Sunday, May 26

5:00 - 7:00 pmRegistration and welcome reception (beverages only)
7:00 pm onwardFree evening - consider having dinner at one of these incredible restaurants!

Monday, May 27

Embark on a full day of learning and taste your way through Montréal and surrounding areas. You’ll get an insider look at some of the province’s best-in-class culinary and agritourism stops as you eat, drink, and learn your way across the region. 

Visit the tickets page for more information on the tours.

7:00 am - 8:30 amRegistration
8:30 amOpening remarks
9:00 amTours depart
5:00 pmTours return
5:00 pm onwardFree evening - consider having dinner at one of these incredible restaurants!

Tuesday, May 28

The Main Stage program will be presented in both official languages. Translation devices will be available.
7:30 - 8:30amRegistration and Light Breakfast bites
Indigenous Welcome
Welcome remarks from our hosts, local dignitaries and government officialsRebecca Mackenzie, President + CEO, Culinary Tourism Alliance
The Honourable Liza Frulla, P.C., C.M., O.Q., Board Member and General Director, ITHQ
Minister of Tourism - MTO Sous-minister, M. Jessy Baron
Opening KeynoteRodrigo Pacheco: Building the largest edible forest in the world - a chefs role in regenerative agriculture and tourism
Panel: Preserving Culinary Traditions through Immersive Learning ExperiencesPanelists:
Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote, Co-founder, Co-owner, and CEO, Black Fox Farm and Distillery
Émilie Gaudreault, Owner, Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean
Patrick Dupuis, Owner, Old School Cheesery

Carl Eric Guertin, Executive Director, ÉCONOMUSÉE Network Society (ENS)
Networking BreakCafeteria (2nd Floor)
Panel: Gateways to Taste of Place - the role of airports in celebrating Canadian foodwaysPanelists:
Lisa Olie, General Manager, Liquid Assets NS, Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)
Nikos Mantis, President, Nomad, Thunder Bay Airport (YQT)
Eric Pateman, Chief Experience Officer & VP, Passenger Experience,
Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)

Geneviève Piché, Manager - Premium Lounges, Air Canada
Conversation: Setting the Table - Destinations Strategically Investing in Culinary TourismRebecca Mackenzie, President + CEO, Culinary Tourism Alliance in conversation with
Yves Lalumière, President & CEO, Tourisme Montréal
Getting READI for growing culinary and agritourism in CanadaAnne Marie Forcier - TIAC
12:20 pm – 1:45 pmLunchThis menu is crafted with local products from CARTV, SAQ , Terroir et Saveurs du Québec, L’expérience, Artisans à l'oeuvre, ÉCONOMUSÉE®️
Conversation: Nurturing Indigenous Culinary Tourism Pierre Kanapé, Development Advisor, Indigenous Tourism Québec in conversation with
Chef Maxime Lizotte and Chef Stéphane Modat
Media Panel: The Recipe for Telling Your Taste of Place StoryPanelists:
Kate Dingwall, Culinary travel writer Contributes to Maxim, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Toronto Star
Julie Van Rosendaal, Food columnist for CBC and The Globe and Mail
Moderator: Pay Chen, Canadian TV host, content creator and culinary writer
Curated with support from tartanbond.
3:20 pm – 3:50 pmNetworking Break
Panel: Nurturing tastes of place in rural CanadaPanelists:
Andi Dzilums, Destination Development Manager, Travel Alberta
Emily Haynes, Executive Director of Taste of Nova Scotia
Nadia Dufour, Customer Experience Consultant, Terroir et Saveurs

Arlene Stein, Terroir Talk
Closing Kenote: Agritourism for a Sustainable FutureJean-Martin Fortier, farmer, educator, and best selling author
Visit Mississauga
Destination Markham
Tourism Montreal
Air Canada Prize
Closing RemarksCTA, CARTV
5:40 - 7:00pmReception