Join us for the upcoming BCFB virtual Town Hall on October 22nd from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM for a discussion on how food businesses can incorporate circularity into their current processes.
A circular economy builds long-term resilience, generates better growth opportunities, and provides environmental and societal benefits. How can the food industry engage in circular practices while meeting business objectives and customer demands?
About our Speakers:
Jessica Regan - Founder & CEO, FoodMesh
Jessica is an entrepreneur, public speaker and business strategist for Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups and all four levels of government, including the United Nations, in areas of community economic development and sustainability.
Katie Ferland - Manager of Economic Development, City of Richmond
Katie Ferland manages economic development for Richmond, a fast-growing urban center with a long history in farming and food production. Katie has 15 years of experience in local government and her educational background combines public and business administration. She is passionate about implementing policies and initiatives in support of the local economy and business community.
Marc Wandler - CEO, Susgrainable
Marc Wandler is Co-Founder & CEO of Susgrainable, a circular economy company that upcycles beer by-product into sustainable baked goods. Susgrainable looks to be the leader in the fight against food waste in Canada. Marc is responsible for leading and growing the brand as a model circular economy business within the Canadian food industry.
Hajira Hussain - Executive Director, Richmond Food Bank
Hajira has over 15 years of experience in program management, grant writing, volunteer coordination and operations management in the non-profit sector. Born and raised in India, she earned her Master’s in Health Services Administration from California State University San Bernardino and moved to Canada in 2011. In 2013, she joined the Richmond Food Bank Society as its Volunteers Coordinator and in 2017, she was appointed to lead the organization as its new Executive Director
Alexa Poutolis - Creative Strategist and Interim Executive Director, Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society
Alexa is a creative strategist with over 20 years of experience leading teams and change initiatives in public, private and non-profit spheres. A change leader with an MBA in Sustainable Systems, Alexa is skilled at moving the whole working of an organization, and its effects on systems, in ways that illuminate potential and build capacity. Alexa is currently the Interim Executive Director of Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, an innovative non-profit that cultivates educational farms on schoolyard.
For inquiries, please email Sierra Simpson at [email protected]