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Food Hub Forum
April 25 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
REGISTRATION & COFFEE: (8:30 am – 9:00 am)
Urban Hubs & the Regional Food System (9:00-10:00 am)
Explore the role of cities like Boston in the regional food system, vis-a-vis production, innovation, demand and entrepreneurship.
The Local Food Restaurant Business (10:00-11:00 am)
Restaurant entrepreneurs, chefs and food thought leaders discuss the evolution of the local food movement and what it means for them.
Growing Food in the City (11:00-12:00 pm)
Examine the challenges of urban production and its contribution to local food business innovation and strategic growth of food enterprises.
MARKET LUNCH: (12:00-1:00 pm)
Investing in Regional Food Systems (1:00–2:00 pm)
Discover funding streams, investment strategies, and fundraising tactics in mission driven food system investment
Market Districts and Developing Neighborhoods (2:00-3:00 pm)
Discuss the history and future of Boston’s market district with municipal officials, with developers, local businesses, customers, and community partners
COFFEE BREAK (3:00-3:15 pm)
The Business of Food Retail (3:15-4:15 pm)
Examine evolving definitions of small food businesses and what is propelling their establishment and growth.
Food Sol Quick Service Incubator (4:15-5:15 pm)
Local Libations and Networking (5:30-7:00 pm)