SESSION 14: THE FUTURE OF GOURMET FOOD, WINE, AND FINE DINING
We were joined by Celebrity Chef and Owner of The McEwan Group with grocery stores and restaurants across Ontario, Mark McEwan; Senior Advisor at Origin Merchant Partners with a special interest in supermarkets and food systems, Perry Caicco; CEO of Sokolin LLC luxury retailer and marketer of rare and fine wines globally, David Smydo (read full bios). This session covered things from the future of restaurants and dining experiences to the supply and demand of fine wine.
SESSION 9: THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
We were excited to be joined by three all-star experts to discuss the Future of Food and Agriculture: Gabrielle “Ellie” Rubenstein is the Co-Founder and CEO of Manna Tree Partners, an investment firm committed to revolutionizing the food supply chain. Tyler Lorenzen is the President and CEO of PURIS Proteins, a producer of non-GMO plant-based ingredients made from soy. Joelle Faulkner is the President and CEO of Area One Farms, a farmer-centric alternative asset management firm (read full bios). The session focused on the future of farming, agriculture, and protein alternatives from both an investment and consumption perspective.
SESSION 8: THE FUTURE OF SPORTS
We were thrilled to have four fantastic guests join us for a roundtable on the future of sports: David Beeston is the EVP & Chief Strategy Officer of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management; Jesse Tipping is the Co-Founder of the Athlete Institute and Orangeville Prep, the premier high school basketball powerhouse in Canada; Ben Cowan-Dewar is the visionary behind Cabot Links, one of the most respected golf resort companies in the world; and Chris Overholt, the President and CEO of OverActive Media (read full bios here). Our guests covered many topics, including: What is involved in opening up pro sports again? What are the long-term impacts regarding sports as an investment? Which sports come out of this in better shape? How will youth sports be impacted? Do youth sports become less important, less competitive…or more?