BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Pacific Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20220408T170544Z DESCRIPTION:Panelists: Manuel Gorrin\, Helena McShane\, Ian Walker \nModera tor: Tia Loftsgard\n\nJoin panelists Manuel Gorrin from Nature’s Path Fo ods\, Helena McShane from SPUD and Ian Walker\, co-founder of Left Coast N aturals to find out the most recent consumer trends in the organic world\, how the industry is tackling sustainability and how we can work together to clean up the supply chain. \n\n\n________________________________\n\n\ nPlease note: We try to plan as much as we can in advance but sometimes th ings change! Please check the Conference Schedule on the day of the event for the most up-to-dat e room number information.\n\n\n\nTia Loftsgard\, the Executive Director o f the Canada Organic Trade Association\, has worked in the field of organi c and international agricultural trade for over 20 years. She founded the first ever Fairtrade organic chocolate company (Camino) and has since held senior roles with Fairtrade International. Tia is currently the Chair of the Organic Technical Advisory Committee with CFIA\, a voting member of th e Organic Standards Technical Committee\, the organic representation on th e Agile Regulations Agriculture Canada Roundtable and the lead on organic data with the Government of Canada. \n\nManuel is the ​Associate Directo r of Brand Engagement at Nature’s Path Organic Foods\, a fiercely indepe ndent\, family-run\, sustainably-driven organic breakfast and snack food c ompany that believes in ‘always leaving the earth better than we found i t’.\n \nHelena McShane is the Sustainability & Communications Manager at SPUD.ca where carpooling groceries is a way of life and organic produce i s her main squeeze. With 20 years in the communications space\, Helena ent ered the world of sustainability through the Environmental Sciences commun ications department and continued on to Ocean Wise where food and sustaina bility come together. Today\, she works both with developing the most sust ainable practices at SPUD and telling the world about them.\n\nIan Walker co-founded Left Coast Naturals 25 years ago. Today\, Left Coast Naturals i s Canada’s largest organic bulk foods distributor and manufactures two i n-house brands\, Hippie Snacks and Left Coast Organics. As a strong believ er that business has a responsibility to lead the way to a sustainable fut ure\, Ian is committed to a triple bottom line philosophy. He lives in Nor th Vancouver with his partner Louise and their four kids spend lots of tim e exploring the mountains.\n\n\n DTEND;TZID="Pacific Standard Time":20220422T111500 DTSTAMP:20220408T170544Z DTSTART;TZID="Pacific Standard Time":20220422T101500 LAST-MODIFIED:20220408T170544Z LOCATION:CHFA NOW Vancouver\; Room 217-219 PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Through an Organic Lens: how we can work together to clean up the supply chain and create a more sustainable future. TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000B05AE119A84AD801000000000000000 01000000013313CEA8EFCD14183657D9532EA3657 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:< style>

Panelists: Manuel Gorrin\, Helena McShane \, Ian Walker \;
Moder ator: Tia Loftsgard

Join panelists Ma nuel Gorrin from Nature’\;s Path Foods\, He lena McShane from SPUD and Ian Walker\, co-founder of Left Coast Naturals to find out the most recent consumer trends in the organic world\, how the industry is tackling sustainability and how we can work together to clean up the supply chain. \;
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Please note
: We try to plan as much as we can in advance but sometimes things change! Please check the
Conference Schedule on the day of the event for the most up-to-date room number information.


Tia Loftsgard\, the Executive Director of the Canada Organic Trade Assoc iation\, has worked in the field of organic and international agricultural trade for over 20 years. She founded the first ever Fairtrade organic cho colate company (Camino) and has since held senior roles with Fairtrade Int ernational. Tia is currently the Chair of the Organic Technical Advisory C ommittee with CFIA\, a voting member of the Organic Standards Technical Co mmittee\, the organic representation on the Agile Regulations Agriculture Canada Roundtable and the lead on organic data with the Government of Cana da.

Manuel is the ​\;Associate Director of Brand Engagement at Nature’\;s Path Organic Foods\, a fiercely independent\, family-r un\, sustainably-driven organic breakfast and snack food company that beli eves in ‘\;always leaving the earth better than we found it’\;.< o:p>

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Helena McShane is the Sustainability &\; Communications Manager at SPUD.ca w here carpooling groceries is a way of life and organic produce is her main squeeze. With 20 years in the communications space\, Helena entered the w orld of sustainability through the Environmental Sciences communications d epartment and continued on to Ocean Wise where food and sustainability com e together. Today\, she works both with developing the most sustainable pr actices at SPUD and telling the world about them.


Ia n Walker co-founded Left Coast Naturals 25 years ago. Today\, Left Coa st Naturals is Canada’\;s largest organic bulk foods distributor and manufactures two in-house brands\, Hippie Snacks and Left Coast Organics. As a strong believer that business has a responsibility to lead the way to a sustainable future\, Ian is committed to a triple bottom line philosoph y. He lives in North Vancouver with his partner Louise and their four kids spend lots of time exploring the mountains.

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