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VIP WELCOME RECEPTION: Oktoberfest Re-Imagined

Sunday, October 18 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Join ABLE BC, BC Hotel Association and Restaurants Canada Board Members for a beer and food pairing experience. Sample some of the unique beers in the Labatt portfolio with specially crafted Oktoberfest inspired canapés. Our talented chefs will present our very own Oktoberfest with a West-Coast twist. Live music presented by SOCAN. Invitation Only.

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TRENDS BREAKFAST: Getting Ahead of the Curve

Monday October 19 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am
$79 + GST; Members attend for $59 + GST
Attend both Trends Breakfast and Follow That Trend for just $129 + GST; members pay $109 + GST.

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Back by popular demand, the 6th Annual Trends Breakfast will offer insight into the opportunities, challenges and trends being seen in both the accommodation, bar and food service sectors. We are pleased to welcome back industry leading analysts Robert Carter from the NPD Group and David Larone from PKF Consulting.

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FOLLOW THAT TREND: Industry Leaders Debate

Monday October 19 – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm


Following the Trends Breakfast, KPMG moderates a panel of four of Canada’s restaurant leaders as they debate the key issues facing operators today. Joining the panel will be James Henderson (Executive Vice President Business Development of The Keg Steakhouse and Bar), Mark Pacinda (President and CEO of Boston Pizza International), Susan Senecal (President and COO of A&W Food Services of Canada), and Vikram Vij (Chef/Owner of Vij’s Restaurants). If you are in food service is Canada, these experts will offer you interesting insights into your business for the coming year.

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