WindsorEssex Economic Development Connects Agri-Businesses with National and International Buyers

Friday, September 12, 2014

Economic Development Corp. Media Release

Friday, September 12, 2014


Windsor-Essex County, Ontario, Friday, September 12, 2014 – At a media conference held today the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation announced their plans for an upcoming Agri-Business & Food Showcase taking place at Caesars Windsor on October 2, 2014.

The Agri-Business & Food Showcase will provide networking opportunities and planned tours bringing  together growers and processors from Essex County with buyers from major retailers, distributors and manufacturers from Canada and the US, including large US food processing companies looking for potential expansion into the Canadian market. This event will showcase Windsor Essex as a premier destination for these companies.

“ We are bringing to the table, over 30 domestic and international industry buyers, merchandisers, distributors, site selectors and academics so that our local agri-businesses can show them what we have to offer. We encourage all of our agri-businesses to register and take advantage of this opportunity to network with potential clients.” said Sandra Pupatello, CEO of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation.

Our local agri-business community is encouraged to attend the October 2nd  breakfast and networking session. From small/medium/large manufacturers, greenhouse operators, canneries, food processors, specialty growers, bakeries, to equipment suppliers and others they will have the opportunity to interact with potential customers, suppliers and investment partners.

Local businesses will have an opportunity to interact with the guests during the breakfast and networking session on October 2, 2014.  Businesses are invited to bring their business cards, marketing materials and be ready to introduce their business to potential customers.

Windsor-Essex agri-businesses interested in attending the Agri-Business & Food Showcase or to offer possible tour opportunities can register at:

See Flyer



Media contact:                                                              For detailed information and for tour options contact::
Lana Drouillard                                                              Tom Quinn
Director, Marketing & Communications                        TQ Marketing & Consulting
WindsorEssex Economic Development Corp.                Tel:   313 515-9385
Tel:  519 259-9600

About the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation - The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is responsible for advancing economic development in the region.  The main focus is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help new businesses start up in the Windsor-Essex region.