The Meating Place 2018

If you are a stakeholder in Ontario’s meat and poultry processing sector, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to strengthen connections with peers and key decision makers in the industry.

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October 19-20, 2018
The Blue Mountains, Ontario

Please join us at OIMP’s biennial conference and retreat this fall in beautiful Blue Mountain Village. The weekend begins Friday afternoon with two unique and exciting sessions followed by some free time in the village and then an evening of friendship and camaraderie. Our speakers Saturday morning were carefully hand-selected to educate, engage and inspire. The afternoon presents an opportunity for our associates to showcase their companies in our tabletop display area and proudly promote the products and services important to your business. The fun continues Saturday night at our Awards Banquet, where Ontario’s Finest Butcher will be announced. New this year, Sunday morning you are free to enjoy all the Village has to offer and depart at your leisure.

Important Links

Conference Program

Conference Registration Form

Book Your Accommodation (Room Block released September 19, 2018)


Speaker Line Up

Surviving & Thriving in a Land of Giants, Ken Wong

In this talk Ken will draw upon the experiences in food, grocery and other industries to show why price competition is harder on SMEs than larger firms, show the origins of the large firm’s advantages and discuss ways to circumvent or attack those advantages. Ken will also show why the markets where SMEs traditionally have focused are likely to come under greater attack moving forward.

Food Trends and Ideation, Christine Couvelier

The latest food products won’t hit the shelves for quite some time, but Christine already has her finger on the pulse of upcoming trends in the food industry. To inspire your staff at ideation sessions or provide your company with an accurate update on the food industry, Christine will share her Trend Watch Report and allow you a peek into her ‘culinary crystal ball.’ It will give you and your team the inside track on the vital difference between a food fad and what will be trending in the near future.

About Blue Mountain

Conveniently located 90 minutes north of Toronto, Blue Mountain is the perfect venue for our delegates. Easily accessible from many large centres, the drive to the area is beautifully scenic with the Resort itself nestled on 850 spectacular acres between the shores of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

As Ontario’s only mountain village resort, Blue Mountain provides a unique location with activities and attractions to keep delegates and their families engaged. The high-energy, spirited, pedestrian village with its specialty shops, restaurants and bars will provide the perfect balance of productivity and relaxation.

Unpack, relax and make the most of your time by extending your stay for a fall escape. Whether it’s whizzing down the mountain on the Ridge Runner Coaster, shopping in the Village, hiking in the fall foliage, getting pampered at Scandinave Spa™, caving, rock-climbing, or challenging yourself on the ropes course, there is something for every age and skill level. (Most outside activities are open until October 28, weather permitting.)

Visually stunning, the Conference Centre features breathtaking views of the mountain and Georgian Bay. This state-of-the-art facility is located steps away from all accommodation, dining and shopping, the mountain slopes and the fairways of Monterra Golf.

Please visit to see all the activities, events, restaurants and shopping options open to you during your stay.

Book Your Room

OIMP’s room block is located in the Village Suites, just steps to the Village Conference Centre. These accommodations feature a kitchenette and one queen bed. One, two and three bedroom options are also available.

OIMP’s group rate of $220++ per night is valid for extended stays from October 16-23. Room block will be released September 19, 2018.

All reservations can be made with the hotel by calling 1 (877) 445-0231 and quoting the event name and code: The Meating Place Conference & Retreat, GB00000195.

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