebrity chefs headlined by Susur Lee, as well as the Centre for Sustainability, a culinary salon, chef competitions and much more, making it a foodservice meeting place with thousands of new ideas for industry professionals.