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Digital Transformation: Ushering in a Post-Pandemic Future for Food Manufacturers

Craig Pearson   


Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on us all. Disrupted supply chains, production scheduling, and shifts in demand are the top challenges food and beverage companies have been facing. As the industry continues to deal with the crisis and moves toward recovery, organizations should rethink manufacturing operations and supply chain management in a way where they are anticipating disruption rather than just merely responding to it. This can put themselves in a better position to prepare for business in the future and their COVID-19 exit plan to enable growth and agility.

Please join us on February 18 at 2 PM ET for a complimentary 45-minutes live webcast with panelists from PwC Canada, BeeMaid Honey, and Sage Canada to learn about:

  • Expert opinion: Pandemic-induced industry shifts
  • Panel discussion: Preparing for the future by looking back
  • Interview: How a food manufacturer scaled their business during the pandemic
  • Panel discussion: Digitization in the future of the food and beverage industry

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Henry Klassen, VP of Operations, BeeMaid Honey

Henry has been with Bee Maid since 2014, providing strategic leadership in support of 40% growth over a 3 year period just prior to the demand spike that COVID-19 brought in 2020.  He has placed emphasis on creating a culture of accountability, cooperation and flexibility that has enabled Bee Maid to effectively manage their growth.  As Bee Maid continues to adapt to post-pandemic consumer demand, Henry and his team have their attention on production and administrative efficiencies as well as growth strategies to meet future challenges.

Andrew Nixon, Director, Value Creations in Deal, PwC Canada

Andrew is a Director in PwC’s Deals practice with a focus on operations value enhancement. He advises clients on and helps them implement transformational profit and cashflow initiatives and has experience doing so across a diverse range of industries with both public and private companies. Andrew’s hands-on experience includes interim executive management services for clients with unexpected vacancies in key roles. With deep expertise in sales force effectiveness, supply chain strategy, process improvement, management systems optimization and organizational behavior, Andrew has a long track record of understanding and creating enterprise value both within and outside of a deals context. Andrew holds an MBA from Northwestern University.

David Rumer, VP of Market Development at Sage Canada

In his role, David engages in several industry sectors, including Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Distribution. He works with Sage customers across Canada to make managing their business faster, simpler and more flexible, on a global scale. David focuses on helping organizations modernize and digitally transform their operations to achieve agility, deep insight, and competitive advantage.

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