The 17th IUFoST World Congress is coming to Montreal, Canada!
Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to have your organization recognized by a global audience!
We invite you to sponsor this special event. Have your company brand seen by thousands of delegates, drive awareness of your products and services, network with industry professionals from around the world and foster relationships with colleagues from every sector of our industry including Science, Academia, Government, Agriculture and Business in an effort to drive overall industry collaboration. This is your opportunity to showcase your organization, your products and your capabilities on an international stage!
This document outlines the sponsorship opportunities available at the 17th IUFoST World Congress. The benefits of each level of opportunity are detailed. However, we can work with organizations to tailor or customize in an effort to best support your marketing objectives and budget.
Canada is highly respected and known globally for its leadership and contribution to the food science and technology sector and come August 2014, Canada will welcome the world of food science and technology to the 17th IUFoST World Congress. Thousands of delegates will converge in beautiful Montreal, Canada – a unique city with a vibrant nightlife, eclectic cuisine and cobblestone streets.
Globally, Canada ranks 9th largest exporter of food and beverage products. Canada exported $19.3 billion worth of food and beverage products in 2009. The food and beverage industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada accounting for 14% of all manufacturing shipments and is the largest manufacturing employer. In addition, 1 in 8 Canadians is employed by the retail and food service sector.
Canada recognizes that in our own country and globally, research challenges are becoming increasingly complex. Expertise from several disciplines and organizations is frequently required to effectively address the issues. As a result, private and public sector research organizations are increasingly turning to collaboration and partnerships to leverage their own expertise and resources optimizing the impact of available human and financial resources and bringing to bear the best expertise from a variety of sources.
Canada’s commitment to the advancement of the food and beverage sector is demonstrated through the establishment of 15 food technology centers across the country. This very unique system for developing national best practices and facilitating food product development is particularly beneficial to small and medium enterprises, which represent more than 50% of the food and beverage industry. In addition, Canada has a very well developed education system from coast to coast; comprised of 14 colleges and universities that ensure professionals are adequately trained in food science and technology.