Celebrating 25 years of supporting the food & beverage industry

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 |

It is an exciting time for the food and beverage industry. We are the largest industry in Manitoba, employing over 14,000 Manitobans and producing over $4.5 Billion of finished products each year. Manitoba’s food and beverage industry is the leader for growth in Canada. Something we should all be proud of. And for 25 years, Food & Beverage Manitoba is proud to have been providing resources to support this growing industry.

 

Food & Beverage Manitoba has promoted the idea of ‘buy local’ with our Manitoba Made brand long before it became a marketing trend. And now, 25 years later, our market development programs are helping build the capacity and sales for hundreds of companies in Manitoba.

 

We are proud to say our training and human resources programs have been supporting over 1,000 entrepreneurs, workers and managers each year with new skills and knowledge in food safety, marketing, regulations, business development and leadership.

 

It’s all about connections.

 

We connect industry to government. We represent our members through regular consultations and meetings on policy issues and barriers to growth, at both provincial and federal levels.

 

We connect members to members. Our networking and social events throughout the year – Industry Day, Golf Tournament, Gala Awards and Holiday Reception – connect food processors to suppliers, and connect suppliers to potential customers. Our Holiday Reception alone attracts over 500 people from industry, suppliers, customers and government.

 

We connect all members to the key influencers in today’s marketplace.

 

Together, we have been successful in raising the profile of our industry not only provincially but nationally. And, together, we can continue to reach new heights.

 

 

Thanks to supporters like Business Development Bank of Canada, Farm Credit Canada, Jet Label and Boisco Enterprises, along with countless of others, we are ready to set the table for the next 25 years.