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Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference

General Information

An Annual event, bringing processors and growers together, along with industry suppliers and government, to address issues impacting upon the industry.  It also provides an excellent networking opportunity:

Please click here to view the program for the upcoming Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference.


Four Points by Sheraton
1150 Wellington Road South
London, Ontario

Phone No:(519) 681-0600 or toll free at 1-866-716-8133

Parking:  Free outdoor parking. 

Registration Costs:

Advance registration is highly recommended.  Please click here for the registration forms.

Cancellation:  A $25 administration fee will be applied for refunds up to January 15th.  There will be no refunds after this date.

Local Restaurant Information:

The conference program allows for one free evening following the Industry Reception to have dinner on your own; however, there will be plenty of both hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served during the reception.  There are many restaurants conveniently located nearby.

Please click here to view the list of local restaurants.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Planning Committee will continue to offer an Elite Sponsorship Program where industry suppliers are invited to sponsor specific activities/events at the Conference and in return receive special recognition for their contribution.  This is an excellent opportunity for industry suppliers to target a significant number of their customers in one place, at one time.  The end result is a high caliber Conference that continues to draw processors, growers and industry suppliers.  Please click here for a printable Sponsorship form.

In addition, for those who are interested, we are also accepting donations for the Industry Reception, the proceeds of which are used to fund bursaries awarded to students pursuing a career in any aspect of the processing vegetable industry.  Unfortunately we cannot accept any company logo merchandise.  Through generous sponsor donations we were successful in raising just over $10,000 last year.  This allows the OPVG and the OF&VPA to offer up to five-$2,000 bursaries to students this fall.  Applicants must be a resident of Ontario and registered as a full-time student at college or university entering the second, third or fourth year of study.  Please click here for a printable Industry Reception donation form.

The opportunity also exists to have a display booth for the duration of the Conference.  Please complete and return the enclosed form to our office by December 15th in order that appropriate arrangements can be made.  Elite sponsors have first choice of display area.  The remainder are available on a "first come first served" basis with a donation of $500 Canadian ($U.S. at par) or more.  Please click here for a printable display booth form.


Each person is responsible for making their own hotel reservation. 

Four Points by Sheraton - Phone No: (519) 681-0600 or toll free at 1-866-716-8133

For further information and an online hotel reservation form please click here.

Special hotel room rate of $109/night for Superior King Bed Rooms and $119/night for Superior 2 Queen Bed Rooms are available for attendees of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference. Please indicate you are attending the Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference when making your reservations.