Our speakers will include:
Kevin Grier is a respected and connected agriculture and food market analyst with a solid understanding of industry issues from farm to retail, with a main focus on livestock, poultry, meat and grocery markets. With more than 25 years of experience, Kevin Grier brings clients a solid economic research and market analysis skill-set combined with thorough knowledge of the Canadian and U.S. agriculture and food industry.
A regular contributor and sought out expert to the media -- Globe and Mail, National Post, Calgary Herald, CBC Radio, Canada AM, Global News, and CTV, grocery and agriculture publications – he is known and regarded for his pragmatic approach and willingness to provoke dialogue to advance business and policy interests.
Kevin has built a reputation across Canada for being a provocative, well informed and independent public speaker offering a unique voice on industry issues and trends.
Chris Elliott is a senior economist with Restaurants Canada. With more than 10 years of experience in the foodservice industry, Chris specializes in economic modeling and forecasting, and is a leading source of information and analysis on economic trends and their impact on current and future foodservice sales. He has a master’s degree in Economics from Carleton University and is a popular speaker at industry events and company-specific strategic planning sessions.